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.
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 and categorize the almost 1000 questions in the Greek New Testament.
This book releases Spring 2016 from Zondervan.
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 throughout Johannine scholarship.
“Few books in biblical scholarship can truly be called groundbreaking. This is one of them.” —David Rensberger, Biblical Interpretation
Co-authored with Matthew Reed, Better Habits, Better Life: How to Coach Yourself to Life Change explores the way people move through real change in spiritual transformation.
This book is under contract with Cascade and due out sometime 2015.
This book is co-edited with Ruth Sheridan.
It is under contract with Society of Biblical Literature Press and due out sometime 2016.
This book is co-edited with Doug Mangum. It is Vol 4 of the new Lexham Methods Series.
It is under contract with Lexham Press and due out sometime 2016.
Douglas Estes (PhD, Nottingham) is Asst Prof of NT/Practical Theology and DMin Program Director, South University--Columbia. He is the author/editor of many books, including Questions and Rhetoric in the Greek New Testament (Zondervan, 2016).
Douglas lives in Columbia, SC with his wife, Noël, and their four children.