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InHee C. Berg

InHee C. Berg
Chair, Philosophy and Religious Studies
Phone: 780.479.9370
Office: L286

Education
Ph.D, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
MA (in Classics), Washington University, St. Louis
MA, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
M. Div, Luther Seminary, Seoul
BA, Luther University, Seoul
BA (in Japanese Lit.), Kyung-Hee University, Seoul

Administrative Appointments
The Society Biblical Literature (SBL) Matthean Section Steering Committee, 2009–2011
Faculty Retreat Committee, 2008–2009
Educational Policy Committee, 2008–2011
Admission and Scholarship Committee, 2012–2015
SSHRC Graduate Scholarship Masters Selection Committee, 2012–2015
General Faculty Council, 2014
MA in Biblical Christian Studies Committee, 2008–current
Chair of PHIL-REL Department/ Discipline Officer, 2016–current

Academic Interests and Specializations
Biblical Hermeneutics, NT Studies (Rhetorical Criticism, Socio-Scientific Approach to Christianity and Greco-Roman World), the Socially Marginal, Gender/ Women and Christianity, Jewish-Christian Relations, Religion and Literature (Classics)

Awards
Received Central States (U.S.A) SBL (Society of Biblical Literature)/ AAR (American Academy of Religion) Regional Scholar Award, 2009.

Courses Regularly Taught
REL 253, New Testament Literature
REL 302, Greek and Roman Religions
REL 362, Synoptic Gospels
REL 364/ BCS 564, The Gospel of Matthew/ Topics in the Gospel of Matthew
REL 365/ BCS 535, Johannine Literature/ Johannine Literature
REL 367/ BCS 567, Studies in the Pauline Literature/ Topics in Pauline Literature
REL 369, Women in the Bible and Early Christianity
REL 383/ BCS 583, Jewish-Christian Relations in Antiquity/ Jewish-Christian Relations in Antiquity
BCS 500, Principles and Methodology in Biblical and Christian Studies
BCS 530, Readings in the Greek New Testament
BCS 630, The Socio-Scientific Study of the New Testament

Select Research

BTB (Biblical Theology Bulletin), Peer Reviewed Article, “The Gospel Traditions Inferring to Jesus’ Proper Burial through the Depictions of Female Funerary Kinship Roles,” 47.4 (2017): 216–229.

Invited Panel Speaker for the Public Symposium on the Issue of The Role of the Bible in Postsecondary Education Hosted by the Chester Ronning Centre, University of Alberta, 2017.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) of SBL, Invited Review on Abiding Words: The Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John (Myers, Alicia D. and Bruce G. Schuchard, eds., SBL press, 2015).

Monograph, Irony in the Matthean Passion Narrative (Minneapolis, USA:Fortress Press, 2014). The book was nominated for the F.W. Beare award by the Canadian Society for Biblical Studies (CSBS), also known as Société Canadienne des Études bibliques. This award recognizes an outstanding book in the areas of Christian Origins, Post-Biblical Judaism and/or Graeco-Roman Religions.

RSR (Religious Studies Review, Rice University), Invited Review on Matthew: Texts @ Contexts (eds. Duran, Nicole Wilkinson and James P. Grimshaw; Fortress, 2013). 41.1 (2015): 23–25.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) of SBL, Invited Review on God as Father in Paul: Kinship Language and Identity Formation in Early Christianity by Abera M. Mengestu (Pickwick, 2013).

The Lukan portrait of Mary of Bethany (10:38-42) in Pursuit of Truth. Upper Midwest Regional SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) / AAR (American Academy of Religion) in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2011.

The Social-Religious Implications of the Leading Role of Women in Funeral Ritual As It Relates to Jesus’ Death and Burial in the Gospels (Matt 26:6–13 par.). SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) / AAR (American Academy of Religion) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2010.

The Leading Role of Women in the Ancient Jewish-Hellenistic Funeral Ritual as It Relates to Jesus’ Death and Burial. Concordia University College of Alberta, Religious Studies Colloquium (Speaker’s Series), 2010.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) of SBL, Invited Review on Methods for Matthew (ed. Mark Allan Powell; Cambridge University Press, 2009).

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) of SBL, Invited Review on Heaven and Earth in the Gospel of Matthew by Jonathan Pennington (Baker, 2009).

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) of SBL, Invited Review on Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible by Carolyn Sharp (Indiana University Press, 2008).

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) of SBL, Invited Review on New Testament Rhetoric: An Introduction Guide to the Art of Persuasion in and of the New Testament by Ben Witherington III (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2009).

Peter’s Curse (Matt 26:73–74) and the Offense of the Religion of the Name Reflected in the Letter of Pliny the Younger. The Central States SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) / AAR (American Academy of Religion) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2009.

An Ironic Turn of Paradidomi, Defining “His People” in Matt 1:21. The Upper Midwest SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) / AAR (American Academy of Religion) Regional Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA, 2009.

The Matthean Treatment for Jesus’ Dishonorable Burial and Death: A Woman at Bethany in the Role of Jesus’ Kinsman Administering the Rite of Passage. The Central States SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) / AAR (American Academy of Religion) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2009.

The Matthean Theology of the Death of Jesus Seen through the Lens of Irony. The Central States SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) / AAR (American Academy of Religion) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2008.

A Woman at Bethany as an Ironic Foil for the Disciples of Jesus in the Matthean Passion Narrative (26:6–16). The Central States SBL (Society of Biblical Literature/ AAR (American Academy of Religion) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 2008.

Trinummus in Sixteen Plays of Plautus: An Encyclopedia with Bibliography. Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, 2006.

Truculentus in Sixteen Plays of Plautus: An Encyclopedia with Bibliography. Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA, 2006.

Translation, Good News Journal, Issue 12 on “Revelation” into Korean, 2003.