James L Boyce
Professor Emeritus of New Testament

James L BoyceEmail:

651-641-3201    Emeriti Office

Speaking Topics:

James L Boyce is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • Archeology and the Bible/ Archeology in the Holy Land
  • Bible Study, esp. Matthew, Luke John Acts, Galatians, I Corinthians, James
  • Galatians and Martin Luther on Vocation and Christian Freedom.
  • Historical Setting and/or Backgrounds of New Testament
  • How the Bible Came to Us/Authority and Canon of the Bible
  • How? and Why? Reading the Scriptures
  • The Shaping of a Reformer: Martin Luther on Romans
  • When the Fire Goes Out, What Then? Bible Study on James
  • Windows of Faith: The Early Church in its New Testament Setting



Coordinator, Western Mission Cluster, ELCA
The Western Mission Cluster is a partnership of Luther Seminary and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary along with other partners in ELCA Regions 1, 2, and 3 who have a commitment to exploring ways of collaboration for  "Life-long learning" for the sake of the church's mission in the world.


Internet Links and Sites
Listing with links of some useful web sites for Bible Study, Sermon helps, Christian education resources, etc.
Searching the Internet
An example of using search engines and "topics" to find resources for Bible Study and preaching on the internet.


Life & Letters of Paul
Introduction to the Life and Letters of Paul: Tentative timeline of life and writings; maps of missionary "journeys"; study outlines of the Pauline epistles.
Textual Criticism
An introduction to the theory and practice of textual criticism of the New Testament through slides and accompanying lecture notes. For further resources, see www.ntgateway.com/textcrit.htm.


Transformed for Disciple Community: Matthew in Pentecost
Word & World 13/3 (1993) 308--317. (Texts in Context)


Ph.D.University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
M.Div.Luther Theological Seminary
St. Paul, MN
Th.M.Luther Theological Seminary
St. Paul, MN
B.A.Luther College
Decorah, IA


James Boyce came to Luther Seminary as an instructor in New Testament and Greek in 1970 and was promoted to professor in 1987. Earlier, he had been an instructor in Latin at Augsburg (1964-65) and a graduate instructor in classics at North Carolina (1968-70).

Ordained in 1972, Boyce was minister of education at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, in 1974-77, and co-pastor in 1977-79 during



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