Cambridge New Testament Seminar, Lent Term 2015

The Lent Term (January through March) began last week, and the schedule for the New Testament¬†Seminar at Cambridge has just been posted.¬†We will be hosting two¬†British scholars, one American (though now in Britain),¬†and one from Finland‚ÄĒcovering Acts, Mark, John the Baptist, and¬†Philippians.

January 20: Steve WaltonSteve Walton 200w

Title:¬†“Reading J.B. Lightfoot Reading Acts”

Professor Walton is a¬†research fellow and professor of New Testament based at Tyndale House, with teaching appointments at the University of Cambridge and St. Mary’s University‚ÄĒTwickenham. He specializes in Luke-Acts and the Pauline corpus. He is currently working on a new Word Biblical Commentary on Acts, and he maintains a blog at

February 3: Richard BauckhamScreen shot 2015-01-19 at 9.10.24 AM

Title: “Mark’s Galilean Geography: The Mental Map of a Galilean Fisherman

Professor Bauckham is a highly accomplished scholar in theology and New Testament studies, having published in a vast array of sub-fields. Since retiring from the University of St. Andrews, he served as a senior scholar at Ridley Hall (Cambridge) and regular participant in scholarly activites at Cambridge and Tyndale House. Some of his more famous contributions are in the areas of Jesus and the gospels, NT Christology, ecological issues, and first century Judaism.

February 17: Risto UroRisto_Uro_tuhat

Title: “Ritual and the Rise of Religious Movements: John the Baptist as an Example”

Professor Uro is a professor of early Christianity and Judaism at the University of Helsinki, focusing specifically on the early religious groups that fall somewhere between the what we now know as Christianity and Judaism. In particular he engages in research on social-scientific approaches to the first century context.

March 3: Scott HafemannHafemann_200w

Title: “My Righteousness through the Faithfulness of Christ: An Eschatological-Covenantal Reading of Phil. 3.8-9”

Dr. Hafemann is Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St. Andrews, where he began teaching in 2011 after a distinguished career at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (and prior to that, Wheaton College and Graduate School). He primarily focuses on the letters of Paul and the Petrine corpus, with a special interest in biblical theology and the reception of the OT in the NT.

Prior Cambridge NT Seminar schedules are posted here:


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