Staff Profiles: Prof. Gordon McConville

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Staff Profile: Prof. Gordon McConville
Professor of Old Testament Theology

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Prof. Gordon McConville

Professor of Old Testament Theology

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

I teach Biblical Studies, particularly Old Testament, but have a broad interest in Christian theology. I try to show that theology has a continuing and urgent relevance to the modern world.


I first studied Modern Languages at Cambridge, then Theology at Edinburgh, and finally a PhD in Old Testament back in my native Northern Ireland. I have taught in two Theological Colleges, in Bristol and Oxford, before coming to Cheltenham over twenty years ago. I enjoy teaching widely in my subject area.


Award Title Institution Date
BA Modern Languages Cambridge University 1973
MA Modern Languages Cambridge University 1976
BD Divinity Edinburgh University 1976
PhD Old Testament Queen's University, Belfast 1980

Membership of professional bodies

Society for Old Testament Study; Society of Biblical Literature

Teaching and research


Bible; Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, Pentateuch, Prophets. Introduction, exgesis, interpretation.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Biblical Spirituality; Book of Isaiah

External responsibilities

Subjects for media interviews

Theology and the Church.

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Professional positions

Editor of Baker Commentary on the Old Testament: the Prophets.

External examining

I am currently external examiner for course at Queen's University, Belfast (undergraduate and Masters courses), and Oxford Brookes (undergraduate).