Professor Judith Lieu
The New Testament, in particular the Johannine literature; early Christianity, its literature and thought, in the Graeco-Roman and Jewish first- and second-century contexts
- Classics, Religion
Judith Lieu studied theology at the Universities of Durham and Birmingham, where she undertook a PhD in New Testament on the Second and Third Letters of John. In 2018 she retired as Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity. Before taking up that Chair at the University of Cambridge (2007), she taught at the Queen's College Birmingham, at King's College London (where she was Professor of New Testament 1999-2007), and at Macquarie University (Sydney). Within the New Testament she specialises in the Johannine Literature, but much of her research and writing has also been focussed on the emergence of early Christianity and its literature in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts in the second century CE. She is a Methodist Local Preacher and has filled a number of roles within the Methodist Church. She is a keen walker, in the hills when possible.
University of Cambridge Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Fellow of Robinson College
Jan 2007 - Nov 2018
King's College London Professor of New Testament Studies
Nov 1999 - Nov 2007
Macquarie University, Sydney Associate Professor in Early Jewish and Christian Studies
Nov 1996 - Nov 1998
King's College London Lecturer, Reader in Early Jewish and Christian Studies
Nov 1985 - Nov 1995
Professor Alec Ryrie
Alec Ryrie is a historian of Protestant Christianity in general and of religion in early modern England and Scotland in particular. He is interested in the cultural, social, political and emotional history of religion, and has written on subjects including faith and doubt; martyrdom, violence and religious warfare; magic and deception; moderation and radicalism; childhood religious experience; and liturgy and prayer, formal and informal. He is currently researching the early history of global Protestant missions. He is co-editor of the Journal of Ecclesiastical History and (in 2019-20) president of the Ecclesiastical History Society. He is also a licensed Reader in the Church of England.
Professor Pierre Briant
History, culture and societies in the Ancient Near East, during the Achaemenid period and the period of Alexander's conquests