Joel B. Green has been associate dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies since 2008 and professor of New Testament interpretation at Fuller since 2007; prior to that, he served for ten years at Asbury Theological Seminary as professor of New Testament Interpretation, as dean of the School of Theology, and as provost.
Green has written or edited more than 35 books, including five that have won awards: Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (2011), In Search of the Soul: Four Views of the Mind-Body Problem (with Stuart Palmer, 2005), Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology (with Paul J. Achtemeier and Marianne Meye Thompson, 2001), The Gospel of Luke (1997), and Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (with Scot McKnight, 1992). Among his most recent publications are The World of the New Testament: Cultural, Social and Historical Contexts (with Lee Martin McDonald, 2013), Ears That Hear: Explorations in Theological Interpretation of the Bible (2013), Wesley, Wesleyans, and Reading Bible as Scripture (with David F. Watson, 2012), Practicing Theological Interpretation: Engaging Biblical Texts for Faith and Formation (2011), Recovering the Scandal of the Cross: The Atonement in New Testament and Contemporary Contexts (2nd ed., with Mark D. Baker, 2011), the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary on 1 Peter (2007), Seized by Truth: Reading the Bible as Scripture (2007), and Body, Soul, and Human Life: The Nature of Humanity in the Bible (2008). He is also general editor of the Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.; 2013) and of the Common English Bible Study Bible (2013). He has written scores of essays and reviews.
He is the editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament and co-editor of both the Two Horizons New Testament Commentary and Studies in Theological Interpretation. He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Theological Interpretation and serves on the editorial boards of the journals Bulletin for Biblical Research, Theology and Science, and Science & Christian Belief. Green has been elected to membership in both Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) and the International Society for Science and Religion (ISSR).
Green has 12 years of pastoral ministry, and is currently Teaching Pastor at La Cañada United Methodist Church.
- MT800A: Tutorial in Mission Theology
- NE502: Exegetical Method and Practice
- NE506: New Testament Exegesis: Acts
- NE506: New Testament Exegesis: James and 1 Peter
- NE506: New Testament Exegesis: Gospel of Luke
- NS500: New Testament 1: Gospels
- NS512: Jesus and the Kingdom of God
- NS581/NT801: New Testament Seminar: Research Methods
- NS589: The Human Person in New Testament Perspective
- NT500: New Testament Introduction
- NT823: Critical Issues in Luke-Acts
- NT525/825: Biblical Theology and Theological Hermeneutics
- NT526/826: Advanced Greek: Historians and Historiography
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Luke-Acts, theological interpretation of Scripture, James and 1 Peter, the significance of Jesus’ death, the interface of science and theology