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Dave Parris

David Parris

Adjunct Associate Professor of New Testament

BA, University of Utah

MDiv, International School of Theology

ThM, Fuller Theological Seminary

PhD, University of Nottingham


Currently chair of the Cognitive Linguistics Section of the Society of Biblical Literature.


1 John 1:5-10: Conditionals and Cognitive Linguistics,” in Cognitive Linguistics Explorations in Biblical Studies (2014). “Metaphors, Cognitive Theory, and Jesus’ Shortest Parable,” in Horizons in Hermeneutics: A Festschrift in Honor of Anthony C. Thiselton, (2013) 148-74. 2nd edition of Reading the Bible with the Giants: How to Read the Bible in Alongside 2000 Years of Biblical Interpretation, 2015 (available as iBook). “Why does the Resurrection Perplex Historians?” in My Brother’s Keeper (2010) 157-74. Reception Theory and Biblical Interpretation, in Princeton Theological Monograph Series, Pickwick Publications (2008) Biblical Interpretation, Global Action (2006). Unlocking the New Testament, Global Action (2006).