Stephen E. Young

Assistant Professor of New TestamentSchool of Theology

Contact Information
BA, Seattle Pacific University
MA, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary

Steve Young joined the Fuller faculty at the Texas regional campus in 2013 after teaching at Fuller Pasadena as an affiliate and adjunct faculty since 2005. He holds a PhD in New Testament and an MAT in Biblical Studies, both from Fuller Theological Seminary, and BA degrees in Sociology/Anthropology and Cross Cultural Ministries from Seattle Pacific University. Having grown up in Argentina, Young teaches courses in both English and Spanish.

In addition to his main interest in Jesus and the Gospels, Young’s research has focused on oral tradition in antiquity, the Apostolic Fathers, New Testament interpretation in Latin America, and the socio-cultural context of the New Testament. His dissertation was published under the title Jesus Tradition in the Apostolic Fathers: Their Explicit Appeals to the Words of Jesus in Light of Orality Studies (WUNT; Mohr Siebeck, 2011). In another major project he compared Jesus’ proclamation on the kingdom of God in the Gospels to perspectives of divine kingship in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Young’s other publications include “The Historical-Critical Method and the Gospel of Matthew” (coauthored with Donald A. Hagner), in Methods for Matthew, edited by Mark Allan Powell (Cambridge University Press, 2009), an article on the Birth of Jesus in The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (2nd ed.; 2013), and an essay on “The Son of Man in Johannine Eschatology,” which he contributed to a forthcoming edited volume (2013).

He is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, the Fraternidad Teológica Latinoamericana (Latin American Theological Fellowship), the North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Young currently lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife, Susan, and their son, Alberto.

Courses Taught

  • NE502 Exegetical Method and Practice
  • NE502 Método Exegético Bíblico
  • NE506 New Testament Exegesis: Gospel of Luke (Greek Text)
  • NE567 Evangelio de Lucas (Spanish text)
  • NS500 New Testament 1: Gospels–Acts
  • NS500 Nuevo Testamento 1: Evangelios y Hechos
  • NS501 New Testament 2: Romans–Revelation
  • NS501 Nuevo Testamento 2: Romanos a Apocalipsis
  • NS512 Jesús y el Reinado de Dios
  • NT500 New Testament Introduction
  • NT500 Introducción al Nuevo Testamento
  • BI500 Interpretive Practices
  • BI500 Las Prácticas de la Interpretación

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

The canonical Gospels, Jesus’ proclamation of the kingdom of God, New Testament interpretation, Christian literature of the first and second centuries, Hispanic/Latin American biblical interpretation, oral tradition in antiquity, theological interpretation of Scripture, cultural brokerage

Current Research: Social (or Cultural) Identity applied to the New Testament and the early Church Fathers



  • Jesus Tradition in the Apostolic Fathers: Their Explicit Appeals to the Words of Jesus in Light of Orality Studies. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 2nd Series, 311. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2011.

Chapters and Articles

  • “The ‘Son of Man’ in Johannine Eschatology.” In Fire in My Soul: Essays on Pauline Soteriology and the Gospels in Honor of Seyoon Kim, edited by Soon Bong Choi, Jin Ki Hwang, and Max Lee, pp. 212–30. Eugene, Ore.: Wipf & Stock, 2014.
  • Review of Craig L. Blomberg and Jennifer Foutz Markley. A Handbook of New Testament Exegesis. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2010. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 76.2 (April 2014): 343-345.
  • “Birth of Jesus.” Pages 72-84 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition, edited by Joel B. Green, Jeannine K. Brown, and Nicholas Perrin. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013.
  • “The Historical-Critical Method and the Gospel of Matthew” (with Donald A. Hagner). Pages 11-43 in Methods for Matthew, edited by Mark Allan Powell. Methods in Biblical Interpretation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • “The Role of Suffering in the Anti-Docetic Polemic of Ignatius of Antioch.” Paper read at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, held at Fuller Theological Seminary March 30-31, 2008.

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