Ryan Schellenberg

Assistant 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

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

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

“Did Paul Refuse an Offer of Support from the Corinthians?” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 40 (2018): 312–36. 

“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.