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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

Education

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
Romans
Life of Jesus

Books

A Disabled Apostle: Impairment and Disability in the Letters of Paul (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Peer-reviewed journal articles

2022. “Satan and Circumcision: The Devil as the ἄγγελος πονηρός in Barn 9:4, Vigiliae Christianae 76: 60-72: https://doi.org/10.1163/15700720-bja10035

2021. “The Bestial Glans: Gentile Christ Followers and the Monstrous Nudity of Ancient Circumcision,” Journal for the Jesus Movement in its Jewish Setting 8: 90-104. http://www.jjmjs.org/uploads/1/1/9/0/11908749/soon_the_bestial_glans__2_.pdf

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: 159–178. 10.1628/ec-2021-0013

2021. “Her Body Healed: IATAI in Mark 5,29,” Novum Testamentum 63/3: 289-303, https://brill.com/view/journals/nt/63/3/article-p289_1.xml

2021. “Disability and New Testament Studies: Reflections, Trajectories, and Possibilities,” Journal of Disability and Religion 25/4: 374-387: https://doi.org/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

2015. “Paul the Necromancer: Luke’s Use of the Hapax ‘γνώστης’ in Acts 26:3.” Reformed Theological Review 74.2, 109-121.https://rtrjournal.org/index.php/RTR/article/view/94

Chapters and articles in edited volumes

2024. “Medicine, Health, and Disability in New Testament Households.” in The Oxford Handbook of Households in the Biblical World. Eds.  Carol Meyers, Eric Meyers, Chris de Wet, and John T. Fitzgerald (Oxford: Oxford University Press) – forthcoming

2024. “Uncut Gems: Preserving Non-Jewish Foreskin in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.” in The First Urban Churches. Volume 8: Galatia/Lycaonia (Writings from the Greco-Roman World Supplements, Atlanta, SBL Press) – forthcoming

2023. “Resurrection, Disability, and Ezekiel 37: Bodies and Body Parts on the Synagogue Walls of Dura-Europos” in Festschrift for X (Sydney: SCD Press) – forthcoming.

2022. “The Economic Conflagration of the Sacred Cult and Early Christian Preservation of Sacred Funds” in New Documents Illustrating the History of Early Christianity Volume 11. Eds. James Harrison and Brad Bitner. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. – forthcoming

2022. “They Love to Have the Place of Honour”: Ephesian Priority Seating and Early Christian Honorific Culture in New Documents Illustrating the History of Early Christianity Volume 11. Eds. James R. Harrison and Brad Bitner. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. – forthcoming

2022. “Resurrection, Disability, and Ezekiel 37: Bodies and Body Parts on the Synagogue Walls of Dura-Europos” in Festschrift for James R. Harrison (Sydney College of Divinity Press)

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

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)

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). A Pre-publication draft is available here: https://www.academia.edu/6364513/Video_Game_Design_and_the_Theological_Classroom_Gamification_as_a_Tool_for_Student_Centred_Learning

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