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Grimshaw, James P., PhD

Department of History, Politics, and Religious Studies
Religious Studies
Associate Professor
Office: Religious Studies and Philosophy House 102
Office Phone: 262-524-7293
B.S. – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

M.Div. – Christian Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – Vanderbilt University
Areas of Specialization:
New Testament, particularly the Gospels
 Literary and anthropological approaches to
 biblical study

The study of food and the Bible

Biblical Hermeneutics
Scholarly and Professional Achievements:
Invited Publications
New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible.  Abingdon Press. Entries: ‘Beans,’ ‘Breakfast,’ ‘Fruit (product),’ ‘Fruit (symbol),’ Upper Room,’ ‘Palace,’ ‘Meals.’ forthcoming.
Review of Bruce J. Malina and Jerome H. Neyrey, Portraits of Paul: An Archaeology of Ancient Personality. Encounter 58 (1997):  317-18.      

Review of Daniel C. Arichea and Howard A. Hatton, A Handbook on Paul’s Letters to Timothy and to Titus.  Encounter  58 (1997):  112-13.
Review of Ole Davidsen, The Narrative Jesus.  Religious Studies Review 22 (1996):  163.

Peer Reviewed Article
     “Luke’s Market Exchange District: Decentering Luke’s Rich Urban Center.” Semeia 86 (1999):  33-52.

Other Publications
Commentary, Service Resources, and Sermon for Pentecost 8, Word and Witness, Vol. 95, No 4 (Year C), July 30, 1995.

Co-authored Resources for the Young Adult Journey III, Homeland Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1995.
Co-authored Resources for the Young Adult Journey II, Homeland Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1994.
"Something New to Hear." Disciples Theological Digest 7 (1992):  51-55.

Service to Carroll University or the Profession:
Developed religious studies assessment plan, fall 2005

General Education Committee, fall 2005-present
Medical Humanities Task Force, Fall 2005-present
Coordinated visit of Fulbright Scholar, spring and fall 2005
Revision of religious studies curriculum, spring 2005
Honors and Awards:
Vanderbilt University: Tuition Scholarship (1994-96)

Christian Theological Seminary: Presidential Scholarship,

Best Church History Paper

Theta Phi

Brown-McAllister Memorial Scholarship

Trustee Award

Ministry Award

Preaching Award (1989-1993)

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