Dr. Israel Kamudzandu is Associate Professor of New Testament Studies and Lindsey P. Pherigo Chair at Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, Missouri.

He is the author of Abraham Our Father: Paul and Ancestors in Postcolonial Africa (Fortress Press, 2013), and Abraham as a Spiritual Ancestor: A Postcolonial Zimbabwean Reading of Romans 4 (Leiden: Brill, 2010), as well as numerous articles.

Kamudzandu has a Ph.D. in New Testament Biblical Interpretation from Brite Divinity School and he served as pastor at Covenant United Methodist Church in Springfield, Ohio, until 2007.

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