Margaret M. Mitchell

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Margaret Mitchell
Born 1956
Residence Chicago
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Chicago
Scientific career
Fields Early Christianity
New Testament
Institutions University of Chicago
Doctoral advisor Hans Dieter Betz

Margaret M. Mitchell is an American scholar of Early Christianity. Mitchell, who was a student of Hans Dieter Betz and Robert M. Grant, received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1989 and currently serves at the same institution as Dean of the Divinity School and Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature.[1] Mitchell has been dean of the University of Chicago Divinity School since July 1, 2010.[2][3]

Mitchell is a widely published and well respected author who has made groundbreaking contributions to research on the letters of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians, on early Christian rhetoric and on John Chrysostom. She has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature and New Testament Studies and is currently the co-editor of a number of series including the Novum Testamentum Supplement series (Brill) [4] and the Writings from the Greco-Roman World text and translation series (Society of Biblical Literature). Forthcoming projects include a commentary in the Hermeneia series on 2 Corinthians.[5] She was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship in 2010. [6]

Selected bibliography

Paul, the Corinthians, and the Birth of Christian Hermeneutics (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

The “Belly-Myther” of Endor: Interpretations of 1 Kingdoms 28 in The Early Church (with Rowan A. Greer), Writings from the Greco-Roman World vol. 16 (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 2007), 348pp.

The Cambridge History of Christianity, vol. 1: Origins to Constantine (with Frances M. Young) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006), 740pp

The Heavenly Trumpet: John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation, Hermeneutische Untersuchungen zur Theologie 40 (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr/Paul Siebeck, 2000; Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 2002), 564pp.

Paul and the Rhetoric of Reconciliation: An Exegetical Investigation of the Language and Composition of 1 Corinthians. Hermeneutische Untersuchungen zur Theologie 28 (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr/Paul Siebeck, 1991; Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, 1993), 380pp.


  1. ^ Mitchell's faculty page at the University of Chicago
  2. ^ University of Chicago News: Margaret M. Mitchell appointed next dean of University of Chicago Divinity School
  3. ^ Chicago Breaking News: University of Chicago Divinity School to get new dean
  4. ^ Brill - Novum Testamentum, Supplements
  5. ^ Overview of Hermeneia Commentaries
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2010-11-01. 

External links

  • Mitchell's faculty page at the University of Chicago
  • Mitchell's CV
  • The Fish: A Conversation with Professor Mitchell and Dean Rosengarten: Their Thoughts on Faith, Love, Academia and Marriage
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