Jason Maston, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Theology
  • Associate Dean, School of Christian Thought
  • Director, BA-to-MDiv Program

Education

  • PhD, New Testament, Durham University, UK
  • MATh, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BA, Biblical Studies, Southwest Baptist University

Courses Taught

Some of the courses that I’ve taught recently include:

  • Introduction to the Bible
  • Jesus and His Teachings
  • Paul and His Letters
  • Christology
  • Senior Seminar

Teaching Focus

My teaching extends across the areas of Bible, theology and church history. While this breadth has often stretched me beyond my comfort zone, I have enjoyed the sense of discovery that comes when sitting with students to read and study together the great texts and figures of the church. I use a mix of lectures and seminars, and my goal is for students to become independent thinkers who can engage critically with the subject matter.

Publications

My research focuses on the New Testament with particular interests in the Second Temple Jewish context, the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, Christology and anthropology. I am currently writing a theology of 1 Peter as part of a New Testament Theology series being published by Cambridge University Press. I continue working on anthropological themes, which is a topic that runs through several of my publications. A full list of my publications can be found on my Academia.edu page.

I am an associate editor for the 19-volume New Testament Theology series being published by Cambridge University Press (under the senior editorship of John M.G. Barclay). Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich are also associate editors. I am also the Area Editor for Religious Studies Review over Judaism: Hellenistic Through Late Antiquity.

BOOKS

Reading Hebrews in Context: The Sermon and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, forthcoming 2023. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Reading Revelation in Context: John and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2019. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Anthropology and New Testament Theology. Library of New Testament Studies 529. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. Co-edited with Benjamin E. Reynolds.

Reading Mark in Context: Jesus and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015. Co-edited with Ben C. Blackwell and John K. Goodrich.

Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012. Co-edited with Michael F. Bird.

Divine and Human Agency in Second Temple Judaism and Paul: A Comparative Approach. WUNT 2.297. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010.

ARTICLES AND ESSAYS

‘The Son and Scripture in Hebrews 1–2’. Journal for the Study of the New Testament 44.4 (2022): 496-515.

‘“What is Man?” An Argument for the Christological Reading of Psalm 8 in Hebrews 2’. Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 112.1 (2021): 89–104.

‘Christ or Adam: The Ground for Understanding Humanity’. Journal of Theological Interpretation 11.2: 277-93.

‘Enlivened Slaves: Paul’s Christological Anthropology’. Pages 141-59 in Anthropology and New Testament Theology. Edited by Jason Maston and Benjamin E. Reynolds. Library of New Testament Studies 529. London: Bloomsbury, 2018.

‘Anthropological Crisis and Solution in the Hodayot and 1 Corinthians 15’. New Testament Studies 62.4 (2016): 533-48.

‘Plight and Solution in Paul’s Apocalyptic Perspective: A Study of 2 Corinthians 5.18-21’. Pages 297–315 in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

‘How Wrong were the Disciples about the Kingdom? Thoughts on Acts 1.6’. Expository Times 126.4 (2015): 169-78.

‘Preaching Paul’s Letters’. Pages 101–12 in ‘We Proclaim the Word of Life’: Preaching the New Testament Today. Edited by Ian Paul and David Wenham. Nottingham: IVP, 2013. US: Preaching the New Testament. Downers Grove: IVP, 2013. Co-authored with Justin K. Hardin.

‘The Nature of Salvation History in Galatians’. Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters 2.2 (2012): 25–40.

‘Rethinking Ben Sira’s Opponents: An Analysis of the Debate Passages’. Pages 273–304 in Earliest Christian History: History, Literature, and Theology. Essays from the Tyndale Fellowship in Honor of Martin Hengel. Edited by Michael F. Bird and Jason Maston. WUNT 2.320. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012.