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Laura Hunt, PhD

Visiting Professor

Dr. Laura Hunt teaches Greek and New Testament for several universities and seminaries in the US and abroad. She is a member of the Society for Biblical Literature, the Institute for Biblical Research, the British New Testament Society, and the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) and has presented 14 papers in these and other venues. She has 6 published journal articles, 2 edited book chapters, 7 book reviews, and more than 25 popular articles.

She completed her PhD at the University of Wales, Trinity St. David where she studied John 18:28–19:22 with her doktormutter, Catrin Williams. She now holds an honorary fellowship there. Her work was published in 2019 by Mohr Siebeck in the WUNT II series as Jesus Caesar: A Roman Reading of the Johannine Trial Narrative. Laura’s research interests include Social Identity Theory, Bayes’ Theorem, Cognitive Linguistics, Semiotics, Multilingualism, Metaphor Theory, 1 Peter, and of course the Gospel of John. Laura is also an ordained Elder in the Free Methodist Church, and serves as an Associate Pastor at New Beginnings Community Church of Washtenaw County. Another brief book, The Not-Very-Persecuted Church, presents social identity theory for lay readers through a Bible Study on 1 Corinthians 1–4.

On a more personal note, Laura has been married for 43 years to Doug, her high school sweetheart. They have five children, aged 28 to 43, whom they homeschooled for about 25 years. She likes puzzles, languages, and British TV.