Robert Matthew Calhoun

Robert Matthew Calhoun

Research Assistant to the Bradford Chair
Beasley Hall 210D | 817-257-7441


BA, Abilene Christian University, 1993
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2011

Areas of Focus

Early Christian literature, religion and history


Paul’s Definitions of the Gospel in Romans 1, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2/316 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011).

Edited with Thomas R. Blanton IV and Clare K. Rothschild, The History of Religions School Today, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 340 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).


“The Gospel(-Amulet) as God’s Power for Salvation,” Early Christianity 10 (2019): 21–55.

“Christological Punctuation: A Note on Phil 2:7,” Novum Testamentum 61 (2019): 409–22.

“The D-Text of Acts 17:27,” Early Christianity 6 (2015): 230–34.

“The Power of the Call: Wilhelm Bousset on Miracle, and Mark 1:16–20,” Early Christianity 6 (2015): 67–88.

Articles in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law, eds. Brent A. Strawn, et al., 2 vols. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015): “Biblical Law: New Testament,” 1:50–58, and “Same-Sex Relations,” 2:265–71.

“Romans 1:18–32 among Ancient Accounts of the Origin of Religion,” in History of Religions School Today (see above), 27–72.

“The Resurrection of the Flesh in Third Corinthians,” in Christian Body, Christian Self: Concepts of Early Christian Personhood, eds. Clare K. Rothschild and Trevor W. Thompson, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 284 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011), 235–57.

“The Letter of Mithridates: A Neglected Item of Ancient Epistolary Theory,” in Pseudepigraphie und Verfasserfiktion in frühchristlichen Briefen, eds. Jörg Frey, et al., Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 246 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009), 295–330.

Society of Biblical Literature