Biblical Scholar Will Give Parchman Endowed Lectures

Feb. 25, 2011

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Dr. Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, will give a three-part lecture entitled "The Gospels as Histories: What Sort of History are They?" on Tuesday, March 1, to Thursday, March 3, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor University campus.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of Truett seminary's Parchman Endowed Lectures. The lectures, given each year, bring theologians from around the world to Baylor and enable Truett to contribute to the realm of theological dialogue and the life of the church.

Bauckham will begin his lectures at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 1, with "The Gospels as Historical Biography." The second lecture, "The Gospels as History 'From Below,'" will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 2, followed by the third, "The Gospels as Micro-History and Perspectival History," at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 3.

Until 2007, Bauckham was Professor of New Testament Studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews. He retired to concentrate on research and writing, and is Senior Scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, where he teaches for the Cambridge Federation of Theological Colleges. He also is a visiting professor at St. Mellitus College in London.

Bauckham received his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the University of Cambridge. After teaching theology at the University of Leeds for a year, he taught historical and contemporary theology at the University of Manchester for 15 years, before moving to the University of St. Andrews in 1992.

From 1996 to 2002, he was general editor of the Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series. In 2009, he was awarded the Michael Ramsey prize for his book, "Jesus and the Eyewitness," and in 2010 the Franz-Delitzsch Award for a volume of collected essays, "The Jewish World around the New Testament."

Truett Theological Seminary is at 1100 S. Third St.

For more information, call Truett Theological Seminary at (254) 710-3755, or visit

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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