Suzanne Nicholson, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Professor of New Testament

Department: Christian Studies & Philosophy

Office: Hughes 128

Phone Extension: 2211

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Biographical Information

Suzanne Nicholson came to Asbury University after teaching New Testament for 16 years at Malone University in Canton, Ohio. She received her Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from the University of Durham in England, an M.Div. at Asbury Theological Seminary, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in journalism from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nicholson is an elder in the Global Methodist Church. She currently serves on the Council for the Wesleyan Covenant Association, the editorial board of the Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies, and is the Assistant Lead Editor for Firebrand, a new online Wesleyan magazine. Her publications include an 8-week Bible study on Women in the New Testament for Seedbed, a chapter on Ephesians in the Wesley One Volume Commentary, and her book, Dynamic Oneness: The Significance and Flexibility of Paul’s One-God Language. She and her husband, Lee, have two college-aged children.


  • Ph.D., University of Durham
  • M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in journalism, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota

Selected Publications

  • Women in the New Testament. OneBook: Daily-Weekly Bible Study. Wilmore: Seedbed, forthcoming (2020).
  • “Ephesians.” Chapter in The Wesley One-Volume Commentary. Nashville: Abingdon, forthcoming (March 2020).
  • “Successful Transitions: The Importance of Mentoring New Faculty Members.” Co-authored with David Entwistle. In 8th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: New Perspectives in Mentoring: A Quest for Leadership Excellence & Innovation. Edited by N. Dominguez and Y. Gandert. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico, 2015.
  • “Mercy.” Pages 584-588 in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels. Rev. Ed. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2013.
  • Dynamic Oneness: The Significance and Flexibility of Paul’s One-God Language. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick, 2010.

Selected Academic Presentations

  • “We’ve Lost the Plot: The Need for a Return to Expository Preaching.” Paper for the Homiletics and Biblical Studies section of the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting. November 2019.
  • Invited Speaker for the Chaney Lectures at Central Christian College of Kansas in McPherson, Kan., April 9-10, 2019.
  • “Subverting Texts, Subverting Power: Luke’s Rewriting of Amos in Acts 15:16-17,” at the Rewriting in Luke and Acts conference in Roskilde, Denmark, June 2014.
  • “Predicting Heresy: Paul’s Rationale in 1 Cor 15:24–28,” at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., November 2009.

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