David Carr, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies



  • Ph.D. in New Testament Studies | Emory University, Graduate Division of Religion
  • M.A. in Theology | Emory University, Candler School of Theology
  • M.Div. | Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Mass Communication | Georgia College

Dr. David Carr is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Northeastern Seminary and Roberts Wesleyan College, a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church, and a John Wesley Fellow. He has recently contributed works to the Catholic Biblical Quarterly and Practical Matters Journal and has presented a number of papers at academic gatherings. His areas of special interest include identity and selfhood in early Christianity, theories of self and subjectivity, practices and models of biblical interpretation, and relationships between biblical theology and social justice. Dr. Carr participates in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Wesleyan Theological Society, the Wesleyan Philosophical Society, and a Foundation for Theological Education.

Selected Publications

  • “Beginning at the End: The Kingdom of God in 1 Corinthians.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 18.3 (2019): 449–69.
  • Review of The Nations in the Divine Economy: Paul’s Covenantal Hermeneutics and Participation in Christ by William S. Campbell. Reading Religion (June 2019).
  • Review of Servant of All: Status, Ambition, and the Way of Jesus by Craig C. Hill. Practical Matters Journal 11 (Spring 2018).

Selected Presentations

  • “‘Be Transformed by the Renewing of Your Mind:’ Whiteness, Paul, and Human Subjectivity” Wesleyan Philosophical Society, 2019 annual meeting (Washington D.C.) March 14, 2019
  • “The Crucifixion & Resurrection of the Self: Relational Transformation in Paul’s Letter to the Galatians” Presented at Wesleyan Philosophical Society, 2018 annual meeting (Cleveland, TN) March 8, 2018
  • “Hermeneutics and Homosexuality & The Hermeneutics of Homosexuality: Some Comments on the Future of the United Methodist Church” A Foundation for Theological Education, annual Christmas Conference (The Woodlands, TX) January 7, 2017
  • “The Poetics of Transformation: Transformation & Identity Construction in 2 Corinthians 11:12–15” Presented at the 2 Corinthians: Pauline Theology in the Making seminar Society of Biblical Literature, 2016 Annual Meeting (San Antonio, TX) November 20, 2016
  • “The Bible & Human Sexuality” series, co-taught with Brady Beard. Eastside United Methodist Church (Atlanta, GA) Fall 2016