Joel B. Kemp, PhD

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Assistant Professor of Theology/Religious Studies

Joel B. Kemp holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Boston College (2017), an M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School (2010), and a J.D. from Harvard Law School (2000).  His research focuses on the Old Testament, especially the Prophets, Biblical Law, and the History of Judah and Identity Development. Dr. Kemp’s other scholarly pursuits include African-American appropriations of Scripture, the relationship between race, religion, and law within American society, and the use of the Bible in popular culture.