Stephen E. Young

Assistant Professor of New Testament

BA, Seattle Pacific University
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Courses Taught

NE502 Exegetical Method and Practice

NE502 Método Exegético Bíblico

NE506 New Testament Exegesis: Gospel of Luke (Greek Text)

NE567 Evangelio de Lucas (Spanish text)

NS500 New Testament 1: Gospels–Acts

NS500 Nuevo Testamento 1: Evangelios y Hechos

NS501 New Testament 2: Romans–Revelation

NS501 Nuevo Testamento 2: Romanos a Apocalipsis

NS512 Jesús y el Reinado de Dios

NT500 New Testament Introduction

NT500 Introducción al Nuevo Testamento

BI500 Interpretive Practices

BI500 Las Prácticas de la Interpretación

Campus Affiliations

Areas of Expertise

The canonical Gospels, Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God, New Testament interpretation, Christian literature of the first and second centuries, Hispanic/Latin American biblical interpretation, oral tradition in antiquity, theological interpretation of Scripture, cultural brokerage

Current Research:
Social (or Cultural) Identity applied to the New Testament and the early Church Fathers


Steve Young joined the Fuller faculty at the Texas regional campus in 2013 after teaching at Fuller Pasadena as an affiliate and adjunct faculty since 2005. He holds a PhD in New Testament and an MAT in Biblical Studies, both from Fuller Theological Seminary, and BA degrees in Sociology/Anthropology and Cross Cultural Ministries from Seattle Pacific University. Having grown up in Argentina, Young teaches courses in both English and Spanish.

In addition to his main interest in Jesus and the Gospels, Young’s research has focused on oral tradition in antiquity, the Apostolic Fathers, New Testament interpretation in Latin America, and the socio-cultural context of the New Testament. His dissertation was published under the title Jesus Tradition in the Apostolic Fathers: Their Explicit Appeals to the Words of Jesus in Light of Orality Studies (WUNT; Mohr Siebeck, 2011). In another major project he compared Jesus’ proclamation on the kingdom of God in the Gospels to perspectives of divine kingship in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Young’s other publications include “The Historical-Critical Method and the Gospel of Matthew” (coauthored with Donald A. Hagner), in Methods for Matthew, edited by Mark Allan Powell (Cambridge University Press, 2009), an article on the Birth of Jesus in The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.; 2013), and an essay on “The Son of Man in Johannine Eschatology,” which he contributed to a forthcoming edited volume (2013).

He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana (Latin American Theological Fellowship), the North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Young currently lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Susan, and their son, Alberto.

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