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Richard Bauckham is a scholar whose teaching, research, and writing ranges widely across theology and biblical studies. Professor of New Testament studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews for fifteen years, he is now professor emeritus there and also serves as the senior scholar at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and a visiting professor at St. Melitus College in London. Dr. Bauckham was educated at Enfield Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge, where he read history and took a first-class honors degree. He received his Ph.D. in history from Cambridge University in 1973, and then was a fellow of St. John’s College, Cambridge, for three years. After teaching theology at the University of Leeds, he joined the faculty of the University of Manchester in 1977, where he was first a lecturer and then a reader in contemporary and historical theology. He moved on to St. Andrews in 1992. Dr. Bauckham is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was a member of the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England for some years, and he formerly served as general editor of the Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series. The author of more than 250 essays published in academic journals or as chapters in volumes of collected works, he is the editor of seven books, including most recently (with Daniel Driver, Trevor Hart, and Nathan MacDonald) The Epistle to the Hebrews and Christian Theology (2009), the co‑author of four books, and the author of twenty other books. Amongst these, he is perhaps best known for his commentaries on 2 Peter, Jude (1983) and his two studies of the Book of Revelation, The Theology of the Book of Revelation (1993) and The Climax of Prophesy: Studies on the Book of Revelation (1993), along with Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospel as Eyewitness Testimony (2006), his revival of an ancient paradigm for viewing the canonical Gospels, which engages with modern psychological research on eyewitness memory and won both a Christianity Today Book Award and the Michael Ramsey Prize for Theological Writing. He also wrote a critical and comprehensive introduction to the Theology of Jürgen Moltmann and the probing historical and theological analysis, God Crucified: Monotheism and Christianity in the New Testament. Dr. Bauckham’s Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation, was published in 2010 by Darton, Longman, & Todd. His most recent book, Jesus: A Very Short Introduction, was published by Oxford University Press in July. He also writes poetry and is the author of two books for children.