Brian K. Blount

 Brian K. Blount
Address6 Hoskin Avenue
Toronto, ON

President and Professor of New Testament in the Walter W. Moore and Charles E. S. Kraemer Presidential Chairs, Presbyterian School of Christian Education

B.A., College of William and Mary,
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Emory University,

Blount assumed the presidency of Union-PSCE in 2007, after 15 years as professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary. Earlier, he served as pastor of the Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia (1982-88). Blount’s research has focused on the Gospel of Mark, cultural studies and hermeneutics, and the Book of Revelation. His published books include Cultural Interpretation: Reorienting New Testament Criticism (Fortress, 1995); Go Preach! Mark’s Kingdom Message and the Black Church Today (Orbis, 1998); Then The Whisper Put on Flesh: New Testament Ethics in an African American Context (Abingdon, 2001); and Can I Get A Witness? Reading Revelation Through an African American Lens (Westminster John Knox, 2005). He has also edited a volume of essays on worship with Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, Making Room at the Table: An Invitation to Multicultural Worship (Westminster John Knox, 2000), and is the coauthor, with Walter Brueggemann and William C. Placher, of Struggling With Scripture (Westminster John Knox, 2001) and, with Gary W. Charles, of Preaching The Gospel of Mark in Two Voices (Westminster John Knox, 2002). His commentary on the Book of Revelation for Westminster John Knox’s New Testament Library Series will be published in 2009. Blount is associate editor of the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible (Abingdon) and General Editor for True To Our Native Land: An African American New Testament Commentary (Fortress). He also preaches and teaches adult education classes in local congregations.

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