Ryan Schellenberg

Associate Professor of New Testament
Ryan Schellenberg
Gault Hall 231

Curriculum vitae


Ph.D., University of St. Michael’s College (University of Toronto), 2012
M.A., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 2005
B.A., Canadian Mennonite University, 2003

Areas of expertise

Paul; social history of early Christianity; Luke and Acts; parables of Jesus.

Selected published works

“οἱ πιστεύοντες: An Early Christ-Group Self-Designation and Paul's Rhetoric of Faith.” New Testament Studies 65 (2019): 33–42.

Rethinking Paul’s Rhetorical Education: Comparative Rhetoric and 2 Corinthians 10–13. Early Christianity and Its Literature 10. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

“The Rest of Paul’s Imprisonments.” Journal of Theological Studies 69 (2018).

“Subsistence, Swapping, and Paul’s Rhetoric of Generosity.” Journal of Biblical Literature 137 (2018): 215–34. 

“Paul, Samson Occom, and the Constraints of Boasting: A Comparative Rereading of 2 Corinthians 10–13.” Harvard Theological Review 109 (2016): 512–35.    


Dr. Schellenberg discusses his research on the ancient Christian tradition of caring for prisoners.