Professor David Downs

Biography:

B.A. in English and Political Science, Clemson University, 1999

M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary, 2002

Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2007

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross, 2006-2007

Assistant Professor of New Testament Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007-2011

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2011-2019

Associate Dean for the Center for Advanced Theological Studies, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2016-2019

Research Areas: 

Biblical Studies: Old and New Testament 

Research Interests:

Pauline Epistles; Economic Issues in Early Christianity; Jude and 2 Peter; Apostolic Fathers; Biblical Interpretation and Public Health in Tanzania

 

Select Publications

  • How gender and religion impact uptake of family planning: results from a qualitative study in Northwestern Tanzania

    Sundararajan, R, Yoder, LM, Kihunrwa, A, Aristide, C, Kalluvya, SE, Downs, DJ, Mwakisole, AH, Downs, JA
  • Physical Weakness, Illness and Death in 1 Corinthians 11.30: Deprivation and Overconsumption in Pauline and Early Christianity

    Downs, DJ
  • The Faithfulness of the Risen Christ Pistis and the Exalted Lord in the Pauline Letters

    Downs, APONTSDJ, Lappenga, BJ
  • The Scripturalization of Letters from ‘Our Beloved Brother’ Paul in 2 Peter

    Downs, D
    Edited by:
    Oliver, IW, Boccaccini, G
  • The Pauline Concept of Union with Christ in Ignatius of Antioch

    Downs, D
    Edited by:
    Still, TD, Wilhite, DE
  • Giving for a Return in the Prosperity Gospel and the New Testament

    Downs, D
    Edited by:
    Salinas, D
  • Educating religious leaders to promote uptake of male circumcision in Tanzania: a cluster randomised trial

    Downs, JA, Mwakisole, AH, Chandika, AB, Lugoba, S, Kassim, R, Laizer, E, Magambo, KA, Lee, MH, Kalluvya, SE, Downs, DJ, Fitzgerald, DW
  • Reading the Bible in Northwest Tanzania in Light of Male Circumcision as an HIV Intervention

    Downs, D
  • ‘Let Us Teach Ourselves First to Follow the Commandment of the Lord’ (Pol.Phil. 4.1): An Additional Note on ‘the Commandment’ as Almsgiving

    Downs, DJ, Rogan, W
  • The Offering of the Gentiles Paul's Collection for Jerusalem in Its Chronological, Cultural, and Cultic Contexts

    Downs, DJ
  • More