Prof. Dr. Martin Webber

Prof. Dr. Martin Webber

Professor of New Testament

e: martin.webber@etf.edu

Education, degrees
  • 1985: PhD in New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA, USA
  • 1978: Master of Theological Studies, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA, USA
  • 1975: Bachelor of Arts in Classics and Biblical Literature, Houghton College, Houghton, NY, USA
Academic positions and teaching experience
  • 2017-present: Senior Scholar, Langham Francophone Africa Postdoctoral Research Seminar, accompanying two post-doctoral projects/students.
  • 2013-2016: a.i. chair of the Department of New Testament
  • 2010-present: Coordinator of the PhD Program, ETF Leuven
  • 2009-present: Supervisor of 3 graduated PhD candidates and 3 current PhD students
  • 2007-present: Professeur visiteur, Nouveau Testament, Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (FATEAC)
  • 2005-2010: Coordinator of the Master Program, ETF Leuven
  • 2003-present: Professor of New Testament, ETF Leuven
  • 1993-2003: Professeur des langues bibliques et du Nouveau Testament (2000-2003: président  du département), Faculté de Théologie Evangélique de l’Alliance Chrétienne, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
  • 1991-1993: Professeur, Institut Biblique de l’Alliance Chrétienne à Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire
  • 1983-1985: Assistant Professor of New Testament, Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack, NY, USA
Church ministry
  • 1988-2003: Ordained Minister, Christian and Missionary Alliance, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • 1985-1989: Associate Pastor and Pastor, Village Church of the C&MA, Hayward, CA, USA
Selected Bibliography

Books

  • With Gie Vleugels. The Odes of Solomon, Syriac Text and English Translation with Text Critical and Explanatory Notes. Moran Etho 41. Kottayam: St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, 2016.

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Justice without mercy or no justice without mercy? Comparing 1 Peter and James.” In Biblical Ethics. Tensions Between Justice and Mercy, Law and Love, edited by Markus Zehnder & Peter Wick, 321-334. Gorgias Biblical Studies 70. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press, 2019.
  • “Early Christian Views of the Lord’s Prayer.” In: T. J. Marinello and H. H. Drake Williams (ed.). My Brother’s Keeper: Essays in Honor of Ellis R. Brotzman. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2010, 61-77.
  • “Ambt en gezag in de correspondentie tussen Rome en Korinte. Het voorbeeld van 1 Clemens.” In: Pieter Boersema e.a. (ed.). Gezag in beweging. Kerkelijk leiderschap tussen tekst en context. Heerenveen: Protestantse Pers, 2008, 95-108.
  • “Narratieve inzichten ten aanzien van de plaats van de oudsten in Lucas-Handelingen.” In: Pieter Boersema e.a. (ed.). Gezag in beweging. Kerkelijk leiderschap tussen tekst en context. Heerenveen: Protestantse Pers, 2008, 158-174.
  • “Tertullien et les lépreux.” Diathèkè 1 (1996), 15-22.

Paper Presentations

  • Odes of Solomon and Epistle of Barnabas: Different Christian Perspectives on the ‘Parting(s) of the Ways’ between Judaism and Christianity in the Second Century.” Expert Symposium, Luiperdskloof Private Game Lodge, Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa, 12 August 2017.
  • “Justice without mercy or no justice without mercy? Comparing 1 Peter and James.” SBL Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, USA, 23 November 2014.
  • “Milk Revisited: Another Look at a Petrine Metaphor in Context”, International SBL, Tartu, Estonia, 28 July 2010.
  • “Defining Apostolicity in an Ecumenical Setting or: What can we learn from WCC strategies?” ETF Doctoral Colloquium, 5 September 2009.
  • “Theos Hypsistos: Language of Ancient inter-religious dialogue?” Study day, ETF Leuven – Faculteit Protestantse Godgeleerdheid Brussel (FPG), Leuven, 8 May 2008.
  • “Is Presbyteron kreitton? Dating Documents in Early Christianity and Today.” RCEC Study Day, ETF Leuven, 16 February 2008.
  • “The One and the Many: Early Christian Monotheism in Context.” Doctoral Colloquium, ETF Leuven, 4 September 2007 (presented as “Der Eine und die Vielen: Frühchristlicher Monotheismus im Kontext” at Bad Blankenburg, Germany, 11 September 2007).
  • “Office and Authority in the Correspondence between Rome and Corinth: The Example of First Clement.” Marburg, Germany, 27 March 2007.
  • “Christ as Priest and Object of Devotion in First Clement.” RCEC Study Day, ETF, Leuven, 14 February 2007.
  • “The Lord’s Prayer in Early Ecclesiastical Interpretation.” Study Day, ETF-FPG, Leuven, 11 May 2006.
  • “Prolegomena to a Renewed Study of Prayer in the New Testament.” Doctoral Colloquium, ETF Leuven, 6-10 September 2004.
  • “Jésus l’étranger: un défi pour l’Afrique contemporain.” Séance solennelle de rentrée, Faculte de Theologie Evangelique de L’Alliance Chretienne (FATEAC), Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 3 November 1996.
  • “Paul et les femmes.” Conference, FATEACT, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, 11 April 1996.