New Testament scholar
Ben Witherington III is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
and a Ph.D. from the
University of Durham in England.^^ Witherington, a Methodist scholar, is generally Arminian in his theology, an egalitarian (if not
feminist), and an active proponent of the gender-neutral TNIV as an improvement over the
Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings in the United States and
Witherington has written over thirty books, including
The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by
Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Beliefnet website.^^
- Paul's Letter to the Romans: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary, Eerdmans Publishing Company (2004).
- The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci, InterVarsity Press (2004).
- The Problem With Evangelical Theology: Testing the Exegetical Foundations of Calvinism, Dispensationalism, And Wesleyanism, Baylor University Press (2005).
- Women and the Genesis of Christianity, Cambridge University Press (1990).
- Women in the Earliest Churches, Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (1991).
- Women in the Ministry of Jesus, Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition (1987)