DR. BARRY MATLOCK holds a Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield in England, where he taught for a number of years in the Department of Biblical Studies. A native Tennessean, his coming to UTC in 2011 to teach biblical studies was a return to home country after a long sojourn abroad. His area of specialization is New Testament studies, particularly the letters and thought of St. Paul, with a special interest in the so-called ‘new perspective on Paul’. He is presently editing the Oxford Handbook of Pauline Studies, a major compendium of contemporary research to be published in 2013 by Oxford University Press, while completing research on the pistis Christou formulations in Paul. When not engaged in biblical scholarship, he likes to cycle, run, follow politics, and listen to old-time country music.

Selected recent publications

  • “Helping Paul’s Argument Work? The Curse of Galatians 3.10–14,” in M. Tait and P. Oakes (eds.), Torah in the New Testament: Papers Delivered at the Manchester–Lausanne Seminar of June 2008 (LNTS, 401; London: T & T Clark, 2009), pp. 154–79
  •  “The Rhetoric of pistis in Paul: Galatians 2.16, 3.22, Romans 3.22, and Philippians 3.9,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 30 (2007), pp. 173–203
  • “Beyond the Great Divide? History, Theology, and the Secular Academy,” in T. Penner and C. Vander Stichele (eds.), Moving Beyond New Testament Theology? Essays in Conversation with Heikki Räisänen (Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society, 88; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2005), pp. 369–99
  • “‘Even the Demons Believe’: Paul and pistis Christou,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 64 (2002), pp. 300–18
  • “Detheologizing the pistis Christou Debate: Cautionary Remarks from a Lexical Semantic Perspective,” Novum Testamentum 42 (2000), pp. 1–23
  • In press: “Zeal for Paul but not according to knowledge: Douglas Campbell’s War on ‘Justification theory’,” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 2011 (December issue; 50 pp.)
  • In press: “‘Jews by Nature’: Paul, Ethnicity and Galatians,” in D. Burns and J.W. Rogerson (eds.), Far From Minimal: Celebrating the Work and Influence of Philip R. Davies (LHB/OTS, 484; London: T & T Clark, 2011)
  • In press: “Does the Road to Damascus Run through the Letters of Paul?,” in S. Walton, et al. (eds), Reading Acts Today: Essays in Honour of Loveday C. A. Alexander (LNTS, 427; London: T & T Clark, 2011)