David Stark

David Stark

Director and Assistant Professor, eCampus

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About Dr. Stark

Dr. David Stark is an alumnus of Faulkner University (Bachelors, 2005; Masters, 2007). He holds a PhD in Hermeneutics from Southeastern Seminary (2011) and has substantial experience with different institutions as an online faculty member. Stark has a monograph in Bloomsbury T&T Clark’s Jewish and Christian Text series, edited by James Charlesworth, under the title Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions: The Hermeneutical Worlds of the Qumran Sectarian Manuscripts and the Letter to the Romans (2013) and has contributed to several academic journals. Outside the academy, Stark enjoys playing chess, listening to classical music, and reading. Faulkner attracted Stark for its caring Christian environment and its Restoration heritage.

Publications and Presentation

Forthcoming

  • “Paul, Apostle of Torah Obedience: Retheologizing Torah Obedience in the Letter to the Romans,” in Explorations in Interdisciplinary Reading: Theological, Exegetical, and Reception-Historical Perspectives (ed. Darian Lockett, Stephen Presley, and Robbie Castleman; Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick).
  • “Abrahamic Land and Offspring Promises in Pauline Perspective.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. Atlanta, November 21, 2015.
  • “Paul, Apostle of Torah Obedience: Retheologizing Torah Obedience in the Letter to the Romans.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research. Atlanta, November 20, 2015.
  • “What Makes Jewish Scripture Christian?” Stone-Campbell Journal.
  • “Figuring Things Out: Lyric Ressourcement for Figural Readings of Biblical Literature in the Contemporary Academy.” Journal of Faith and the Academy.

Monographs

  • Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions: The Hermeneutical Worlds of the Qumran Sectarian Manuscripts and the Letter to the Romans. Jewish and Christian Texts in Contexts and Related Studies 16. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2013.

Journal Articles

  • “Deuteronomy as an Intra-canonical Lens for Appropriating Sinaitic Revelation as Christian Scripture.” ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΑ 2, no. 1 (2014): 61–82.
  • “Rewriting Prophets in the Corinthian Correspondence: A Window on Paul’s Hermeneutic.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 22, no. 2 (2012): 225–49.
  • “Reading in Biblical Studies: Thomas Kuhn’s Significance for Contextualizing the Discipline.” Journal of Faith and the Academy 5, no. 1 (2012): 40–54.
  • “What Happens to Israel?: The Question of Individual and Corporate Election and the Theodicy of Romans 9–11.” Testamentum Imperium 2 (2009): 1–25.

Dictionary Articles and Contributions to Edited Reference Resources

  • “Forgiveness.” In The Lexham Theological Wordbook. Edited by Lazarus Wentz. Bellingham, Wash.: Lexham, 2014.
  • “Aquila,” “Emesa,” “Haifa,” “Israel, Place,” “Jenin,” “Law in Second Temple Judaism,” “New Testament,” “Sedheq,” and “Semitisms in the New Testament.” In The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Edited by John D. Barry. Bellingham, Wash.: Lexham, 2012–2015.
  • Ed., “Psalms 82–91; 102–111” in Interlinears Module. Scripture Tools for Every Person. Edited by David Instone-Brewer. Cambridge: Tyndale House, 2011.
  • Rev. with Rachel Klippenstein, “New Testament.” In The Lexham Bible Dictionary. Edited by John D. Barry. Bellingham, Wash.: Lexham, 2015.

Book Reviews

  • R. T. France, The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary on the Greek Text. ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΑ 2, no. 1 (2014): 119–23.
  • Thomas R. Schreiner, The King in His Beauty: A Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments. Stone-Campbell Journal 17, no. 1 (2014): 100–1.
  • Gareth Lee Cockerill, The Epistle to the Hebrews. Stone-Campbell Journal 17, no. 1 (2014): 153–54.
  • Jared C. Wilson, The Story Telling God: Seeing the Glory of Jesus in His Parables. Stone-Campbell Journal 17, no. 2 (2014): 297–99.
  • Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture. Stone-Campbell Journal 15, no. 1 (2012): 120–21.
  • Richard Bauckham, Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology. Stone-Campbell Journal 16, no. 1 (2013): 110–12.
  • Daniel R. Driver, Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church’s One Bible. Stone-Campbell Journal 16, no. 2 (2013): 255–56.
  • Craig L. Blomberg and Jennifer Foutz Markley, A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. Stone-Campbell Journal 14, no. 2 (2011): 301–2.
  • Mark D. Given, ed., Paul Unbound: Other Perspectives on the Apostle. Biblical Theology Bulletin 41, no. 3 (2011): 166–67.
  • G. Walter Hansen, The Letter to the Philippians. Bulletin for Biblical Research 21, no. 1 (2011): 129–31.

Presentations

  • “Hermeneutics, Criticism, and Jewish Scripture’s Discrete Witness for the Church.” Paper presented at the annual F. Furman Kearley Conference for Biblical Scholarship, Montgomery, Ala., May 28, 2015.
  • “Effects of Resurrection in Pauline Theology.” Presentation delivered at the annual Advanced Studies in Biblical Theology Seminar at Faulkner University. May 22, 2015.
  • “Asking for Godot: The Social-Ideological Location of Paul’s Hypothetical Interlocutor in Romans 2:1–16 and This Location’s Significance for the Pericope.” Paper presented at the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. Indianapolis, April 11, 2015.
  • “Figuring Things Out: Lyric Ressourcement for Figural Readings of Biblical Literature in the Contemporary Academy.” Paper presented at the annual Faith and the Academy Conference. Montgomery, Ala., February 6, 2015.
  • “What Makes Jewish Scripture Christian?—Or, How Can the Church Be Edified through Obscure Cultic Practices, Vengeful Prayers, or Other Nettlesome Texts Any Good Marcionite Would Be Happy to Expunge?” Paper presented at the annual Faith and the Academy Conference. Montgomery, Ala., February 7, 2014.
  • “Assembling the Body.” Presentation delivered at the Sunday-morning meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ. Montgomery, Ala., March 2, 2014.
  • “Works and Work: 4QMMT and Romans 2:1–16.” Paper presented at the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference. Knoxville, Tenn., March 14–15, 2014.
  • “John 3:14–21.” Presentation delivered at the Wednesday-evening College Group meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ. Montgomery, Ala., May 14, 2014.
  • “Review of John H. Walton and D. Brent Sandy, The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority.” Paper presented at the annual F. Furman Kearley Conference for Biblical Scholarship, Montgomery, Ala., May 30.
  • “How to Read the Old Testament in the Church, Part 1: By the Rule of Love.” Paper presented at the Sunday-evening meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ, Montgomery, Ala., June 1, 2014.
  • “Moving in the Present Future.” Presentation delivered at the Sunday-morning meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ. Montgomery, Ala., July 6, 2014.
  • “How to Read the Old Testament in the Church, Part 2: By the Rule of Faith.” Paper presented at the Sunday-evening meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ, Montgomery, Ala., August 3, 2014.
  • “Reading Deuteronomy in the Church (1): Introduction and Prologue.” Paper presented at the Sunday-evening meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ, Montgomery, Ala., November 2, 2014.
  • “Reading Deuteronomy in the Church (2): Deuteronomy 1:6.” Paper presented at the Sunday-evening meeting at the Vaughn Park Church of Christ, Montgomery, Ala., December 28, 2014.
  • “Reading Deuteronomy as a Canonical-hermeneutical Lens for Appropriating Sinaitic Revelation as Christian Scripture.” Paper presented at the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Nashville, April 5, 2013.
  • “Deuteronomy as an Intra-canonical Lens for Appropriating Sinaitic Revelation as Christian Scripture.” Paper presented at the annual F. Furman Kearley Conference for Biblical Scholarship, Montgomery, Ala., May 30, 2013.
  • “Deuteronomy as an Intra-canonical Lens for Appropriating Sinaitic Revelation as Christian Scripture.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research, Baltimore, November 22–23, 2013.
  • “Physical Humanities and Lettered Sciences: Thomas Kuhn’s Significance for Contextualizing Biblical Studies.” Paper presented at the annual Faith and the Academy Conference. Montgomery, Ala., February 3, 2012.
  • “‘‘Til Death Did Us Part’: Romans 7:1–6 as a Recasting of Numbers 5:11–31.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Region of the ETS. Wake Forest, N.C., March 23, 2012.
  • “ΤΟ ΚΑΤΑ ΣΑΡΚΑ (Romans 9:5): Reconsidering a Difficult Pauline Phrase.” Paper presented at the annual Stone-Campbell Journal Conference, Lincoln, Ill., April 13, 2012.
  • “The History of the Restoration Movement: Antebellum Period to 1941.” Lecture delivered at the weekly Our Heritage of Faith Class at the Western Hills Church of Christ. Nashville, March 15, 2011.
  • “Galatians.” Lecture series delivered at the mid-week meetings at the Western Hills Church of Christ. Nashville, August 3–31, 2011.
  • “Considering Jesus as the Faithful Passover in Romans 3:21–31.” Presentation delivered at the Sunday-morning meeting at the Western Hills Church of Christ. Nashville, November 27, 2011.
  • “But What about Israel?: A Biblical-Theological Approach to the Question of Individual and Corporate Election in Romans 9–11.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Region of the ETS. Greer, S.C., March 20, 2010.
  • “מורה הצדק as a Hermeneutical Functionary in the Qumran Sectarian Manuscripts.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion. Atlanta, March 6, 2010.
  • “Rewriting Prophets in the Corinthian Correspondence: A Window on Paul’s Hermeneutic.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the ETS. New Orleans, November 19, 2009.
  • “Constraints of New Testament, Canonical Semantics.” Paper presented at the annual Integrative Seminar at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wake Forest, N.C., March 13, 2009.
  • “A Critical and Intertextual Study of Psalm 32 with Implications for an Evangelical View of the Canon.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Region of the ETS. Glenside, Pa., March 14, 2008.
  • “Using the Zotero Bibliographic Management System in Student Research.” Presentation delivered for the weekly Writers Circle, hosted by the Center for Theological Writing at Westminster Theological Seminary. Glenside, Pa., April 11, 2008.
  • “The Canonical Approach and Its Application to Deuteronomy 30.” Paper presented at the semiannual Critical Methodologies Seminar at Westminster Theological Seminary. Glenside, Pa., April 22.
  • “Ernst Käsemann’s Hermeneutical Program.” Paper presented at the semiannual History of Interpretation Seminar at Westminster Theological Seminary. Glenside, Pa., October 26, 2007.
  • “An Analysis of Romans 2:1–16 and Its Implications for Paul’s Doctrine of Justification.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Region of the ETS. Marianna, Fla., March 9, 2007.
  • “An Analysis of Romans 6:7.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Alpha Chi National Honors Society. Saint Louis, April 9, 2005.
  • “A Critical Introduction to Saint Paul’s Epistle to the Romans.” Paper presented at the regional convention of the Alpha Chi National Honors Society. Nashville, April 2, 2004.