Speaker- Dr. Lisa Bowens, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dr. Lisa Marie Bowens is an Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. She holds a BS degree (cum laude) in business education and sociology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and four masters degrees: one in business education and another in library and information studies, both also from UNC–Greensboro, two theological degrees from Duke University Divinity School, Durham, NC: M.T.S. and Th.M., and a Ph.D. in New Testament-Biblical Studies from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the first African American woman to receive tenure in Princeton Theological Seminary’s Bible department and she teaches a variety of courses there, including Introduction to New Testament Exegesis, Paul and Apocalyptic Thought, and African American Pauline Hermeneutics. She has written a number of articles and two books, An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (Mohr Siebeck) and African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation (Eerdmans). She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, American Academy of Religion, the Society of Pentecostal Studies, the Society for the Study of Black Religion, Society for New Testament Studies, and is a past Fund for Theological Education fellow. She is also currently a member of the review team for the Bulletin for Biblical Research Journal, Horizons Journal, the steering Committee for the African American Biblical Hermeneutics Group (SBL), the steering committee of the Pauline Theology Group (SBL) and served as co-chair of the Ethics and Biblical Interpretation Group (2018-2021; SBL). Among her current projects are two commentaries, one on 2 Corinthians and one on 1-2 Thessalonians.
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