Guest Researcher in the Seminar for New Testament


J. Andrew Cowan (Ph.D., University of St. Andrews), graduate of Wheaton College Graduate School (M.A.) and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Th.M.) in Illinois, USA, researches the writings of the New Testament and sources on the history of early Christianity. In the year 2020, he was employed in the subproject “Scriptural Interpretation as Educational Process in Paul’s Letters” of CRC 1136 “Education and Religion” at the University of Göttingen.

On the basis of a grant for postdoctoral researchers from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, J. Andrew Cowan will be at the theological faculty for two years and work together with Prof. Dr. Florian Wilk. The theme of his research project is “Justification and the Isaianic Servant in Paul’s Letter to the Romans”.

Along with a variety of journal articles, J. Andrew Cowan has published an impressive study on Lukan historiography: The Writings of Luke and the Jewish Roots of the Christian Way: An Examination of the Aims of the First Christian Historian in the Light of Ancient Politics, Ethnography, and Historiography. LNTS 599. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2019.

Further information:
University of St. Andrews
More information on the program of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Seminar for New Testament