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Collin Cornell

Assistant Professor of Bible and Mission

BA, Columbia International University
MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary
PhD, Emory University

Courses Taught

BI504: Bible and Mission 

MI804a: Missiology as a Discipline 

OT517: Psalms

OT500: Old Testament Introduction

Areas of Expertise

Old Testament, Psalms, tabernacle, ancient Israelite religion, Hellenistic Judaism, Transjordanian religions, Elephantine, Old Testament missiology, theological interpretation of Scripture, K. H. Miskotte

Association Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature

American Society of Missiology

Society for Post-Supersessionist Theology

Society for Dialectical Theology

“We hallow God’s name in concert with all earthly creatures. We pray for God to loose us from our common predicament of captivity. We trust in a God who is not just Our Father, a parent to humans, but the God and Father of all that exists.”


A quote from Collin Cornell’s article, “How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer with All Creatures”


Collin Cornell teaches in Old Testament and missiological hermeneutics at Fuller’s Texas campus. His research includes the history of religions and biblical theology, including theology related to mission, race, colonialism, and ecology, and he welcomes inquiries from prospective students and scholarly collaborators in any of these areas.

As visiting faculty at the University of the South (Sewanee), Duke Divinity School, and Candler School of Theology, Dr. Cornell led introductory Old Testament and New Testament classes, instructed all three biblical languages, and developed electives and short courses from preaching to eco-theology. He also managed Sewanee’s Center for Religion and Environment, coordinated Sewanee’s Indigenous Engagement Initiative, and acted as academic dean of the Stevenson School for Ministry, a local formation school of the Episcopal Church.

Cornell is author of two books from Cambridge University Press: Divine Aggression in Psalms and Inscriptions (2021) and Monotheism and Divine Aggression (in production). He edited Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH’s Ancient Look-Alikes (2020), coedited a volume of essays by Brent A. Strawn, The Incomparable God: Readings in Biblical Theology (2023), and co-translated a book by the Dutch theologian and antifascist K. H. Miskotte, Biblical ABCs: The Basics of Christian Resistance (2021). His current projects explore Bible and mission and the religions of the Hellenistic Levant.

View Cornell’s CV here.

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