John T. CarrollHarriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament
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Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., Ph.D.
Oxford University, Dipl. Theol.
University of Tulsa, B.A.
John T. Carroll is Harriet Robertson Fitts Memorial Professor of New Testament at Union Presbyterian Seminary. He was called to the seminary’s faculty in 1992.
An M.Div. graduate of Princeton Seminary in 1979, Carroll received a B.A. from the University of Tulsa and a Diploma in Theology from Oxford University. Upon graduation from Princeton Seminary, he served as associate pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Dearborn, Michigan (1979–1982). After completing the Ph.D. in New Testament at Princeton Seminary (1986), he taught religious studies at Louisiana State University. While at LSU, he served for two years as interim pastor of a small church in the Baton Rouge area. He has also taught as a visiting professor at Lutheran Seminary in Philadelphia, the College of William and Mary, and Randolph-Macon College.
Professor Carroll’s primary research and teaching interests include the Gospels, the parables of Jesus, and the intersections between the Bible and contemporary culture and between the Bible and contemporary ethical concerns. He has authored or co-authored eight books: Response to the End of History: Eschatology and Situation in Luke-Acts (1988); The Death of Jesus in Early Christianity (1995); Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus (1996); The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity (2000); Luke: A Commentary (New Testament Library, 2012); Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction (2016); The Holy Spirit in the New Testament (2018); and Six Themes in Luke that Everyone Should Know (2018). He also edited The Word in This World (2004) and co-edited Faith and History: Essays in Honor of Paul W. Meyer (1990). He was co-editor of the journal Interpretation from 1996 to 2003, and again from 2014 to 2017. Professor Carroll is a founding member of the New Testament Library Editorial Board. He served for five years as co-chair of the Gospel of Luke Section for the Society of Biblical Literature and continues as a member of its steering committee.
Professor Carroll is married to Dr. Maria Ramos, an English professor at Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia. Their son, Oscar James (twelve years of age), is an avid baseball player. He also has two adult children, Andrew and Anna. A semi-professional musician, he is principal trombonist and president of the Richmond Philharmonic Orchestra, and also principal trombonist of the Richmond Brass Consort.
John T. Carroll, Jesus and the Gospels (Westminster John Knox Press)
John T. Carroll, Luke (Westminster John Knox Press)
Edited by John T. Carroll, Faith and History (WIPF and Stock publisjers)
John T. Carroll, Preaching the Hard Sayings of Jesus (Hendrickson Publishers)
John T. Carroll, The Return of Jesus in Early Christianity (Hendrickson Publishers)
John T. Carroll, The Holy Spirit in the New Testament (Abingdon Press)