Staff Profiles: Prof. Philip Esler

Prof. Philip Esler

Staff Profile: Prof. Philip Esler
Portland Chair in New Testament Studies

Prof. Philip Esler

Prof. Philip Esler

Portland Chair in New Testament Studies

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Professor Philip Esler specialises in social-scientific biblical interpretation and has written extensively on Paul and Old Testament narrative, John, Hebrews and Matthew. He also publishes on New Testament theology and the Bible and the visual arts.

Telephone: +44 (0)1242 714693 Email: pesler@glos.ac.uk

Biography

Professor Esler holds a D. Phil and a DD from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a founding member of the Context Group, an international group of biblical scholars specialising in the social-scientific interpretation of biblical texts, and is also a member of the Society of New Testament Studies.

Membership of professional bodies

Society of New Testament Studies, Society of Biblical Literature?

Teaching and research

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

The social-scientific study of biblical and extra-bibllical texts and Dead Sea legal papyri; New Testament theology and the Bible and the visual arts.

Publications

More publications from Prof. Philip Esler can be found in the Research Repository.

Thesis Supervision

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

The Bible

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