Faculty members of Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies have had several books published in 2016. The professors with published books are Dr. J. Scott Duvall, Dr. Danny Hays and Dr. C. Marvin Pate.

Dr. J. Scott Duvall

Dr. J. Scott Duvall

Dr. Duvall is the J.C. and Mae Fuller Professor of Biblical Studies. He is the author of The Heart of Revelation: Understanding the 10 Essential Themes of the Bible’s Final Book, published by Baker Books. Focusing on these 10 major themes allows readers to see the hope that the book of Revelation provides. Among the themes addressed are the people of God, worship, perseverance and the mission of believers.

Dr. Hays is dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and professor of Biblical studies. He is the author of Jeremiah and Lamentations, part of the Teach the Text Commentary Series published by Baker Books. Other Pruet School professors writing for the Teach the Text series include Duvall, Pate and Dr. Doug Nykolaishen, associate professor of Biblical studies.

Dr. Danny Hays

Dr. Danny Hays

Dr. Hays also has written The Temple and the Tabernacle, which examines God’s dwelling places throughout history. Hays writes about the historical and theological context of the buildings to show how the structures relates to Christian believers today.

Hays and Duvall also co-authored a resource book titled The Baker Illustrated Guide to the Bible. The guide highlights the central teaching, setting and message for each book of the Bible and places each book in the context of Scripture as a whole.

Dr. C. Marvin Pate

Dr. C. Marvin Pate

Dr. Pate, the Elma Cobb Professor of Christian Theology, has written Interpreting Revelation and Other Apocalyptic Literature: An Exegetical Handbook, published by Kregel. It focuses on the apocalyptic literature in the Old Testament, Second Temple Judaism and Revelation to show how the material intersects with the story of Israel’s sin, exile and restoration.

“As dean of the Pruet School, I am extremely proud to be associated with a faculty that embodies the very best of Christian scholarship,” Dr. Hays noted. “Not only are they outstanding classroom teachers, but they continue to produce a large number of cutting-edge publications that serve the church, the classroom and the academy in ways that expand their ministry well beyond the walls of Ouachita’s classrooms.”

Several Pruet School professors also had articles or book chapters published in 2016. Dr. Terry Carter, associate dean of the Pruet School of Christian Studies and W.O. Vaught Professor of Christian Ministries, wrote the “William Carey, Missionary Hero” chapter in Witnesses to the Baptist Heritage: Thirty Baptists Every Christian Should Know.

Hays wrote “The Persecuted Prophet and Judgment on Jerusalem: The Use of LXX Jeremiah in the Gospel of Luke,” published in the Bulletin for Biblical Research. He also wrote “What Does the Bible Say about Race?” for The Gospel and Racial Reconciliation.

Joey Dodson, associate professor of Biblical studies, wrote “Death and Idols in the Wisdom of Solomon” for the Journal of Jewish Studies. He also wrote “The Transcendence of Death and Heavenly Ascent in the Apocalyptic Paul and the Stoics” in Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination.

For more information about Ouachita’s Pruet School of Christian Studies, contact Dr. Danny Hays at haysd@obu.edu or 870-245-5526.

 

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December 7, 2016