Isaac Soon, PhD

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Isaac Soon, PhD Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Ph: 506-858-8970 Ext. 380
Email: Isaac.Soon@crandallu.ca


Dip.Min., Hillsong International Leadership College
BCM, Alphacrucis College
MTh, Excelsia College
MPhil, University of Oxford
PhD, Durham University

Honours & Scholarships

Durham Doctoral Studentship, 2017-2020
Norman Richardson Postgraduate Research Grant, 2019

Courses Taught

The New Testament and its Context(s)
The Gospel of Mark
Life of Jesus

Select Publications & Presentations

2022     “Sounding Forth”: Reading the Thessalonians as God’s Musical Instrument” in The First Urban Churches. Volume 7: Thessalonica (Thessalonike) (Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplements, Atlanta, SBL Press) – forthcoming

2021     “Satan and Circumcision: The Devil as the ἄγγελος πονηρός in Barn 9:4, Vigiliae Christianaeforthcoming

2021     “The Bestial Glans: Gentile Christ Followers and the Monstrous Nudity of Ancient Circumcision,” Special Issue on Circumcision, Journal for the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting, forthcoming

2021     “Her Body Healed: IATAI in Mark 5,29,” Novum Testamentum 63/3: forthcoming

2021     “The Short Apostle: The Stature of Paul in Light of 2 Cor 11:33 and the Acts of Paul and Thecla,” Early Christianity 12.2, forthcoming

2021     “Disability and New Testament Studies: Reflections, Trajectories, and Possibilities,” special edition of the Journal of Disability and Religion, (https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23312521.2021.1911737)

2020     “‘In Strength’ not ‘by Force’: Re-reading the Circumcision of the Uncircumcised ἐν ἰσχύι in 1 Macc. 2.46,” Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 29.3, 149-167. (https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0951820720902086)

2017     “A Comparison of the Religious and Ethnic Ethos of Hillsong College and Paul the Apostle” in The Hillsong Movement Examined: You Call Me Out Upon the Waters, eds. Tom Wagner and Tanya Riches. Christianity and Renewal –Interdisciplinary Studies Series. Palgrave Macmillan: London. (https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-59656-3_6)

2015     “Paul the Necromancer: Luke’s Use of the Hapax ‘γνώστης’ in Acts 26:3.” Reformed Theological Review 74.2, 109-121.

2014     “Video Game Design and the Theological Classroom: Gamification as a Tool for Student-Centred Learning,” in Learning & Teaching Theology: Some Ways Ahead. Morning Star Press: Sydney, Australia. (Republished through Wipf and Stock, 2015).

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