Marianne Meye Thompson
Fuller School of Theology
George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament
Education: BA, Wheaton College; MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary; PhD, Duke University
[Biographical Information is from the Fuller School of Theology Web Site]
Marianne Meye Thompson, the George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament, joined the School of Theology faculty in 1985. Thompson has been instrumental in developing advanced level interdisciplinary courses that integrate biblical interpretation with other disciplines of the theological curriculum. She is author of A Commentary on Colossians and Philemon (The Two Horizons Commentary, 2005), The God of the Gospel of John (2001), and The Promise of the Father (2000), and co-author of Introducing the New Testament (2001). She has also published numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals.
A member of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Thompson has participated in various projects at the Center of Theological Inquiry (in Princeton, NJ), including “The Scripture Project” and “The Identity of Jesus,” as well as consultations on “Children in the Scriptures,” sponsored by the Valparaiso Project on Childhood Studies, Theology and Ethics, and “Teaching the Bible in the 21st Century,” at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning. Adept at communicating Christian biblical scholarship to a popular audience, she was featured in the PBS series Genesis. Thompson currently serves on various editorial boards, including Theology Today and New Testament Studies.
Thompson is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She teaches New Testament 1 & 2, Exegetical Method and Practice, Greek Exegesis courses, Life of Jesus, Contemporary Quests of the Historical Jesus, and Johannine Theology. Her areas of expertise, research, writing and teaching: The Gospel of John, the historical Jesus, the Gospels, issues in New Testament interpretation, God in New Testament Theology, and biblical theology.