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Ben Wayman

Ben Wayman

Assistant Professor of Religion

Year Started at GC: 2013
Phone: 618.664.6837
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.

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


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).  


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:

“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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