Professor Judith Lieu FBA

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

Elected 2014

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.

Current post

University of Cambridge Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity Emerita

2018 -

Robinson College, University of Cambridge Fellow

2007 -

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Fellow of Robinson College

2007 - 2018

King's College London Professor of New Testament Studies

1999 - 2007

Macquarie University, Sydney Associate Professor in Early Jewish and Christian Studies

1996 - 1998

King's College London Lecturer; Reader in Early Jewish and Christian Studies

1985 - 1995

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