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Dr David Johnston

Associate Lecturer in New Testament

Researcher profile




David Johnston was recently awarded his PhD in the New Testament. His work on the book of Romans focused on the problem of Rom 7, where he argued that the problem that Paul was confronting was the Law of his opponents. In so doing, he set forth a new interpretation of both the Law and the speaker of this controversial passage. His research interests focus on the book of Romans, but they also include the historical occasion of Paul?s letters, Paul?s theology, discourse analysis, and the Koine Greek language. He has presented papers concerning his research at conferences, including ISBL, published book reviews, and is working on two articles that develop the argument of his thesis, as well as his first monograph.  


David teaches the 1000-level and 2000-level modules in New Testament Greek. He also teaches the compulsory honours-level module on Biblical Hermeneutics and Exegesis, and a special module on Romans and Paul's Gospel. He has contributed to the postgraduate distance-learning Bible and Contemporary Issues module, and he has given guest lectures in the Jesus and the Gospels sub-honours module and the honours-level Reading in the Greek New Testament module. 

PhD supervision

  • Tyler Hoagland

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