Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
Matthew Rindge (Ph.D., Emory University) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at <a href="http://www.gonzaga.edu/ACADEMICS/colleges-and-schools/College-of-Arts-and-Sciences/Majors-Programs/Religious-Studies/Undergraduate-Programs/faculty.asp" target="_hplink">Gonzaga University</a>, where he teaches "Bible and Film," "Life and Teachings of Jesus," and "Bible and Ethics." He has also taught at Emory University, Candler School of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary, and in six Asian, Latin American, and European countries. <br />
Dr. Rindge is the author of <em>Jesus' Parable of the Rich Fool: Luke 12:13-34 among Ancient Conversations on Death and Possessions</em> (Society of Biblical Literature, 2011). His second book is <em>Profane Parables: Film and the American Dream</em> (Baylor University Press, 2016). <br />
His <a href="http://gonzaga.academia.edu/MatthewRindge" target="_hplink">scholarly articles</a> cover diverse topics (Lament and Divine Abandonment in Mark; Jewish Identity under Foreign Rule; Mark's Gospel, Social Outcasts, and Modern Slavery; Teaching the Bible and Film; Death and Money in Ecclesiastes). In the Society of Biblical Literature he chairs the Bible and Film section and serves on the Steering Committee for the Bible and Popular Culture section. <br />
In 2011 he received the<a href="http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/2011AchtemeierAward_Rindge.pdf" target="_hplink"> Paul J. Achtemeier Award in New Testament Scholarship</a>, and in 2012 he was honored with a Gonzaga University Exemplary Faculty Award. <br />
Dr. Rindge's previous education includes Fuller Theological Seminary (M.Div.), University of Notre Dame (M.A.), and University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A.).