Ph.D., University of Virginia

M.A., Vanderbilt University

B.A., University of South Carolina

Perry V. Kea

Associate Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at University of Indianapolis, Indiana

Perry V. Kea is Associate Professor Emeritus of biblical studies at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana. He has been a Fellow of the Westar Institute since 1987. He has participated in several seminars, including the Jesus Seminar, the Acts Seminar, and the Christianity Seminar. He also serves as co-chair (with Marti Steussy) of the Mini Seminar on the Bible and Human Sexuality. Perry is a past Chairperson of the Westar Board of Directors and currently serves as a volunteer staff member.

Academic Credentials

  • B.A., University of South Carolina
  • M.A. Vanderbilt University
  • Ph.D. University of Virginia

Special Study

  • Oxford University, Fall 1989
  • National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer 1984

Academic Appointments

  • University of Indianapolis, 1983–

Selected Scholarly Writings

  • Co-editor (with Andrew K. M. Adam), Perspectives on New Testament Ethics: Essays in Honor of Dan O. Via, 1996.
  • “Paul’s Letter to Philemon: A Short Analysis of its Values” in above.
  • “Writing a Bios: Matthew’s Genre Choices and Rhetorical Situation,” SBL 1994 Seminar Papers: 574–86.
  • “Dan Via as New Testament Critic in the Existentialist Mode, ” Perspectives in Religious Studies 18.3 (1991): 249–59.
  • “Salting the Salt: Q 14:34-35 and mark 9:49-50, “ Forum 6.3–4 (1990): 239–43.
  • “The Sermon on the Mount: Ethics and Eschatological Time,” SBL 1986 Seminar Papers: 88–98.
  • “Perceiving the Mystery: Encountering the Reticence of Mark’s Gospel, ” Eastern Great Lakes and Midwest Biblical Societies Proceedings 4 (1984): 181–94.

Selected Writings from The Fourth R

  • “New Testament Literary Genres” The Fourth R (July/August, 1993).
  • “Finding a Voice for the Black Sayings,” The Fourth R (Sept./Dec., 1995)
  • “Listening for Luke’s Voice,” The Fourth R (Sept./Oct., 1996).