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Donald Denton, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
    • Dissertation: Historiography and Hermeneutics in Jesus Studies; awarded 'With Distinction'
  • M.Div. in Theology and Biblical Languages, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Music, Southeastern Louisiana University

Selected Publications

  • Historiography and Hermeneutics in Jesus Studies. New York: T&T Clark, 2004
  • 'Being Interpreted by the Parables: Critical Realism as Hermeneutical Epistemology.' Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 13 (2015): 232-254.

Selected Presentations

  • “The Historian, the Past, and Narrative Intelligibility.” SBL Pacific Coast Regional Meeting, March 2002.
  • “The Problematic Nature of Evangelical Boundaries: The Significance of Narrative Identity.”  AAR Annual Meeting, November 2003.
  • “Hermeneutical Theology and Theological Interpretation of the Bible.” Greater Springfield Professors of Bible, Springfield, MO. September 2014.

Related Experience

  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, 2002-2003 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Religious Studies
  • Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 1999 Lecturer
  • New Covenant Fellowship, Slidell, LA Interim Pastor/Teacher, 1993-94
  • Hebron Baptist Church, Bush, LA  Minister of Youth and Music, 1989-90
  • First Baptist Church, Independence, LA  Minister of Youth and Music, 1986-89

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Biblical Literature

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who among American Teachers and Educators, 2007.
  • Parkway Distinguished Professor, Southwest Baptist University, 2012.

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar