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David Carr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Northeastern Seminary


My love for teaching arose from my experiences as a student. Learning how to interpret the Bible enhanced not only my faith but also my capacity to engage in moral, religious, and socio-political discussions about the many challenges that we face in our globalized world. I want to provide these same kinds of learning opportunities for others. I am passionate about helping students to become informed, responsible, and imaginative interpreters of the Christian traditions so that they can use these skills to work for the transformation of society.

Prior to joining the faculty at Roberts, I completed a B.A. at Georgia College, an M.Div. at Fuller Theological Seminary, a Th.M. at Candler School of Theology, and a Ph.D. at Emory University. I have taught a variety of traditional and online courses for college and graduate students. I am a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church and a John Wesley Fellow. My Methodist ties have also provided opportunities for me to teach classes for the UMC Course of Study and for the United Methodist Women’s Deaconess and Home Missioner Office. Outside of my teaching and research, I enjoy being outdoors with my wife and two children. As a Georgia native, I am a committed but frequently heartbroken fan of Atlanta sports teams. 


“Beginning at the End: The Kingdom of God in 1 Corinthians.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 18.3 (2019): 449–69.

Review of The Nations in the Divine Economy: Paul’s Covenantal Hermeneutics and Participation in Christ by William S. Campbell. Reading Religion (June 2019). 

Review of Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus by Craig C. Hill. Practical Matters Journal 11 (Spring 2018). 

Selected Presentations

“‘Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind:’ Whiteness, Paul, and Human Subjectivity.” Wesleyan Philosophical Society, 2019 annual meeting (Washington D.C.). March 14, 2019

“The Crucifixion & Resurrection of the Self: Relational Transformation in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians.” Presented at Wesleyan Philosophical Society, 2018 annual meeting (Cleveland, TN). March 8, 2018

“The Poetics of Transformation: Transformation & Identity Construction in 2 Corinthians 11:12–15.” Presented at the 2 Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making seminar. Society of Biblical Literature, 2016 Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX). November 20, 2016