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Calvin J. Roetzel

    Calvin Roetzel, one of five children, grew up on a farm near Russell, Arkansas, where he attended a one-room school. He graduated from Hendrix College and the Perkins School of Theology, was ordained an elder of the United Methodist Church and served for ten years as a minister. Since earning his Ph.D. from Duke University in 1969, he has been a professor at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He is Sundet Professor emeritus of New Testament and Christian Studies at the University of Minnesota.  He has also studied in Israel, at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, and at Oxford University. Calvin Roetzel and his wife Caroline are at home in St. Paul, MN.  They have two daughters, one son, and one grandson.

    Dr. Roetzel is an internationally known scholar of Paul. His work, The Letters of Paul: Conversations in Context, 5th edition is a standard text for college and seminary students. It has been called a masterly summary of the present state of Paul study, “… generous, judicious, and engaged.” His book, Paul: The Man and the Myth was awarded by the Biblical Archaeological Society as the “Best Book of the New Testament” in 1998. Other works by Dr. Roetzel include a commentary on Paul's letter, Second Corinthians, Abingdon NT Commentary. He is the author and editor of ten books, numerous scholarly articles, and over 50 book reviews.