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Fall 2018 Classes Begin August 20


Dr. C. Jason Borders

Name: Dr. C. Jason Borders 
Title: Chair, Department of Religion; Professor of Religion
Phone Number: (334) 833-4221
Office and/or Address: Miriam Jackson Home, Room 202
  • Ph.D., New Testament, London School of Theology, Brunel University, 2004
  • M.Div., Biblical and Theological Studies, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, 1997, cum laude
  • B.S., Physics, Millsaps College, 1994

Professional Studies

  • University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology, 1999–2000, Ph.D. coursework
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 1997–1998, Graduate Year Program
  • University of Haifa, 1997, Summer Ulpan
  • Columbia Theological Seminary, 1996, Greek School

A member of the Huntingdon faculty since 2004, Dr. Jason Borders’ areas of academic specialization include Gospels (Luke), Early Christianity, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. He serves as Theologian in Residence for First United Methodist Church-Montgomery. Dr. Borders is an Elder in Full Connection in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. He is fluent in Biblical Hebrew, Koine Greek, Modern Hebrew, and German.

Honors and Awards

  • Exemplary Teacher Award, Huntingdon College, 2014
  • Exemplary Teacher Award, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, 2014
  • Dr. and Mrs. John N. Todd III Professional Development Grant, Huntingdon College, 2009
  • Dr. and Mrs. John N. Todd III Award for Excellence in Teaching, Huntingdon College, 2006


  • Society of Biblical Literature, 1999–Present
  • Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion, 1999–Present
  • The Institute for Biblical Research (Fellow), 2001–Present
  • Wesleyan Theological Society, 2015–Present
  • Board of Higher Education and Campus Ministry, Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference, UMC, 2008–2016

Publications and Papers

  • “Skype in the Biblical Studies Classroom: Using Social Media Platforms to Construct Practical Contexts for Biblical Interpretation” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
    American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA, November 21, 2015.
  • “Addressing the Spiritual Dimension of the Sacred: Encouraging Spiritual Awareness in a Freshman Biblical Studies Honors Course” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the
    American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA, November 24, 2014.
  • “Good News for the Poor: Human Rights vs. Human Worth in Luke’s Gospel” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association, Montgomery,
    AL, March 22, 2014.
  • “United Methodism in Alabama” in Encyclopedia of Alabama, 2012, http://www.encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-3167


  • Review of Steve Smith, The Fate of the Jerusalem Temple in Luke-Acts: An Intertextual Approach to Jesus’ Laments Over Jerusalem and Stephen’s Speech. Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2018) forthcoming.
  • Review of T. Michael W. Halcomb, Entering the Fray: A Primer on New Testament Issues for the Church and Academy. Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org]
  • Review of Michael Trainor, About Earth’s Child: An Ecological Listening to the Gospel of Luke (Earth Bible Commentary). Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org]
  • Review of Youngmo Cho, Spirit and Kingdom in the Writings of Luke and Paul. Bulletin for Biblical Research 20:1 (2010): 136-37.
  • Review of Barbara Shellard, New Light on Luke: Its Purpose, Sources and Literary Context. Themelios Vol. 28: 91–92 (2003).
  • Review of Gabriele Boccaccini, Beyond the Essene Hypothesis: The Parting of the Ways between Qumran and Enochic Judaism. Ashland Theological Journal. 35 (2003): 159-61.
  • Review of Peter D. Quinn-Miscall, Reading Isaiah: Poetry and Vision. Review of Biblical Literature (2003). <http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=1994&CodePage=1994>
  • Review of Craig A. Evans and Peter W. Flint., eds., Eschatology, Messianism, and the Dead Sea ScrollsAshland Theological Journal Vol. 34: 165–66 (2002).
  • Review of Peter W.L. Walker, Jesus and the Holy City: New Testament Perspectives on JerusalemAshland Theological Journal Vol. 33: 129–30 (2001).

Courses Taught at Huntingdon College

  • Interpreting the Bible (Honors) – REL 105 H
  • Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures – REL 101
  • Introduction to the New Testament Scriptures – REL 102
  • Comparative Religions – REL 106
  • Koine Greek – GRK 201
  • World Religions – REL 233
  • Jesus and the Gospels – REL 212
  • Paul’s Letters – REL 323
  • General Epistles – REL 325
  • People of the Book: Judaism – REL 331
  • Introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls – REL 401, Special Topics
  • Christians in Roman Perspective – REL 401, Special Topics
  • The Gospel of Luke – REL 401, Special Topics
  • Revelation – REL 401, Special Topics
  • Justice, Nonviolence, and Luke’s Gospel – REL 401, Special Topics
Departments: Academic Affairs, Academics, Religion