Douglas Campbell

Douglas Campbell

Professor of New Testament

External address: 
03 New Divinity Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-3465


Professor Campbell's main research interests comprise the life and thought (i.e. theology and its development) of Paul with particular reference to soteriological models rooted in apocalyptic as against justification or salvation-history. However, he is interested in contributions to Pauline analysis from modern literary theory, from modern theology, from epistolary theory, ancient rhetoric, ancient comparative religion, modern linguistics and semantic theory, and from sociology. His book-length publications include The Rhetoric of Righteousness in Romans 3:21-26 (1992); The Quest for Paul's Gospel: A Suggested Strategy (2005); The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul (2009); and Framing Paul: An Epistolary Biography (2014). He also edited The Call to Serve: Biblical and Theological Perspectives on Ministry in Honour of Bishop Penny Jamieson (1996), and The Gospel and Gender: A Trinitarian Engagement with Being Male and Female in Christ (2003). 

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada) 1989
  • M.A., University of Toronto (Canada) 1986
  • B.A., University of Otago (New Zealand) 1984

Selected Grants

St. Andrews Research Collaboration Agreement awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020

Campbell, Douglas A. Paul An Apostle's Journey. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2018.

Campbell, D. A. The quest for Paul's Gospel: a suggested strategy. Vol. 274, Clark, 2005.

Campbell, D. A. The rhetoric of righteousness in Romans 3:21-26. Vol. 65, JSOT Pr, 1992.

Campbell, D. “Christ and the Church in Paul: A Post-New Perspective Account.Four Views on the Apostle Paul, edited by M. Bird, Zondervan, 2012, pp. 113–43.

Campbell, D. “Response to Luke Timothy Johnson.Four Views on the Apostle Paul, edited by M. Bird, Zondervan, 2012, pp. 103–07.

Campbell, D. “Response to Mark D. Nanos.Four Views on the Apostle Paul, edited by M. Bird, Zondervan, 2012, pp. 204–09.

Campbell, D. “Response to Thomas R. Schreiner.Four Views on the Apostle Paul, edited by M. Bird, Zondervan, 2012, pp. 53–58.

Campbell, D. “The Issue of Shame in Robert Jewett’s commentary on Romans.From Rome to Beijing: Symposia on Robert Jewett’s Commentary on Romans, edited by K. K. Yeo, Prairie Muse, 2012, pp. 255–66.

Campbell, D. “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Romans 3:22.” The Faith of Jesus Christ. Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies, edited by M. Bird and P. Sprinkle, Paternoster, 2009, pp. 57–71.

Campbell, D. A. “An echo of scripture in Paul, and its implications.” Word Leaps the Gap, William B Eerdmans, 2008, pp. 367–91.

Campbell, D. A. “"Quasi-Lutheran" considerations: a response to Arichea, "Reading Romans in Southeast Asia".” Navigating Romans through Cultures, T & T Clark, 2004, pp. 225–33.

Campbell, D. “The Gospel of Reconciliation, According to Gal 3.28.The Theology of Reconciliation, edited by C. G. Gunton, T&T Clark, 2003, pp. 39–65.


Campbell, D. “Paul’s Apocalyptic Politics.”.” Pro Ecclesia, vol. 22, no. 2, 2013, pp. 129–52.

Campbell, D. A. “Is Tom right?: An extended review of N. T. Wright's justification: God's plan and Paul's vision.” Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 65, no. 3, Aug. 2012, pp. 323–45. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0036930612000142. Full Text

Campbell, D. A. “An apocalyptic rereading of justification in Paul: Or, an overview of the argument of Douglas Campbell's the deliverance of god*-by Douglas Campbell.” Expository Times, vol. 123, no. 8, May 2012, pp. 382–93. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0014524612439970. Full Text

Campbell, D. A. “Beyond justification in Paul: The thesis of the deliverance of god.” Scottish Journal of Theology, vol. 65, no. 1, Jan. 2012, pp. 90–104. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S003693061100086X. Full Text

Campbell, D. “What is at stake in the Reading of Romans 1-3? An Elliptical Response to the Concerns of Gorman and Tilling.Journal for the Study of Paul and His Letters, vol. 1, no. 1, 2012.

Campbell, D. A. “An attempt to be understood: A response to the concerns of Matlock and Macaskill with the deliverance of god.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament, vol. 34, no. 2, Dec. 2011, pp. 162–208. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0142064X11424853. Full Text

Campbell, D. A. “Galatians 5.11: Evidence of an early law-observant mission by Paul?New Testament Studies, vol. 57, no. 3, July 2011, pp. 325–47. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S002868851100004X. Full Text

Campbell, D. A. “2 Corinthians 4:13: Evidence in Paul that Christ believes.” Journal of Biblical Literature, vol. 128, no. 2, Jan. 2009, pp. 337–56. Scopus, doi:10.2307/25610186. Full Text

Campbell, D. A. “Our Mother Saint Paul.” Theology Today, vol. 66, no. 1, Theology Today, 2009, pp. 118–20.

Campbell, D. A. “Navigating Paul: an introduction to key theological concepts.” Theology Today, vol. 65, no. 2, July 2008, pp. 251–251.