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InHee C. Berg

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

Education
Ph.D, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
MA, Washington University, St. Louis
MA, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
M.Div, Luther Seminary, Seoul
BA, Luther University, Seoul
BA, Kyung-Hee University, Seoul

Administrative Appointments
Currently on sabbatical leave
Chair of the department upon return in July, 2016
The Society Biblical Literature (SBL) Matthean Section Steering Committee, 2009–2011

Academic Interests and Specializations
Biblical Hermeneutics, NT Studies, Socio-Scientific Approach to Christianity in Greco-Roman World (Social Minorities, Gender and Women, Law and Politics), Jewish-Christian Relations, Religion and Literature

Courses Regularly Taught
REL 253, New Testament Literature
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

Select Research

RSR (Religious Studies Review, Rice University) Peer Book Review on Matthew: Texts @ Contexts (Duran, Nicole Wilkinson and James P. Grimshaw, eds., Fortress, 2013), 2014.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) Peer Book Review on God as Father in Paul: Kinship Language and Identity Formation in Early Christianity by Abera M. Mengestu (Pickwick, 2013), 2014.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) Peer Book Review on 1 Corinthians 1-4 by Oh-Young Kwon (WIPF & STOCK, 2010), 2014.

Irony in the Matthean Passion Narrative (Augsburg Fortress Press, 2014).Enlarge

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) Peer Book Review on Methods for Matthew edited by Mark Allan Powell (Cambridge University Press, 2009), 2010.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) Peer Book Review on Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible by Carolyn Sharp (Indiana University Press, 2008), 2009.

RBL (Review of Biblical Literature) Peer Book 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), 2009.

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

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

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

Presentations

The Society Biblical Literature (SBL) Matthean Section Steering Committee (2009–2011).

“The Lukan portrait of Mary of Bethany (10:38-42) in pursuit of truth as a means of criticism of Jewish religious education.” Upper Midwest regional SBL(Society of Biblical Literature) /AAR (American Academy of Religion) Meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota, US. March, 2010.

“The Social-Religious Implications of the Leading Role of Women in Funeral Ritual As It Relates to Jesus’ Death and Burial in the Gospels (Mt 26:6-13 par.).” SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, US. November, 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 Colloquium. November, 2010.

A Nominee of SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Central States Regional Scholar Award. March 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) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, US. March 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) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, US. March 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, US. March 2009.

“The Matthean Theology of the Death of Jesus Seen through the Lens of Irony.”
The Central States SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, US. March, 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) Regional Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, US. March 2008.