|Dr. Justin Harrison Duff specializes in New Testament interpretation. His research interests include the concept of sin in the ancient world, the sacrificial laws of the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Jewish hermeneutics, and the high priestly Christology of the Epistle to the Hebrews. He recently completed his doctoral thesis at the University of St Andrews (2019) and is currently working on broader concepts of sacrifice in the ancient and modern world. He is particularly attending to the identification of righteous speech as sacrifice and the various “sacrificializations” of Christ’s incarnate body in the Eucharist and Western art. His recent publications include:
“The Blood of Goats and Calves…and Bulls? An Allusion to Isaiah 1:11 LXX in Hebrews 10:4.” Journal of Biblical Literature 138 (2018): 765–83.
Atonement: Jewish and Christian Origins. Edited by Max Botner, Justin Harrison Duff, and Simon Dürr. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, forthcoming 2020.
|Dr Jonathan Rutledge’s current projects primarily revolve around questions concerning the atonement and the epistemology of theology. Among the topics he is exploring are the development of a sacrificial explanation of the atonement, the implausibility of locating a strongly retributivist ethical commitment in scripture and bringing the work of contemporary analytic epistemology into conversation with mainstream theology.
He received his PhD in philosophy at the University of Oklahoma (2016) under Linda Zagzebski for his work on skeptical theism as a response to the argument from suffering and received a PhD in theology at the University of St Andrews (2018) under Alan Torrance for his work on the nature of forgiveness and divine-human reconciliation.
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Dr Koert Verhagen’s research is best categorized as systematic and philosophical theology. Sitting at the intersection of Christian doctrine and ethics, its aim is to investigate the ways in which specific doctrines shape praxis. The lines of inquiry he is currently exploring pertain to how justification by faith orients Christian responses to pressing social issues such as white supremacy, the generative nature of theological anthrop
ology for relating church and state, and Reformed resonances in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theology of participation.
Prior to taking up his current position, he was awarded a PhD in divinity from the University of St Andrews (2019) for his work on the social implications of justification by faith in Bonhoeffer’s theology.