John Oliff, Ph.D. (ABD)
M.S. Cairn University
M.A., Th.M. Biblical Seminary
Ph.D. (ABD) University of Wales, Trinity St. David
At Eastern Since 2011
John Oliff has been teaching at Eastern University since 2011. This is John’s 14th year teaching in both graduate and undergraduate educational institutions. John serves his fellowship community (The Well, Feasterville) by teaching a weekly class, and also lectures in his community several times a year.
John was born in Wilmington N.C and grew up in Maryland. He is married and has five daughters ranging in ages from 7-20.
Why I Teach at Eastern
I teach because I want to create space for inquiry. I teach because I am committed to the entire body of knowledge available to learners and I want to be a tool to instill this passion to the present generation and ones to come. It is a joy to serve students and colleagues at Eastern knowing we are all seeking integration of all knowledge for whole persons.
Greek: Introduction and Intermediate, Nature and Meaning of the Old Testament, Nature and meaning of the New Testament, 1-2 Corinthians, Hebrews and General Epistles
Pedagogy, Second Temple and Ancient Near Eastern literature, Gospels (especially Mark and John), NT Apocalyptic literature, theological interpretation of Scripture, Literary Studies, Homeric Epics, Greco-Roman literature