Amy L. Peeler, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of New Testament
On Faculty since 2012

Office: BGC 527
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Education

Ph. D., Biblical Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2011

M. Div., Princeton Theological Seminary 2005

B. A., Biblical Languages, Oklahoma Baptist University, 2002

About Amy L. Peeler

It only took a few days in my first Biblical Studies class in college to realize that this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I am incredibly thankful that I can now research and teach God’s Word daily as part of my vocation. My primary research centers in the Epistle to the Hebrews, which has prompted me to explore ancient rhetoric, the use of the Old Testament in the New, Israel's sacrificial system, atonement, family and inheritance in the Ancient World, and theological language. Presently, I want to bring Hebrews' emphasis on the Fatherhood of God to the conversation among feminist theologians about the complexities of addressing God as Father.

Hebrews articulates what I believe is true of all Scripture: it is living and active and sharp enough to penetrate our hearts, minds, and spirits. If we give it our attention and respect, God will reward that work. Consequently, I always discover new insights into the character of God and his ways with the world as I explore the entire Bible with my classes, colleagues, fellow church members, and family.

My husband Lance, a church organist, and our children, Kate, Maxson, and Kindred serve as my most dear companions on this race of faith (Heb 12:1-2), and I am thankful to count the Wheaton community as my fellow runners as well. 


Courses Taught

  • New Testament Literature and Interpretation
  • First Year Seminar: Enduring Questions (What is the Good Life and Who is the God Who Created It?)
  • Matthew
  • Mark
  • Galatians
  • James
  • Hebrews
  • Theological Integration: Marriage and Family Therapy

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Institute of Biblical Research
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Scholar-Priest Initiative
  • Center for Pastor Theologians
  • Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars

Areas of Research

  • The Epistle to the Hebrews
  • Mark
  • Exodus
  • The Fatherhood of God
  • Theological Language
  • Feminist Theology

Publications

“Desiring God: The Blood of the Covenant in Exodus 24.” Bulletin of Biblical Research, forthcoming.

“The Ethos of God in Hebrews.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 37.1 (2010): 37–51.

“With Tears and Joy: The Emotions of Christ in Hebrews.” Koinonia 20 (2008): 12–26.

“The Warning of Esau: A New Look at Hebrews 12:12-17.”Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa, Spring 2005.

Reviews

You Are My Son: The Family of God in the Epistle to the Hebrews. LNTS 486. London: T&T Clark, 2014.
Reviewed in JETS by Gareth Cockerill 58.2 (2015): 413–16.
Reviewed in RBL by Scott Mackie July 6, 2015.
Reviewed (check steve Walton link on facebook page

“Reading Biblically.” Pages 49–64 in Reading Theologically: Foundations for Learning. Edited by Eric D. Barreto. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014. 

“Peer Relations.” Pages 145–78 in Christianity and Developmental Psychopathology: Foundations and Approaches. Edited by Kelly S. Flanagan and Sarah E. Hall. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014. 

“Modern Day Miracles.” Wheaton (Autumn 2013): 31–32.

“The Exegesis of Freshman: Biblical Studies Research in Introduction to the New Testament.” Currents in Undergraduate Research Quarterly 33.4 (2013): 34. 

“Desiring God: The Blood of the Covenant in Exodus 24.” Bulletin for Biblical Research 23.2 (2013): 187–205.

“The Ethos of God in Hebrews.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 37.1 (2010): 37–51.

“The Warning of Esau: A New Look at Hebrews 12:12–17.” Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa 29, no. 1 (Spring 2005): 1–18.

“With Tears and Joy: The Emotions of Christ in Hebrews.” Koinonia 20 (2008): 12–26.


Presentations

“The Son and the Sons of God Distinguishing Jesus from the Angels In Hebrews 1,” paper presented at the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, July 22, 2012.    

“Perfecting as Paideia, Perfection as Inheritance,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, May 26, 2010.    

“With Tears and Joy: The Emotions of Christ in Hebrews,” paper presented at the Koinonia Annual Forum at Princeton Theological Seminary, March 2008.

“The Ethos of God in Hebrews,” paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, November 18, 2007.    

“The Inauguration of the First Covenant in the Epistle to the Hebrews,” paper presented at the Hebrews and Theology Conference, July 18–22, 2006.

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