Francois Tolmie, An Expert in Narratology, Rhetorical Analysis, and the Translation and Theology of the New Testament Texts

Posted: July 23, 2014 in General

Frank TolmieProf. Donald Francois Tolmie currently serves as professor and Head of the Department of New Testament Studies at the Faculty of Theology, University of the Free State (Bloemfontein, South Africa). He holds a DTh in New Testament Studies, as well as a PhD in Greek from the University of the Free State. He is a member of various international and national societies: Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the New Testament Society of South Africa (NTSSA). His fields of specialization includes the Gospel of John and Pauline literature and he furthermore focuses on narratology, rhetorical analysis, the translation and theology of New Testament texts. He has published the following academic books: Jesus’ farewell to the disciples (Leiden: Brill); Narratology and Biblical Narratives (San Francisco: International Scholars Publication) and Persuading the Galatians (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck). Currently, he is working on a “Commentary on the Letter to Philemon.” Prof. Tolmie served as one of the manuscript committee members (along with Prof. Ulrich Busse and Prof. Christoph-H. Hübenthal) of my PhD Dissertation at The Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Holland. His 1999 work entitled Narratology and Biblical Narratives: A Practical Guide (San Francisco/London/Bethesda: International Scholars Publications) was one of the significant resources I used for developing the methodological framework of my dissertation.

See the following links:

Character Studies:

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PhD Dissertation online:


By Johnson Thomaskutty, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India.


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