Kavin Rowe

Kavin Rowe

Professor of New Testament

External address: 
Divinity School, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967
(919) 660-3587


C. Kavin Rowe is Professor of New Testament at Duke University Divinity School. His most recent book is One True Life: the Stoics and Early Christians as Rival Traditions (Yale University Press, 2016). He is the author of two other books: World Upside Down: Reading Acts in the Graeco-Roman Age (Oxford University Press, 2009, paperback 2010), and Early Narrative Christology (de Gruyter, 2006, repr. Baker Academic, 2009). He has published multiple scholarly articles and co-edited The Word Leaps the Gap (Eerdmans, 2008) and Rethinking the Unity and Reception of Luke and Acts (University of South Carolina Press, 2010). He is on the editorial board of several international peer-review journals and has also frequently written articles for faithandleadership.com.

Rowe has been a Fulbright Scholar, Regional Scholar for the Society of Biblical Literature, chair of the Society’s Southeastern Region New Testament section, president of the Society's Southeastern Region, and was elected to the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. He was awarded a Lilly Faculty Fellowship, a Christian Faith and Life Grant from the Louisville Institute, the John Templeton Prize for Theological Promise, the Paul J. Achtemeier Award, and a Distinguished Scholars grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2005
  • M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 1999
  • B.A., Wake Forest University 1996

Rowe, CK. "History, hermeneutics and the unity of Luke-Acts." Journal for the Study of the New Testament 28.2 (December 1, 2005): 131-157.

Rowe, CK. "Luke and the trinity: An essay in ecclesial biblical theology." SCOTTISH JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY 56.1 (2003): 1-26.

Rowe, CK. "Biblical pressure and trinitarian hermeneutics." Pro Ecclesia 11.3 (June 1, 2002): 295-312.

Rowe, CK. "Romans 10:13: what is the name of the Lord?." Horizons in Biblical Theology 22.2 (December 1, 2000): 135-173.