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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Pheme Perkins

theology department

Pheme Perkins


Stokes N429
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-3889
Fax: 617-552-0794

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Harvard University, 1971
A.B., St. John's College, Annapolis, MD, 1966

Research Interests

Greco-Roman cultural setting of early Christianity; hellenistic philosophy; Pauline epistles; Johannine writings; Resurrection and early Christian eschatology; Nag Hammadi corpus; Gnosticism; Irenaeus.


Perspectives on Western Culture
First-Year Honors Seminar
New Testament Ethics
Pauline Tradition
Gospel of Mark
Gospel of John
New Testament Christology
First-Year PhD Colloquium

Selected Publications

Books Translated into Other Languages

Revelation. Collegeville Bible Commentary, 1983 [Italian]; with R. Fuller.

Who is This Christ?, 1986 [Japanese].

Jesus as Teacher, 1990 [Spanish].

First and Second Peter, James and Jude. Interpretation Commentary Series, 1995 [Japanese].

Recent Books

1 Corinthians.  Paideia Commentary Series; Grand Rapids: Baker Academic,  2012.

Reading the New Testament. 3rd edition revised.  Mahwah, NJ: Paulist, 2012. (Awarded 1st prize in Scripture category by Catholic Publishers Association, 2013).


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