Justin K. Hardin
Dr Justin K. Hardin
Tutor in New Testament
BA, MDiv, MPhil, PhD
Dr Hardin joined the Wycliffe teaching faculty in 2008 to take the senior teaching post in New Testament. Dr Hardin handles a wide range of teaching in New Testament studies, providing lectures and Oxford tutorials for students on the BA and BTh courses in the Faculty of Theology and Religion. A very popular and energetic teacher, Dr Hardin was named “Most Innovative Teacher” in the Humanities Divison (2012) by the Oxford University Student Union, an award for which there were over 330 student nominations.
Dr Hardin has written articles and essays at both the popular and scholarly levels, and his monograph Galatians and the Imperial Cult is published in an internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed monograph series (WUNT; Mohr Siebeck, 2008). His particular research interests are in understanding Paul’s letters within their first-century contexts and in reading the New Testament as Messianic-Jewish Scripture. Dr Hardin is currently preparing to write an extensive commentary on 1 Corinthians for Zondervan’s new Regula Fidei commentary series. He also regularly presents papers at international conferences, most recently at the Galatians and Christian Theology Conference held in St Andrew’s, Scotland (July 2012).
Dr Hardin is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, is Secretary of the Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Group, and is an ordained Baptist minister. He and his wife, Jill, have three school-aged children. When he is not teaching and doing research, he enjoys spending time with his family and coaching youth football (soccer!) for his kids’ local Club team.
- Pauline Literature
- Jesus and the Gospels
- 1 Corinthians
- New Testament Greek
- Advanced New Testament Greek (1–2 Thessalonians; 1–2 Peter)
- Hellenistic Greek Translation Class (for postgraduates)
- 1 Corinthians
- Graeco-Romans backgrounds to Paul’s letters
- Post-supersessionist interpretations of the New Testament
- 2013. ‘Preaching Paul’s Letters,’ Pages 101–12 in 'We Proclaim the Word of Life’: Preaching the New Testament Today. Edited by Ian Paul and David Wenham. Downer’s Grove: InterVarsity. (co-authored with Jason Maston)
- 2013. ‘Equality in the Church (Galatians 3.28 and Ephesians 2.14-18),’ in Introduction to Messianic Judaism. Edited by David Rudolph and Joel Willitts. Grand Rapids: Zondervan.
- 2008. Galatians and the Imperial Cult: A Critical Analysis of the First-Century Social Context of Paul’s Letter. WUNT 2.237. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.
- 2006. ‘Decrees and Drachmas at Thessalonica: An Illegal Assembly in Jason’s House (Acts 17.1–10a),’ New Testament Studies 52:29–49.
Current Writing Projects:
- NewTestament Interpretation after Supersessionism: Changing Paradigms. Co-authored/edited with Brian J. Tucker, David Rudolph, and Joel Willitts. (Eugene: Cascade)
- The Jewish New Testament: An Introduction. Co-authored with David Rudolph and Joel Willitts (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans)
- 1 Corinthians: A Commentary. Regula Fidei. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan)
Recent Scholarly Papers Presented:
- ‘If I Still Proclaim Circumcision’ (Gal 5.11a): Revisiting Paul’s Apostolic Mission and Gentile Circumcision,’ Galatians and Christian Theology Conference. St Andrew’s, Scotland. July 2012.
- ‘Galatians without a Mirror: Reflections on Paul’s Conflict with the Agitators,’ Senior New Testament Seminar. Theology Faculty. University of Oxford. Oxford, England. October 2011.