Dr. Ken SchenckWesley Seminary Dean and Professor of New Testament and Christian Ministry
After teaching in the IWU Division of Religion and Philosophy since 1997, Dr. Schenck accepted the invitation to become the first Wesley Seminary Dean.
As a Fulbright scholar, Dr. Schenck spent a semester in Tübingen, Germany, researching and presenting papers on the afterlife in Second Temple Judaism. He has also studied with Loren T. Stuckenbruck and Hermann Lichtenberger in Tübingen, Germany.
Dr. Schenck is married to Angela and has four children: Stefanie, Stacy, Thomas, and Sophia.
The Wesleyan Church, 1991, Florida
B.A., Bible and Theology, Southern Wesleyan University
M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
M.A., Classical Languages and Literature, University of Kentucky
Ph.D. New Testament, University of Durham, England, Advisor, D.G. Dunn, “Cosmology and Eschatology in the Book of Hebrews”
His scholarly work has largely focused on the Letter to the Hebrews, writing both a seminary-level introduction (Understanding the Book of Hebrews, Westminster John Knox, 2003) and publishing a revised version of his dissertation (Cosmology and Eschatology in the Book of Hebrews). He has also published A Brief Guide to Philo, a commentary on 1 and 2 Corinthians, an introduction to the New Testament that has sold over 10,000 copies (Jesus is Lord), and an overview of hermeneutics (Making Sense of God’s Word). He is the author of several other books and articles on topics in Hebrews, Paul, and Philo, including the booklet, Why Wesleyans Favor Women in Ministry.
Books, Church Related
Scholarly Articles, Published
Book Reviews, Published
Chapters in Edited Books
Church Periodical Literature
Accepted Book Proposal
Accepted Book Review
Accepted Dictionary Article
Book Proposals in play
Papers Accepted (SBL, 2008)