Richard Bauckham, M.A., Ph.D., F.B.A., F.R.S.E., was until recently Professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor in the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He was born in London in 1946, and studied at the University of Cambridge, where he read history at Clare College (1966-72) and was a Fellow of St John’s College (1972-75). He taught theology for one year at the University of Leeds, and for fifteen years at the University of Manchester (1977-1992), where he was Lecturer, then Reader in the History of Christian Thought, before moving to St Andrews in 1992. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He retired from his chair at St. Andrew’s in 2007 order to concentrate on research and writing.

His current research interests include Jesus and the Gospels, New Testament Christology, and the relevance of the Bible to ecological issues. He gave the Sarum lectures for 2006, now published as ‘The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation’.

Recent publications

  • God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament (Eerdmans, 1998).
  • (with Trevor Hart) Hope against Hope: Christian Eschatology at the Turn of the Millennium (Darton, Longman & Todd, 1999).
  • James: Wisdom of James, Disciple of Jesus the Sage (Routledge,1999).
  • God and the Crisis of Freedom: Biblical and Contemporary Perspectives (Westminster/John Knox Press, US, 2002).
  • Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels (Eerdmans, 2002)
  • Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World (Paternoster, 2003).
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (Eerdmans, 2006).
  • The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John (Baker Academic, 2007).
  • Jesus and the God of Israel (2008).
  • The Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation (Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. 2010)

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