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Kindalee Pfremmer DeLong

Associate Professor of Religion

Division: Religion and Philosophy Division
Office: Appleby Center (APC) 211
Phone: (310) 506-4144

  • Ph.D., Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2007
  • Master of Divinity, Pepperdine University, 1994
  • B.A., English, Pepperdine University, 1987
  • REL 102: History and Religion of Early Christianity
  • REL 101: History and Religion of Ancient Israel
  • REL 515: Book of Acts
  • GSRE 199: Faith and Reason (First-Year Seminar)
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Pepperdine University: Summer Undergraduate Research Program, 2009
  • Pepperdine University: Seaver Research Council Grant, 2008-2009
  • Christian Scholarship Foundation Fellowship, 2005-2007
  • University of Notre Dame: Presidential Fellowship, 2002-2006
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature
Academic Interests:
  • Ancient religious narrative
  • Christian origins
  • Early Judaism (200 B.C.E. to 200 C.E.)
  • Gospels and Acts
  • Praise of deity in the ancient world
Selected Works:
  • Surprised by God: Praise Responses in the Narrative of Luke-Acts, Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der alteren Kirche 166, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009
  • Praise as Resistance: A Reading of Mary's Song (Luke 1:46-55)" in Leaven 17 (2009): 166-171
  • "Inspired Ministry: Themes from the Letters of Paul" in Leaven 12 (2004):147-155
  • "Ministry from the Heart: Reflections on 2 Cor 6:11-13 and 7:2-4" in Leaven 10 (2002):196-202
  • "Women and Culture in the New Testament World: Social Values Related to Paul's Teaching in First Corinthians" in Leaven 4, no. 2 (1996): 24-28, translated into Japanese and reprinted in 2000
  • "Women and Ministry: A Path through Scripture," presentation at the 5th Annual Conference for Women in Ministry in Churches of Christ, Malibu, California, May 13, 2009
  • "Mary's Song," panel presentation at the Leaven Symposium of the 66th Annual Pepperdine University Bible Lectures, Malibu, California, May 6?8, 2009
  • Review of Stuart Love, Jesus and Marginal Women: The Gospel of Matthew in Social-Science Perspective (Matrix: The Bible in Mediterranean Context; Eugene, Or.: Cascade Books, 2009), presented at the Seaver Faculty Colloquium, Pepperdine University, February 25, 2009
  • Appearance in A Seamless Faith: The Real-Life Search for the Robe, a documentary included as a special feature on the Blu-ray release of The Robe, March 17, 2009; interviewed October 9, 2008, Hollywood, California
  • "Praise of God in Tobit," paper presented at the Notre Dame-New York University Joint Program on Jewish and Christian Origins, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, May 24, 2006
  • "Luke and Epictetus on Praise of God and Healing," paper presented at the Religion and Philosophy Colloquium, Bethel College, Mishawaka, Indiana, April 10, 2006
  • "Praise, Healings, and Conversions in Luke-Acts and Joseph and Aseneth," paper presented at the Ph.D. Colloquium for Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, October 19, 2005
  • "Secrets, Due Dates, and Contractions: The Literary Motif of Childbirth in Fourth Ezra," paper presented at the 113th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, Texas, November 21, 2004