AUTHORS/ Meeks, Wayne A.
Wayne Meeks is the Woolsey Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies.
One of the foremost authorities on the social world of the Apostle Paul, Wayne A. Meeks has wide expertise in the origins of Christianity and in the interpretation of the New Testament.
An ordained minister in the Presbyterian church, Meeks served as a campus minister in Memphis, Tennessee and at Yale, and has taught at Dartmouth College and Indiana University. At Yale since 1969, Meeks served intermittently as chairman of the department of religious studies from 1972 to 1983, and he was director of the division of the humanities from 1988 to 1991. Meeks earned his Ph.D. in New Testament studies from Yale University.
Meeks was president of the Society of Biblical Literature in 1985, holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Uppsala, and is Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Among his numerous honors are the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, the National Endowment for the Humanities Senior Fellowship, and the Kent Fellowship.
In 1995, his colleagues honored him with a festschrift, "The Social World of the First Christians, Essays in Honor of Wayne A. Meeks," edited by L. Michael White and O. Larry Yarbrough. He was named a corresponding fellow of the British Academy in 1992, and was granted an honorary doctorate in theology from the University of Uppsala in 1990.
His books include "The Origins of Christian Morality: The First Two Centuries," "The Moral World of the First Christians" and "The First Urban Christians: The Social World of the Apostle Paul," which has been published in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Portuguese, and won the Biblical Archaeology Review Award for Best Book on the New Testament as well as the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence.