Author: Michael J. Kok (contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
This information was last updated on June 21, 2014.
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Theology with a Specialization in Biblical Studies (Taylor University College), Master of Arts in Religious Studies (University of Alberta), PhD in Biblical Studies (University of Sheffield)
- The Gospel on the Margins: The Ideological Function of the Patristic Tradition on the Evangelist Mark. Fortress Press (under contract and forthcoming).
- “Christian Claims on the Inheritance of Israel: Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho the Jew as a Case Study” in The Bible, Zionism and Palestine. Edited by M. Sandford. Relegere Supplementary Monograph Series (forthcoming).
- “Does Mark Narrate the Pauline Kerygma of ‘Christ Crucified’? Challenging an Emerging Consensus on Mark as a Pauline Gospel.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament (under review).
- “The Flawed Evangelist (John) Mark: A Neglected Clue to the Reception of Mark’s Gospel in Luke-Acts?” Neotestamentica 46.2 (2012): 244-259.
- “The True Covenant People: Ethnic Reasoning in the Epistle of Barnabas.” Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 40 (2011): 81-97.
- “Did the Ways Part? New Models in Judaean/Christian Relations.” Axis Mundi (2008-9): 1-24. Electronic Student Journal.
- Review of C. Clifton Black, The Disciples According to Mark: Markan Redaction in Current Debate, Second Edition, Review of Biblical Literature.
- Review of J. Andrew Doole, What was Mark for Matthew? An Examination of Matthew’s Attitude and Relationship to his Primary Source, Marginalia Review of Books.
- Review of Thomas C. Oden, The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition, Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception 2.1 (2012): 218-222.
- “Does Mark Narrate the Pauline Kerygma of ‘Christ Crucified’? Challenging an Emerging Consensus on Mark as a Pauline Gospel” (SBL Regional, Calgary, May 2014).
- “Papias and Matthew’s Logia: A Reference to Canonical Matthew, Q or Another Lost Writing?” (SBL Annual, Baltimore, November 2013).
- “The Ambivalent Patristic Reception of Mark” (SBL International, St. Andrews, July 2013).
- “The Traditions on the Evangelist Mark in Clement of Alexandria” (EABS Graduate Symposium, Sheffield, March 2013).
- “The Reception of Mark in Irenaeus’s Adversus Haeresis” (Sheffield, Manchester, Durham Student Conference, March 2013).
- “Who is the True Israel? Christian Ethnocentrism in Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho the Jew” (The Bible, Zionism and Palestine Conference, Sheffield, May 2012).
- “Papias and the Four Canonical Gospels” (Sheffield, Manchester, Durham Student Conference, April 2012).
- “A Contested Covenant: Constructing a Christian Ethnic Identity in the Epistle of Barnabas” (SBL Annual, San Francisco, Nov 2011).
- “The Flawed Evangelist (John) Mark: Reading Luke-Acts in Light of Papias” (SBL Annual, San Francisco, Nov 2011).
- “From Paul’s Fellow Worker to Peter’s Son: the Function of ‘Mark’ in the Pseudonymous Framework of 1 Peter” (SBL International, London, July 2011).
- “The True Covenant People: Ethnic Reasoning in the Epistle of Barnabas” (Religious Studies Conference, University of Lethbridge, May 2010).
- “Ethnic Reasoning and Anti-Judaean Rhetoric in Early Christianity” (Graduate Seminar, University of Alberta, January 2010).
- Faculty of Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Scholarship (University of Sheffield)
- ORSAS award (University of Sheffield)
- Alberta Advanced Education Scholarship (Gov’t of Alberta)
- Walter H. Johns Graduate Fellowship (Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Alberta)
- CGS – Masters Scholarship (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, Gov’t of Canada)
- The Award in Sr. New Testament (Taylor University College)
- Jason Lang Scholarship (Taylor University College, renewable 2003-2007)
- President’s Entrance Scholarship (Taylor University College, renewable 2003-2007)
- Alexander Rutherford Scholarship (2001-2003)