Davina C. Lopez

Davina C. Lopez

Davina C. Lopez

Davina C. Lopez is Professor of Religious Studies and core faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies at Eckerd College in Saint Petersburg, Florida. A scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity with research interests in Pauline studies, Roman imperial art and literature, and theory and method in the study of religion, she is the author of Apostle to the Conquered: Reimagining Paul’s Mission (Fortress, 2008) and coauthor, with Todd Penner, of De-introducing the New Testament: Texts, Worlds, Methods, Stories (Wiley, 2015).

Ivory belt buckle from Castellammare di Stabia

Paul and the Gentiles

Was Paul’s message to the Gentiles any different from that preached by Peter, James, and John?



Galatia, located in Modern Turkey, was a province of the Roman Empire where Paul traveled.

Augustus of Prima Porta. Marble

Ancient Iconography and the New Testament

Examining visual rhetoric is important for understanding the world of the New Testament and early Christianity.

Saint Paul Writing His Epistles
Conversion on the Way to Damascus

The New Perspective on Paul

The New Perspective on Paul reimagines Paul’s relationship to Judaism, especially his conversion to Christianity and mission to the Gentiles.