The School of Ministry
Biblical and Theological Studies (UG)
M. Div. (GR)
Full Name: Justin Hardin
Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
B.A. Ouachita Baptist University; M.Div. Beeson Divinity School of Samford University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Cambridge University.
From 2008–2014, Dr. Hardin taught at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, where he was also a member of the faculty of theology and religion at Oxford University; in 2012, he was named “Most Innovative Teacher” in the humanities division by the Oxford University student union. Dr. Hardin is thrilled to be joining the PBA faculty to teach New Testament (and Greek) and to chair the budding M.Div. program; he is eager to teach/mentor PBA students and to forge new relationships with colleagues. Dr. Hardin writes articles and essays at both the popular and scholarly levels, and his 2008 monograph, Galatians and the Imperial Cult, was published in an internationally acclaimed peer-reviewed monograph series (WUNT; Mohr Siebeck). His current writing project is an extensive commentary on I Corinthians, which will eventually appear in Zondervan’s new Story of God Bible Commentary series. Dr. Hardin regularly presents papers at international conferences, and in 2011 delivered the annual Tyndale New Testament lecture in Cambridge, England. Dr. Hardin belongs to the Society of Biblical Literature, the Institute of Biblical Research, and the Tyndale Fellowship (where he served as secretary of the New Testament group from 2009–14). An ordained minister, he enjoys serving and teaching in local churches within the evangelical tradition. He and Jill—his childhood sweetheart—are decisively (but happily) outnumbered with three school-aged children. Having formerly coached youth football (soccer) in Oxford for his children’s local club team, Dr. Hardin anticipates spending his early "retirement" as an enthusiastic spectator.