At the crossroads of theological formation, service, and scholarship

Mary K. Schmitt

Mary K. Schmitt
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Office: Hoover 204

Ph.D. candidate, Princeton Theological Seminary
M.Div. Duke University
B.A. Southern Nazarene University

Teaching and Research Interests: Pauline Epistles; Jewish and Christian apocalyptic texts; conflict and peace studies; continuity and discontinuity between Paul and Second Temple Judaism; theological interpretation of Scripture 

Mary K. Schmitt came to George Fox University in 2014; prior to this, she taught a range of course in New Testament and Greek at Princeton Theological Seminary (Instructor 2012–2014). She also has taught Bible and Hebrew courses at Renk Theological College in South Sudan, Africa (2008) and English 101 at AC Wagner Youth Correctional Facility in New Jersey (2013). Mary recently completed a two-year Teaching Apprenticeship Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. 

Professor Schmitt's dissertation is entitled “Conflict and Peace in Paul’s Epistle to Romans” (defending in 2015). She recently published the peer-reviewed article “Peace and Wrath in Paul’s Epistle to the Romans,” Conrad Grebel Review (2014), and she is the author of “Reconstructing Views on Law in Hebrews 7:12,” Journal of Biblical Literature (2009). She has several publications forthcoming. Mary served as an editorial assistant for several publishing houses; most recently she worked as an editorial assistant for The Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (de Gruyter). Mary is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene and served as an associate pastor for several years. She is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Wesleyan Theological Society.