W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture
"Finding the One Jesus Through Reading the Four Gospels"
Thursday, November 17th, 2016 at 3:30pm
Paul Powell Chapel | Truett Seminary
The Revd. Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge
Dean of King's College London and Professor of Biblical Interpretation
Professor Burridge has been Dean of King's College London since 1994, and received a personal Chair in Biblical Interpretation in 2008. After obtaining a first-class honors degree from the University of Oxford, and training as a teacher at the University of Nottingham, his first post was as a Classics teacher at Sevenoaks School. He then combined theological training for ordination with a doctorate on Gospel genre (also from the University of Nottingham, 1989), and was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1986. After working as a curate in a parish in Bromley, Kent, Professor Burridge spent seven years as Lazenby Chaplain at the University of Exeter, where he also lectured in Theology and Classics. In 2013 he was awarded the Ratzinger Prize for Theology by Pope Francis, in recognition of his work on the gospels.
The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs of Mobile, Alabama, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Alabama.
Previous lecture presenters include:
- Alan Jacobs (2015-16)
- Greg Garrett (2014-15)
- Bruce Longenecker (2013-14)
- Peter Ludwig Berger (2012-13)
- Thomas Kidd (2011-12)
- Henry Mitchell (2010-11)
- Danny Carroll Rodas (2009-10)
- Greg Boyd (2008-09)
- Eileen W. Lindner (2004-05)
- C. Stephen Evans (2003-04)
- William J. Abraham (2002-03)
- Leonora Tubbs Tisdale (2000-01)
- Lawrence A Uzzell (1999-00)