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Rev. Dr. Douglas Oakman

Professor of Religion

Professor Oakman
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Anderson University Center - Room 190
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  • Professional
  • Personal

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Small Groups Leader

Education

  • Doctorate, Bible, New Testament, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley , CA, 1986
  • M.Div., Divinity, Christ Seminary - Seminex, St. Louis, MO, 1979
  • B.A. with Honors, Religion, University of Iowa, 1975

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Hebrew Bible
  • New Testament
  • History of the Bible
  • Historical Jesus
  • Social Scientific Criticism

Books

  • The Political Aims of Jesus: Peasant Politics in Herodian Galilee, (Fortress Press, 2012) : View Book
  • Jesus and the Peasants (Matrix: The Bible in Mediterranean Context), (Wipf & Stock, 2008) : View Book
  • Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts with co-author K. C. Hanson, (Fortress Press, 1998) : View Book
  • Jesus and the Economic Questions of His Day, (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1986) : View Book

Selected Presentations

  • Edgar Goodspeed Endowed Lecture, Two Kingdoms, One Table: Jesus in Political Perspective, Denison University, Granville, OH (March 2014)
  • Lutheran Studies Conference, Two Kingdoms, One Table: Jesus in Political Perspective, Pacific Lutheran University (2012)
  • Lutheran Studies Conference, What Has God to Do With Caesar? Lutheran Perspectives on Political Life, Pacific Lutheran University (2012)

Accolades

  • Who's Who in America, 2010, 2015
  • K. T. Tang Excellence Award for Research, 2007
  • PLU Faculty Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievements in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service - 1993
  • Burlington Northern Faculty Excellence Award, 1993
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1975

Biography

Dr. Oakman is a Professor of Religion and published author. He helps to lead Theology on Tap, and he and his wife, Deborah, have been regular attenders of The University Congregation for many years.

 

Interests

  • Ham radio
  • Railroad history and operations
  • Building computers

Service

Chair of Religion 1996-2003
Dean of Humanities 2004-2010