Two African Americans Appointed to the Faculty at the Princeton Theological Seminary

PTS-Logo-17Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey has announced the appointment of two African American scholars to its faculty. The seminary was founded in 1812 by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It currently enrolls about 500 students in six degree programs.

Here are brief biographies of the new African American faculty at the seminary:

BowenLisa Bowens was named an instructor in New Testament studies. She is expected to earn a Ph.D. at the seminary this fall. Her dissertation is entitled “Engaging in Battle: Examining Paul’s Cosmology, Epistemology, and Anthropology in the Context of Spiritual Warfare in Corinthians 12: 1-10.”

Bowens holds a master of theology degree and a master’s degree in theological studies from Duke Divinity School.

RaineyBrian Rainey was appointed assistant professor of Old Testament studies. He recently completed his Ph.D. in religious studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. His research focused on the study of the Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamian languages and literatures.

Dr. Rainey holds a master of divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School.

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