Multidisciplinary Approaches and the Gospels

This group explores various multidisciplinary methods as they are applied to the study of the Gospels. This year we will review the newly released T & T Clark Social Identity Commentary on the New Testament (J. Brian Tucker and Aaron Kuecker, eds.). The reviewers will focus on the Gospel commentaries with responses by authors and editors. Questions may be directed to the co-conveners: Elizabeth Shively ( and Christopher A. Porter (

Note: This group was formerly titled Identity Formation and the New Testament

Dec 1, 1–3pm

  • Elizabeth Shively, University of St. Andrews, Presiding (5 min)
  • J. Brian Tucker, Moody Theological Seminary, Michigan
    Approaching a Social Identity Commentary
    (10 min)
  • Petri Luomanen, University of Helsinki
    Review of “Matthew” – Matthew J. Marohl
    (10 min)
  • Craig Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary
    Review of “Mark”- Rafael Rodriguez
    (10 min)
  • Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary
    Review of “Luke” – Aaron Kuecker
    (10 min)
  • Christopher A. Porter, Trinity College – Parkville
    Review of “John” – Warren Carter
    (10 min)
  • Break (5 min)
  • Panel Response
  • Matthew Marohl, Saint Olaf College, Panelist (5 min)
  • Rafael Rodriguez, Johnson University, Panelist (5 min)
  • J. Brian Tucker, Moody Theological Seminary–Michigan, Panelist (5 min)
  • Discussion (45 min)