Welcome, I’m Chris Seglenieks and I study and teach biblical studies. My interests include the Gospel of John, the meaning of faith, the Synoptic Gospels, and the Graeco-Roman religious world. I also lecture in the areas of New Testament and Greek.

Some highlights of my research:

Cover of JSNT journal

‘Thomas the (Un)Faithful: Πιστός in John 20:27,’ Journal for the Study of the New Testament

In this article I argue that Thomas’ failure is primarily about being a faithful witness more than what he believed.

Available online here

Cover of ZNW journal

‘The Rhetoric of Matthean Small Faith,’ Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft 113:1 (2022), 50-68.

Here I examine the pattern in Matthew of describing the disciples as “small-faithed”, which is used to call the reader back to the standard of trust presented in the Sermon on the Mount.

Available here

Book cover, title is Johannine Belief and Graeco-Roman Devotion

My book Johannine Belief and Graeco-Roman Devotion was published in 2020 with Mohr Siebeck (see here). In it, I explore the intersection between the pattern of belief in John’s Gospel and the patterns of devotion in the Graeco-Roman world, arguing that John seeks to teach his audience how to believe.

If you’d rather hear me talk about my research, I’ve been interviewed about my book by Onscript, listen here

This site primarily gives an overview of my research, including summaries of some of my published work. If you have any questions, please get in touch. You can use the contact box at the bottom of the page, leave a comment on one of the posts, or find me on twitter @c_seglenieks