Chris Kugler, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Theology
  • Online Coordinator for the School of Christian Thought


  • PhD, New Testament, University of St. Andrews
  • ThM, New Testament, Duke University
  • MLitt, Biblical Languages, University of St. Andrews
  • BA, Pastoral Ministries, Lee University

Teaching Focus

Dr. Kugler’s primary teaching focuses on Jesus and Paul in their second-temple Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts.

Research Interests/Publications

Dr. Kugler’s first book is Paul and the Image of God (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2020).
He has also published in Currents in Biblical Research and Review of Biblical Literature.

Committee Service/Offices Held

His research interests include:

  • Philosophical epistemology/hermeneutics
  • Christology
  • Jewish monotheism
  • Paul and his letters

Previous Professional Jobs

Previously, Dr. Kugler was a Lecturer at Westminster Theological Centre and a Tutor at the University of St Andrews.

Personal Interests or Hobbies

Dr. Kugler enjoys reading, playing basketball, cooking, playing with his dog and doing almost anything with his family.