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Darrell L. Bock

Executive Director of Cultural Engagement and Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies

BA, University of Texas, 1975; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary, 1979; PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1983; postdoctoral study, Tübingen University.

Dr. Bock has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. He is a well-known author of over thirty books on biblical topics. Some of his articles have appeared in leading journals and periodicals, including many secular publications. He has done a variety of media shows, including work with ABC, CNN, Day of Discovery, and John Ankerberg shows. He has blogged on culture and Scripture for over seven years and has been a part of the weekly Texas Faith blog at the Dallas Morning News since its inception. He has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction, and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. He is married to Sally (for thirty-eight years) and is a father of two daughters and a son, and has three grandchildren.

Darrell L. Bock
office:
HCCL 204
phone:
214-887-5251
email:
website:
http://blogs.bible.org/bock/
social:
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  • NT305 - Exegesis of Gospel Narrative
  • NT320 - The Gospel of Luke
  • NT405 - New Testament Study and the Life of Christ
  • BS1002 - New Testament Backgrounds
  • BS1003 - Hermeneutics
  • NT1001 - History of New Testament
  • NT1002 - New Testament Theology
  • DM103 - The Applied Research Project
The Status of Evangelicalism 12/02/2014 Theology of Work 11/13/2014 Israel in Scripture and the Promises of God 10/28/2014 Emerging Adolescence and the Church 04/30/2014
Relating to Those in Need 02/26/2014 Cultural Engagement: Sexual Identity 01/31/2014 Genocide in the Old Testament 12/04/2013 Discrepancies in the Gospels 04/02/2013
Early Church: Christianity or Christianities? 02/28/2013 Cultural Shift of Hostility 02/01/2013 Why I Believe the Bible 03/28/2012 The Gospel of Good News 02/16/2010
Evangelicalism in a Non-Evangelical World 11/09/2009 Reviewing Bart Ehrman's Jesus Interupted 04/27/2009 Christian Cultural Engagement 04/20/2009 Faculty Forum: Representing Christ in a Pluralistic World 10/03/2008
Jewish Evangelism Today 05/01/2008 "So What?" Panel Discussion 01/24/2008 Jesus, Canon and Theology 01/23/2008 Media Panel 01/22/2008
What's "News" about Jesus? 01/21/2008 Contemporary Challenges to Jesus (3 of 3) 10/15/2007 Contemporary Challenges to Jesus (2 of 3) 10/08/2007 Contemporary Challenges to Jesus (1 of 3) 10/01/2007
Faculty Forum: What Are People Saying about Jesus? 09/21/2007 The Missing Gospels (3 of 3) 04/03/2007 The Missing Gospels (2 of 3) 03/27/2007 The Missing Gospels (1 of 3) 03/20/2007
Born to... 12/12/2006 The Implications of The Da Vinci Code (3 of 3) 05/01/2006 The Implications of The Da Vinci Code (2 of 3) 04/30/2006 The Implications of The Da Vinci Code (1 of 3) 04/29/2006
The Challenges of Bible Translation (2 of 2) 02/16/2006 The Challenges of Bible Translation (1 of 2) 02/15/2006 The Legacy of C.S. Lewis and Narnia (2 of 2) 01/02/2006 The Legacy of C.S. Lewis and Narnia (1 of 2) 12/30/2005
Christianity and Islam 11/08/2005 What Katrina Has Taught Us about the Church 11/01/2005 The Da Vinci Code (3 of 3) 06/17/2004 The Da Vinci Code (2 of 3) 06/16/2004
The Da Vinci Code (1 of 3) 06/15/2004
Books
Contributions
  1. Bock, Darrell L., "'Who Is This Son of Man?' The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus." Library of New Testament Studies (JSNTS) , no. 390 (2011). 78-100.
  2. Bock, Darrell L., "Is That All There Is? A Response To Lara Guglielmo's' 11Q13, Malchisedek, Coreference, and Restoration of 2 18." Enoch , no. 33 (2011). 73-76.
  3. Bock, Darrell L., "Faith and the Historical Jesus: Does a Confessional Position and Respect for the Jesus Tradition Preclude Serious Historical Engagement?." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus , no. 9 (2011). 3-25.
  4. Bock, Darrell L., "A Brief Reply to Robert Miller and Amy-Jill Levine." Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus , no. 9 (2011). 106-10.
  5. Bock, Darrell L., "Embracing Jesus in a First Century Context: What Can It Teach Us About Spiritual Commitment?." Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care , no. 3 (2010). 128-39.
  6. Bock, Darrell L., "Who Do My Opponents Say that I Am? An Investigation of the Accusations against the Historical Jesus." Library of New Testament Studies , no. 328 (2008). 76-94.
  7. Bock, Darrell L., "Blasphemy and the Jewish Examination of Jesus." Bulletin for Biblical Research 17, no. 1 (2007). 53-114.
  8. Bock, Darrell L., "Will the Real Judas Please Stand Up?." www.beliefnet.org (2006).
  9. Bock, Darrell L., "The Jesus and Judas Papers: A Look at Recent Claims about Jesus." www.christianitytoday.com (2006).
  10. Bock, Darrell L., "The Good News of Da Vinci: How a Ludicrous Book Can Become an Opportunity to Engage the Culture." Christianity Today 48, no. 1 (2004). 62-62.
  11. Bock, Darrell L., "The State of Missions: an Interview with Luis Bush." Christianity Today 47, no. 7 (2003). 26-26.
  12. Bock, Darrell L., "Darrell Bock: 'Public Square' Societies Keep Us Honest." Christianity Today 47, no. 2 (2003). 86-86.
  13. Bock, Darrell L., "Do Gender-sensitive Translations Distort Scripture? Not Necessarily." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45, no. 4 (2002). 651-669.
  14. Bock, Darrell L., "The Purpose Driven ETS: Where Should We Go? A Look at Jesus Studies and Other Example Cases." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 45, no. 1 (2002). 3-33.
  15. Bock, Darrell L., "No More Hollow Jesus : In Focusing so Intently on Jesus the Man, Peter Jennings' Report Missed the Big Picture." Christianity Today 44, no. 9 (2000). 73-73.
  16. Bock, Darrell L., "Why I Am a Dispensationalist with a Small "D"." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 41 (1998). 383-396.
  17. Bock, Darrell L., "Jesus V Sanhedrin : Why Jesus "Lost" His Trial." Christianity Today 42 (1998). 48-50.
  18. Bock, Darrell L., "Key Jewish Texts on Blasphemy and Exaltation and the Jewish Examination of Jesus." Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers , no. 36 (1997). 115-160.
  19. Bock, Darrell L., "The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus and the Ethics of Jesus." Southwestern Journal of Theology 40 (1997). 63-72.
  20. Bock, Darrell L., "My Un-American Faith : Why I Stopped "Doing" All I Could for God." Christianity Today 40 (1996). 21-23.
  21. Bock, Darrell L., "Scandal? A Forum On the Evangelical Mind." Christianity Today 39 (1995). 21-27.
  22. Bock, Darrell L., "Charting Dispensationalism : A Group of Progressive Scholars Is Mapping out a Dispensational Theology for a New Era." Christianity Today 38 (1994). 26-29.
  23. Bock, Darrell L., "Current Messianic Activity and OT Davidic Promise : Dispensationalism, Hermeneutics, and NT Fulfillment." Trinity Journal 15, no. 1 (1994). 55-87.
  24. Bock, Darrell L., "The Son of David and the Saints' Task : The Hermeneutics of Initial Fulfillment." Bibliotheca Sacra 150 (1993). 440-457.
  25. Bock, Darrell L., "Arrogance Is Not a Family Value." Christianity Today 36 (1992). 10-10.
  26. Bock, Darrell L., "Understanding Luke's Task : Carefully Building on Precedent (Luke 1:1-4)." Criswell Theological Review 5 (1991). 183-201.
  27. Bock, Darrell L., "The Use of the Old Testament in Luke-Acts : Christology and Mission." Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers , no. 29 (1990). 494-511.
  28. Bock, Darrell L., "A Review of The Gospel According to Jesus, by J F MacArthur, Jr, 1988." Bibliotheca Sacra 146 (1989). 21-40.
  29. Bock, Darrell L., "Is Matthew Midrash." Bibliotheca Sacra 144 (1987). 157-180.
  30. Bock, Darrell L., "Jesus As Lord in Acts and in the Gospel Message." Bibliotheca Sacra 143 (1986). 146-154.
  31. Bock, Darrell L., "Evangelicals and the Use of the Old Testament in the New." Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 306-319.
  32. Bock, Darrell L., "Evangelicals and the Use of the Old Testament in the New." Bibliotheca Sacra 142 (1985). 209-223.

Academic Interests

  • Historical Jesus
  • Gospels
  • Luke-Acts
  • Hermeneutics
  • Jewish backgrounds to New Testament
  • Dispensationalism
  • Evangelicalism
  • Culture and Christianity

Personal Interests

  • Photography

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