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J. Andrew Cowan, Ph.D.


  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, since 1/2020

Collaborative Research Centre 1136: Bildung und Religion in Kulturen des Mittelmeerraums und seiner Umwelt von der Antike bis zum Mittelalter and zum Klassischen Islam, Project Area B: Interpretationen, Sub-Project 02: Schriftauslegung als Bindungsvorgang in den Briefen des Paulus/Scriptural Exegesis as Educational Process in Paul’s Letters

  • Lecturer and Tutor in Greek, University of St Andrews, 2013–2014
  • Lecturer and Tutor in Hebrew, University of St Andrews, 2012–2013
  • Research Assistant, University of St Andrews, 2011–2012
  • Instructor in Biblical Studies, Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary, 2011
  • Teaching Fellow in NT Greek, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2009–2010
  • Teaching Assistant, Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary, 2005
  • Instructor in Biblical Greek, The Bethlehem Institute, 2004–2005



  • Ph.D. in New Testament, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK, June 2017, Thesis: “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”, Supervisor: N. T. Wright
  • Th.M. in New Testament, Dec 2011,Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL, Thesis: “Justification, the Holy Spirit, and the Vocabulary of ‘Life’ in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians”, Supervisor: D. A. Carson
  • M.A. in Historical and Systematic Theology, Dec 2007,Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
  • M.A. in Biblical Exegesis, May 2007,Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, IL
  • M.A. in Biblical and Pastoral Studies, May 2005,Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, MN, [Officially upgraded to a Master’s from a Certificate in May 2012]
  • B.B.A. in Business Administration, May 2003,Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC, Magna Cum Laude




  • 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.

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Paul and Socrates in Dialogue: Points of Contact between the Areopagus Speech and the Apology.” New Testament Studies (forthcoming).
  • “The Curse of the Law, the Covenant, and Anthropology in Galatians 3:10–14: An Examination of Paul’s Use of Deuteronomy 27:26.” Journal of Biblical Literature (forthcoming).
  • “A Tale of Two Antiquities: A Fresh Evaluation of the Relationship between the Ancient Histories of T. Flavius Josephus and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.” Journal for the Study of Judaism 49.4 (2018): 475–497.
  • “N. T. Wright and Justification Revisited: A Contrarian Perspective.” Pages 440–465 in One God, One People, One Future: Essays in Honour of N.T. Wright. Edited by John Anthony Dunne and Eric Lewellen. London: SPCK, 2018.
  • “The Legal Significance of Christ’s Risen Life: Union with Christ and Justification in Galatians 2.17–20.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 40.4 (2018): 453–472.
  • “The Glory of God, Evangelism, and the Imitation of Paul.” Stulos Theological Journal 12.1 (2004): 57–67.

Academic Resources and Curriculum

  • Instructor’s Manual for The New Testament in Its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature and Theology of the First Christians by N. T. Wright and Michael F. Bird (Zondervan, 2019)
  • Hermeneutics (Training Leaders International, 2012)
  • Biblical Theology (Training Leaders International, 2012)

Book Reviews          

  • Both Judge and Justifier: Biblical Legal Language and the Act of Justifying in Paul. By James B. Prothro. Themelios 44.1 (2019): 151–152.
  • The Pharisees and Figured Speech in Luke-Acts. By Justin R. Howell. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 62.1 (2019): 191–193.
  • Framing Paul: An Epistolary Biography. By Douglas A. Campbell. Trinity Journal 38.1 (2017): 101–103.
  • The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography. By Sean A. Adams. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 59.2 (2016): 399–401.
  • Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies. By R. Michael Allen. Trinity Journal 37.1 (2016): 108–110.
  • Christ-Centered Biblical Theology: Hermeneutical Foundations and Principles. By Graeme Goldsworthy. Trinity Journal 35.2 (2014): 363–365.
  • Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. By Jonathan T. Pennington. Trinity Journal 34.2 (2013): 298–300.
  • A Public and Political Christ: The Socio-Spatial Characteristics of Luke 18:35–19:43 and the Gospel as a Whole in Its Ancient Context. By Bart B. Bruehler. Review of Biblical Literature [] (2012).
  • Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God. By J. R. Daniel Kirk. Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 28.2 (2010): 251–253.


J. Andrew Cowan, Ph.D.

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