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Najeeb T.

Department Chair and Assistant Professor
Religious Studies Department
Caroline Hall (CHL) 409
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  • Ph.D., New Testament and Early Christianity. Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, 2018.
  • M.A., Biblical Languages and Literature. Department of Theology, Loyola University Chicago, 2013.
  • B.A., Double major in Religious Studies and Philosophy (Magna cum laude). Saint Xavier University (Chicago, IL), 2011.

Research Interests

  • The Letters of Paul
  • Empire Studies
  • Hellenistic Judaism: Philo of Alexandria, Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Gospel of Mark



  • Paul, Politics, and New Creation: A Reconsideration of Paul and Empire. Lexington Press/Fortress Academic, Forthcoming.
  • (Under Contract) Paul and Empire Criticism: How and Why [Cascade Books].

Book chapters

“God and New Creation: The New Creation in Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Romans,” accepted contribution to upcoming collection, God in Paul’s Letters. The collection is expected to be completed in 2021.

Professional Affiliation and Membership

  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • Chicago Society of Biblical Researchers
  • Society of Biblical Literature