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Carter, Warren 1955-

CARTER, Warren 1955-


Born June 1, 1955, in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Education: Victoria University of Wellington, B.A. (with honors), 1976; Melbourne College of Divinity, B.D., 1985, Th.M. (with first class honors), 1986; Princeton Theological Seminary, Ph.D., 1991.


Office—Saint Paul School of Theology, 5123 Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO 64127; fax: 816-483-9605. E-mail—[email protected].


Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO, instructor, 1990-91, assistant professor, 1991-95, associate professor, 1995-2000, Lindsey P. Pherigo Professor of New Testament, 2000—.


Society of Biblical Literature (cochair of Matthew Section, 1999-2004).


National Regional Scholar Award, Society of Biblical Literature, 1995; Lilly faculty fellowship, Association of Theological Schools, 1998-99.


What Are They Saying about Matthew's Sermon on the Mount?, Paulist Press (Mahwah, NJ), 1994.

Discipleship and Households: A Study of Matthew 19-20, Sheffield Academic Press (Sheffield, England), 1994.

Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, Hendrickson (Peabody, MA), 1996.

(With J. P. Heil) Matthew's Parables: Audience-Oriented Perspectives, Catholic Biblical Association of America (Washington, DC), 1998.

Matthew and the Margins: A Religious and Socio-Political Reading, Orbis Books (Maryknoll, NY), 2000.

Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations, Trinity Press International (Harrisburg, PA), 2001.

(With D. Jacobson, C. J. Dempsey, and J. P. Heil) New Proclamation: Year A, 2001-2002, Fortress Press (Minneapolis, MN), 2002.

Pontius Pilate: Portraits of a Roman Governor, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 2003.

Got Life? John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, Hendrickson (Peabody, MA), in press.

Contributor to Westminster Discipleship Study Bible, Westminster John Knox (Louisville, KY), 2003; and New Interpreter's Study Bible, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 2003. Contributor to scholarly journals and religious magazines, including Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Associate editor, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 2003—; member of editorial board, Journal of Biblical Literature, 1998—.


Warren Carter told CA: "I write for various audiences. Some work is technical scholarly writing for other scholars working in the history and literature of the early Christian movement. Some writing is for clergy and for lay members of various Christian denominations. These pieces often translate more technical scholarship into more accessible formats for these audiences.

"I am especially interested in exploring the place of early Christian writings like the gospels of Matthew or John in relation to the Roman imperial world. While much scholarship has explored this literature in relation to other religious groups and traditions, not much work has investigated their place in relation to the societal structures, values, and commitments of the Roman imperial world. In this Roman context, the traditions about Jesus are often presented as contesting dominant cultural norms and injustices, while offering a counter-narrative that envisions very different societal relationships as expressions of God's just and merciful purposes."



Interpretation, October, 1997, Mark Allan Powell, review of Matthew: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist, p. 432; July, 2002, Earl S. Johnson, Jr., review of Matthew and Empire: Initial Explorations, p. 332.

National Catholic Reporter, October 28, 1994, William Graham, review of What Are They Saying about Matthew's Sermon on the Mount?, p. 20.

Other Side, July-August, 2002, review of Matthew and Empire, p. 29.

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