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Moo, Douglas

(born March 15, 1950)
Douglas MooDouglas J. Moo is a New Testament scholar who, after teaching for more than twenty years at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois, has served as Blanchard Professor of New Testament at the Wheaton College Graduate School since 2000. He received his Ph.D. at the University of St. Andrews, in St. Andrews, Scotland.

He has published several theological works and commentaries on the Bible; notable among them are An Introduction to the New Testament (with D.A. Carson and Leon Morris) and A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans (part of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series). His current research interests are Romans, Pauline theology (and exegesis) and environmental theology. He has been a member of the translation committee that produced the NIV and TNIV since 1996, and is its current Chair.

Here is his self-bio from Wheaton College:

On a plaque mounted in my office are the words of the great pietist theologian Johann Albrecht Bengel: "Apply yourself wholly to the text; apply the text wholly to yourself." In my academic career, I have applied myself to the text by teaching New Testament and writing commentaries on the text-on James, 2 Peter and Jude, and Romans. I have also sought-undoubtedly less successfully-to apply the text I teach and write about to myself. Yet since the text I deal with is no less than God's word to his people, I must grapple not only with original meaning but with application to myself and to the contemporary church. Toward that end, I have also been active in my local church, serving as elder most years, in teaching and preaching to the church, and in conducting home Bible studies. Also very rewarding has been my service on the Committee on Bible Translation, the group of scholars charged with revising the text of the NIV and with producing the TNIV.

For over twenty years my ministry was based at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in Deerfield, IL. Now that I am at Wheaton Graduate School, I am enjoying the challenge of adapting to a new institution, discovering the delights of new colleagues, and meeting the challenges posed by a different type of student. My academic interests revolve around the interface of exegesis and theology. I seek to model to students a rigorous approach to the Greek text that always asks the "so what" questions of ultimate significance and application. The Pauline and general letters have been my special focus within the NT canon. In the next few years I will be writing commentaries on Galatians and Hebrews, a Pauline theology, and a theological/practical book on creation care. My wife Jenny and I have five grown children.

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