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Adam F. Braun

Lecturer in New Testament and Theology

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 559.2714

Dr Braun teaches Greek, New Testament, Paul, and other electives which highlight class, queer theory, race theory, and political theology. Pedagogically, Dr Braun aims to create spaces for students to encounter difference around historically marginalized power, to critically interrogate the contexts that produce traditions, and to inquire about possibilities for future communities to practice abolition and care.

Degrees and Certifications

PhD in New Testament from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (05/2017)

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Race and the Bible
  • Paul within Judaism
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • Queer Theory, Psychoanalysis
Selected Publications
  • 2022 [Forthcoming] “’My Light is Darkness’: Reading (the Bible in) Baldwin for #BLM,” from Activist Hermeneutics of Liberation in the Bible, ed. Jin Young Choi and Gregory L. Cuellar, Routledge 2021.
  • 2021 “Race and Legitimacy in Acts 17.26: An Approach from Political Theology,” 신학논단 (Theological Forum) Vol. 106 (2021. 12. 31): 111-135.
  • 2021 " Negativity in Luke’s Rich Fool and the Abyss of the Cross", Horizons in Biblical Theology 43, 1 (2021): 51-69.
  • 2020 “’Everyone Deserves a Family’: The Triple Bind of Family in Ari Aster’s Horror,” 가족과 커뮤니티 (Family and Community), Vol.1, No.1, 2020. 1-26.
  • 2019 “The End of Eschatology: Derrida’s Specters of Marx and the Futures of Luke’s Christ” in Revista de Teología SIWO, Vol I. 2019, p.119-130.
Courses Taught

Paul: Ancient Contexts, Modern Consequences; Introduction to the New Testament; Greek (for Accordance); Luke's Parables: Invitations to Resist; Revelation in Critical Perspectives.