Revd Professor John Barton
The Old Testament; theory and practice of biblical interpretation, biblical ethics, history of the Old and New Testament canons, and prophecy in ancient Israel.
I have worked mainly on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, writing on the canon, the theology of biblical books (especially the prophets), ethical ideas in the Bible, and the history and practice of biblical interpretation. My current research interests centre on the history and development of the Bible from ancient to modern times, and also on biblical translation in theory and practice. In addition I am continuing to pursue questions about biblical ethics.
Emeritus Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Campion Hall, Oxford
Campion Hall University of Oxford Emeritus Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture; Senior Research Fellow
Sep 2014 -
Oriel College University of Oxford Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture
Jan 1991 - Sep 2014
University of Oxford Reader in Biblical Studies
Jan 1989 - Jan 1991
University of Oxford University lecturer in Theology (Old Testament)
Jan 1974 - Jan 1989
Merton College University of Oxford Junior Research Fellow
Jan 1973 - Jan 1974
University of Oxford Emeritus Professor
Jan 1973 -
How the New Testament was created
Professor John Barton FBA explores the four stages in the formation of the New Testament.
Professor Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
Indian philosophy focusing on Sanskrit and Pali, comparative philosophy of epistemology, metaphysics and phenomenology; classical Indian religions, especially Hindu theology in Sanskrit and Tamil, and comparative Hindu-Christian studies
Professor Hugh McLeod
Social history of Christianity in western Europe and the USA in the 19th and 20th century, including urban and working class history, secularisation and international comparison