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Michael Martin

Associate Professor of New Testament
Michael Martin
Department: Graduate Bible Position Description: Dr. Martin teaches courses in New Testament studies, Greek, and Historical Theology
Phone #: 806.720.7664 Fax #: 806.720.7661 Michael.Martin@LCU.EDU


Personal Info

Michael is married to Dr. Hope Martin, who works as an occupational therapist and researcher at the University Medical Center. They have one son, J.H., and are members of Quaker Avenue Church of Christ in Lubbock, Texas. Michael is originally from Beeville, Texas, and is an alumnus of Lubbock Christian. He especially enjoys teaching courses on the Gospels, and his current research is focused on the Lord's Prayer, Hebrews, and early Christian hymns.

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Recent publications include: 

  • With Jason A. Whitlark (Baylor University). “Choosing What Is Advantageous: The Relationship between Epideictic and Deliberative Syncrisis in Hebrews.” Forthcoming in New Testament Studies (2011, Cambridge University Press).
  • “Salvation, Grace, and Isaiah’s New Exodus in Mark.” Pages 119-54 in Getting Saved: The Whole Story of Salvation in the New Testament, by Charles H. Talbert and Jason Whitlark, with contributions from others. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011.
  • Judas and the Rhetoric of Comparison in the Fourth Gospel. New Testament Monographs 25. Sheffield, England: Sheffield Phoenix Press, University of Sheffield, 2010.
  • With Jason A. Whitlark (Baylor University), “The Encomiastic Topics of Syncrisis as the Key to the Structure and Argument of Hebrews.” New Testament Studies (2011, Cambridge University Press) 57: 415-39.
  • “Trogyllium.” New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Edited by Katherine Doob Sakenfeld. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.
  • “Trophimus.” New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Edited by Katherine Doob Sakenfeld. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.
  • “Tychicus.” New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible. Edited by Katherine Doob Sakenfeld. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2009.
  • "Progymnastic Topic Lists: A Compositional Template for Luke and Other Bioi?" New Testament Studies 54 (2008, Cambridge University Press), 18-51.
  • "Betrothal Journey Narratives." Catholic Biblical Quarterly 70 (2008): 505-23.
  • “A Note on the Two Endings of John.” Biblica 87 (2006): 523-5.
  • “Defending the ‘Western Non-Interpolations’: The Case for an Anti-Separationist Tendenz in the Longer Alexandrian Readings.” Journal of Biblical Literature 124 (2005): 269-94.
  • Review of John G. Stackhouse, ed., Evangelical Futures: A Conversation on Theological Method. Restoration Quarterly 47 (2005): 67-8.
  • “Philo’s Use of Syncrisis: An Examination of Philonic Composition in the Light of the Progymnasmata.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 30 (2003): 271-97.
  • With Mikeal C. Parsons (Baylor University). Review of George A. Kennedy, trans. and ed., Progymnasmata: Greek Textbooks of Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Review of Biblical Literature 08/2003. Reprinted in Journal of Biblical Literature 123 (2004): 180-3.

 

Recent conference papers include: 

  • “Jesus as the Divine Warrior of Isaiah’s New Exodus: A Study in Markan Characterization.” Presented at the LCU Scholar’s Colloquium, Spring, 2010.
  • “Jesus as the Divine Shepherd of Isaiah’s New Exodus: A Study in Markan Characterization.” Presented at the LCU Scholar’s Colloquium, Spring, 2010.
  • “Rhetorical Topics and Mark: How Ancient Compositional Training Has Shaped the Structure and Content of the Second Gospel.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Fall, 2009. Presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Regional Meeting, Spring, 2009. Presented at the LCU Scholar’s Colloquium, Spring, 2009.
  • With Jesse Long and Wes Crawford. “Narrative Criticism and Narrative Preaching in Conversation: Moving from Text Story to Sermon Story with Sample Sermons, Introduction to the Conversation.” Presented at the Christian Scholars' Conference, Nashville, TN, June 2009.
  • “Topics of Encomion and Matthew: How Ancient Compositional Training Has Shaped the Structure and Content of the First Gospel.” Presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Regional Meeting, Spring, 2008.
  • “Progymnastic Topics and Matthew.” Presented at the L.C.U. Scholar’s Colloquium, Spring, 2007.
  • “Topics of Encomion and Luke: How Ancient Compositional Training Has Shaped the Structure and Content of the Third Gospel.” Presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Regional Meeting, Spring, 2007.
  • “Progymnastic Topics and Luke.” Presented at the L.C.U. Scholar’s Colloquium, Spring, 2007.
  • “Reading the Gospels in the Light of the Encomion and Syncrisis Exercises of the Progymnasmata.” Presented at the L.C.U. Scholar’s Colloquium, Spring,
    2006. 

 

Recent awards include: 

  • Junior Scholar Grant Award (Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, 2009).
  • Wabash Center’s Grant in Teaching and Learning Religion (Wabash Center, Wabash College, 2007-2008).
  • Wabash Workshop on Teaching and Learning Religion for Pre-Tenure Religion Professors. (Wabash Center, Wabash College, 2007-2008).
  • QEP Professional Development Travel Grant (LCU, 2008).
  • Presidential Fellowship (Princeton Theological Seminary, 1998-2000).
  • Archibald Alexander Hodge Prize in Systematic Theology (Princeton Theological Seminary, 2000).Ph.D., Baylor UniversityM.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary M.A., Lubbock Christian University B.A., Lubbock Christian University

Current Classes

  • Gospel according to Mark
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Advanced Greek

Previous Classes Taught

  • Hebrew
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Advanced Greek
  • Gospel according to John
  • Christian Heritage
  • Romans
  • Pauline Theology
  • Preaching Biblical Genres
  • Jesus and the Gospels

 
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2013