B. Diane Lipsett

Dr. B. Diane Lipsett

AddressWake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

Assistant Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Wake Forest University, The Divinity School

B.A., University of Alberta,
M.A., University of Alberta,
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,

B.A., University of Alberta, Canada
M.A., University of Alberta, Canada
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Diane Lipsett (formerly Wudel) teaches courses in New Testament and Christian origins in the School of Divinity. She brings a background in literary criticism and an ongoing interest in literary and rhetorical theory to her study of early Christian texts.

Lipsett undertook her doctoral work at the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), completing a dissertation titled: Seductions of Self-Control: Narrative Transformation in Hermas, Thecla, and Aseneth. Lipsett has also published on the rhetoric of perfection in the Sermon on the Mount, and on motifs of desire and self-restraint in early non-canonical texts. She was selected one of four “Regional Scholars” recognized in 2002 by the Society for Biblical Literature.

Born in Canada, Lipsett also spent parts of her youth in Australia, Texas, and Alaska, participating in a variety of Protestant congregations. She has been actively involved in the teaching and youth ministries of many churches. She is married to Richard Vinson and has two sons, James and Christopher Wudel.

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