Dr. James B. Shelton
Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature
University Faculty Assembly Award: Scholar of the Year: 1992
Arts & Sciences Faculty Senate Award: Teaching Excellence: 1993
School of Lifelong Education Award: Teacher of the Year: 1999
School of Lifelong Education Award: Faculty Service 2008
Alumni Faculty Service Award: 2007
Theology Department: Faculty Member of the Year 2010
“Mighty in Word and Deed”: The Role of the Holy Spirit in Luke-Acts. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson,
1992. Reprinted by Wipf and Stock, 1999.1
“‘Filled with the Holy Spirit’ and ‘Full of the Holy Spirit’: Lucan Redactional Phrases.” In Faces of Renewal: A Festschrift for Stanley Horton. Edited by Paul Elbert. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1987.
“Holy Boldness in Acts with Special Reference to Pauline-Lukan Intertextuality.” In Trajectories in the Book of Acts: Essays in the Honor of John Wesley Wyckoff. Edited by Paul Alexander, Jordan Daniel May, and Robert G. Reed. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2010.
“Luke 2:18-4:13.” Commentary on Luke. In The Complete Biblical Library. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1987.
“A Commentary on St. Matthew.” Full-Life Bible Commentary to the New Testament: An International Commentary for Spirit-Filled Christians. Edited by French L. Arrington and Roger Stronstad. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1999. Book title changed to: Life in the Spirit Bible Commentary.
“Epistemology and Authority in the Acts of the Apostles: An Analysis and Test Case Study of Acts 15:1-29.” Spirit & Church 2, no. 2 (November 2000): 231-247.
“‘Not Like It Used to Be?’: Jesus’ Miracles, Now and Then.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 14, no. 2 (2006): 219-227.
“A Reply to James D. G. Dunn’s ‘Baptism in the Spirit: A Response to Pentecostal Scholarship in Luke-Acts.” Journal of Pentecostal Theology 4 (April 1994): 139-143.
Review of Max Turner, Power from on High: The Spirit in Israel’s Restoration and Witness in Luke-Acts in Pneuma 21, no. 1 (Spring 1999): 163–168.
Review of Justo L. González, Acts: The Gospel of the Spirit (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2001) in Pneuma 25, no. 1 (Spring 2003): 150–152
Review of Robert W. Wall, “The Acts of the Apostles: Introduction, Commentary, and Reflections” in The New Interpreter’s Bible, vol. 10: The Acts of the Apostles, Introduction to Epistolary Literature, the Letter to the Romans, the First Letter to the Corinthians (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2003), in Pneuma 26, no. 1 (Spring 2004): 160–164.
Review of François Bovon, Luke the Theologian: Fifty-Five Years of Research (1950-2005). In Pneuma 29, no. 2 (Fall 2007): 339–340.
Review of John Levison, Filled with the Spirit. In Pneuma. Forthcoming.
“Episkope,” “Epispao,” “Epistamai,” “Epistrophe,” Epitithemi,” and “Epitiamo,” in The Bible Dictionary of The Complete Biblical Library. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 1987.
Current Writing Project
A commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke. Sheffield Press.
Selected Papers and Lectures
“Signs and Wonders in Luke-Acts.” Presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Oral Roberts University Holy Spirit Conference, Tulsa, OK
Paper. “‘Filled with the Holy Spirit’ and ‘Full of the Holy Spirit’: Lucan Redactional Phrases,” Presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Virginia Beach, VA
Paper. “A Reply to Dr. Robert Menzies’ ‘The Baptist's Prophecy in Lukan Perspective: A Redactional Analysis of Luke 3:16.’” Presented at the 20th annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Dallas, TX
Paper: “Cardinal Newman’s Understanding of Scripture.” Newman Center, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Lecture: “Ben Sira and Wisdom.” University of Dallas
Lecture: “Sacramentality in the New Testament.” Institute of Applied Biblical Studies, Franciscan University, Steubenville, OH
Paper: “Epistemology and Authority in the Acts of the Apostles: An Analysis and Test Case Study of Acts 15:1-29.” Presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO
Lecture: Eschatology. St. Gregory’s University, Shawnee, OK
Five lectures: Jesus and the Gospels. Diaconate program, Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, OK
Paper: “Response to Keith Warrington’s ‘Healing Then: Healing Now: Who is our Paradigm? Jesus or James?’” Presented at the 34th annual meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Wilmore, KY