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J. Brian Tucker

J. Brian Tucker

Dean of Faculty, Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School; Professor of New Testament, Plymouth
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    Bible and Theology
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    Graduate/Seminary in Michigan
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  • Personal Information:

    I enjoy science fiction (Doctor Who is my favorite), soccer, and both playing and listening to jazz.

  • Educational Background:

    BS, Lee College
    MA, Liberty University
    MDiv, DMin, Michigan Theological Seminary
    PhD, University of Wales, Lampeter

  • Publications:


    With John Koessler. All Together Different: Upholding the Church's Unity While Honoring Our Individual Identities. Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2018.
    Reading Romans After Supersessionism: The Continuation of Jewish Covenantal Identity. Eugene: Cascade Books, 2018.

    With Coleman A. Baker. T & T Clark Handbook to Social Identity and the New Testament. London: T & T Clark, 2014.
    With Kathy Ehrensperger. Reading Paul in Context: Explorations in Identity Formation. London: T & T Clark, 2013.

    "Remain in Your Calling": Paul and the Continuation of Social Identities in 1 Corinthians. Eugene: Pickwick, 2011. 

    "You Belong to Christ": Paul and the Formation of Social Identity in 1 Corinthians 1-4. Eugene: Pickwick, 2010. 

    Journal Articles:

    "'All things to all people': a Chameleon Paul?" Journal of Beliefs and Values 33.1 (April 2012): 123-27. 

    "Paul and Christianity as a New Ethnic Identity in which Previous Identities May Continue?" Journal of Beliefs and Values 32, no.1 (April 2011): 95-98.  

    "Did Paul Create Christian Identity?" Criswell Theological Review N.S. 8, vol. 1 (Fall 2010): 35-51.

    "Paul and the Formation of the Urban Christ-Movement" Journal of Beliefs and Values 31, no. 1 (April 2010): 97-106.
    "Christian Identity – Created or Construed?" Journal of Beliefs and Values 30, no. 1 (April 2009): 71-77.

    "The Role of Civic Identity on the Pauline Mission in Corinth." Didaskalia: The Journal of Providence College and Seminary 19 (Winter 2008): 72-91.

    "Doctrine-Aware Sermons: Preaching Doctrinally-Informed and Relationally-Connected Messages." The Journal of Ministry and Theology 11, no. 1 (Spring 2007): 124-44.

    "The Over-Churched: Preaching to People Who Have 'Heard It All Before'." The Journal of Ministry and Theology 6, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 69-90.
  • Professional / Personal Interests:

    Honorary Research Fellow, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David
    Society of Biblical Literature
    Chicago Society of Biblical Research
    Institute for Biblical Research
    Evangelical Theological Society