James L. Resseguie is Distinguished Professor of New Testament Emeritus at Winebrenner Theological Seminary where he has taught since 1976. His areas of expertise are the Gospel of John, the Book of Revelation, literary approaches to the New Testament, and spirituality in the Gospel of Luke.
In 1990, he was a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Iceland where he taught New Testament and literary criticism. He has received five National Endowment for the Humanities grants to study literary theory, rhetorical theory, and literary criticism at Indiana University, Stanford University, the University of Florida, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Ohio State University. He received his A. B. from the University of California at Berkeley (1967), his M. Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary (1972), and his Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary (1978). In 1967-69, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Cameroon.
James Resseguie has written four books: Narrative Criticism of the New Testament: An Introduction (Baker Academic, 2005); Spiritual Landscape: Images of the Spiritual Life in the Gospel of Luke (Hendrickson, 2004); The Strange Gospel: Narrative Design and Point of View in John (Brill, 2001); and Revelation Unsealed: A Narrative Critical Approach to John’s Apocalypse (Brill, 1998). His book on narrative criticism is being translated into Italian and French. Resseguie also has published articles on the “New Testament as Literature” and “Formalist/New Critical Interpretation” in the Dictionary of Biblical Criticism and Interpretation (Routledge, 2007) and Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible (Eerdmans, 2000). His scholarly articles have appeared in Interpretation, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Literature and Theology, Mosaic, Biblical Theology Bulletin, and the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society.
He is an ordained minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and moderator of Enon Valley Presbyterian Church in Findlay, Ohio . He is married to Dianne L. Resseguie and has three grown children and two grandchildren. His hobbies include riding a racing bike, writing, and watching Agatha Christie Poirot.
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