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The Former Dean

Richard A. Burridge Publications

The Deimitating jesusan has written several books on Jesus and the Gospels (notably What are the Gospels? A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography, 1992, new revised edition, 2004; Four Gospels, One Jesus? 1994 and 2nd revised edition 2005 and Classic edition 2013; and a commentary on John, 1998, reissued for the Lambeth Conference in 2008) as well as writings on ethics, the purposes of universities and higher education, and Christian responses to contemporary film and fiction (Faith Odyssey, 2001, revised edition 2003). His books have been translated into a variety of languages, including Chinese, Korean, Russian, Norwegian, Malaysian, Polish and Italian.

His book, Imitating Jesus: An Inclusive Approach to New Testament Ethics (2007), looks at how New Testament ethics should be interpreted in the light of his argument that the Gospels are essentially biographies of Jesus, using South African apartheid as a case study. This book was shortlisted for the Michael Ramsay prize, 2009.

The Dean's most recent book, Four Ministries, One Jesus, was released by SPCK in November 2017. You can find out more about this book here.

A full list of the Dean's publications can be found on his webpage in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies here.

You can also read a review article written by the Dean and published in May 2015 discussing Tomas Hägg’s final book, The Art of Biography in Antiquity, which was completed just before Hägg’s death from cancer in 2011, here

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