Terence C. Mournet, PhD

Terence C. Mournet, PhD

Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek

Terence C. Mournet is Associate Professor of New Testament and Greek at Ashland Theological Seminary, Ashland, OH, USA and an internationally recognized scholar in the area of oral tradition and the Gospels. He is the author of Oral Tradition and Literary Dependency: Variability and Stability in the Synoptic Tradition and Q (Mohr Siebeck, 2005) and has published articles and given presentations on numerous issues related to the question of gospel origins, orality and literacy in antiquity, oral performance, storytelling, historical Jesus research, and methodological questions relating to the study of Early Christianity. He is currently working on a book entitled Origins of the Gospel Tradition for IVPAcademic and has recently contributed articles to the forthcoming Dictionary of the Bible in Ancient Media (2015).  In addition to his contributions to the academy, Dr. Mournet also actively serves in ministry within the context of the local church. He has served in varied capacities such as worship leading, playing guitar, teaching, preaching, and church planting.

Dr. Mournet sees his position at the seminary as a life-giving cycle of service. Students and colleagues form a supportive, diverse, and vibrant community, which enables Dr. Mournet to strive for his personal and professional goals. In turn, he is able to serve students and God with his gifts of teaching, writing, and scholarly research. Students appreciate Dr. Mournet's consistency in expectations and his ability to lead class discussions that fully communicate the topic at hand. They find that he is eager to build relationships both in and out of the classroom.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Mournet has a passion for worship. He loves working with fellow musicians as they, together, seek to direct people's attention towards worship of the one, true God. He plays numerous instruments, including electric and acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, and trumpet. Dr. Mournet also likes to express himself through painting, sketching, and other artistic pursuits. To top it all off, he has extensive home-renovating experience – something that was likely passed down through his DNA, as his father was a carpenter and construction foreman!

Dr. Mournet is married to his wonderful wife, Krista, who serves alongside him in leading worship at their home church. It was music that originally brought them together, as they met while touring the United States with the Continental Singers. He was playing guitar and she was singing in the vocal ensemble. The Mournets have one son, Lucas, and a sweet but anxious Miniature Schnauzer named Nigel.

Dr. Mournet loves to travel and has been to every state in the USA with the exception of Hawaii and Maine. He and his wife enjoy eating a wide variety of ethnic foods, with sushi, Indian, and Thai foods at the top of the list. Though he is a traveler, Dr. Mournet's sports sympathies stay close to home. He was raised in the "Big Apple" and continues to root for the New York Giants, Knicks, and Mets.

Contact tmournet@ashland.edu 419-289-5181
Denomination United Methodist
Education PhD New TestamentUniversity of Durham MTSPalmer Theological Seminary BS Computer ScienceUniversity of Sioux Falls
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Terence's Published Books

Oral Tradition and Literary Dependency: Variability and Stability in the Synoptic Tradition and Q ISBN: 978-3161484544 View on Amazon