Ph.D., Duke University

M.A., University of Texas at Austin

M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A., Austin College

William O. Walker Jr.

Jennie Farris Railey King Professor Emeritus of Religion

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

William O. Walker, Jr., is Jennie Farris Railey King Professor Emeritus of Religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as a member of the faculty and as an administrator from 1962 until his retirement in 2002. The author, co-author, editor, associate editor, or assistant editor of a number of books, he has also published more than sixty articles on New Testament topics. He is a member of Westar Institute’s Acts Seminar, of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, of the Society of Biblical Literature, and of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.

Academic Appointments

Jennie Farris Railey King Professor of Religion, Trinity University , 2000-2002

Professor of Religion, Trinity University, 1975-2000

Associate Professor of Religion, Trinity University, 1966-1975

Assistant Professor of Religion, Trinity University, 1962-1966

Instructor of Religion, Duke University, 1960-1962

Instructor of Greek and New Testament, Austin College, 1954-1955

Books

William O. Walker, Jr., Some Surprises from the Apostle Paul, 2017.

William O. Walker, Jr., Gospels, Jesus, and Christian Origins, 2016.

William O. Walker, Jr., Paul and His Legacy: Collected Essays, 2014.

William O. Walker, Jr., Interpolations in the Pauline Letters, 2001

Paul J. Achtemeier, gen. ed.; Roger S. Borass, Michael Fishbane, Pheme Perkins, and William O. Walker, Jr., assoc. eds., The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, 1996 (revised)

William O. Walker, Jr., gen. ed.; Toni Craven and J. Andrew Dearman, assoc. eds., The HarperCollins Bible Pronunciation Guide, 1994 (revised)

Arthur J. Bellinzoni, ed., with the Assistance of Joseph B. Tyson and William O. Walker, Jr., The Two-Source Hypothesis: A Critical Appraisal, 1985

William O. Walker, Jr., ed., Trinity University Studies in Religion, vol. XI: In Honor of Guy Harvey Ranson, 1982

Wm. O. Walker, Jr., ed., Trinity University Studies in Religion: Papers by Members of the Trinity University Studies in Religion Seminar, vol. IX, 1967-1969, 1971

William O. Walker, Jr., ed., The Relationships Among the Gospels: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue, Trinity University Monograph Series in Religion 5, 1978

John H. Hayes and Wm. O. Walker, Jr., The Biblical Heritage: A Syllabus for Religion 300, 1966; 2nd ed., 1967; 3rd ed., 1968

Service to the University (Selected)

Interim Chair of the Department of Psychology, Trinity University, 2001-2002

Dean of the Division of Humanities and Arts, Trinity University, 1989-1999

Acting Dean of the Division of Humanities and Arts, Trinity University, 1988-1989

Chair of the Department of Religion, Trinity University, 1980-1988

Chair of the Faculty Senate, Trinity University, 1979-1980

Chair of the University Senate, Trinity University, 1974-1975

Service to the Profession (Selected)

President of the Southwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1999-2000

Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1980-1986

President of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc., 1984-1985

Chair of the National Conference of Regional Secretaries of the Society of Biblical Literature, 1981-1983

Secretary-Treasurer of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc., 1978-1980

President of the Southwest Region of the American Academy of Religion, 1966-1967

Awards and Honors (Selected)

Distinguished Alumnus Award from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, 2016

Distinguished Alumnus Award from Austin College, 2009

Distinguished Achievement Award for University and Community Service from Trinity University, 2002

Senior Lecturer for the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies, Inc., 1990-1991 — an award given annually by the Commission obligating the recipient to present lectures at participating institutions in the Southwest

“Outstanding Educator” Award from Scho Lea Chapter of Mortar Board, Trinity University, 1982-1983