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Professor Dr. Paul Trebilco-DIRI

DR PAUL TREBILCO

Professor of New Testament

Professor Dr Paul Trebilco
Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Otago, New Zealand.

Main Research Interests

  • The Early Christians in Ephesus
  • The Pastoral Epistles
  • The Johannine Literature
  • Diaspora Judaism

Current Research

  • The issue of self-designation in earliest Christianity. What terms would an early Christian use to address a gathering? We might think they would use the term “Christian”, but since this is found only three times in the New Testament, it is unlikely that this is the term they would have used
  • On-going work on the early Christians in Ephesus
  • The development of early Christian communities in Asia Minor into the second century
  • The Pastoral Epistles
  • The sense of the “local” and the “global”, as lens through which we can view the New Testament and earliest Christianity

Publications

  • Trebilco, P. R. (2017). Outsider designations and boundary construction in the New Testament: Early Christian communities and the formation of group identity. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 358p. doi: 10.1017/9781108291460
  • Walton, S., Trebilco, P. R., & Gill, D. W. (Eds.). (2017). The urban world and the first Christians. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 388p.
  • Trebilco, P. R. (2017). Engaging—or not engaging—the city: Reading 1 and 2 Timothy and the Johannine letters in the city of Ephesus. In S. Walton, P. R. Trebilco & D. W. Gill (Eds.), The urban world and the first Christians. (pp. 160-186). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  • Walton, S., Trebilco, P. R., & Gill, D. W. (2017). Cities as more than “scenery”. In S. Walton, P. R. Trebilco & D. W. Gill (Eds.), The urban world and the first Christians. (pp. xii-xv). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  • Walton, S., Trebilco, P. R., & Gill, D. W. (2017). Research on urban Christian communities: Looking ahead. In S. Walton, P. R. Trebilco & D. W. Gill (Eds.), The urban world and the first Christians. (pp. 320-324). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

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