Dr. Gregory M. Stevenson

Professor of Religion and Greek

Dr. Gregory M. Stevenson
Department of Theology and Ministry
Muirhead 126
(248) 218-2125


  • Ph.D., Emory University
  • M.Div., Harding University Graduate School of Religion
  • B.A., Harding University

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Greek 1 and 2
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Advanced Greek 1 and 2
  • Survey of Biblical Literature
  • Religion, Media, and Youth Culture
  • The Psychology and Theology of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy (co-taught)
  • Luke: Acts
  • Pauline Letters I
  • General Letters
  • Hebrews
  • Revelation
  • History and Theology of the New Testament
  • Jesus in the Life of the Church (graduate)
  • Early Christianity and the Gentile Mission (graduate)
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Urban Ministry in the New Testament

Honors and Affiliations

  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Rochester College, 2003-2004
  • Voted “Lecture You Wish Lasted Longer” by RC Student Body, 2004
  • Christian Scholarship Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award, 1996-97 and 1997-98

Professional and Academic Experience

  • Adjunct Faculty: Abilene Christian University (2016-Present), Pepperdine University (2013), Lipscomb University (2010-2013), Detroit Ecumenical Theological Seminary (2005-2006), Candler School of Theology (1996-1999)
  • Assistant Researcher for the “New Testament Language Project” (Oxford University Press and Endowment for Biblical Research)
  • Research partner for the “Emory Socio-Rhetorical Project”
  • Board Member, Walton Charter Academy


Greg is married to Saysavad Stevenson and they have three children (Nicholas, Alexandra, and Isabella). His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of the interpretation of New Testament documents, the archaeology and culture of the Greco-Roman world, and the intersection of religion and popular culture. Greg enjoys the martial arts, playing the piano, reading (novels and comic books are particular favorites), watching football (Go Steelers!), and hanging out with his kids.

Publications / Presentations / Performances

  • Theology and the Marvel Universe (editor). Lexington Books, forthcoming.
  • “Perspectives on Evil in the Book of Revelation.” Forthcoming in Oxford Handbook on Revelation. Oxford University Press.
  • “‘Do Not Harm the Suppliant’: Asylum at Ancient Ephesus and in the Book of Revelation.” Forthcoming in Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament (WUNT I), Mohr Siebeck.
  • “Biblical Studies Through Yertle, Aslan, and Little Red Riding Hood.” In Children’s and YA Books in the Classroom: Essays on Instructional Methods. Edited by Emily Dial-Driver, Jim Ford, and Sara Beam. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2015.
  • A Slaughtered Lamb: Revelation and the Apocalyptic Response to Evil and Suffering. ACU Press, 2013.
  • “Apocalyptic War in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Supernatural, and Battlestar Galactica.” In Small Screen Revelations: Apocalyptic and Prophecy in Contemporary Television. Sheffield, 2012.
  • “Of Beasts and Men: The Book of Revelation and the Apocalyptic Superhero.” In The End Will Be Graphic: Apocalyptic in Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Sheffield, 2012.
  • “Glee’s Most Versatile Character.” In Filled With Glee. BenBella Books, 2010.
  • “The Gospel of Matthew.” In The Transforming Word Commentary, 723-760. ACU Press, 2009.
  • “Horror, Humanity, and the Demon in the Mirror.” In In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural. BenBella Books, 2009.
  • “Believing Is Seeing: The Dynamics of Faith in the Gospel of John.” In Preaching John’s Gospel: The World It Imagines. Chalice Press, 2008.
  • “Dining With the Gilmores.” In Coffee at Luke’s, 121-134. BenBella Books, 2007.
  • “The Church Goes to the Movies: Standing at the Intersection of Christianity and Popular Culture.” In Like a Shepherd Lead Us: Guidance for the Gentle Art of Pastoring,” 139-162. Abilene, Texas: Leafwood Publishers, 2006.
  • “The Letters and Historical Context.” In Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction, 341-43. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005.
  • “Literary Analysis and the Question of Authorship.” In Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction, 353-54. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2005.
  • Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hamilton Books, 2004.
  • “Walk On: The Song as Sermon in the Music of U2.” In Preaching Hebrews, 67-86. Abilene, Texas: ACU Press, 2003.
  • Power and Place: Temple and Identity in the Book of Revelation. Walter de Gruyter, 2001.
  • “Preaching Apocalyptically” Restoration Quarterly 42 (2000): 233-244.
  • “Communal Imagery and the Individual Lament: Exodus Typology in Psalm 77.” Restoration Quarterly 39 (1997): 215-229.
  • “Conceptual Background to Golden Crown Imagery in the Apocalypse of John.” Journal of Biblical Literature 114 (1995): 257-272
  • Race, Gender, and Apocalypse (co-editor). Lehigh University Press, forthcoming.