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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
Office Hours:

T/Th 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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

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 V. 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).  

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, Kenneth B. Steinhauser and Scott Dermer, eds., (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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