Biography

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Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles has taught New Testament at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University since 2001. She received her B.A. from Stetson University where she studied Philosophy and Russian Studies.  She earned her M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and her Ph.D. in New Testament from Yale University.  Her specialties include:

  • The Johannine Literature (The Gospel of John; 1, 2, 3 John; Revelation)
  • Evil, Suffering, Death, and Afterlife in the New Testament
  • Disability and the Bible

She is the author of Engaging the Word: The New Testament and the Christian Believer (WJK, 2010), Death and Afterlife in the New Testament (T&T Clark, 2006), and Scripture Cannot Be Broken (E.J. Brill, 2003). Dr. Clark-Soles enjoys speaking widely and writing for both academic and popular audiences. She has contributed articles to preaching resources in print and online (including Feasting on the Word, ONScripture/HuffPo, and WorkingPreacher). She also writes and speaks about teaching the Bible effectively. Currently, she is writing a book on the Gospel of John as well as a book on Women in the Bible for the Interpretation series (WJK Press). Her essay covering Disability in the Johannine Literature will appear soon in a new commentary entitled Disability and the Bible: A Commentary.

Dr. Clark-Soles appears in the Johannine videos in the Disciple Bible Study series as well as in the new Covenant Bible Study series. She also appears in the documentary Hellbound?, which explores various views about Hell in our era.

As an ordained American Baptist minister, Rev. Clark-Soles has served in both parish and hospice settings.

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