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John Goodrich


John Goodrich

Title: Associate Professor of Bible; Program Head
Department: Bible
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Undergraduate
Position: Teaching
Start Date: July 2010

Personal Information:

Dr. Goodrich has three years of pastoral ministry experience and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, Institute for Biblical Research, Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, and Evangelical Theological Society.


Educational Background:

BA, Moody Bible Institute
MDiv, Talbot School of Theology
ThM, Talbot School of Theology
PhD, University of Durham, U.K.



  • Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Co-editor, with Ben C Blackwell and Jason Maston. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Co-editor, with Ben C. Blackwell and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. 
  • Paul as an Administrator of God in 1 Corinthians. Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, volume 152. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012 (hardback); March 2014 (paperback).


  • "The Word of God has Not Failed: God's Faithfulness and Israel's Salvation in Tobit 14:3-7 and Romans 9-11." Tyndale Bulletin 67.1 (2016): 41-62.
  • “’The Interpretation of metron pisteōs in Romans 12.3–A Rejoinder to Porter and Ong. Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 9 (2013), 213-20.
  • "From Slaves of Sin to Slaves of God: Reconsidering the Origin of Paul's Slavery Metaphor in Romans 6." Bulletin for Biblical Research 23.4 (2013), 509-30.
  • "Sold under Sin: Echoes of Exile in Romans 7.14-25." New Testament Studies 59.4 (2013), 476-95.
  • "Overseers as Stewards and the Qualifications for Leadership in the Pastoral Epistles,” Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und Kunde der älteren Kirche 104.1 (2013), 77-97.
  • "As long as the heir is a child’: The Rhetoric of Inheritance in Galatians 4:1-2 and P.Ryl. 2.153,” Novum Testamentum  55.1 (2013), 61-76. 
  • "'Standard of Faith' or 'Measure of a Trusteeship'? A Study in Romans 12:3." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 74.4 (2012), 753-72.
  • "Voluntary Debt Remission and the Parable of the Unjust Steward (Luke 16:1–13)." Journal of Biblical Literature 131.3 (2012), 547-66.
  • "Erastus of Corinth (Romans 16.23): Responding to Recent Proposals on his Rank, Status, and Faith." New Testament Studies 57.4 (2011), 583–93.
  • "Guardians, not Taskmasters: The Cultural Resonances of Paul's Metaphor in Galatians 4.1–2." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 32.3 (2010), 251–84.
  • "Erastus, Quaestor of Corinth: The Administrative Rank of ho oikonomos tēs poleōs (Rom 16.23) in an Achaean Colony." New Testament Studies 56.1 (2010), 90–115.

Edited Volumes:

  • "Introduction" and "Paul, Apocalyptic, and Politics," in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Eds Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • "Introduction" and "Tobit and Romans 11: Israel's Salvation and the Fulfillment of God's Word," in Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Eds. Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.
  • "Hosea." In The Moody Bible Commentary. Eds. Michael Rydelnik and Michael Vanlaningham. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2014. 1315-30.
  • "Apostle," "Corinthians, Epistles to the," "Grace," "Slave," and "Steward." In Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Eds. Mary Ann Beavis and Michael J. Gilmour. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

Book Reviews:

  • Responsible for over thirty-five book reviews in numerous review journals, including: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, European Journal of Theology, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Religious Studies Review, Themelios, Theological Book Review, and Trinity Journal.

Professional/Personal Interests:

Dr. Goodrich's research interests include the social world of the New Testament, Pauline theology, Luke-Acts and church leadership.In his free time he enjoys reading, watching UCLA football, walking with his wife (Christin) and playing with his son (Justin).


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