Benjamin G. White
Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
Ben teaches courses in Biblical Studies and Theology, with a focus on the New Testament and Early Christianity. He began his role at King’s after several years in Durham, England, where he wrote his Ph.D. thesis under the direction of John M.G. Barclay, one of the world’s leading New Testament scholars. His doctoral research focused on the ‘strength-in-weakness’ paradox in 2 Corinthians and its transformative significance for the Christian community in ancient Corinth.
Originally from Canada, Ben has presented his academic work at major conferences around the world, including the UK, Germany, and the USA. He is currently pursuing publication of his doctoral thesis, and some of his research on Corinth is due to be published in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament (JSNT). He is also co-editor, with John Barclay, of The New Testament in Comparison: Validity, Method, and Purpose in Comparing Traditions (T&T Clark, 2020). Ben is a member of the Columbia University New Testament Seminar and, in Summer 2020, he will serve as a Visiting Scholar at Princeton Theological Seminary where he will be completing research for a planned book on the early Christian emphasis on weakness and how this revolutionizes modern notions of power and cultural change.
Prior to his doctoral studies, Ben worked in full-time pastoral ministry. He is presently a Fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians in Chicago and a former Pastoral Tutor at St. John’s College, Durham. He writes regularly for lay people, and his work on various topics has appeared in Christianity Today and Faith Today. He also teaches part-time at the Midtown campus of Reformed Theological Seminary, which is a strategic partnership with Redeemer City to City to offer vocational training for NYC pastors.
Outside of the classroom, Ben is an avid basketball fan, enjoys being outdoors, and loves anything related to the English Lake District. He is married to Brittany, and he spends a good deal of his time playing with their son, Gideon.
Time at King's: August 2018 to present
Ph.D. New Testament
M.A. New Testament
B.E.S. Urban Planning (w/ Religious Studies Minor)
University of Waterloo