Dr Ernest Clark

Ernest Clark

Dr Ernest Clark is Classics Consultant in the Department of New Testament. He joined the SAIACS faculty in 2016. Dr Clark teaches MDiv modules on Greek translation and exegesis, and MTh modules on Historical Contexts of the New Testament, Textual Criticism, and Research Methods. He has developed several modules for SAIACS’s online MA programmes: Biblical Interpretation; Gospels; Acts and Paul’s Early Letters; Later Pauline and Other Early Christian Letters; and Apocalyptic Literature.

 

Dr Clark’s research analyses early Jewish and Christian literary engagement with the thoughts and practices of their broader socio-historical contexts. It attends to the preservation and transformation of traditions as works are composed and edited in intentional interaction with a range of worldviews. He then explores the implications of this trajectory of intercultural dialogue for contemporary discourse in pluralist societies, with particular interest in South Asia.

 

Dr Clark is a member of the Institute for Biblical Research and of the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a recipient of the University of St Andrew’s 600th Anniversary Scholarship. His book Romans: Really Useful Guides (Abingdon: Bible Reading Fellowship) is forthcoming.

 

Dr Clark and his wife, Tiffany, have three children.

 

Areas of Focus

  • Ancient Greek language and literature
  • Ancient Greek medicine
  • Concepts of body and soul in the ancient Mediterranean world
  • Early Judaism, especially Philo
  • Paul’s letters

 

Education

  • PhD, University of St Andrews
  • MLitt, University of St Andrews
  • MA, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • MA, Columbia International University
  • BA, Cedarville University