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Micah Kiel

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Associate Professor

Theology
Department Chair

Main Campus
Christ the King Chapel, LC110
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803

563-333-6121
KielMicahD@sau.edu

Dr. Kiel's C.V.

 

Dr. Kiel is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is active as a presenter in churches and parishes throughout eastern Iowa. He studied in Athens, Istanbul, and Rome in 1996. He was a volunteer teacher in Belize, Central America, in 1998-99. 

Dr. Kiel’s research focuses on Jewish and Christian apocalypticism in antiquity, the Bible and Ecology, the book of Revelation, the Gospel of Mark, and history of interpretation.

He enjoys travel, reading, baseball, biking, and spending time with his family (especially hiking and camping).

Education and Training

PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary
Biblical Studies

MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary

BA, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minn.
Music Performance

 

Courses Taught

THEO 130 - Introduction to Old Testament
THEO 132 - Introduction to New Testament
THEO 331 - Songs, Stories, and Skepticism: Jewish Literature of the Second Temple Period
THEO 332 - The Gospels: Diverse Interpretations of Jesus
THEO 333 - The Letters of Paul: Theology in Context
THEO 334 - Apocalypse: Now and Then
MPTH 501 - Old Testament I: Torah and Prophets
MPTH 502 - Old Testament II: The Writings
THEO 503 - New Testament Letters
THEO 506 - Johannine Literature
THEO 507 - Synoptic Gospels

 

Publications

Apocalyptic Ecology: The Book of Revelation's Environmental Biography. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, forthcoming.

"The Open Horizon of Mark 13," Journal of Biblical Literature, forthcoming.

"Interpreting Tobit Two Ways: Inner-biblical Exegesis and Intertextuality" in Intertextual Explorations in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature. Edited by Geoffrey Miller and Jeremy Corley. Berlin: de Gruyter, forthcoming.

"Climate in Economic Context." In The Bible in the Age of Capital. Edited by Matthew J.M. Coomber. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, forthcoming.

"Ecclesiastes." Pages 627-41 in Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha. Edited by Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew J.M. Coomber. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.

"Tobit." Pages 953-62 in Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The Old Testament and Apocrypha. Edited by Gale A. Yee, Hugh R. Page, Jr., and Matthew J.M. Coomber. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.

The Whole Truth: Rethinking Retribution in the Book of Tobit (Library of Second Temple Studies 82: London: T&T Clark, 2012).

"Tobit's Theological Blindness" in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 73, No. 2 (2011): 281-98.

"Tobit" in the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2011): 785-86.

"Why Luther Liked Tobit" in Lutheran Forum 43, No. 4 (2009): 29-31.

"Tobit and Moses Redux" in Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha 17 (2008): 83-98.

"Did Paul Get Whacked? The Ending of the Sopranos and the Acts of the Apostles" in Society of Biblical Literature Forum 5, No. 6 (2007).

Areas of Professional Interest

  • Biblical Studies
  • Jewish and Christian apocalypticism in antiquity
  • Deuterocanonical texts
  • The Bible and the Environment
  • Second Temple Judaism
  • Ancient Greek Religion