Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson
Professor of Religious Studies

Education
PhD,University of Glasgow
MDiv, Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary
BTh, North American Baptist Divinity School
BA, North American Baptist College
DipTheo, Concordia Lutheran Seminary

Administrative Appointments
Director of the Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith
Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal for Scholarship and the Christian Faith

Academic Interests and Specilizations
Postmodern Philosophy and Hermeneutics, Biblical Exegesis and the Theological Task, Wisdom Literature, Ancient Near East, Archaeology and Historiography, Religion and Pop Culture.

Courses Regularly taught
HEBR 101 Biblical Hebrew 1
HEBR 102 Biblical Hebrew 2
REL 252 Old Testament Literature
REL 311 Religion and Pop Culture
REL 320 The Pentateuch
REL 321 Historical Literature of the Old Testament
REL 322 The Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament
REL 323 The Poetic Literature of the Old Testament
REL 331 Old Testament Theology
REL 337 Ancient Near Eastern Religions
REL 338 Dead Sea Scrolls
REL 339 Archaeology, Historiography and the Bible
BCS 502 Intermediate Hebrew Grammar and Readings
BCS 503 Hebrew Exegesis of Qoheleth
BCS 601 Themes in the Book of Isaiah

Contact
Office: FH304
Email: bill.anderson@concordia.ab.ca
Phone: 780.479.9366

Select Publications
Books

Scepticism and Ironic Correlations in the Joy Statements of Qoheleth? (Gorgias 2010).

Qoheleth and Its Pessimistic Theology: Hermeneutical Struggles in Wisdom Literature (Edwin Mellen Press 1997).

Articles and Chapters

“A Theology of Religious and Cultural Tolerance in a Pluralistic Context from Amos 2:1-3" Evangelical Quarterly (forthcoming 2016).

“Ecclesiastes in the Intertextual Matrix of Ancient Near Eastern Literature” in Reading Ecclesiastes Intertextually (T&T Clark 2015).

“What’s with All the Zombies? A Christian Interpretation of Zombie Culture” (editorial) Canadian Journal for Scholarship and the Christian Faith (2014).

“Ecclesiastes, Book of” Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press 2012) 126-127.

“In the World Not of It: A Christian Response to Pop Culture” The Canadian Lutheran (2008).

“David as a Biblical ‘Goodfella’ and ‘The Godfather’: Cultural-Social Analogies with Monarchy and La Cosa NostraScandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 18.1 (2004) 60-76.

“A Critique of the Standard Interpretations of the Joy Statements of Qoheleth” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 27.2 (2001) 77-95.

“Ironic Correlations and Scepticism in the Joy Statements of Qoheleth?” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 14.1 (2000) 65-98.

“Historical Criticism and the Value of Qoheleth’s Pessimistic Theology for Postmodern Christianity through a Canonical Approach” Old Testament Essays 13.2 (2000) 143-55.

“A Note on יתר for Qoheleth” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 26.1 (2000) 133-36.

“What is Scepticism and Can it Be Found in the Hebrew Bible?” Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 13.2 (1999) 225-57.

“The Meaning הבל and רוח רעות in the Hebrew Bible and for Qoheleth” Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages 25.2 (1999) 59-73.

“The Problematics of the Sitz im Leben of Qoheleth” Old Testament Essays 12.2 (1998) 233-48.

“Philosophical Considerations in a Genre Analysis of Qoheleth” Vetus Testamentum 48.3 (1998) 289-300.

“The Curse of Work in Qoheleth: An Exposé of Genesis 3:17-19 in Ecclesiastes” Evangelical Quarterly 70.2 (1998) 99-113.

“The Poetic Inclusio of Qoheleth in Relation to 1,2 and 12,8" Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament 12.2 (1998) 203-13.

“Jewish Education Around the Time of the New Testament (100 BCE-100CE)” Journal of Beliefs and Values 18.2 (1997) 217-26.

“Economics After the Return” Biblical Illustrator 21.4 (1995) 46-48.

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