Dr. Erin Heim


Erin Heim earned a PhD from the University of Otago, an MA in New Testament from Denver Seminary, and a BMus from the University of Minnesota. In 2019 she received the Manfred T. Lautenschläger prize for her published doctoral thesis, Adoption in Galatians and Romans (Brill, 2017). She has authored numerous articles and essays on Pauline theology, Theological Interpretation of Scripture, and metaphor in the Bible. Erin is also a cohost of the popular biblical studies and theology podcast: OnScript.

Research Area/s: 

Biblical Studies: New Testament 

Research Interests:

Pauline Literature, New Testament Metaphors, Theological Interpretation of Scripture

External Engagement:

Erin is on the board of Logia, an initiative of the Logos Institute for Analytical and Exegetical Theology, which seeks to support women who are considering pursuing postgraduate Divinity education or who are already students or staff at this level.


Website: https://onscript.study/


Twitter: @Doctrixerinheim

Select Publications

  • “In Him and Through Him from the Foundation of the World: Adoption and Christocentric Anthropology.”

    HEIM, E
    Edited by:
    Torrance, A, McCall, T
  • Theological Historiography in Practice

    HEIM, E
  • Adoption in Galatians and Romans Contemporary Metaphor Theories and the Pauline Huiothesia Metaphors

    Heim, E
  • The Inward Groaning of Adoption (Rom 8:12–25): Recovering the Pauline Adoption Metaphor for Mothers in the Adoption Triad.

    HEIM, E
    Edited by:
    Stovell, B
  • Paths Beyond Tracing Out: The Hermeneutics of Metaphor and Theological Method

    HEIM, E
    Edited by:
    Crisp, O, Sanders, F
  • More