Professor Emeritus of Narrative Theology and New Testament
Areas of Specialization: Early Christian Origins, Narrative Theology and New Testament Studies. Particular interest in method and content in the study of the Gospels.
Education: B.A., Southern California College; M.T.S., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University.
Dr. Camery-Hoggatt served the university for over thirty years teaching courses in Research Methods, New Testament and Narrative Theology to both our graduate and undergraduate programs. He is the author of a variety of works in a range of genres, including Irony in Mark’s Gospel: Text and Subtext (Cambridge University Press), Speaking of God: Reading and Preaching the Word of God (Wipf & Stock), Grapevine: The Spirituality of Gossip (Herald Press) and Reading the Good Book Well: A Guide to Biblical Interpretation (Abingdon). Several of his publications are Christmas stories: When Mother Was Eleven-Foot-Four: A Christmas Memory (Revell), Giver of Gifts: Three Stories of Christmas Grace (Revell), and My Mother’s Wish: An American Christmas Carol (WaterBrooke). His first illustrated children’s book was published in November of 2007.
Vanguard’s resident storyteller is never without a tale of twisted plots and valiant heroes, complete with thick Scottish brogue or curt Bostonian banter to capture the imagination. He takes special joy in discovering the ways God complicates our plots in an artful play to turn us into more interesting and Christ-like characters.