Prof. Christoper Rowland (Emeritus)

The Queen's College
Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture
Phone: 01865 279168

Research Interests:

Interpretation of the New Testament; the apocalyptic tradition in ancient Judaism and Christianity; the reception history of the Apocalypse; the biblical hermeneutics of William Blake; the theology of liberation; the radical tradition in Christianity; methods in grassroots readings of Scripture; group work and biblical study; & the interpretation of the Bible and developments in adult education.


Blake and the Bible New Haven: Yale University Press 2011.

(with Christopher Morray-Jones) The Mystery of God: Early Jewish Mysticism and the New Testament Compendia Rerum Judaicarum ad Novum Testamentum 12 Leiden: Brill 2009.

(with Judith Kovacs) The Revelation of Jesus Christ

The Cambridge Companion to Liberation Theology, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, revised edition 2007.

(with Andrew Bradstock) Radical Christian Writings: A Reader 2002 Oxford: Blackwell,

Christian Origins: The Setting and Character of the Most Important Messianic Sect of Judaism revised edition London: SPCK 2002.

General Interests:

Co-editor of the Blackwell Bible Commentaries which focus on reception history For further information about the series and guidelines for authors, see

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