Visiting Assistant Professor of New Testament
Year Started in this Position at PTS: 2017

Contact Information

tferda@pts.edu
412-924-1391                                          

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
  • M.T.S., Duke University  
  • B.A. Bethel University, Biblical Studies and History

Recent Courses Taught

  • The Shape and Content of the Bible
  • The Old Testament in the New
  • The Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • Luke-Acts
  • The Gospel of Mark
  • The Gospels, Acts, and Johannine Epistles
  • New Testament Exegesis
  • Biblical Greek

 

Church Association

Current Church Membership: East Liberty Presbyterian Church

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • The Gospels, Acts, and the Life of Jesus
  • The Old Testament in the New
  • History of Biblical Interpretation
  • Hellenistic Jewish Literature
  • Dead Sea Scrolls
  • The Early Church/Church Fathers
  • Eschatology
  • Biblical Theology

Professional Service

  • Chair of New Testament Section, Eastern Great Lakes Bible Society
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature

Other Teaching

  • Adjunct Instructor, Bethel University
  • Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh
  • Adjunct Instructor, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Awards/Fellowships/Distinctions

  • Teaching Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh, 2010-2015
  • 2015 Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar (one of only three in the U.S. and Canada)
  • Award for Excellence in Bible, Duke Divinity School