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Peter Enns

Biographical Information

Peter Enns

Education

  • Ph.D. (1989-1994) Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations; Dissertation: “Exodus Retold: Ancient Exegesis of the Departure from Egypt in Wis 10:15-21 and 19:1-9,” advisor: Dr. James L. Kugel
  • M.A.  (1993) Harvard University, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
  • M.Div. (1985-1989) Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, PA)
  • B.A. (1978-1982) Messiah College (Grantham, PA), Behavioral Science (1979-1982), Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), Psychology (1978-1979)

Associations

  • Society of Biblical Literature (1991-present): Steering Committee: Wisdom in Israelite and Cognate Traditions (2006-2012)
  • Institute for Biblical Research (1991-present): Executive Committee (2002-04); Board of Directors (2004-07); Editorial Board for the Bulletin for Biblical Research (2002-04)

Books

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • Society of Vineyard Scholars April 17, 2015, “Thoughts on a Vineyard Hermeneutic.” Paoli, PA
  • Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd April 24-26, four presentations on various themes from The Bible Tells Me So. Billings, MT
  • Society of Biblical Literature November 22, 2014, “Reading the Bible in the 21st Century: Exploring New Models for Reconciling the Academy and the Church.” San Diego, CA
  • Newbigin House of Studies November 8, 2014, “The Challenges of an Ancient Text in a Modern World,” City Church, San Francisco, CA.
  • Taylor Seminary and Greenfield Baptist Church October 24-25, 2014, "The Bible Tells Me So: Faithfully Reading the Stories of Scripture." Edmonton, Alberta.
  • Eastlake Community Church April 22, 2014, “Science and Faith,” Seattle, WA
  • Evangelical Theological Society, East Regional Meeting March 22, 2014, “The Emerging Divide in Evangelical Theology” (Response to Gerald R. McDermott).
  • Butler University February 25, 2014, “Academic Freedom and Religious Faith.” Butler, IN
  • Biblica “Bible Conversation” January 3, 2014, “The Word Made Flesh: The Bible as a Human Book,” Chicago, IL. (2-day, invitation only think tank sponsored by Biblica and Christianity Today).
  • Newbigin House of Studies November 9, 2013, “The Challenges of an Ancient Text in a Modern World,” City Church, San Francisco, CA.
  • Trinity Western University October 9, 2013, “Reflections on the Bible, Evolution, and the Journey of Faith,” Langley, BC.
  • University of Victoria October 8, 2013, “Academic Freedom and Religious Faith: Reflections on a Journey,” Victoria, BC.
  • Lambrick Park Church October 8, 2013, The Evolution of Adam, Victoria, BC.
  • Messiah College May 1, 2013, The Evolution of Adam, Messiah College, Grantham, PA.
  • University of Dayton April 22, 2013, plenary speaker on “The Problem of Religious Faith and Academic Inquiry,” at “The Thelma Fordham Pruett Conference on the Academy and Religious Faith: Science and Theology as Partners,” University of Dayton, Dayton, OH.
  • Evangelical Theological Society, Northeast Regional Meeting April 6, 2013, speaking on The Evolution of Adam at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nyack College, Nyack, NY.
  • Eastern Mennonite University March 25-26, 2013, speaking on The Evolution of Adam at the Sutter Science Seminar Series, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.
  • Northeastern Shores Writers’ Retreat January 18-20, 2013, “Transitioning from Academic to Popular Writing, Gloucester, MA.
  • Trinity-by the-Cove Episcopal Church January 9, 2013, speaking on The Evolution of Adam at Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church, Napels, FL.
  • Newbigin House of Studies October 13, 2012, “The Challenges of an Ancient Text in a Modern World,” City Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Asuza Pacific University, April 17, 2012, “Factors Influencing Personal Differences in Approaches to Science,” Asuza, CA
  • Temple University October 19, 2011, “Paul and Evolution: Can They Get Along?” Philadelphia, PA
  • Newbigin House of Studies October 9, 2011, “How Does the Bible Behave? Looking at the Bible Incarnationally,” City Church, San Francisco, CA
  • Westmont College February 10, 2011, "Paul, Adam, and Evolution,” Santa Barbara, CA
  • Asuza Pacific University November 16, 2010, "The Benefit of Doubt: Coming to Terms with Faith in a Post-modern Era,” Asuza, CA
  • University of Pennsylvania October 25, 2010, "The Challenge of Reading the Bible Today: Can the Bible be Read both Critically and Religiously?" Philadelphia, PA (Panel discussion with Marc Brettler and Dan Harrington, moderated by Jeffrey Tigay)
  • Roanoke College April 8, 2010, "Academic Inquiry and Faith: Problems and Possibilities in the Modern World," Roanoke, VA
  • Eastern University April 7, 2009, “Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Blueprint for Genesis,” St. Davids, PA
  • Princeton Theological Seminary February 9, 2009, “Is the Bible Ever Wrong?” Princeton, NJ
  • The Center for Transformative Leadership January 30-31, 2009, Weekend Seminar on Wisdom Literature, St. Paul, MN
  • American Scientific Affiliation, Eastern University November 15, 2008, “Genesis and Science,” St. Davids PA
  • Society of Biblical Literature November 2008, Panel Discussion: Kent Sparks’s God’s Word in Human Words, Boston, MA
  • Evangelical Theological Society November 2008, Panel Discussion: The Old Testament Use of the Old Testament, Providence, RI.
  • Duke Divinity School October 22, 2008, “Is the Bible Ever Wrong?” Durham, NC
  • Central PA Forum for Religion and Science, Messiah College September 16, 2008, “Genesis and Science,” Grantham, PA
  • Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology May 5, 2008, “Ecclesiastes According to the Gospel: Christian Thoughts on Qohelet’s Theology,” Seoul, S. Korea
  • Korean Evangelical Theological Society May 6 2008, “Evangelical and Critical Biblical Scholarship: Two Models of Coherence and Relevance in Biblical Interpretation,” Seoul, S. Korea
  • Korean Evangelical Theological Society May 7, 2008, “Evangelical and Critical Biblical Scholarship: Two Models of Coherence and Relevance in Biblical Interpretation,” Seoul, S. Korea
  • Korean Evangelical Theological Society May 8, 2008, “A Historical-Hermeneutical Approach to the NT’s use of the OT,” Seoul, S. Korea
  • Korean Bible Society May 9, 2008 “Exodus in Modern Study and Some Theological Reflections on Historiography,” Seoul, S. Korea
  • Calvin College March 2007,  “Preliminary Observations on the Incarnational Nature of Scripture,” Grand Rapids, MI
  • Evangelical Theological Society November 2006,  “Preliminary Observations on the Incarnational Nature of Scripture,” Washington, D.C. (The session was devoted to interaction with my Inspiration and Incarnation.)
  • Evangelical Theological Society, Northeast Regional Meeting April 2005, “Some Thoughts on Theological Exegesis of OT Narrative: Toward a Viable Model of Coherence and Relevance,” Souderton, PA.
  • Evangelical Theological Society November 2004, “Exodus, the Problem of History, and Some Theological Implications,” San Antonio, TX.
  • Princeton Theological Seminary December 9, 2003, “Apostolic Hermeneutics and an Evangelical Understanding of Scripture,” Princeton, NJ
  • Society of Biblical Literature November 1998, “Intertextuality,” (Moderator), Orlando, FL.
  • Society of Biblical Literature November 1993, “The Song at the Sea in Wis 10:20-21," Washington, D.C.
  • Society of Biblical Literature "Creation and Re-creation: Psalm 95 and its Interpretation in Hebrews 3:7-4:13," San Francisco, CA.
  • Harvard University, Derek Bok Teaching Center January 1992, "Teaching Outside Your Field," Cambridge, MA (Videotaped for use in future orientation sessions for teaching assistants teaching outside of their field.)
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