Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles is Professor of New Testament and Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Her particular areas of expertise include:

  • the Johannine literature (the Gospel of John; 1, 2, and 3 John; and Revelation)
  • Evil, Suffering, Death, and Afterlife
  • Disability Studies and the Bible
  • Women in the Bible
  • Immersion trips to Israel and Palestine

Her two most recent books are Reading John for Dear Life: A Spiritual Walk with the Fourth Gospel (2016), Engaging the Word: The New Testament and the Christian Believer (2010). She’s on the editorial board of the Journal of Religion, Disability & Health and her essay on “Disability and the Johannine Literature” will appear in Disability and the Bible: A Commentary (Baylor University Press, 2017). She is the New Testament editor of the new CEB Women’s Bible (2016) and currently she is completing a book entitled Women in the Bible for the Interpretation commentary series.

Clark-Soles is a member of the 2016-2017 cohort of the Christian Leadership Initiative, which meets at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. The program equips participants to do reasoned, collaborative, interfaith/interreligious work in a religiously pluralistic world.

Dr. Clark-Soles enjoys connecting academic study with real-world implications, so she regularly speaks and writes for a broad audience. She has contributed articles to preaching resources both in print and online and she serves on the board of the Center for Preaching Excellence. She also appears in the 2012 documentary Hellbound?

As an ordained American Baptist minister she has served in both parish and hospice settings. She is a Navy brat and enjoys running, cycling, racquetball, and generally staying in motion. For more information, go to

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