Dennis C. Duling, Ph.D.

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Canisius College, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14208


135 Main Street, Youngstown, NY 14174

Home Phone: 716-745-1160



·       Full Chronological List of Publications, Scholarly Papers, and Lectures

·        Duling Résumé



· B.A., The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio, 1960

· B.D. [=M.Div.], McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago, Il, 1963

· M.A., The University of Chicago, Chicago, Il, 1967

· Ph.D., The University of Chicago, Chicago, Il, 1970


Post-Graduate Advanced Study:

· Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, Summer 1979

· Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, 1963-1964; 1985

· Yeshiva University, New York, NY, Summer 1983



· T.B. Blackstone Fellow, New Testament Greek (McCormick Theological Seminary, 1962-1963)

· University of Chicago Fellow (University of Chicago, 1969-1970)

· National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow (Washington, DC, 1984-1985)


Canisius College Distinguished Faculty Award:

· Kenneth L. Koessler Distinguished Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, concern for students, service to the college, and scholarship, Canisius College


Other Honors:

· Graduation with Honors, The College of Wooster

· Eta Sigma Phi (the National Classics Honorary), The College of Wooster

· Graduation with Honors, McCormick Theological Seminary

· Alpha Sigma Nu (the National Jesuit Honor Society)


National and International Society Memberships:

· Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Co-chair, Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation Section (2001-2006)

· Catholic Biblical Association (CBA), past consultant for the Executive Board

· Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS)

· Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (EGLBS). Past President, Vice President, and Executive Secretary

· Social Context Group, a Project on the Bible in its Socio-historical Context (1976-present)

· Jesus Seminar, Charter Member (active 1986-1989).


Key Studies and Lectures

Dr. Duling has authored Jesus Christ Through History; The New Testament. History, Literature, and Social Context; introduced and translated a magical document, “The Testament of Solomon,” for The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (ed. J. Charlesworth); and annotated the “Gospel of Matthew” in The Harper Collins Study Bible. His most recent book, A Marginal Scribe, was published in 2012. Dr. Duling has also written dozens of articles and reviews in scholarly journals and has delivered dozens of professional papers at society regional, national, and international professional meetings. He has lectured and discussed his research at Boston University, Emory University, Harvard University, the University of Heidelberg (Germany), Medina del Campo (Spain), Tutzing (Germany), Prague (the Czech Republic), University of St. Andrews (UK), University of Pretoria (S. Africa), Pontifical University of Salamanca, University of Montreal (Canada), and University of Bonn (Germany). [See “Full Chronological List of Publications, Scholarly Papers, and Lectures above”]

He is currently working on the social-scientific criticism of the Gospel of Matthew, ethnicity, social memory, and aromas in the ancient world and the Bible.



In his spare time Dr. Duling enjoys husbanding, grandfathering, golf, playing jazz (keyboards) in The Water Street Quartet, and playing cocktail music at a local restaurant. He also enjoys symphonic music, movies, and the Buffalo Bills.


Family and Local

Dennis is married to Dr. Gretchen (Smith) Duling, Ph.D. The couple has two adult children, Teddie Anne (Eric) Granville and Stephen Lester Ngo Duling, and two grandchildren, Flynn Duling Granville and Clio Alice Granville. Dr. Duling’s mother Alice resides in Florida. He and Gretchen have a home on the Niagara River in Youngstown, New York, where the couple is active in the Presbyterian Church, as well as local political, historical, and environmental organizations. Their canine companion is “Alex.”