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Faculty Bio

White, Benjamin L.

White, Benjamin L.

Assistant Professor of Religion

Office: 222 Hardin
Phone: 864-656-7907 x19

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dr. White received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Ben specializes in ancient and modern interpretations of the New Testament, the reconstruction of Christian origins, and the development of early Christianities. He is particularly interested in the figure of Paul in Christian theopolitical discourse, as well as the intersection of memory, historiography, and ideology in the development of Pauline traditions. His book, Remembering Paul: Ancient and Modern Contests over the Image of the Apostle, is forthcoming in 2014 with Oxford University Press. Recent publications include "How to Read a Book: Irenaeus and the Pastoral Epistles Reconsidered" (Vigiliae Christianae, 2011) and "Reclaiming Paul?: Reconfiguration as Reclamation in 3 Corinthians" (Journal of Early Christian Studies, 2009). Prior to coming to Clemson, Ben was a member of the faculty of North Carolina Wesleyan College, serving as Program Coordinator for the Religious Studies program.