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David McCabe

David McCabe
  • Title Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
  • Work Phone 574.807.7055
  • Office Administration Building, Room 304 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

David McCabe serves as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Bethel College. He was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and later earned his B.S. at Southwestern A/G University in Biblical Studies, where he first realized his desire to teach. His mentor fueled a passion for academic inquiry while serving others, an enthusiasm he hopes to pass on to his students. He took both an M.A. in Biblical Studies and an M.A. in Theological Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. His Ph.D. is from New College, University of Edinburgh in New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology. His dissertation has been published in the prestigious Library of New Testament Studies, How to Kill Things with Words: Ananias and Sapphira Under the Prophetic Speech-Act of Judgment (Acts 4:32 – 5:11).

He contributed an essay called “Acts of Ascension: History, Exaltation & Ideological Legitimation” to be published in a volume on reading the Acts of the Apostles in the second-century later in 2012. Currently he is researching the period from about A.D. 70–100 to contribute to Dr. Tomasino’s Putting the Bible in its Place series. Dr. McCabe will contribute the volume The World of John.

Before Bethel McCabe taught at LCC (formerly Lithuania Christian College) International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania, where he served in the Theology Department. There he was honored to receive the first faculty award for excellence in teaching.

David is a member of the United Methodist Church. He is also a John Wesley Fellow, a group associated with A Foundation for Theological Education, which seeks to strengthen the classical Christian witness within the UMC, though he currently attends the Christian Reformed Church in South Bend, Indiana. From an early age he has been involved in ministry. David is dedicated both to theological education and spiritual renewal in the community of faith.

Dr. McCabe is excited to serve the Department of Religion and Philosophy her at Bethel. Teaching invigorates him, as he loves to learn from the different perspectives and multiple experiences that make up the classroom. He is looking forward to investing in Bethel where we journey together investing in Spirited connections!