Joseph B. Modica, Ph.D.

Joe Modica

University Chaplain & Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University since 1993.  Dr. Modica is ordained Protestant minister with the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.

Contact Information

Phone: 610-341-5826
Fax: 610-341-1705
Read Dr. Modica's CV here.


  • M.Phil, and Ph.D., Drew University, Madison, NJ (New Testament and Early Christianity)
  • M.Div., Alliance Theological Seminary, Nyack , NY
  • B.A., Queens College of the City University of New York (Psychology)

Research Interests and Selected Publication

  • My research interests span from New Testament studies to Spiritual/Faith formation.
  • McKnight, Scot, and Joseph B. Modica, eds. Jesus Is Lord, Caesar Is Not: Evaluating Empire in     New Testament Studies. IVP Academic, 2013.
  • Modica, Joseph B., ed. The Gospel with Extra Salt: Friends of Tony Campolo Celebrate His     Passions for Ministry. Judson Press, 2000.
  • Modica, Joseph B. Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?: An Investigation of the Accusations     Against the Historical Jesus. Edited by Scot McKnight. 1st ed. T&T Clark, 2008.

Professional Associations and Service

  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Catholic Biblical Association

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