Nadella, Raj

Dr. Raj  Nadella

Dr. Raj Nadella

Assistant Professor of New Testament; Director of MATS Program

Phone: 404 687-4544


Office: CH307 / Box 33F

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Dr. Nadella’s research and teaching interests include Bakhtin and Biblical Studies and postcolonial readings of the New Testament, especially the parables of Jesus . Additionally, his research focuses on New Testament perspectives on the issues of economic justice and their ethical and theological implications for the Church and society today.


  • PhD, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia
  • MABL, Graduate Theological Union
  • MDiv/BD United Theological College, India
  • BTh, Serampore College, India

Denomination:  Presbyterian Church (USA)


“The Rise of Postcolonial Criticism in biblical Studies and its Current Status," Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Biblical Criticism, ed. R.S. Sugirtharajah, 2018, book
“Consolidation and Complicity: A Political-Economic Reading of Revelation 18,” Semeia Studies, 2018, article
“Pentecost as a Challenge to the Roman Empire’s Values and Ethos,” Journal For Preachers, March, 2018, article
Dialogue Not Dogma: Many Voices in the Gospel of Luke, Continuum/T&T Clark, May, 2011, book
“The Two Banquets: Mark’s Vision of Anti-Imperial Economics,” in Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, 2016, article
“Consolidation and Complicity: A Political-Economic Reading of Revelation 18,” in Semeia Studies, 2016, article
Eric, Barreto, ed. “Writing Personally,” in Writing Theologically, Fortress Press, 2015, article
“The Motif of Hybridity in the Story of the Canaanite Woman and Its Relevance for Multi-faith Relations” in Many Yet One? Multiple Religious Belonging, World Council of Churches, (p.111-120), 2015, article
"The Ambivalent Pilate: A Postcolonial Reading of Matthew’s Portrayal of Pontius Pilate”, Bangalore Theological Forum, 2014, journal
"Exegetical Perspective on Luke 15:1-10, 11-32, 16:1-13” in Feasting on the Gospels, Westminster John Knox, 2013, article
A Response Essay to Wes Avram’s Lead Essay “Faith and Facebook” on @This Point, 2013, essay
Roland, Boer., and Scott, Elliott., ed. “Postcolonialism, Colonial Mimicry and Translation,” Semeia Studies, 2012,
De, Young., and Yamada., ed.“Ephesians,” in ), The People’s Bible (Fortress Press, 2008), 2008, article
“Wicked or Foolish? A Postcolonial Reading of the Parable of Tenants” in Indian Journal of Theology (September 2007), 2007, journal
Review of Jesus and Gospel by Graham N. Stanton (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004) in Interpretation (July 2006), 2006, article
Review of Origins of Christmas by Joseph F. Kelly (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2004) in Review of Biblical Literature (April 2005), 2005, article
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