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Kendra Haloviak Valentine
Kendra Haloviak Valentine, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of New Testament Studies


  • Ph.D., New Testament and Ethics, The Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, 2002
  • M.A., New Testament, Andrews University Theological Seminary, 1991
  • B.A., Theology and English, Columbia Union College, 1989

Principal Research Interests

Current research interests include continuing the work of my dissertation, "Worlds at War, Nations in Song: Dialogic Imagination and Moral Vision in the Hymns of the book of Revelation." This work considered the literary theory of Mikhail Bakhtin for reading the hymns of the canonical Apocalypse. I have conducted over 30 seminars on the book of Revelation for primarily clergy and lay audiences.

Other research focuses on the early Christian house churches in general and the involvement of women specifically.

Research AREA Highlights: 

  • Apocalyptic literature
  • Johannine studies
  • Early Christian house churches
  • Hermeneutics 

Phone: 951-785-2059

Representative Publications

  1. “Just Words,” in Do Justice:  Our Call to Faithful Living, Nathan Brown and Joanna Darby, eds. Signs Publishing, 2014.
  2. “The Wedding at the Well,” in Ministry 86:1 (January 2014), pages 16-19.
  3. “Is Headship Theology Biblical?”  Spectrum 41:4 (Fall 2013), pages 40-46.
  4. Signs to Life:  Reading and Responding to John’s Gospel, Signs Publishing, 2013.
  5. “Book of Revelation,” in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics, Joel B. Green, ed. Baker Academic, 2011.  Reprinted as “Revelation,” in The New Testament and Ethics:  A Book-by-Book Survey, Joel B. Green, ed. Baker Academic, 2013.