I'm Assistant Professor of New Testament & Practical Theology and DMin Program Director at South University--Columbia, as well as the author/editor of many books on biblical scholarship and the church. My focus is the intersection of text, church, and world.
How John Works is an edited volume in which a group of international scholars go in detail to explain how the author of the Gospel of John uses a variety of narrative strategies to best tell his story. More than a commentary, this book offers a glimpse at the way an ancient author created and used narrative features such as genre, character, style, persuasion, and even time and space to shape a dramatic story of the life of Jesus.
Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament is a helpful and thorough examination of questions in the Greek New Testament, seen from the standpoint of grammatical, semantic, and linguistic analysis, with special emphasis on their rhetorical effects. It includes charts, tools, and lists that explain the almost 1000 questions in the GNT.
“This is an exceptional book.” — Constantine R. Campbell, Assoc Prof of NT, TEDS
Literary Approaches to the Bible is an edited volume that introduces the various ways the study of literature has been used in biblical studies. The methods described in this volume are focused on different ways of analyzing the text within its literary context. In this book, you will learn about those literary approaches, how they were adapted for biblical studies, and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
In development with Lexham Press, due out sometime mid 2017.
In The Questions of Jesus in John Douglas Estes crafts a theory of question-asking based on insights from ancient rhetoric and modern linguistics in order to investigate the logical and rhetorical purposes of Jesus' questions in the Fourth Gospel.
The virtual church is here, and it’s poised for explosive growth as a generation comfortable with virtual worlds cultivates faith communities online. What is the virtual church, and what possibilities and concerns does it create? This must-read book opens a dialog no culturally aware Christian passionate about the church and evangelism can afford to miss.
Culture Book of the Year, Outreach Magazine
By redefining narrative temporality in light of modern physics, this book advances a unique and innovative approach to the deep-seated temporalities within the Gospel of John—and challenges the implicit assumptions of textual brokenness that run thru Jn scholarship.
“Few books in biblical scholarship can truly be called groundbreaking. This is one of them.” —David Rensberger, Biblical Interpretation
Co-authored with Noël Estes, Better Habits, Better Life explores the way people move through real change in spiritual transformation.
This book is under contract with Cascade and due out in the near future.
A brief study of the book of James for folks new to the Bible or discussion groups.
This book is under contract with Discovery House and due out in the near future.
This edited volume is still under development.
Douglas Estes (PhD, University of Nottingham) is Assistant Professor of New Testament & Practical Theology, and the DMin Program Director, South University—Columbia. He is the author or editor of six books, including Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament (Zondervan), plus numerous articles and essays. He previously served in pastoral ministry for 16 years.
Douglas lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Noël, and their four children.