Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
Samford University, (Alabama), BA; Yale Divinity School, MAR, Claremont Graduate University, PhD
"Joining the Louisville Seminary community provides a unique opportunity for me, as a scholar and teacher, to engage with future and current ministers concerning the intersection of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and the critical needs of the Church and world. I look forward to learning much from my students and faculty colleagues as well as contributing my own insights as a biblical scholar and member of the United Church of Christ," said Mayfield.
In July 2010, he joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York, where he has served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Instructor in Biblical Languages. He also served as a Lecturer at the University of California, Riverside, where he taught Christian Bible, the Hebrew Bible, and Jesus and the Gospels, and at the Claremont School of Theology, where he taught prophetic literature as a member of the adjunct faculty. As a seminary colleague, Mayfield has served on Union’s Doctor of Ministry Exploratory Committee and as special assistant to the Dean for Assessment.
Mayfield is the author of Literary Structure and Setting in Ezekiel (FAT 43; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010) and several essays, including one on Isaiah 58:1-12 for Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Volume X, Year A, and encyclopedia articles for Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception, He also has written several journal articles, including "Form, Orality, and Intertextuality in Ezekiel 28:1-19," in Folia Orientalia and "The Sanctified ‘Adulteress’ and Her Circumstantial Clause: Bathsheba’s Bath and Self-Consecration in 2 Samuel 11," in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament. His current research focuses on the ethical and theological problems of violence in the Hebrew Bible, particularly in the book of Joshua. He also is engaged in thinking about strategies for preaching and teaching the Old Testament Lectionary readings with the various Christian liturgical seasons, "to revitalize our preaching, worship, and communal spirituality," he said. View Dr. Mayfield's CV here.
His spouse, Lauren Mayfield will serve as Chapel Worship Coordinator for Louisville Seminary beginning in the 2012-13 academic year.