B. J. Oropeza is a recognized scholar in the area of New Testament studies, the Apostle Paul, and various theological issues. He obtained his Ph. D. from Durham University (U.K.) in New Testament Theology. He is Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, California). He has also held positions or has been a scholar in residence at Princeton Theological Seminary, the University of Tübingen, and George Fox University. He has numerous publications, some of which have been translated into Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese, German, Croatian, Greek, and Arabic. Among his publications include Exploring Intertextuality (Cascade); Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives in Honor of James D. G. Dunn (T. & T. Clark/Bloomsbury); a 3-volume set subtitled Apostasy in the New Testament Communities (Cascade), entries in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Bible and Theology, the Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, and on the lighter side of things, The Gospel according to Superheroes (Peter Lang).
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Memberships and Associations:
Society of Bible Literature
Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
Editorial board: Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity/Emory Studies in Early Christianity
Scripture and Paul Seminar (SBL)
Founder of the Intertextuality in the New Testament SBL section
Former Research Associate with the Christian Research Institute and Christian Research Journal.
Academic Areas and Interests:
Theological Perspectives on Paul
Billiards, Beatles, and Superheroes!