Books, Translations, Articles Publications List

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Dennis C. Duling
Canisius College
Buffalo, NY 14208

September, 2012

Books, Annotations

1979 Jesus Christ Through History. New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.


1982 The New Testament: An Introduction (with N. Perrin, deceased 1976). New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.


1983 Testament of Solomon. A New Translation and Introduction in J.H. Charlesworth, ed., The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Vol. 1 (Garden City, NY.: Doubleday and Co.) 935-87.


1993 Annotations of and Introduction to "The Gospel According to Matthew." HarperCollins Study Bible, NRSV. San Francisco: HarperCollins.


1994 The New Testament. 3rd ed. Harcourt Brace College Publishers (with N. Perrin, deceased 1976).


2003 The New Testament: History, Literature, and Social Context. 4th ed. Belmont: Thomson/Wadsworth.


2012  A Marginal Scribe. Studies in Matthew in Social-Scientific Perspective. Matrix 7. Cascade Books. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers. 




1973 "The Promises to David and Their Entrance into Early Christianity -- Nailing Down a Likely Hypothesis." New Testament Studies 20:55-57.


1974 "Interpreting the Markan ‘Hodology’: Biblical Criticism in Preaching and Teaching." Nexus 17:2-11.


1975 "Solomon, Exorcism and the Son of David." Harvard Theological Review 68:235-52.


1978 "The Therapeutic Son of David in Matthew’s Gospel." New Testament Studies 24:392-410.


1982 "The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus." Word and World 2:117-26.


1983 "Matthew and the Problem of Authority: Some Preliminary Observations." Proceedings, Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society, Vol. III, 59-68; reprinted in Explorations: Journal for Adventurous Thought 3 (1984) 15-24 and in Willia m P. Frost, ed., New Testament Perspectives. (Dayton, Ohio: College Press, 1984) 33-42.


1984 "Norman Perrin and the Kingdom of God: Review and Response." The Journal of Religion 64: 468-83.


1984 "The Legend of Solomon the Magician in Antiquity. Problems and Perspectives." Proceedings, Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society, Vol. IV, 1-22 (Presidential Address).


1985 "Insights from Sociology for New Testament Christology: A Test Case [Matthew]." Pp. 351-68 in Kent H. Richards, SBL 1985 Seminar Papers. Atlanta, Ga.: Scholars Press.


1985 "A Response to Kee’s Christology and Ecclesiology." Pp. 351-68 in Robert Jewett, ed., Christology and Exegesis: New Approaches. Semeia 30. Decatur, Ga.: Scholars Press.


1985 "The Eleazar Miracle and Solomon’s Magical Wisdom in Flavius Josephus’ Antiquitates Judaicae 8.42-49." Harvard Theological Review 78:1-25.


1987 "Binding and Loosing (Matt 16-19; 18:18; John 20:23)." Forum 3/4:3-31.


1988 "The Testament of Solomon: Retrospect and Prospect." Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 2:87-112.


1990 "Against Oaths [Matt 5:33-37]." Forum 6/2:1-45.


1991 "[Do not Swear] . . . by the City of the Great King (Matthew 5:35." Journal of Biblical Literature 110/2:271-89.


1992 "Kingdom of God/Heaven (OT, Early Judaism, and Hellenistic Usage)." The Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday. Vol. 4:49-56.


1992 "Kingdom of God/Heaven (New Testament and Early Christian Literature)." Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday. Vol. 4:56-69.


1992 "Matthew (Disciple)." Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday. Vol. 4: 618-22.


1992 "Solomon, Testament of." Anchor Bible Dictionary. New York: Doubleday. Vol. 6: 117-19.


1992 "Matthew’s Son of David in Social Scientific Perspective: Kinship, Kingship, Magic, and Miracle." Biblical Theology Bulletin 22/3:99-116.


1993 "Torah Orientation (Law-Mindedness)." Pp. 171-78 in John J. Pilch and Bruce Malina, eds., Biblical Social Values and Their Meaning. A Handbook. Peabody, Mass: Hendrickson.


1993 "Matthew and Marginality." Pp. 642-71 in Eugene H. Lovering, Jr., ed., Society of Biblical Literature 1993 Seminar Papers. Atlanta: Ga: Scholars Press.


1994 "BTB Readers Guide: Millennialism." Biblical Theology Bulletin 24:132-42.


1995 "Millennialism." Rev. of 1994 "BTB Readers Guide: Millennialism." Pp. 159-205 in R. Rohrbaugh, ed., The Social Sciences and New Testament Interpretation. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.


1995 "The Matthean Brotherhood and Marginal Scribal Leadership." Pp. 159-82 in Philip Esler, ed., Modelling Early Christianity: Social-scientific Studies of the New Testament in its Context. London: Routledge.


1995 "Matthew and Marginality." Rev. reprint of 1993 in Hervormde Teologiese Studies 51/1: 1-30.


1997 "Egalitarian Ideology, Leadership, and Factional Conflict in the Gospel of Matthew." Biblical Theology Bulletin 27:124-37.


1998 "Matthew 18:15-17: Conflict, Confrontation, and Conflict Resolution in a 'Fictive' Kin Association."  Pp. 253-95 in SBL 1998 Seminar Papers, Part One. Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press.


1998 "Matthew 18:15-17: Conflict, Confrontation, and Conflict Resolution in a 'Fictive' Kin Association."  Biblical Theology Bulletin 29/1: 4-22.

1999 "Network Analysis and the Jesus Movement: Part I." Biblical Theology Bulletin 29/4: 156-75.

2000 "The Jesus Movement and Social Network Analysis: Part II." Biblical Theology Bulletin 30/: 3-14.

2001 “Recruitment to the Jesus Movement in Social-Scientific Perspective.”  Pp. 132-75 in John J. Pilch, ed., Social Scientific Models for Interpreting the Bible. Essays by the Context Group in Honor of Bruce J. Malina. Leiden: Brill.


2002  “Matthew as a Marginal Scribe in an Advanced Agrarian Society.” Hervormde Teologiese Studies 58/2: 520-75.


2002 “The Jesus Movement and Network Analysis.”  Pp. 301-32 in Bruce J. Malina, Wolfgang Stegemann, and Gerd Theissen eds., The Social Setting of Jesus and the Gospels. Minneapolis: Fortress Press.


2003 “Die Jesusbewegung und die Networkanalyse.” Pp. 134-57 in Bruce J. Malina, Wolfgang Stegemann, and Gerd Theissen  eds., Jesus in neuen Konteksten. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2002.


2003 “Whatever Gain I Had. . .”:  Ethnicity and Paul’s Self -Identification in Philippians 3:3-5.”  Pp. 222-241 in David B. Gowler, L. Gregory Bloomquist, and Duane F. Watson, eds., Fabrics of Discourse. Essays in Honor of Vernon K. Robbins.  Harrisburg, PA: Trinity Press International.


2004 “Paul’s Letters; A Mediterranean Traveler on the Road and at Sea.” Catechist (February) 44-49.


2005 “Empire: Theories, Methods, Models.” Pp. 49-74 in John Riches and David C. Sim, eds. The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context. London: T. & T. Clark International.


2005 “Ethnicity, Ethnocentrism, and the Matthean Ethnos.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 35/4: 125-43.


2006 Introduction and Annotations: “The Gospel According to Matthew,” HarperCollins Study Bible, NRSV. 2nd ed. San Francisco: HarperCollins..


2006 “Henotheism (Kathenotheism).” In H. James Birx, ed., Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Thousand Oaks, CA.


2006 “2 Corinthians 11:22: Historical Context, Rhetoric, and Ethnic Identity.” Pp. 65–91 in John Fotopoulos, ed., The New Testament and Early Christian Literature in Greco-Roman Context.  Studies in Honor of David E. Aune. Supplements to Novum Testamentum. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill.


2006 “Movimento di Gesù e Analisi delle reti sociali.” Pp. 180-202 in Nuovo Gesù Storico. Paideia. A cura di Wolfgang Stegemann, Bruce J. Malina, and Gerd Theissen. Introduzione allo Studio della Bibbia Supplementi 28, Religione e teologia.


2006 “Introduction: Presenting the Issue.” Biblical Theology Bulletin 36/1: 2-3.


2007 “Norman Perrin.” Pp. 272-73 in Stanley E. Porter, ed., Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation. London and New York: Routledge.


2008 “Whatever Gain I Had. . .”:  Ethnicity and Paul’s Self -Identification in Philippians 3:3-5.” Reprint of 2003 in Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64/2: 799-818.


2008 2 Corinthians 11:22: Historical Context, Rhetoric, and Ethnic Identity.” Reprint of 2006 in Hervormde Teologiese Studies 64/2: 819-843.


2010 “The Gospel of Matthew.” Pp. 296-318 in D. E. Aune, ed., The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.


2010 “Ethnicity and Paul’s Letter to the Romans.” Pp. 68-89 in Dietmar Neufeld and Richard E. DeMaris, eds., The Social World of the New Testament. London and New York: Routledge.


2011 “Memory, Collective Memory, Orality, and the Gospels.” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67(1) 103-113. (The A.G. van Aarde Festschrift). Art. #915, 11 pages. DOI: 10.4102/hts.v67i1.915. On line:






1968 Siegbert Hummel, "The Tibetan Ceremony of Breaking the Stone." History of Religions 8:139-43 (from German).


1968 Kurt Rudolph, "Problems of a History of the Development of the Mandaean Religion." History of Religions 8 (1968) 210-35 (German; with J. Modschiedler).


1983 “Testament of Solomon. A New Translation and Introduction” in J.H. Charlesworth, ed., OTP 1 (Garden City, NY.: Doubleday and Co.) 935-87.


Book Reviews

Commonweal (August 11, 1989) 445-46; Interpretation 37 (1981) 314-16; 38 (1984) 70-73; 40 (1986) 313-15; 41 (1987) 187-90; Journal of the American Academy of Religion 52 (1985) 3 15; 55 (1987) 142-44; Journal of Biblical Literature 100 (1981) 293-96; Review of Biblical Literature (1997; April 2000,; 2000). Journal of Ecumenical Studies 10 (1973) 600-602; Journal of Religion 50 (1970) 209-10; Nexus 16 (1972) 34-42; Union Seminary Quarterly Review 39 (1984) 243-50; The Second Century (September, 1990); Biblical Interpretation 4 (1996): 14-32; Bible Review 14/3 (1998) 12-15; 15/4 (1999) 44-45; Hervormde Teologiese Studies 58/2 (1995); (2002) ; Biblical Theology Bulletin 37:4 (2007): 185-86.

Scholarly Papers

National Society of Biblical Literature (1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1993; 1998; 2000; 2003; 2006; 2007); Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (1972; 2001; 2003); Boston Theological Institute (Harvard University, 1973); Catholic Biblical Association (2000; 2004); Buffalo Biblical Scholars Symposium (1978, 1987, 1988); NEH Summer Seminars (1979, Yale U.; 1983, Yeshiva U.); Regional SBL/AAR/ASOR [EGLBS] (1979, 1981, 1983, 1984 [Presidential Address] 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997; 2000; 2001); Jesus Seminar (1987, 1988 [Spring], 1988 [Fall]; Canisius College (1987, 1988); Social Facets (1989, 1990); Social Context Group (1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2006, 2007); International Meetings on Social Sciences and the New Testament (1991, 1994, 1997; 1999, 2001; 2012 [with NordForsk-Network]); Theologisches Seminar, Heidelberg (1985). Presentations at Heidelberg University; Emory University; St. Andrews University; University of Pretoria; University of Salamanca, University of Helsinki.

Work in Progress


“Problems and Possibilities for Doing Social Networking in New Testament Study: Pauline Recruitment/Support Network as a Test Case.” Forthcoming in BTB (two parts).


“Making Sense of Scents: Ancient Mediterranean and Biblical Osmologies From a Social-Scientific Perspective, with a Focus on the New Testament.”


“Memory and Commemoration, Morality and Community Solidarity: Paul’s Last Supper Tradition.” Forthcoming in Semeia.


“Memory, Performance, and Jazz.”


In the multi-authored, From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River: Stories of Four Historic Communities. Youngstown, NY Section: “Introduction”; “Peace, the 1837-1838 Rebellions, and the Civil War”; “Lewis and Elizabeth Leffman and Their Daughter Sarah”; “World War II: Another War”; “The Lake Ontario Ordnance Works and (Chemical) Waste Management”; “The Story of William Suitor, Youngstown’s Rocket Propelled James Bond”; “Youngstown’s NFL Connection: From Splash to Dash”; “Bibliography.”




Translation: “Dyadism, Collecitivism, Stereotyping.” Social Science Source Book.


Revision of D. Duling, Jesus Christ Through History.


Two Festschriften