From the Back Cover
Matthew S. Rindge is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University. He is co-author of the forthcoming The History of Biblical Interpretation to 1835: A Reader
(Westminster John Knox) and the recipient of the 2011 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship.
About the Author
Matthew S. Rindge (Ph.D., Emory University) is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University (Spokane, WA). Rindge previously taught at Emory University, Columbia Theological Seminary, Azusa Pacific University, and in many Asian and Latin American countries. At Gonzaga he teaches "Life and Teachings of Jesus," "Bible and Film," and "Bible and Contemporary Ethics."
His research interests include Jesus' Parables, the Synoptic Gospels and Acts, Wisdom Literature, Intertextuality, and various intersections of Bible and Contemporary Culture. He speaks about these topics regularly at churches and universities.
Dr. Rindge is the author of Jesus' Parable of the Rich Fool: Luke 12:13-34 among Ancient Conversations on Death and Possessions (SBL's Early Christianity and Its Literature series, 2011). He has published articles on diverse topics (Qoheleth/Ecclesiastes, Jewish Identity, Mark's Gospel and Social Outcasts, Teaching the Bible and Film) in Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Teaching Theology and Religion, and Journal of Lutheran Ethics. He has also written for public outlets such as The Huffington Post and Sojourners. He is currently co-writing The History of Biblical Interpretation to 1835: A Reader (Westminster John Knox Press).
In the Society of Biblical Literature, he serves on the steering committees for the Bible and American Popular Culture section and the Bible and Film Consultation. In 2011, Dr. Rindge received the Paul J. Achtemeier Award in New Testament Scholarship for his paper "Reconfiguring the Akedah and Lamenting God: Mark's Theological Narrative of Divine Abandonment."