Dean Flemming, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament and Missions, Mid America Nazarene University

Dr Flemming previously served as Lecturer in New Testament at European Nazarene College, Büsingen, Germany. He has also worked as Professor of New Testament at Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines, and was on the faculty of the Asia Graduate School of Theology. He has taught in many countries throughout the world. His research interests include Paul’s letters, mission in the New Testament, and Contextualization. He is an ordained minister and has been a missionary with the Church of the Nazarene since 1987.

Select Recent Publications

Contextualization in the New Testament: Patterns for Theology and Mission (InterVarsity Press, 2005) [Receipient of the Christianity Today Book Award]

Contextualization in a Wesleyan Spirit: A Case Study of Acts 15, in World Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit. American Society of Missiology Series 44, ed. Darrell L. Whiteman and Gerald H. Anderson (Providence House, 2009, 16-27.

Philippians for the New Beacon Bible Commentary series (Beacon Hill, 2009)

'Paul the Contextualizer', in Local Theology for the Global Church: Principles for an Evangelical Approach to Contextualization, ed. Matthew Cook (William Carey Library, 2010), 1-20.

'On Earth as It Is in Heaven: Holiness and the People of God in Revelation', in Holiness and Ecclesiology in the New Testament, ed. Kent E. Brower and Andy Johnson (Eerdmans, 2007), 343-62.

Recovering the Full Mission of God: A Bibical Perspective on Being, Doing and Telling. (InterVasity Academic, 2013).

Why Mission? (Nashville: Abingdon, 2015).

Research Supervision

Past Supervision: Rob Fringer (co-supervisor)