Richard Bauckham

Richard Bauckham Richard Bauckham (b. September 22, 1946) is a New Testament scholar and professor of New Testament studies at St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. "Bauckham is perhaps best known for his studies of the book of Revelation and for his commentaries on Jude and 2 Peter. He is also a thoughtful theologian who has written an introduction to the theology of Jürgen Moltmann. In his book God Crucified (1999), Bauckham displays the craft of both a careful exegete and a deft theologian as he explores the riddle of how the radically monotheistic Jews who composed the earliest church could have come to call Jesus 'Lord'."^ [1]^ His book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses won the 2007 Book Award in Biblical Studies from _Christianity Today_. ^ [2]^




"Richard Bauckham studied at the University of Cambridge, where he read history at Clare College (1966-72) and was a Fellow of St. John's College (1972-75). He taught theology for one year at the University of Leeds, and for 15 years at the University of Manchester (1977-1992), where he was lecturer, then reader in the History of Christian Thought, before moving to St. Andrews in 1992. He is currently a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a member of the Doctrine Commission of the Church of England." ^[3]^

Selected publications

  • The Gospel of John and Christian Theology, ed. with Carl Mosser (Eerdmans, 2007)
  • The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John (Baker Academic, 2007)
  • Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospel As Eyewitness Testimony (Eerdmans, 2006)
  • Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World (Baker Academic, 2004)
  • God and the Crisis of Freedom: Biblical and Contemporary Perspectives (Westminster John Knox, 2002)
  • God Will Be All in All: The Eschatology of Jürgen Moltmann (Fortress, 2001)
  • The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation (T&T Clark, 1999)
  • God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament (Eerdmans, 1999)
  • The Gospels for All Christians: Rethinking the Gospel Audiences (Eerdmans, 1997)
  • The Theology of Jürgen Moltmann (T&T Clark, 1995)
  • The Book of Acts in Its Palestinian Setting (Eerdmans, 1995)
  • The Theology of the Book of Revelation (Cambridge, 1993)
  • 2 Peter, Jude. Word Biblical Commentary (Thomas Nelson, 1983)


  1. ? Richard Floyd, "Review: God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament", Theology Today (2001)
  2. ? Christianity Today 2007 Book Awards
  3. ? Payton Lectures - 2003

Online writings