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Duane F. Watson

Contact Information:
330-471-8193
dwat...@malone.edu
Johnson Center 102 I

Professor of New Testament Studies

Education:

Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1986  
Master of Divinity, Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J., 1981  
Bachelor of Arts, Houghton College, Houghton, N.Y., 1978

Experience

Professor of New Testament Studies, Malone University, 1996-    
Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Malone College, 1992-96
Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies, Malone College, 1989-92
Pastor of the Tri-Church Parish United Methodist Churches of Steuben, North Western, and Westernville, N.Y., 1987-89
Post-Doctoral Study, Emory University, 1986-87
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary, 1984-86    
Teaching Assistant in New Testament and Church History, Duke University, 1981-84
Teaching Assistant in New Testament Greek, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1980-81  
Paper Production, St. Regis Paper Company, Deferiet, N.Y., Summers 1975-1982

Business Experience
Owner and Operator of Docs Crocks, an antique business specializing in 18th, 19th, and early 20th century American Stoneware.  The largest company of its kind in America.

Recent Scholarly Work

Publications

Books:
Editor (with C. Clifton Black). Words Well Spoken: George Kennedy's Rhetoric of the New Testament. Studies in Rhetoric and Religion 8. Waco, Tex.: Baylor University Press, 2008.
The Rhetorical Criticism of the New Testament: A Bibliographic Survey. Tools for Biblical Study Series 8. Blandford Forum, UK:  Deo Publishing, 2006.
Editor (with Alan J. Hauser). The History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume I: The Ancient Period. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2003.
Editor (with David B. Gowler and L. Gregory Bloomquist). Fabrics of Discourse: Essays in Honor or Vernon K. Robbins. Harrisburg, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 2003.
Editor, The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the New Testament. Symposium Series 14. Leiden: E. J. Brill/Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2002.
Rhetorical Criticism of the Bible: A Comprehensive Bibliography with Notes on History and Method. Biblical Interpretation Series 4. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1994 (Old Testament portion by Alan J. Hauser).
Editor, Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric in Honor of George A. Kennedy. Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement Series 50. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1991.
Invention, Arrangement, and Style: Rhetorical Criticism of Jude and 2 Peter. Society of Biblical Literature Dissertation Series 104. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988.

Articles in the following journals:
The Catholic Biblical Quarterly; Currents in Research: Biblical Studies; Journal for the Study of the New Testament; Journal of Biblical Literature; New Testament Studies; Novum Testamentum

Entries in the following dictionaries and encyclopedias:
The Anchor Bible Dictionary; Dictionary of Biblical Imagery; Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation; Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels; The Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments; The Dictionary of New Testament Background; The Dictionary of Paul and His Letters; Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible; Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus; Paul and the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook; Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition; Dictionary of New Testament Background; Evangelisches Kirchenlexikon; The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia; The IVP Dictionary of the New Testament

Published essays in the following edited volumes and festschriften:
Early Christianity and Classical Culture: Comparative Studies in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe; Fabrics of Discourse: Essays in Honor of Vernon K. Robbins; The History of Biblical Interpretation, Volume I: The Ancient Period; Reading James with New Eyes: Methodological Reassessments of the Letter of James; The New Interpreter's Bible; The Intertexture of Apocalyptic Discourse in the New Testament; Persuasive Artistry: Studies in New Testament Rhetoric in Honor of George A. Kennedy; Rhetoric and the New Testament: Essays from the 1992 Heidelberg Conference; The Rhetorical Analysis of Scripture: Essays from the 1995 London Conference; Rhetorical Argumentation in Biblical Texts:  Essays from the Lund 2000 Conference; Rhetorical Criticism and the Bible; The Rhetorical Interpretation of Scripture: Essays from the 1996 Malibu Conference; Vision and Persuasion: Rhetorical Dimensions of Apocalyptic Discourse.

Editorial Duties
General Co-Editor (with Vernon K. Robbins) of the Rhetoric in Religious Antiquity Series (1997- )
Member of the Editorial Board of Emory Studies in Early Christianity (1999- )
Member of the Editorial Board of Currents in Biblical Research (2005- )

Conference Participation
Organizational Level:
Member of the Steering Committee of the Methodological Reassessments of the Letters of James, Peter, and Jude Section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting which became the Letters of James, Peter, and Jude Section in 2007 (2004- )

Member of the Steering Committee of the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Seminar of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (2004- )

Papers Presented:  36 papers presented at regional, national, and international conferences

Teaching Assignments

Undergraduate: New Testament Interpretation; Gospel and Epistles of John; Corinthian Correspondence; Prison Epistles of Paul; Hebrews, James, 1 and 2 Peter, and Jude; The Book of Revelation; Social World of the New Testament; Introductory New Testament Greek; Intermediate New Testament Greek; Hermeneutics

Graduate: Christianity in Its First Century; Biblical Interpretation



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