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Amy Anderson

Faculty member Amy Anderson

Professor of Ancient Greek and New Testament

Department: School of Biblical & Theological Studies
Office: Miller Hall #238


  • Ph.D. – University of Birmingham, New Testament Textual Criticism [1999]
  • M.A. – Fuller Theological Seminary, New Testament [1996]
  • B.S. – UW-River Falls, Animal Science [1980]


  • Credentialed – 1988, Ordained 1990
  • Professional memberships:
    • 2005-Present: International Greek New Testament Project Steering Committee (This is a team producing a major critical edition of the New Testament)
    • 2010-Present: Editio Critica Major Steering Committee (This committee steers the IGNTP unit at SBL.)
    • 2000-Present: American Society of Papyrology
    • 1999-Present: Friends of Mount Athos
  • Publications:
    • Invited – Tommy Wasserman and Sidnie White Crawford are editing The Oxford Handbook of the Textual Criticism of the Bible, and have invited me to write a chapter on “New Testament Textual Criticism in Teaching and Practice.”  Publication planned for 2022.
    • Invited – Craig Keener and Holly Beers are editing a new series of academic commentaries (with BakerAcademic), aimed at pentecostal and charismatic pastors and lay leaders.  I have been invited to co-author the commentary on Timothy/Titus with Gordon Fee (expanding and updating his previous publications).  Publication planned for 2023 or later.
    • 2022 – Primer on Beginning Greek Palaeography

      First draft is started, planned for publication in 2022.

    • 2020 – “In Defense of the Ursprache”

      Written for a Festschrift, to appear with Brill in 2021.

    • 2018 – Textual Criticism of the Bible, Revised edition, co-authored with Wendy Widder. Lexham Methods Series, Douglas Mangum, ed.
    • 2015 – “Codex 2193 and Family 1 in Mark” Studies on the Text of the New Testament and Early Christianity (New Testament Tools, Studies and Documents 50), Gurtner, Hernandez, & Foster, eds., Brill.
    • 2014 – “Family 1 in Mark: Preliminary Results”Early Readers, Scholars and Editors of the New Testament: Papers from the Eighth Birmingham Colloquium on the Textual Criticism of the New Testament (Texts and Studies 11), H.A.G. Houghton, ed., Gorgias Press.
    • 2011 – Devotional for a Cross-Cultural Year, Designed for first time missionaries and missionary-associates in Students for Christ, Europe.  Currently being edited after field testing. Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Students for Christ-Europe
    • 2010 – When You Come Together: Challenging the Church to an Interactive Relationship with God

      This book is a reflection on what it means to be pentecostal and charismatic, and is written for lay people. Being Church Publishers

    • 2004 –The Textual Tradition of the Gospels: Family 1 in Matthew, Based on my dissertation, but significantly rewritten, Brill Academic Publishers, “Texts and Studies” Series
    • 2000 –To Love the Ancient Text, Self-published manual of beginning Greek using the inductive method, now in its 8th revised edition.
    • 2010 – Founded The Center for Ancient Texts and Languages. CATL is a 501c3 that supports research in textual criticism and mentors students into postgraduate education.  Its outreach arm, The Biblical Literacy Project, supports the teaching of college-level Bible and Bible backgrounds in churches and groups.  Websites for CATL and the BLP are as follows:



Dr. Amy Anderson joined North Central in 1999. She has taught New Testament and Greek every semester, and is the regular instructor for Johannine Literature, Prison Epistles, and the Corinthian Correspondence. She loves to talk to students about ancient Greek manuscripts, preparing for grad school or seminary, and university ministry.  Dr Amy was the faculty advisor for two student groups, The Society for Bible and Theology, and the honor society, Theta Alpha Kappa for many years.  She continues to be the advisor for the alumni group, the NCU Biblical Studies Society, which you can find (and join) on Facebook.

After growing up in Wisconsin, Dr. Amy studied Dairy Science at the UW-River Falls, where she also became a student leader with Chi Alpha Campus Ministries in 1976. Since then she has pastored university students and mentored leaders at UW-River Falls, the University of Munich, Germany, the University of Koeln, Germany, the University of Birmingham, England, the University of Minnesota, and Macalester College, and served many years on the Minnesota Chi Alpha Leadership Council.

Dr. A lived in Germany as a campus missionary for nine years and was privileged to witness the reunification of Germany.  She regularly travels to Europe to teach Bible and Bible backgrounds to student leaders and missionaries of Students For Christ.

In 2010, Dr. Amy founded The Center for Ancient Texts and Languages, which supports textual scholarship in the Twin Cities, and is the umbrella organization for The Biblical Literacy Project.  Instructors for the BLP teach Bible at the freshman college level in churches and groups.  Dr A also loves to share her home.  She frequently has students over for German breakfast, British cream teas, Charlie parties, and game nights.