Dr. Paul Owen

Professor of Bible and Ministry
Studies in Bible, Theology, and Ministry
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression

Dr. Paul Owen

Dr. Paul Owen has been teaching at Montreat College since 2001. He is a graduate of Life Pacific College (B.A., 1993), Talbot School of Theology (M.A., 1997), and the University of Edinburgh (PhD, 2000). He also did graduate studies at Dallas Theological Seminary (1993-94). His research interests are varied, including subjects such as the historical Jesus, Paul’s view of the Law, Jewish apocalyptic texts, and the Mormon religion. Dr. Owen’s publications have appeared in the Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Calvin Theological Journal, and other academic journals and monographs. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Evangelical Theological Society. His favorite creative writers are Rick Bass, Edward Abbey and Jack London. He loves dogs (owns five of them!), and enjoys coaching high school wrestling when he is not busy with students and classes at Montreat College. His religious affiliation is Anglican.


Owen, Paul L. Review of Torah Ethics and Early Christian Identity: Essays in Honor of Stephen Westerholm, in the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 60/2 (2017): 428-430.

Owen, Paul L. Chapter: “Jesus as God’s Chief Agent in Mark’s Christology.” Mark, Manuscripts, and Monotheism: Essays in Honor of Larry W. Hurtado. Eds. Chris Keith and Dieter T. Roth. New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2014.

Owen, Paul L. “Theological Apostasy and the Role of Canonical Scripture: A Thematic Analysis of 1 Nephi 13-14.” Journal of Book of Mormon Studies 23 (2014): 81-100.

Owen, Paul L. Chapter: “Aramaic and Greek Representations of the ‘Son of Man’ and the Importance of the Parables of Enoch.” Parables of Enoch: A Paradigm Shift. Eds. Darrell Bock and James H. Charlesworth. New York: T&T Clark, 2014.

Owen, Paul L. Chapter: “The Book of Mormon.” The Mormon World. Eds. Carl Mosser and Richard Sherlock. London: Routledge, (forthcoming).

Owen, Paul L. Review of What Jesus Didn’t Say by Gerd Ludemann. Catholic Biblical Quarterly 75.4 (October 2013): 806-807.

Owen, Paul L. “Chapter 6: The Enigma of Mormonism: Ruminations of an Anglican Friend and Critic.” In Mormonism at the Crossroads of Philosophy and Theology; Essays in Honor of David L. Paulsen. Ed. Jacob T. Baker. Draper, UT: Greg Kofford Books, 2012, 109-129.

Owen, Paul L. and Larry W. Hurtado. “Who is This Son of Man?”: The Latest Scholarship on a Puzzling Expression of the Historical Jesus. New York: T&T Clark, 2011.

Owen, Paul L. Review of Did the First Christians Worship Jesus? The New Testament Evidence by James D.G. Dunn. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 54.3 (September 2011): 645-647.

Owen, Paul L. “The Last Wolf of Carolina.” Valley Voices: A Literary Review (Spring/Summer 2011).

Owen, Paul L. The Long Winter: One Man’s Journey Through the Darkness of Foster Care. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2010.

Owen, Paul L. Review of Are You the One Who Is to Come? The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question by Michael F. Bird and Stanley Porter. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 53.2 (June 2010): 398-400.

Owen, Paul L. Review of The Solution to the ‘Son of Man’ Problem by Maurice Casey. Review of Biblical Literature 11 (2009): 351-355.

Owen, Paul L. “The ‘Works of the Law’ in Romans and Galatians: A New Defense of the Subjective Genitive.” Journal of Biblical Literature 126.3 (Fall 2007): 553-578.

Owen, Paul. Chapter: “The Relationship of Eschatology to Esoteric Wisdom in the Jewish Pseudepigraphal Apocalypses.” Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity, Volume 1: Ancient Versions and Traditions. Ed. Craig A. Evans. London: T & T Clark International, 2004.

Owen, Paul and Carl Mosser.  “Chapter 19: Mormonism.”  To Everyone an Answer: a Case for the Christian Worldview.  Eds. Francis J. William L. Beckwith,  Craig, and J.P. Moreland. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2004.

Owen, Paul L., Francis J. Beckwith, and Carl Mosser. The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-growing Movement. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.

Owen, Paul L. “The Doctrine of the Trinity in LDS and ‘Catholic’ Contexts.” Element: An E-Journal of Mormon Philosophy and Theology 1:1 (2002).

Owen, Paul L. “Speaking Up for Qumran, Dalman, and the Son of Man: Was Bar Enasha a Common Term for ‘Man’ in the Time of Jesus?” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 81.1 (2001): 81-122.

Owen, Paul L. “Calvin and Catholic Trinitarianism: An Examination of Robert Reymond’s Understanding of the Trinity and His Appeal to John Calvin.” Calvin Theological Journal 35.2 (November 2000): 262-281.

Owen, Paul L. Review of How Wide the Divide? A Mormon and an Evangelical in Conversation by Craig L. Blomberg and Stephen E. Robinson.  FARMS Review of Books 11.2 (1999): 1-102.

Owen, Paul L. “Mormon Scholarship, Apologetics, and Evangelical Neglect: Losing the Battle and Not Knowing It.”  Trinity Journal 19.2 (Fall 1998): 179-205.