CURRICULUM VITAE

Bruce Norman Fisk

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PUBLICATIONS (top of page)

Review: Louis H. Feldman, "'Remember Amalek': Vengeance, Zealotry, and Group Destruction in the Bible according to Philo, Pseudo-Philo, and Josephus" HUCM 31. Wayne State University Press, 2004. Journal of Semitic Studies, forthcoming.

"Pseudo-Philo, Paul and Israel's Rolling Stone: Early Points along an Exegetical Trajectory" in K. Pomykala, ed., Themes in Biblical Narrative: Israel in the Wilderness. Brill, forthcomimg.

"The Odyssey of Christ: A Novel Context for Philippians 2:6-11" in C. Stephen Evans, Exploring Kenotic Christology: The Self-Emptying of God. Oxford: OUP, 2006. Pp. 45-73.

"Gaps in the Story, Cracks in the Earth: The Exile of Cain and the Destruction of Korah in Pseudo-Philo (LAB 16)" in C. A. Evans, ed., Of Scribes and Sages: Early Jewish Interpretation & Transmission Of Scripture , Volume 2, Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, November, 2004.

"Three Takes on The Passion of the Christ." Film review. Beliefnet.com. February, 2004. http://beliefnet.com/story/139/story_13978_1.html

"Paul: Life and Letters" in S. McKnight and G. Osborne, eds., The Face of New Testament Studies: A Survey of Recent Research. Baker Academic, 2004. Pp. 283-325.

Do You Not Remember? Scripture, Story and Exegesis in the Rewritten Bible of Pseudo-Philo. JSP Supplement Series 37; Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.

"Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen)" in Craig Evans, ed. Dictionary of New Testament Background. InterVarsity Press, 2000. Pp.398-401.

"Rewritten Bible in Pseudepigrapha and Qumran" in Craig Evans, ed. Dictionary of New Testament Background. InterVarsity Press, 2000. Pp. 947-953.

"Offering Isaac Again and Again: Pseudo-Philo's Use of the Aqedah as Intertext," Catholic Biblical Quarterly 62 (3, 2000) 481-507.

Abstractor of The Studia Philonica Annual for Old Testament Abstracts. Washington, D.C., 2000.

Interpretation Bible Studies: 1 Corinthians. Geneva Press, 2000.

"One Good Story Deserves Another: The Hermeneutics of Invoking Secondary Biblical Episodes in the Narratives of Pseudo-Philo and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs." In C. A. Evans, ed., The Interpretation of Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity: Studies in Language and Tradition (SSEJC 7). Sheffield Academic Press, 2000. Pp.217-238.

Review: Howard Jacobson, A Commentary on Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum, with Latin Text and English Translation. AGJU 31; 2 vols. Brill, 1996. Review of Biblical Literature (e-journal of SBL).

Review: Carl J. Davis, The Name and Way of the Lord: Old Testament Themes, New Testament Christology. JSNTSup 129. Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. Review of Biblical Literature (e-journal of SBL).

"Scripture Shaping Scripture: The Interpretive Role of Biblical Citations in Pseudo-Philo's Episode of the Golden Calf," Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha" 17 (1998) 3-23.

"Retelling Israel's Story: Scripture, Exegesis and Transformation in Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum 12-24." Ph.D. dissertation, Duke University, 1997. Richard B. Hays, supervisor.

Abstractor of Journal of Jewish Studies for Old Testament Abstracts. Washington, D.C., 1997-1999.

"Porneuein as Body Violation: The Unique Nature of Sexual Sin in 1 Corinthians 6:18," New Testament Studies 42 (1996) 540-558.

"Abortion," in W. A. Elwell, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Baker, 1996. Pp. 2-6.

"Body of Christ," in W. A. Elwell, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Baker, 1996. Pp.

"Building," in Elwell, ed. Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Baker, 1996. Pp.

Review: Paul's Narrative Thought World, by Ben Witherington, III. Journal of Biblical Literature 115 (1996) 552-554.

Review: Allegorical Readers and Cultural Revision in Ancient Alexandria, by David Dawson. Journal of Early Christian Studies 2 (1994) 344-346.

"A Person's A Person," Briercrest Echo, Spring, 1991.

"Eating Meat Offered to Idols: Corinthian Behavior and Pauline Response in 1 Corinthians 8-10" Trinity Journal 10 (1989) 49-70.

PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS (top of page)

The Da Vinci Code: Dan Brown is right. It's all about history: A Dialogue with Dan Brown about Jesus, Mary Magdalene and early Christianity. A Westmont Downtown Lecture. Santa Barbara, May 11, 2006. Ventura, May 18, 2006.

Presider: Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity Section. Theme: Scripture in New Testament Texts. AAR/SBL 2004 Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX. November 21, 2004.

Jesus' Miracles in Tradition and Christology: A Response to James Taylor's "Jesus' Miracles and Christian Belief." Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture (Westmont College, September 27, 2004).

Rumors of Glory. Plenary Meditation at Westmont College 2004 Faculty Retreat.

Cracks in the Code: Musings on Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Westmont College public forum (April 14, 2004).

The Passion of the Christ: Three Questions for Discussion. Delivered at Anti-Defamation League Public Forum. (Victoria Hall, Santa Barbara, March 14, 2004).

Largely Fiction: William Edelen's Take on the Four Gospels. A Response to W. Edelen's "The Fiction of 'The Passion' Movie" (March 7, 2004).

"The Odyssey of Christ: Reading Philippians 2 in Hellenistic Context." Paper read at the Kenotic Christology Workship, at the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI. May 29-June 1, 2002.

"Ancient Historiography as Docudrama: The New Testament Gospels as Screenplay." Presentation at Scripts and Scripture, a conversation between Biblical scholars and screenwriters co-sponsored by Reel Spirituality: An Institute for Moving Images and The Brehm Center for Worship, Theology and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary. April 30, 2002.

"'After their sufferings a better fate is in store': Philippians 2:6-11 and the Conventions of Greek Romance." Paper read at the SBL Pacific Coast Region Annual Meeting, St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA, March 24-26, 2002.

"Like a Rolling Stone: Early Evidence for the Tradition of Israel's Travelling Water Soure in Paul and Pseudo-Philo." Paper read at AAR/SBL 2001 Annual Meeting (Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity Section), Denver, CO. November 17, 2001.

"Scripture-shaped Social Policy: A Plea for 'Thoughtful' Reading." Guest lecture for Human Services and Social Policy (SOC180). Westmont College. Sept.4, 2001.

"Sand and Sacrament." Poetic musings on a church in Mexico. August 11, 2001.

"There's Something About That Name: Looking for Jesus in Film, Academy and Church." Lecture Series. The Ranch School of Ministry, Lancaster, CA. May 25-26, 2001.

"Reading Paul in Six Modes." The Desert Vineyard, Leadership Group. Lancaster, CA. May 24, 2001

"Making Room at the Table: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34." The Desert Vineyard, Lancaster, CA. May 20, 2001.

"Preview of Coming Attractions: 1 Corinthians 15:1-19" Chapel, Briercrest Biblical Seminary, Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada. March 29, 2001.

"Israel's Wilderness Wanderings and Paul's Exe-Jesus in 1 Corinthians 10:4." Research report. Faculty Exchange, Westmont College, March, 2001.

"Gaps in the Story, Cracks in the Earth: The Exile of Cain and the Destruction of Korah in Pseudo-Philo (LAB 16)." Paper read at AAR/SBL 2000 Annual Meeting (Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity Section), Nashville, November, 2000.

"The Frog Prince, The Matrix, and the Way of the Cross: A Meditation on Philippians 2:5-11." Plenary lecture. Kenosis: A Campus Reflects, a conference hosted by Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA, Sept. 25-30, 2000.

"Seven Things They Probably Told Me When I Wasn't Listening." New Faculty Workshop. Westmont College, August 18, 2000.

"Lord of the Dance: Imaging Jesus in Film, the Academy and the Gospels." Lecture Series. The Ranch School of Ministry, Lancaster, CA. August, 2000.

"One Good Story Deserves Another: The Hermeneutics of Invoking Secondary Biblical Episodes in the Narratives of Pseudo-Philo and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs." Paper read at the AAR/SBL 1998 Annual Meeting (Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity Section), Orlando, November, 1998.

"The Offering of Isaac Again and Again: Pseudo-Philo's Use of the Aqedah as Intertext." Paper read at AAR/SBL 1997 Annual Meeting (Pseudepigrapha Group), San Francisco, November, 1997.

"Scripture Shaping Scripture: The Interpretive Role of Biblical Citations in Pseudo-Philo's Liber Antiquitatum Biblicarum." Paper read at AAR/SBL 1996 Annual Meeting (Pseudepigrapha Group), New Orleans, 1996.

"Sin Against the Body: 1 Corinthians 6:18 in Literary Context." Paper read at AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Conference, Minneapolis, 1993.

"Eating Meat Offered to Idols: An Examination of Corinthian Behaviour and Pauline Response in 1 Corinthians 8-10." Paper read at The Evangelical Theological Society of Canada, Toronto, 1989.

"A Brief Presented to the Saskatchewan Commission on Directions in Health Care." Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, 1989.




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