Dr. Scott Shauf

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Professor of Religious Studies; Department Chair


  • PhD, Emory University
  • MTS, Duke University
  • MS, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • BA, University of Richmond

Classes Taught

Greek, Synoptic Gospels, Biblical Interpretation, Biblical Backgrounds, New Testament Theology


Dr. Shauf was pursuing a comfortable career in computer science when God changed his course and sent him off to graduate school to become a scholar of the Bible. He has since published two books on the Acts of the Apostles and a number of other scholarly articles. He loves to show students how the careful academic study of scripture can deepen their faith and service to Christ. He is active in his local church, having served in such roles as Sunday school teacher, deacon, and choir member. He has preached and led Bible studies in a variety of church contexts. His ministry experience extends internationally, having worked on a short term basis with churches and ministries in China, Ghana, Germany, and Mexico. Dr. Shauf has taught at Gardner-Webb since 2009.


The Divine in Acts and in Ancient Historiography (Fortress Press, 2015)

Favorite Books (Other than The Bible)

  • Surprised by Hope (N.T. Wright)
  • Till We Have Faces (C.S. Lewis)