Michael Cover (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is assistant professor of theology at Marquette University. Born in Boston and reared in Texas, he returned to Massachusetts to study the classics at Harvard, and then read Greek literature at St. Cross College, Oxford. A graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, he was ordained priest in 2010 in the Diocese of Dallas. He holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame. His research interests include Paul, early Judaism, and Hellenistic literature and philosophy. His scholarly articles appear in The Journal of Biblical Literature, The Studia Philonica Annual, and a variety of edited volumes. His first book, Lifting the Veil (Walter de Gruyter, 2015), explored biblical interpretation in the Pauline letters. He is the winner of the 2016 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship and a member of the ARC-USA Dialogue on Reconciliation in the Holy Scriptures. He and his wife, Susanna, live in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, with their three daughters. He is a priest associate at Trinity Episcopal Church in Wauwatosa.
What is it that Peter, John, and James perceive when they follow Jesus up the mountain and enter into the silence of Tabor? Not “words” as they are wont to hear them, but speech, singular and purified.
Why has the Creed of Nicaea-Constantinople fallen on hard times now? The United Methodist Church's General Conference turned down a resolution that would have placed it as a doctrinal standard in the Book of Discipline.