Colleen M. Conway, Ph.D.
Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Conway's research interests are focused on the construction of gender in New Testament texts.
Dr. Conway's research interests are focused on the construction of gender in the New Testament texts, both from a literary perspective and from socio-historical perspective. Her first book, Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and Johannine Characterization (Scholars Press, 1999) explored the role of the female characters in the narrative of the Gospel of John. Her recent book, Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity (Oxford Press, 2008), examines the way the New Testament authors responded to cultural ideals about manliness in their presentations of Jesus. Dr. Conway has also published several articles on the Gospel of John dealing with both literary and historical questions in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Biblical Interpretation, and other volumes. She is currently co-authoring a college textbook titled Introduction to the Bible: Sacred Texts and Imperial Contexts to be published with Wiley Blackwell Press.
- Ph.D., Emory University, 1997
- Recipient of $4,500 Faculty Innovation Grant from the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center, Seton Hall University. Project title: "Technology, the Bible, and Empire" (Summer 2004).
- Recipient of $7,000 Wabash Summer Research Grant (July-August 2000)
- Behold the Man: Jesus and Greco-Roman Masculinity
Oxford University Press,
- The New Historicism and the Historical Jesus in John: Friends or Foe? (Book Chapter)
In Felix Just and Tom Thatcher (Eds.), "John, Jesus and History Vol. 1 Critical Appraisals of Critical Views," Leiden/Boston: Brill,
- Philo of Alexandria and Divine Relativity
Journal for the Study of Judaism, 34(4), 471- 491,
- The Production of the Johannine Community: A New Historicist Approach
Journal of Biblical Literature 121(3), 479- 495,
- Speaking Through Ambiguity: Minor Characters in the Fourth Gospel
Biblical Interpretation, 10, 324- 341,
- Men and Women in the Fourth Gospel: Gender and Johannine Characterization
Society of Biblical Literature,