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General Information

Name:  Troy Wayne Martin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1953 in Seminole, TX

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Illinois Connection

I attended The University of Chicago and earned a Ph. D. in Bible. I have taught Bible at Illinois Benedictine University and Olivet Nazarene University. I am currently a professor at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

I am a Professor of Biblical Studies at Saint Xavier University and have published extensively on biblical topics. I have lectured both nationally and internationally. I am married and have two daughters and five grandchildren.

Published Works

    I Promise to Hate, Despise, and Abuse You until Death Do Us Part: Marriage in a Narcissistic Age, Bookend Publishers, Inc., 2010Uzdrawiajaca sita przebaczenia, Wydawnictwo WAM, 2004Forgiveness: Finding Freedom through Reconciliation, The Crossroad Publishing Company, 2002By Philosophy and Empty Deceit: Colossians as Response to a Cynic Critique, Sheffield Academic Press, 1996Metaphor and Composition in 1 Peter, Scholars Press, 1992

Selected Titles At Your Library

I promise to hate, despise, and abuse you until death do us part :
ISBN: 0615406564. OCLC Number:

Bookend Publishers,. Bourbonnais, Ill. :. ©2010.

Uzdrawiająca siła przebaczenia /
ISBN: 8373181148. OCLC Number:

Wydaw. WAM,. Kraków :. 2004.

Forgiveness :
ISBN: 0824519647. OCLC Number:

Crossroad Pub.,. New York :. ©2002.

By philosophy and empty deceit :
ISBN: 1850755590. OCLC Number:

Sheffield Academic Press,. Sheffield, England :. ©1996.

This book identifies Cynic philosophers as the opponents addressed by the epistle to the Colossians. This identification permits new solutions to old interpretative problems in Colossian studies. In particular, Martin offers a new translation and interpretation of Col. 2.16-23 as well as other problematic passages. Martin contends that the author of Colossians contrasts the hope of the gospel with his opposition's empty deceit and emphasizes important distinctions between Christian ethics and Cynic ethics. The study concludes that Christian ethics as articulated in Colossians transforms societ.

Metaphor and composition in 1 Peter /
ISBN: 1555406645. OCLC Number:

Scholars Press,. Atlanta, Ga. :. ©1992.


  • Bookend Publishers Book of the Year Award,
  • I Promise to Hate, Despise, and Abuse You until Death Do Us Part

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    To schedule, contact Troy W. Martin at or by phone at 815-939-4803. My fee for a single engagement is $500.00 plus travel expenses. I prefer speaking to church and civic groups. My most recent book is about abuse in narcissistic marriages and is especially of interest to women's associations and meetings. I am available and have spoken and lectured all across the country and in several foreign countries as well.