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Dr. Mark A. Jennings

Adjunct Professor of New Testament

Email: [email protected]
First Year at Gordon-Conwell:
2011
Expertise: Exegetical Methods, Social Dynamics of the Greco-Roman World, Use of Old Testament in the New Testament

Biography:
Dr. Jennings (MA ’05) has been teaching Greek and New Testament courses at GCTS since 2011. His interests are in exegetical methods, the social dynamics of the Greco-Roman world of the New Testament (especially in the Pauline communities), and use of the great narratives of the Old Testament in the Gospels’ presentation of who Jesus is. His book, The Price of Partnership in the Letter of Paul to the Philippians, argues that the entire epistle to the Philippians is shaped by Paul’s intent to exhort the church to continue its exclusive partnership with him and his gospel mission.

Jennings is currently working on  a comprehensive discussion on the function of giving as a declaration of fidelity to Christ and service to others in the Pauline letters, including a comparison with other Second Temple and Greco-Roman texts related to the rhetoric of material support of causes and leaders. One additional project currently in development is a study of the obedience motif of Christ as a recapitulation of the Adam story in the Gospels.

In addition to his work with Gordon-Conwell students, Dr. Jennings serves as the Head of School for South Shore Christian Academy (Weymouth, MA) and serves as an elder at South Shore Baptist Church (Hingham, MA). Dr. Jennings is married to Kim, and they have three sons (and one golden doodle named ‘Hazel’). In addition to Koine Greek, Dr. Jennings is fluent in College Football and all things Boston Red Sox.

Degrees

  • B.A. (Furman University)
  • M.A., M.Ed. (University of South Carolina)
  • M.A. (Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Marquette University)

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