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Ben Wayman

Ben Wayman

Assistant Professor of Religion

Year Started at GC: 2013
Phone: 618.664.6837
Email: ben.wayman@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility: In addition to teaching courses in Scripture, theology and ministry, I serve as the Director of the Ministry Internship Program
Education:

Ph.D., Historical Theology, Saint Louis University, 2013
M.Div., Duke University, The Divinity School, 2007
B.A., Psychology and Philosophy, Greenville College, 2002

Courses

BIB 215: New Testament Survey
BIB 352: Pauline Epistles
BIB 353: Synoptic Gospels
COR 102: Introduction to Christian Thought and Life
COR 301: Liberal Arts and Christian Thought
COR 399: Christian Ethics
GRK 101: Elementary New Testament Greek I
GRK 102: Elementary New Testament Greek II
HON 270: Theology and Philosophy
REL 200: Orientation to Ministry
REL 365: Homiletics

Publications and Presentations

Books:
Make the Words Your Own: An Early Christian Guide to the Psalms, Foreword by Stanley Hauerwas and Afterword by Fr. David Meconi, S.J. (Brewster: Paraclete Press, 2014), forthcoming.

Diodore the Theologian: Πρόνοια in his Commentary on Psalms 1-50, Studia Traditionis Theologiae, vol. 15 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2014).

Peer-reviewed Articles:
Ordaining Women and The Woman’s Bible: Reading the Bible with B.T. Roberts and Elizabeth Cady Stanton,” Women’s Studies: An interdisciplinary journal 43.5 (2014): 541-566.

“Lactantius’s Power Struggle: A Theological Analysis of the Divine Institutes, Book V,” 
Political Theology 14.3 (2013): 304-324.

“Accentuation and Causes for the Obscurity in the Divine Scriptures: Polychronius’ Prologue to Job,” Horizons in Biblical Theology 35.1 (2013): 61-69.

“Women as Types of the Church in the Blank Bible: The ‘Feminine’ Ecclesiology of Jonathan Edwards,” Jonathan Edwards Studies 2.2 (2012): 56-78.

Edited Chapters and Invited Contributions:
“Diodore on the Politics of Kingship in Psalm 2,” In Sacred Scripture and Secular Struggles: The Bible in Ancient Christianity Series, edited by David V. Meconi (Leiden: Brill Press, 2015).

“More Radical than First Wave Feminism? The Gospel According to B.T. Roberts,” 
Free Methodist Historical Society Newsletter 14.3 (2014), abridged version. For the full article, go to: http://fmcusa.org/historical/2014/03/19/3468/

“The Syriac Transmission of Basil of Caesarea’s On the Holy Spirit,” In The Use of Textual Criticism for the Interpretation of Patristic Texts: Seventeen Case Studies, edited by Kenneth B. Steinhauser and Scott Dermer (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2013), 335-369.


Selected Presentations:
“Conflicting Education: Basil and Julian on Greek Paideia.” North American Patristics Society Conference, Chicago, IL, May 22-24, 2014.

“Julian Against Christian Educators: The Dangers of Christian Education.” Wesleyan Theological Society Conference, Theological Education, Nampa, ID, March 7-8, 2014.

“The Obscurity and Inspiration of Scripture in Diodore’s Psalms Commentary.” North American Patristics Society Conference, Chicago, IL, May 23-25, 2013.

“Diodore the Philosopher.” Wesleyan Philosophical Society Conference, Seattle, WA, March 21-23, 2013.

“Prónoia in Late Antiquity: Understanding Diodore of Tarsus’ Commentary on the Psalms.”
North American Patristics Society Conference, Chicago, IL, May 24-26, 2012.

Ordaining Women and The Woman’s Bible: Reading the Bible at the Margins with B. T. Roberts and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.” Wesleyan Theological Society Conference, Women’s Studies, Nashville, TN, March 2-3, 2012.

Professional Affiliations

North American Patristics Society (NAPS)
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
Wesleyan Theological Society (WTS)

Related Experiences

  • Pastor, St Paul's Free Methodist Church (2007-Present)
  • Co-Chair, Simple Room Board of Administration (2013-Present; BoA member since 2008)
  • Member of the Board of Administration, Gateway Conference of the Free Methodist Church, USA (2011-Present)

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