Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Zach Eberhart




PhD Candidate


Christopher Skinner


Narrative and Performance Criticisms, Canonical and non-canonical Gospels, Mark, Luke-Acts, Parables, Apocalyptic Literature


“From Script to Scripture: Plurality, Performance, and the Gospel of Mark” Presented Feb 28th, 2020: Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), Athens, Georgia.

“‘Show me the Picture of a Voice’: Perceptions of Books (Scrolls), Writing, and Reading in Jewish Apocalypse.” Presented Feb, 22nd, 2020: Loyola-Marquette Graduate Theology Colloquium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Relieved of the Preoccupation of Reading: Revelation as Script.” Presented Feb 8th, 2020: Apocalyptic Literature Section at Society of Biblical Literature Midwest Region, South Bend, Indiana.

“From Script to Scripture: Characterization in Sophocles, Shakespeare, and the Gospel of Mark” Presented Oct. 4th, 2019: Word Became Flesh: The Question of Performance as Method in Biblical Studies Conference, Loyola University Chicago. Chicago, Illinois.

“The Dynamics of Orality and the Implications for Mark's Characterization of the Disciples” Nov. 19th, 2018: The Gospel of Mark Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.  

“The Dynamics of Orality and the Limits of Metaphor: Re-Considering Media in Thinking about Midrash and Parable” February 24th, 2018: Loyola-Marquette Graduate Theology Colloquium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

“The Narrative and Rhetorical Unity of Luke 13:22-17:10: A Proposal.” Presented February 4th, 2018: Society of Biblical Literature Midwest Region, South Bend, Indiana. 

“A Memorable Meal Narrative: The Paraenetic Function of Luke’s Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus.” Presented March 7th, 2015: Southeast Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), Nashville, Tennessee. 

“Rejection and Inclusion: A Narratological and Ideological Examination of Luke 14:1-24.” Presented February 22nd, 2015: FSU Graduate Symposium, Tallahassee, Florida. 


BA- Point University

MATS, ThM- Columbia Theological Seminary

MA- University of Georgia


Society of Biblical Literature

Chicago Society of Biblical Research