Senior LecturerBTh (St. Petersburg Christian University, Russia), MA (University of Pretoria, South Africa), PhD (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
Prior to joining the college in 2011, Arseny Ermakov taught courses at European Nazarene College and Nazarene Theological College (UK) at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has also briefly served as a pastor at St. Petersburg Church of the Nazarene, Russia. In collaboration with Andrew Brower Latz, he has recently published an edited volume called Purity: Essays in Bible and Theology and is currently working on The Gospel of Matthew: A Commentary in Wesleyan Tradition for New Beacon Bible Commentary Series in cooperation with Robert Snow.
His primary research interests lay in the area of holiness and purity discourse in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity as reflected in the light of new approaches to the study of ancient religions and linguistics. He also has an interest in post-structuralist methods of interpretation, the issues of multivoicedness in biblical traditions, readings of modern ideologies and cultures the light of scriptural hermeneutics, and the issues of post- and trans-humanism and the Bible. The issues of effective teaching and learning in biblical studies have also taken an important place in his thinking and practice. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, British New Testament Society, Wesleyan Theological Society and the Centre for the Study of Early Christianity (Australia). He is also a Research Fellow of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research.
Areas of Expertise
Holiness and purity in the Bible and the Ancient World
Post-structuralist approaches to biblical interpretation
The Gospel of Mark
- "Separation or Presence? Reimagining Biblical Theology of Holiness." Pages 148-152 in Renovating Holiness. Edited by Josh Broward and Thomas J. Oord. Nampa: SacraSage Press, 2015.
- Brower Latz, A. and Ermakov, A., eds. Purity: Essays in Bible and Theology. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2014.
- "The Holy One of God in Markan Narrative" in Horizons in Biblical Theology, 36/2 (2014): 159-184.
- "Holiness in the Gospel of Mark: Black Cat in a Dark Room?" in Wesleyan Theological Journal, 49/2 (2014): 74-85.
- ‘The Salvific Significance of the Torah in Mk 10:17-22 and 12:28-34.’ Pages 21-31 in Torah in the New Testament. The Library of New Testament Studies 401. Edited by Peter Oakes and Michael Tait. London: T&T Clark, 2009.
- ‘Purity in the Synoptic Gospels’ in Purity: Essays in Bible and Theology. Edited by Andrew Brower Latz and Arseny Ermakov. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2014.
- “Church of the East (the “so called” Nestorian Church).” In Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology, edited by Al Truesdale. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2013.
- “Coptic Orthodoxy.” In Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology. Al Truesdale, ed. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2013.
- “Icons, Images, Iconoclasm.” In Global Wesleyan Dictionary of Theology. Al Truesdale, ed. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2013.
- Winn, Adam. Mark and the Elijah-Elisha Narrative: Considering the Practice of Greco-RomanImitation in the Search for Markan Source Material. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2010. A book review. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 34.5.
- Borg, Marcus J. Meeting Jesus in Mark: Conversations with Scripture. London: SPCK, 2011. A book review. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 34.5.
- Käsemann, Ernst. On Being a Disciple of the Crucified Nazarene: Unpublished Lectures and Sermons. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010. A book review. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 33.5.
- Warrington, Keith. Discovering Jesus in the New Testament. Peabody: Hendrickson, 2009. A book review. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 33.5.