Gaventa, Beverly Roberts

Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis
Department of Biblical Studies
114 Hodge Hall
Phone: 609.497.7765
Fax: 609.497.7728
Email: [email protected]
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 Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary’s Helen H.P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, specializes in the Pauline epistles and in Luke-Acts with an emphasis on theological interpretation. She holds an M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in New York, a Ph.D. from Duke University, an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Kalamazoo College, and an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Christian Theological Seminary. She also is an honorary professor of New Testament at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church. Her courses include Paul’s Letter to the Romans, The Acts of the Apostles, Sin and Salvation in the Old and New Testaments (co-taught with Professor Jacqueline Lapsley), Women and the Letters of Paul, and Paul and Karl (co-taught with Professor Bruce McCormack.) She is currently at work on a commentary on Romans for the New Testament Library.

Major Publications

New Interpreter's One-Volume Commentary, coedited with David L. Petersen (Abingdon Press, 2010)
Seeking the Identity of Jesus: A Pilgrimage, coedited with Richard B. Hays (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008)
The Child in the Bible, coedited with Marcia Bunge and Terence Fretheim (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008)
Our Mother Saint Paul (Westminster John Knox Press, 2007)
The Acts of the Apostles (Abingdon, 2003)
I and II Thessalonians, Interpretation Commentary Series (Westminster John Knox Press, 1998)
Mary: Glimpses of the Mother of Jesus (University of South Carolina Press, 1995)
From Darkness to Light (Fortress, 1986)