Dr Logan Williams
Lecturer in New Testament Studies
My research explores on the intersections between selfhood, embodiment, and ethics in ancient Jewish and Christian texts. I completed my BA at Biola University (2014), my MLitt at St Andrews (2016), and my PhD at Durham (2020). My doctoral research elucidated the connections between Paul’s love-ethic and his incarnational Christology in Galatians, situating them within (not against!) Hellenistic and Roman philosophical ethics. The book arising from this research will be published with Cambridge University Press in 2023 as Christology and Ethics in Galatians: Love and the Shared Self.
My current research project brings Paul into the ongoing scholarly discussions concerning divine embodiment in Jewish and Christian texts. The book arising from this research is co-authored with Tyson Putthoff and is provisionally entitled Divine Embodiment in Paul’s Anthropology: The Mimetic Self and the Chronotopic Christ. We plan to complete the manuscript in May 2023.
Beyond Paul, my research extends into the gospels and other Jewish texts. I have two articles forthcoming on the gospel of Mark, the first on ‘son of man’, priesthood, and eschatological Jubilee in 11QMelchizedek and the gospel of Mark (forthcoming in Journal for the Study of the New Testament), and the second on the meaning of the phrase ‘cleansing all foods’ in Mark 7.19 in light of ancient Jewish notions of excrement and the stomach (forthcoming in New Testament Studies). For the latter, the Society of Biblical Literature awarded me the 2022 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship.
External impact and engagement
External Engagement and Impact
As a co-host and co-producer for The Two Cities podcast (www.anchor.fm/thetwocities), I facilitate accessible scholarly conversations that communicate cutting-edge research in theology and biblical studies to a broader non-academic audience.