Associate Professor of New Testament
Department of Biblical Studies
Hodge 109
Phone: 609.688.2669
Fax: 609.497.7829
Email: [email protected]
(Greek Orthodox)
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George Parsenios is Associate Professor of New Testament. M.A. (Classics), Duke University; M. Div., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology; M.A., M. Phil, Ph. D., Yale University. His teaching and research explore the interaction of early Christianity with classical literature, as well as the interpretation of the New Testament in the early Church.

He is the author of two books: Departure and Consolation: The Johannine Farewell Discourses in Light of Greco-Roman Literature, published in Brill's Supplements to Novum Testament series; and Rhetoric and Drama in the Johannine Lawsuit Motif, published in the Mohr Siebeck WUNT series. He is also the author of such scholarly articles as "'No Longer in the World' (John 17:11): The Transformation of the Tragic in the Fourth Gospel." Harvard Theological Review (2005) 98:1-21. He regularly teaches courses on the Gospel of John, First Corinthians, and Paul the Pastor (Greek Orthodox).