Prof. dr. Martin Webber
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 Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, and Jermo van Nes, eds. Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity. Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 38. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2019.
  • 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

  • With Jacobus (Kobus) Kok. “Early Christian Thinking on Hope.” In Historical and Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Hope, edited by Steven C. van den Heuvel, 25–46. Cham: Springer Open, 2020.
  • Odes of Solomon and Epistle of Barnabas: Different Christian Prespectives on the ‘Parting(s) of the Ways’ between Judaism and Christianity in the Second Century.” In Drawing and Transcending Boundaris in the New Testament and Early Christianity, edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, Martin Webber, and Jermo van Nes, 99–114. Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 38. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2019.
  • With Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, and Jermo van Nes. “Introduction.” In Drawing and Transcending Boundaries in the New Testament and Early Christianity, edited by Jacobus (Kobus) Kok, Martin Webber, and Jermo van Nes, 1–6. Beiträge zum Verstehen der Bibel / Contributions to Understanding the Bible 38. Zurich: LIT Verlag, 2019.
  • “Mercy and Justice of Mercy without Justice? Comparing James and 1 Peter.” In Biblical Ethics: Tensions between Justice and Mercy, Law and Love, edited by Markus Zehnder and Peter Wick, 321–34. 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.


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