Dr. Scott J. Hafemann
Dr. Scott Hafemann (M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary; Dr.theol., Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen), served as the Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, MA, USA, from 2004-2011, with responsibilities in both teaching and research, having taught there previously from 1987-1995.
Prior to re-joining the faculty of Gordon-Conwell, Dr. Hafemann was the Gerald F. Hawthorne Professor of New Testament Greek and Exegesis at Wheaton College and Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois, USA from 1995-2004.
He also serves as President of Mission: Chad, which exists to support orphan rescue-work and theological education in Chad, where he also regularly teaches, as well as elsewhere overseas, most recently in Greece, Croatia, and India.
In addition to three edited volumes on biblical theology, numerous scholarly articles and reviews, Dr. Hafemann published his first book in 1986, entitled Suffering and the Spirit: An Exegetical Study of II Corinthians 2:14-3:3 within the Corinthian Correspondence. In 1994 he published a translation of Peter Stuhlmacher's Paul's Letter to the Romans, A Commentary, and in 1995 his own major study, Paul, Moses, and the History of Israel.
Having recently completed the NIV Application Commentary on 2 Corinthians and a study of biblical theology for the church, The God of Promise and the Life of Faith, Understanding the Heart of the Bible, he is currently at work on commentaries on 1 Peter, on 2 Peter and Jude and on a major monograph on Pauline theology. He has also worked on the TNIV and ESV translation teams.
Dr. Hafemann's teaching interests lie in Pauline and Petrine exegesis and theology, the development of canonical biblical theology, Greek language, and the New Testament's use of the Old Testament. He is interested in supervising doctoral students in the areas of the New Testament's use of the Old Testament (Traditionsgeschichte), especially within the Pauline and Petrine letters.
Scott and his wife Debara, an artist, have two grown sons, John and Eric, married to Lindsey.
Published on: Friday 22 April 2011