As the new school year begins, the Candler community welcomes distinguished visiting faculty to campus from Europe and South America.

Becker Eve-Marie Becker joins the Candler faculty for the academic year as Distinguished Visiting Professor of New Testament, teaching courses that include “Interpretation of the New Testament” and “Special Topics in New Testament: Philippians.” Becker comes to Atlanta from Aarhus University in Denmark, where she serves on the theology faculty as professor of New Testament exegesis in the department of biblical studies. Her research areas include the Gospel of Mark and ancient Gospel historiography, second Corinthians, Philippians, early Christian literary history, and hermeneutics. She has written extensively, and has been published in English and German. Becker belongs to numerous academic organizations, and is an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bavaria.

de Paula Visiting research scholar Blanches de Paula comes to Candler for the fall semester from Universidade Metodista de São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil, one of Candler’s academic exchange partners, where she is professor of pastoral theology. A Methodist pastor, de Paula specializes in teaching pastoral theology and counseling, psychology of religion and pastoral ministry. As part of her work at Candler, she is currently co-teaching the course “Historical and Global Dimensions of Pastoral Care” with Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling Gregory Ellison II.

In January, Candler will welcome Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, as a distinguished visiting professor for the spring 2017 semester.