Saunders, Stanley

Dr. Stanley P. Saunders

Dr. Stanley P. Saunders

Associate Professor of New Testament

Phone: 404 687-4535


Office: CH311 / Box 23F

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Dr. Saunders’ research interests include “eschatology” in early Christian understandings of “the last days,” the nature of the Church, spirituality, and ecclesial self-definition, with a special interest in the Gospel according to Matthew.


  • PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • MDiv, Emmanuel School of Religion
  • BA, San Jose Bible College

Denomination: Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)


Editorial Board Member and Contributor to Elizabeth Johnson and Cynthia Jarvis, eds., Feasting on the Gospels (Westminster John Knox Press, 2013-)., 2013, book
Exegetical Essays in Barbara Brown Taylor and David Bartlett, eds., Feasting on the Word (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008-2011): “Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21”; “Mark 9:1-9”; “Mark 1:9-14.”, 2011, book
Preaching the Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming God's Presence. (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010)., 2010, book
“Prophets in the New Testament and Early Church,” New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 4 (Abingdon Press, 2009), pp. 621-622., 2009, book
“Philippians, Letter to the,” New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volume 4 (Abingdon Press, 2009), pp. 503-507., 2009, book
The Word on the Street: Performing the Scriptures in the Urban Context (Eerdmans, 2000, republished by Wipf & Stock, 2006)., 2006, book
“Between Blessing and Curse: Reading, Hearing, and Performing the Apocalypse in a World of Terror,”Shaking Heaven and Earth: Essays in Honor of Walter Brueggemann and Charles Cousar (Westminster John Knox Press, 2005): 141-156., 2005, book
Philippians and Galatians. Interpretation Bible Studies (Geneva Press, 2001)., 2001, book
“Gospel of Matthew,” in Alan C. Myers, ed., The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2000)., 2000, book
Connecting the Dots and Filling the Gaps: Imagining God with Us" in Word and World 34:3 (Summer, 2014), 2014, journal
“Revelation and Resistance: Narrative and Worship in John’s Apocalypse,” in Joel B. Green and Michael Pasquarello III, eds., Narrative Reading, Narrative Preaching: Reuniting New Testament Interpretation and Proclamation (Baker Academic, 2003), p, 2003, journal
“Learning Christ: Eschatology and Spiritual Formation in New Testament Christianity.” Interpretation 56:2 (April 2002): 155-167., 2002, article
“Taking It to the Streets,” The Other Side 36:6 (November/December 2000):, 2000, article
“The Reality of a Present God; Living the Word: Matthew” Sojourners 28:1 (January/February 1999): 46-49., 1999, article
“God With Us in Power: Preaching Matthew Missionally,” Journal for Preachers 22:2 (Lent 1999): 25-30., 1999, journal
“Discernment on the way to Emmaus: Resurrection Imagination and Practices in Luke 24:13-35,” Journal for Preachers 20:2 (Easter 1997): 44-49., 1997, article
Preaching the Gospel of Matthew: Proclaiming God’s Presence. (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010)., 2010, book
“Matthew” in Gail R. O’Day and David L. Petersen, eds., Theological Bible Commentary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2009), pp. 293-310., 2009, article
Introductions and Text Notes for Ephesians, Colossians, Philippians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians in The Discipleship Study Bible (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008., 2008, journal
“Nurturing Hope: Nurturing Faithful Vision Amidst Defeat,” Catalyst 31:4 (April 2005): 1-3., 2005, journal
(with Charles L. Campbell), “`What Does This Mean? What Shall We Do?’” Journal for Preachers 19:4 (Pentecost 1996): 3-9., 1996, article
(with Charles L. Campbell), “Anything But Ordinary: Worship and Preaching in Ordinary Time,” Journal for Preachers 18/4 (Pentecost 1995): 25-31., 1995, article
(with Ronald H. Cram), “Feet Partly of Iron and Partly of Clay: Pedagogy and the Curriculum of Theological Education,” Theological Education 29 (1992): 21-50., 1992, article
(with James L. Bailey), “God's Merciful Community,” Currents in Theology and Mission 14 (1987): 325-333., 1987, article
“Christian Eschatology: the Ground and Impetus for Mission,” Gospel in Context 2 (1979), pp. 3-10, 16-17., 1979, article
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