James Christopher Walters


Dr. James Christopher Walters

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Associate Professor of New Testament, Boston University School of Theology

B.A., Harding University,
M.A.R., Harding Graduate School of Religion,
M.Th., Harding Graduate School of Religion,
Ph.D., Boston University,

Interests focus on Pauline studies and especially on the urban social context of Pauline communities in the Aegean basin (Greece and western Asia Minor). For almost a decade he has served on the steering committee of the Archaeology of Religion in the Greco-Roman World Section of the Society of Biblical Literature because of his interest in bringing material evidence to bear on the exegesis of Pau’s letters. Dr. Walters is the author of one book, Ethnic Issues inPaul’s Letter to the Romans, and a
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Books and Articles | Presentations
Books and Articles

Ethnic Issues in Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press, 1993.

““Phoebe” and “Junia(s)” –Rom. 16:1-2, 7,” in Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity. Vol. 1. Edited by Carroll Osburn. Joplin, Mo.: College Press, 1993, 167-190.

UPANDROS –Subordination of Women in Rom 7:2,” in Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity. Vol. 2. Edited by Carroll Osburn. Joplin, Mo.: College Press, 1995, 225-238.

“Egyptian Religions in Ephesos,” in Ephesos: Metropolis of Asia. Harvard Theological Studies, 41. Edited by Helmut Koester. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press, 1995, 281-310

“Living in light of the Second Coming,” in Theology Matters. Edited by Gary Holloway, Randall Harris and Mark Black. Joplin, Mo.: College Press, 1998, 336-346.

“Romans, Jews and Christians: The Impact of the Romans on Jewish/Christian Relations in First-Century Rome,” in Judaism and Christianity in First-Century Rome. Edited by Karl Donfried and Peter Richardson. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998, 175-195.

“The Coincidence of the Expansion of Christianity and the Egyptian Cults in Imperial Ephesos,” in 100 Jahre Österreichische Forschungen in Ephesos. Österreichische Akademie Der Wissenschaften Philosophisch-Historische Klasse Denkschriften, 260. Edited by Barbara Brandt and Karl Krierer. Wien: Österreichische Akademie Der Wissenschaften, 1999, 315-324.

“Ethnic Issues, Eschatology and Moral Reasoning in Paul’s Letter to the Romans,” in Preaching Romans, Edited by Dave Bland and David Fleer, Abilene: Abilene Christian University Press, 2002, 24-52.

“Paul, Adoption and Inheritance,” in Paul in the Greco-Roman World. Edited by J. Paul Sampley. Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press, 2003, 42-76.

“Civic Identity in Roman Corinth and its Impact on the Early Christians,” in Urban Religion in Roman Corinth: Interdisciplinary Approaches, ed. Daniel Schowalter and Steve Friesen, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005.

“Paul’s Letter to the Romans,” in Restoration Bible Commentary, ed. Mark Hamilton, Abilene, Texas: ACU Press, (in press).

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Presentations

“Ethnic Issues in Paul’s Letter to the Romans,” Colloquium for the Study of Religion, Boston University, 1989

“Jewish Acculturation in Ancient Rome: Evidence from Epitaphs,” International Society of Biblical Literature, 1991

“Jewish and Christian Self-Definition in Rome vis-à-vis Roman Administration of non-Roman Religions,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 1992

“Foreign Religions in Imperial Ephesos,” Harvard Divinity School, 1994

“The Evolution of Christian Communities in Rome, Society for New Testament Studies, Edinburgh, 1994

“The Coincidence of the Expansion of Christianity and Egyptian Religions in Imperial Ephesos,” Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna, 1995

“The Traveler’s Tomb Inscription at Hierapolis and 2 Corinthians 11:25,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 1995

“The Theater Reliefs at Hierapolis,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 1996

“Re-reading the Epigraphic Evidence for the Acculturation of Jews in Ancient Rome: A Response to Leonard Rutgers,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 1997

“Christianity and the Egyptian Cults in Ephesos,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 1998

“Rethinking the Roman Cultic and Administrative Presence in Corinth Relative to its Impact on Early Christians,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 2000.

“The Roman Cultic and Administrative Presence in Corinth and its Impact on the Early Christians,” Urban Religion in Roman Corinth: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Harvard Divinity School, Jan. 7-10, 2002.

“A Law that Liberates: the Adoption Metaphor in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians,” Society of Biblical Literature, New England Regional Meeting, 2003.

“Evidence for Early Christianity at Corinth: Considering the Social Status of the Pauline Communities,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 2003.

“Paul, Community and Disease Etiology in Roman Corinth,” Boston Theological Institute New Testament Colloquium, Oct. 6, 2004.

“Paul, Community and Disease Etiology in Roman Corinth,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting 2004.

“What Went Wrong in Corinth,” Society of Biblical Literature, National Meeting, 2004.

“What Went Wrong in Corinth,” Invited Lecture, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, November 2004.
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Areas of Interest

Pauline studies;



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