Professor of New Testament
B.A., Rhodes College, 1987
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1995
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1996
Greg Carey has taught at Lancaster Seminary since 1999, having previously taught at Rhodes College and Winthrop University. His publications include numerous studies on the book of Revelation and ancient apocalyptic literature, rhetorical analysis of the New Testament, and Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers.
Courses in New Testament aim to prepare students as public interpreters of Scripture. Students engage Scripture not only in its ancient Mediterranean contexts but also as living documents in global conversations.
Greg blogs regularly for the Huffington Post religion section. A contributing editor to the Odyssey Networks' new lectionary resource, ON Scripture, he also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Bible and Human Transformation and Out In Scripture, an LGBT-friendly lectionary resource. Greg serves as chair of the Rhetoric and the New Testament Section of the Society of Biblical Literature and as co-chair for the Apocalyptic Literature Section of the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting. He has appeared in documentaries on the BBC, Discovery Channel, and National Geographic Channel, and most recently the 2011 BBC One documentary, "The Story of Jesus."
An Alabama native, Greg is a graduate of Rhodes College and Vanderbilt University (PhD, 1996). Greg is an active layperson in the United Church of Christ, who serves as Scholar in Residence at Lancaster's Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity. He lives in Lancaster with his daughters Erin and Emily.
Jesus and the Gospels
Paul and the Early Church
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation
Parables of Jesus
Luke and Acts
The Book of Revelation and Apocalyptic Literature
The Art of Teaching
Early Christian Social Practices
Literary and Rhetorical Interpretations of
The Parables of Jesus
"Apocalyptic Literature," Oxford Bibliographies Online
(New York: Oxford University Press, 2011)
Sinners: Jesus and His Earliest Followers (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2009)
Ultimate Things: An Introduction to Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2005)
Vision and Persuasion: Rhetorical Dimensions of Apocalyptic Discourse
Co-editor with L. Gregory Bloomquist. (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999)
Elusive Apocalypse: Reading Authority in the Revelation to JohnStudies in American Biblical Hermeneutics 15. (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 1999)
Parables of Jesus
Early Christians among Their Neighbors
The Book of Revelation
The Bible and Sexuality