Dr. Greg Stevenson

Professor of New Testament

Ph.D., Emory University
M.Div., Harding University Graduate School of Religion
B.A., Harding University

School: School of Theology and Ministry
Office: Muirhead 126
Phone: (248) 218.2125
Email: gstevenson@rc.edu



  • Elementary Greek 1 and 2
  • Intermediate Greek
  • Advanced Greek 1 and 2
  • Survey of Biblical Literature
  • Religion, Media, and Youth Culture
  • The Psychology and Theology of Horror, Science Fiction, and Fantasy (co-taught)
  • Christian Beginnings: Acts
  • Pauline Letters I
  • General Letters
  • Hebrews
  • Revelation
  • History and Theology of the New Testament
  • Jesus in the Life of the Church (graduate)
  • Early Christianity and the Gentile Mission (graduate)



  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Rochester College, 2003-2004
  • Voted “Lecture You Wish Lasted Longer” by RC Student Body, 2004
  • Christian Scholarship Foundation Graduate Fellowship Award, 1996-97 and 1997-98



  • Adjunct Faculty: Lipscomb University (2010), Detroit Ecumenical Theological Seminary (2005-2006), Candler School of Theology (1996-1999)
  • Assistant Researcher for the “New Testament Language Project” (Oxford University Press and Endowment for Biblical Research)
  • Research partner for the “Emory Socio-Rhetorical Project”
  • Board Member, Walton Charter Academy



Greg is married to Saysavad Stevenson and they have three children (Nicholas, Alexandra, and Isabella). His research and teaching interests lie in the areas of the interpretation of New Testament documents, the archaeology and culture of the Greco-Roman world, and the intersection of religion and popular culture. Greg enjoys the martial arts, playing the piano, reading (novels and comic books are particular favorites), watching football (Go Steelers!), and hanging out with his kids.



  • A Slaughtered Lamb: Revelation and the Apocalyptic Response to Evil and Suffering. ACU Press, 2013.
  • “Apocalyptic War in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Supernatural, and Battlestar Galactica.” In Small Screen Revelations: Apocalyptic and Prophecy in Contemporary Television. Sheffield, 2012.
  • “Of Beasts and Men: The Book of Revelation and the Apocalyptic Superhero.” In The End Will Be Graphic: Apocalyptic in Comic Books and Graphic Novels. Sheffield, 2012.
  • Glee’s Most Versatile Character.” In Filled With Glee. BenBella Books, 2010.
  • “The Gospel of Matthew.” In The Transforming Word Commentary, 723-760. ACU Press, 2009.
  • “Horror, Humanity, and the Demon in the Mirror.” In In the Hunt: Unauthorized Essays on Supernatural. BenBella Books, 2009.
  • “Believing Is Seeing: The Dynamics of Faith in the Gospel of John.” In Preaching John’s Gospel: The World It Imagines. Chalice Press, 2008.
  • “Dining With the Gilmores.” In Coffee at Luke’s, 121-134. BenBella Books, 2007.
  • Televised Morality: The Case of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hamilton Books, 2004.
  • Power and Place: Temple and Identity in the Book of Revelation.  Walter de Gruyter, 2001.
  • “Communal Imagery and the Individual Lament: Exodus Typology in Psalm 77.” Restoration Quarterly 39 (1997): 215-229.
  • “Conceptual Background to Golden Crown Imagery in the Apocalypse of John.” Journal of Biblical Literature 114 (1995): 257-272.