New Biblical and Religious Studies Faculty

Last week Samford University announced a search for an additional faculty member in biblical studies (New Testament preferred) for the department of biblical and religious studies in Howard College of Arts and Sciences. Before that search gets too far along, I thought I should say a word about the two new faculty members who joined our department last month, and particularly their books.

Assistant Professor Josh Reeves is no stranger to Samford. He received his B.A. and M.Div. here before earning a Ph.D. in religion at Boston University. He has taught in our Science and Religion program for some time and will continue to do so from our department. He is the author of Against Methodology in Science and Religion: Recent Debates on Rationality and Theology (Routledge, 2018) and co-author of A Little Book for New Scientists: Why and How to Study Science (IVP Academic, 2016).

Associate Professor Will Kynes arrived this August from Whitworth University and holds his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He is the author of An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”: The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Reintegration of a Biblical Corpus (Oxford Univ. Press, 2019) and My Psalm Has Turned into Weeping: Job’s Dialogue with the Psalms (De Gruyter, 2012). He is also the co-editor of he forthcoming The Oxford Handbook of Wisdom and Wisdom Literature. While he is new to Samford, he holds the M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and like this author, received his B.A. from a certain school in Charlottesville, Virginia.

I am eager to learn who will join us for the new biblical studies position. If you are interested and qualified, please apply.

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