Constantine Campbell is an author interested in writing about the New Testament, Ancient Greek, and life in the twenty-first century. He engages academic work through to popular-level writing, and anything in between. 

Campbell holds a doctorate in Ancient History (Ancient Greek linguistics), and is co-chair of the Biblical Greek Language and Linguistics section of the Society of Biblical Literature and Associate Editor of the Zondervan Exegetical Commentary series. He is currently writing on the theme of the Apostle Paul’s eschatology.

Campbell’s book ‘Paul and Union with Christ’ was honored with the Christianity Today 2014 Book Award in Biblical Studies. 


Books


Reading Biblical Greek: A Grammar for Students

Zondervan, 2017, with Richard J. Gibson

"Open this book to any page, and you will feel that a master teacher is gently leading you to abundant pastures of reading the Greek New Testament. Students will love this book. Well done!” — Robert L. Plummer, professor of New Testament Interpretation, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary



Reading Biblical Greek Workbook: A Translation Guide to Mark 1–4

Zondervan, 2017, with Richard J. Gibson



1, 2 & 3 John: The Story of God Bible Commentary

Zondervan, 2017

About the series: “This commentary series breaks new ground… Ideal for preaching and teaching.” — Craig L. Blomberg, Professor of New Testament, Denver Seminary



Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament

Zondervan, 2015

“A brilliant idea, successfully executed! Anyone interested in grasping key issues in the modern study of New Testament Greek can do no better than read this clear and excellent survey.” — Dr Moisés Silva, Retired professor of New Testament, author, and editor



Colossians and Philemon: A Handbook on the Greek Text

Baylor University Press, 2013

"This concisely written handbook is rich with semantic and grammatical insights that will prove very helpful to pastors and teachers who are serious about reading the Greek New Testament carefully and accurately. Readers will also find Campbell's rigorous and sustained application of verbal aspect theory enlightening for understanding how this contributes to a proper interpretation of the verbal elements in the text.” — Dr Clinton E. Arnold, Dean and Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University




Outreach and the Artist: Sharing the Gospel with the Arts

Zondervan, 2013

"Outreach and the Artist is a beautiful palette of theology, mission, and creative arts mixed together. May many artists not only read this book, but may many lives be changed as a result of those who put into practice what is within its pages.” — Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church



Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study

Zondervan, 2012

"For years I have taught students that one of the most important items in Paul’s theological vocabulary is the two-letter word en, despite the failure of so many writers to pick it up. Now at last there is a comprehensive study that pays attention to the use of it and related terms in the whole of the Pauline corpus and incorporates the insights of contemporary scholarship. This will be a valuable reference work for all students of New Testament theology.” — Dr I. Howard Marshall, Professor Emeritus of New Testament, University of Aberdeen



Keep Your Greek: Strategies for Busy People

Zondervan, 2010

“Keep Your Greek is a godsend. It’s chock-full of wit, humor, and good advice. Campbell’s approach is practical—and achievable. You will feel convicted, challenged, and most of all encouraged to get back into the game.” — Dr Daniel B. Wallace, Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary



Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek

Zondervan, 2008

Students of New Testament Greek have for years been wrestling with middle-level and advanced volumes unpacking verbal aspect. Something of a revolution has taken place during the last two decades. What has been lacking, however, has been an accessible introduction to the subject. Here it is! With limpid prose, logical development, and helpful examples, Con Campbell has put countless teachers and students in his debt.” — Dr D. A. Carson, Research Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School



Not Ashamed: 2 Timothy

Aquila, 2008

“Con is one of the most talented people I know. A brilliant musician and a first-rate New Testament scholar, here he applies both sides of his brain to give us a wonderfully creative and biblically rigorous account of the sometimes neglected epistle of 2 Timothy. Not Ashamed is full of practical insights and is sure to strengthen the resolve of all who take the time to soak up its rich message.” — Dr John Dickson, Director of the Centre for Public Christianity, Sydney



Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs: Further Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament

Peter Lang, 2008

"As with his previous book, Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative, Campbell has placed students of the Greek of the New Testament in his debt. His current study, complementary to the earlier volume, traces the significance of verbal aspect in the non-indicative moods, here demonstrating that aspect in these forms functions primarily at the clause level. The clear differentiation between semantics and pragmatics, avoiding the illegitimate attribution of pragmatic Aktionsart values to semantic aspect features, is a distinguishing feature of this study. I commend it highly for careful study.” — Dr Rodney J. Decker, Professor of New Testament and Greek, Baptist Bible Seminary, Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania 



Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative: Soundings in the Greek of the New Testament

Peter Lang, 2007

“This superbly written volume makes a substantial contribution to this complex but disputed linguistic problem. The author, who moves easily in the fields of linguistics, Classical Greek and New Testament Greek, has presented a fresh paradigm for understanding the indicative mood in the New Testament. This fine book deserves to be read by serious scholars of the New Testament, not only because of its fresh approach to the indicative mood and the resulting exegetical insights but also because aspect theory has not been taken up sufficiently by the world of New Testament scholarship.” — Dr Peter T. O’Brien, Senior Research Fellow, Moore Theological College, Sydney


Chapters, Booklets, Articles

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"In Christ" in Paul: Explorations in Paul's Theology of Union and Participation

Eerdmans, 2018

Chapter 3: 'Metaphor, Reality, and Union with Christ'






Theology, Church, and Ministry: A Handbook for Theological Education

B&H Academic, 2017

Chapter 7: ‘The Study of the Language of the New Testament’





Getting into the Text: New Testament Essays in Honor of David Alan Black

Pickwick, 2017

Chapter 2: ‘Prepositions and Exegesis: What’s in a Word?’



Grace: Accepting God’s Gift to You

Discovery Series, 2016



Live Free: A Fresh Look at the Fruit of the Spirit

Discovery Series, 2014



“In Christ” in Paul: Explorations in Paul’s Theology of Union and Participation

Mohr Siebeck, 2014

Chapter 3: ‘Metaphor, Reality, and Union with Christ’ 



Devotions on the Greek New Testament: 52 Reflections to Inspire and Instruct

Zondervan, 2012

Ephesians 2:19–22: The σύν-Mirror of Christian Salvation and Christian Unity

1 Peter 1:7: ‘The Testing of Faith



Discourse Studies and Biblical Interpretation: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen H. Levinsohn 

Logos, 2011

Chapter 6: ‘Breaking Perfect Rules: The Traditional Understanding of the Greek Perfect’.



Christ’s Victory Over Evil: Biblical Theology and Pastoral Ministry

IVP, 2009

Chapter 6: ‘With Christ Over the Powers’



Review Article: Jesus and the Father: Modern Evangelicals Reinvent the Trinity

Churchman 122, 2008



Exploring Exodus: Literary, Theological and Contemporary Approaches

IVP, 2008

Chapter 7: ‘From Earthly Symbol to Heavenly Reality: the Tabernacle in the New Testament’



Donald Robinson, Selected Works: Appreciation

Australian Church Record, 2008

Chapter 13: ‘Finished the Race? 2 Timothy 4:6–7 and Verbal Aspect’