Ryan Schellenberg, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Program Director of Biblical and Religious Studies
Seminary House, Room 208
559-453-2324
ryan.schellenberg@fresno.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College (University of Toronto)
M.A., FPU Biblical Seminary
B.A., Canadian Mennonite University

Scholarly Interests

  • Paul and his letters in social context
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Parables of Jesus

Honors and Awards

  • Governor General’s Academic Medal – Gold, Governor General of Canada, 2012 
  • Gordon Farquharson Scholarship, Toronto School of Theology, 2010
  • Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2008

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Biblical Literature 
  • Canadian Society of Biblical Studies
  • Anabaptist-Mennonite Scholars Network

Publications and Presentations

Books:

  • Rethinking Paul’s Rhetorical Education: Comparative Rhetoric and 2 Corinthians 10–13. Early Christianity and Its Literature. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013. 

Journal Articles:

  • "Does Paul Call Adam a 'Type' of Christ? An Exegetical Note on Romans 5, 14," Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, forthcoming. 
  • “Rhetorical Terminology in Paul: A Critical Reappraisal.” Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft, 104 (2013): 177–91.
  • “τὸ ἐν λόγῳ ἰδιωτικὸν τοῦ Ἀποστόλου: Revisiting Patristic Testimony on Paul’s Rhetorical Education.” Novum Testamentum 54 (2012): 354–68. 
  • “Suspense, Simultaneity, and Divine Providence in the Book of Tobit.” Journal of Biblical Literature 130 (2011): 313–27. 
  • “Kingdom as Contaminant? The Role of Repertoire in the Parables of the Mustard Seed and the Leaven.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 71 (2009): 527–43. 
  • “ ‘They Spoke the Truest of Words’: Irony in the Speeches of Herodotus’s Histories.” Arethusa 42 (2009): 131–50. 
  • “Which Master? Whose Steward? Metalepsis and Lordship in the Parable of the Prudent Steward (Luke 16:1–13).” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 30 (2008): 263–88. 

Chapters and Dictionary Articles:

  • "Peace." Pages 666-69 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. 2nd ed. Edited by Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, and Nicholas Perrin. Downer's Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2013.
  • "Eschatology." Pages 232-39 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, 2 ed., Edited by Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, and Nicholas Perrin, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2013.
  • “ ‘Danger in the wilderness, danger at sea’: Paul and the Perils of Travel.” Pages 141–61 in Travel and Religion in Antiquity. Edited by Philip A. Harland. Studies in Christianity and Judaism 21. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2011.
  • "A Father's Advocacy." Pages 153-59 in Proclaiming the Scandal of the Cross: Contemplorary Images of the Atonement. Edited by Mark D. Bakers. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006. 

Conference Presentations:

  • "Deducing Paul's Itenerary: Luke as the First Pauline Chronologist." Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, Baltimore, Md., November 25, 2013.
  • "To en logō idiōtikon tou Apostolou: Revisiting Patristic Testimony on Pauline Rhetoric." Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, November 20, 2011.