Dr. Svetlana Khobnya
NTC, Dene Road, Didsbury,
Manchester, M20 2GU, UK


2016 University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
FHEA, Humanities New Academic Program
2011 Nazarene Theological College/University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
PhD, New Testament Studies
Thesis title: The God Who Redeems and the Son Who Obeys: Consideration of Paul’s Teaching in Romans
2006 Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, MO
MA, cum laude, Theological Studies (Biblical Research, New Testament)
Dissertation title: An Orientation toward Heavenly Citizenship as Paul’s Priority for the Church in the Epistle to the Philippians
2004 European Nazarene Bible College, now EuNC, Buesingen, Switzerland
BA in Arts, magna cum laude
1988-1993 Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia
Qualification as Teacher of German and English (the equivalent of MA in linguistics, summa cum laude)
Thesis title: The use of Templates in Teaching Children to Compose Monologues in Foreign Languages


2012-present Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, UK
Lecturer, Biblical Studies and Research Supervision
2000-present European Nazarene College, Buesingen, Switzerland
Adjunct Faculty and since 2007 Visiting Lecturer
1993-1995 Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Volgograd, Russia
Lecturer, German as the Second Foreign Language Department


2009-Present Heysham Church of the Nazarene, Heysham, UK
Visiting Preacher
2011-Present Bolton Brownlow Fold Church of the Nazarene, Bolton, UK
Visiting Preacher
2011-2014 Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, UK
2002-2006 “Light of Hope” Church of the Nazarene, Volgograd, Russia
Co-pastor and Ordained Minister


“God the Father in the Old Testament” in European Journal of Theology 20.2 (2011): 139-148.

The Father Who Redeems and the Son Who Obeys: Consideration of Paul’s Teaching in Romans. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2013.

“The Root’ in Paul’s Olive Tree Metaphor (Romans 11:16-24)” in Tyndale Bulletin 64.2 (2013): 257-273.

The Palmyrene Tax Tariff by I. S. Shifman (translated and edited with Dr. John F. Healey). Journal of Semitic Studies Supplement 33: Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Holiness in Relation to Purity in Ephesians.” Pages 196-200 in Renovating Holiness. Edited by Joshua Broward and Thomas Oord. Nampa: Sacra Sage Press, 2015.

“Human Sinful Condition” in Holiness Today, special edition (2015): 42-44.

"Reconciliation Must Prevail. A fresh look at 2 Corinthians 5:14–6:2" in European Journal of Theology 25.2 (2016)

“The Good News of the Inaugurated Kingdom of God” in the collection of essays for the Beacon Hill Press of Kansas City. Forthcoming.


Tyndale Fellowship
Wesleyan Theological Society
British New Testament Society
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy