Office: Morrison Hall 101.10
Department: Baylor Interdisciplinary Core
BIC Courses: World Cultures I, Examined Life II
Dr. Jason Whitlark joined the BIC faculty in 2007. He did his undergraduate in molecular biology at Auburn University. He studied divinity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Baylor’s Religion Department. He is interested in such topics as salvation in the New Testament, New Testament theology and ethics, as well as the ancient Mediterranean context in which the New Testament was written. He maintains ongoing interest in various topics surrounding the interpretation of Hebrews in the New Testament. A major focus of his research on Hebrews concerns the way Hebrews responds to the Roman imperial culture in which it was written. Dr. Whitlark teaches regularly World Cultures I and the Biblical Heritage and Contemporary Ethical Issues courses for the BIC. He teaches Hebrews and the Catholic Epistles course among others for the Religion Department. Along with several articles his books include Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of the Reciprocity Systems of the Ancient Mediterranean Milieu; with Charles Talbert,"Getting Saved":The Whole Story of Salvation in the New Testament; and Resisting Empire: Rethinking the Purpose of the Letter to "the Hebrews."