New Testament/ Jewish Studies Colloquium presents: Richard Burridge
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
New Testament/ Jewish Studies Colloquium presents: Richard BurridgeThe Revd Canon Professor Richard 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 honours 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. Among his Among his many publications are "Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics" (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007) and the influential "What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography" (Cambridge: C.U.P. 1992).