Edgar M. Krentz
Christ Seminary-Seminex Professor Emeritus of New Testament
M. Div., Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Mo., 1952
M. A., 1963; Ph.D.,1960, Washington University, St. Louis., MO
American School of Classical Studies, Athens Greece, Summer Session 1961
Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, Germany, 1963/64, 1973/74
Ed Krentz came to LSTC in 1983 as Christ Seminary–Seminex Professor New Testament, after serving as Visiting Professor in the fall quarter, 1982. Before that he taught New Testament at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis (1953-1975) and Christ Seminary–Seminex (1975-1983).
He served as Acting Librarian and Acting Dean at LSTC, on Standinrg Comissiion on Studies of the Lutheran World Federation (1978-1990).Concentrate on Paul’s letters, (especially Philippians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians), Matthew, and 1 Peter.
Special interests include Hellenistic Roman culture and the New Testament, especially Greco-Roman philosophy.
He served as Associate Director of the Joint Expedition for the Excavation of Caesarea Maritima in Israel, 1971-1987.
"Creating a Past: 1 Peter and Christian Identity," Biblical Research 53 (2008): 41-57. (actually published in 2011)
"2 Thessalonians," Chapter 26, pp. 515-25 in The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament, edited By David E. Aune. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
"A Stone that Will Not Fit: The Non-Pauline Authorship of Second Thessalonians," pp. 439-70 in Pseudepigraphie und Verfasserfiktion in frühchristlichen Briefen, ed. By Jörg Frey, Jens Herzer, Martina Janssen and Clare K. Rothschild. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 246. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009.
"Pathe and Apatheia in Early Roman Stoicism," pp. 122-35 in Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought, edited by John T. Fitzgerald. London and New York: Routledge, 1007.
"Schmidt, Karl Ludwig, (1895-1956)," Dictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters, Donald K. McKim, ed. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2007, pp. 891-95.
"Paul, Games, and the Military," Paul in the Greco-Roman World: A Handbook, ed. J. Paul Sampley. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2003: 344-83.
"Logos or Sophia: The Pauline Use of the Ancient Dispute Between Rhetoric and Philosophy," in Early Christianity and Classical Culture: Comparative Studies in Honor of Abraham J. Malherbe, Edited by John T. Fitzgerald and L. Michael White. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2003: 277-90.
"The Honorary Decree for Simon the Maccabee," pp. 146-53 in Hellenism in the Land of Israel, ed. John J. Collins and Gregory E. Sterling. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2001.