Sze-kar Wan

Professor of New Testament

Sze-kar Wan




Th.D., Harvard University Divinity School, 1992; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1982; A.B., Brandeis University, 1975

Teaching Specialties

Paul, Romans, Postcolonial studies, second Temple Judaism

Research Interests

Paul and empire, postcolonial studies of the New Testament, Philo and Hellenistic Judaism, Neo-Confucianism

Selected Publications

:: Power in Weakness: Conflict and Rhetorics in Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians; The New Testament in Context. (Valley Forge: Trinity Press International, 2000).

:: Editor, The Bible in Modern China: The Literary and Intellectual Impact (Sankt Augustin: Monumenta Serica, 1999).

:: “Betwixt and Between: Towards a Hermeneutics of Hyphenation.” Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian-American Biblical Interpretation. Ed. M. Foskett and J.K-J. Juan (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2006).

:: “Jews and Gentiles in Origen’s Commentarii in Epistulam Pauli ad Romanos.” Early Patristic Readings of Romans. Ed. K.L. Gaca and L.L. Welborn. Romans Through History and Cultures Series (New York & London: T&T Clark, 2005), 184-94.

:: “Abraham and the Promise of Spirit: Points of Convergence between Philo and Paul.” Things Revealed: Studies in Early Jewish and Christian Literature in Honor of Michael E. Stone. Ed. E. G. Chazon, D. Satran, and R.A. Clements  (Leiden: Brill, 2004), 209-220.

Professional Distinctions

Ordained priest in the Episcopal Church; member of editorial board, Journal of Biblical Literature; contributor, New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible