Douglas Mohrmann

Associate Professor of Religion, Director of Ancient Studies Program, Co-Director of Honors Program

Staff Positions

  • Traditional Undergrad Academics / Bible, Religion & Ministry


Ph.D., University of Durham

M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

B.A., Evangel University



Phone: 616-254-1650 ext. 1250

About Douglas

Research Interests

Commentary on LXX Deuteronomy
Intertextuality and Pauline Literature

Awards or Honors

Professor of the Year, 2005


  • Editor of Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives in Honor of James D. G. Dunn. London: T & T Clark, 2009.
  • "Of ‘Doing’ and ‘Living’: The Intertextual Semantics of Leviticus 18:5 in Galatians and Romans”, in Jesus and Paul: Global Perspectives in Honor of James D. G. Dunn. London: T & T Clark, 2009.
  • Review of 4Q Pesher Nahum: A Critical Edition by Gregory Doudna, Dead Sea Discoveries 15 (2008) 408-413.
  • "Is Anyone Listening? The Waning Voice of the Bible in Sexual Ethics", in Religion and Sex, C. K. Robertson ed., (New York: Peter Lang, 2005).
  • "Boast Not in your Righteousness from the Law: A New Reading of Romans 10.6-8", Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 2 (2005) 76-99.
  • "Making Sense of Sex: A Study of Leviticus 18", Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 29.1 (2004) 57-79.
  • "Megachurch, Virtual Church", in Religion as Entertainment, C.K. Robertson ed., (New York: Peter Lang, 2002).
  • Review of Romans and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Gordon D. Fee, ed. by Sven K Soderlund and N.T. Wright, Evangelical Quarterly 74 (2002).
  • Review of Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library, ed. by Timothy Lim, Dead Sea Discoveries 6 (1999).

Teaching Philosophy

For Doug, the joy of teaching religion comes by observing his students expanding their hearts and minds, and then seeing them move to a transformation of their will. Or, to say it another way: He love teaching as a way to foster wisdom in students. The Hebrew Bible and New Testament regularly refer to or allude to wisdom. Wisdom represents a fulsome idea that stands at the intersections of learning and observation, psychological development, living in community, and spiritual formation. Education, particularly religious education, flourishes in these contexts. He strives to integrate learning and life and liturgy. Teaching and learning are part of our spiritual journey. 

Personal Interests

Outside of the classroom, one might find him running, playing softball, hunting, fishing, gardening, and playing all sorts of board or card games! Another budding interest (3 years now) is writing plays for children at his church.