Bernard Brandon Scott, PhD, collaborator at Early Christian Texts, is the Darbeth Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Phillips Theological Seminary, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is the author and editor of twenty plus books, including Hear Then the Parable, Reimagine the World, The Real Paul: Recovering His Radical Challenge, The Trouble with Resurrection and he co-authored After Jesus Before Christianity, as well as Sound Mapping the New Testament with Margaret Lee.
A charter member of the Jesus Seminar, he edited the first publication of the group, The Red-Letter Parables. He started and co-chaired Westar’s Christianity Seminar I. He was one of the translators for the Complete Gospels. He served as chair of the Bible in Ancient and Modern Media Section of the Society of Biblical Literature, as well as a member of several SBL Seminars including the Parable Seminar and the Historical Jesus Seminar.
Brandon has served on the editorial boards of The Journal of Biblical Literature, The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, and Semeia, as well as the Westar Board of Directors. He holds an A.B. from St. Meinrad College, an M.A. from Miami University, and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
He is a birder, an avid nature photographer, and bicyclist.