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Dr Christopher Tilling

Visiting Lecturer

Address: Department of Theology & Religious Studies
King's College London
Virginia Woolf Building, 22 Kingsway


Emerging New Testament scholar with good publication record and important ongoing research projects relating to early Christology. Strong lecturing and teaching skills with a wide ranging teaching portfolio covering Old and New Testaments and a special emphasis on the Gospels and Paul. Interdisciplinary interests, particularly concerning the relationship between theology and biblical studies. NT Greek teacher and fluent in German. Preacher and teacher in church and academy and a regular conference goer and organiser. Keen blogger and DVD media figure for Biologos, GCI and HTB’s School of Theology. Experienced leader of various Biblical Studies courses, introduction to NT Greek, and an innovative Bible and Theology module

Research interests
  • Pauline soteriology and Christology.
  • “Historical Jesus” issues.
  • Biblical theology and theological exegesis
  • Theology of scripture
My research interests relate to early Christology, particularly questions concerning  the origin and development of the earliest divine Christology.  These interests impinge on readings of Paul, the Synoptics and Johannine material.
Selected publications
  • Editor of Beyond Old and New Perspectives on Paul. Eugene, Or: Cascade, 2014. Author of three chapters: “Introduction”, “Campbell’s Apocalyptic Gospel and Pauline Athanasianism”, “Campbell’s Faith: Advancing the Pistis Christou Debate”
  • Paul’s Divine Christology. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012
  • “Ephesians and Christology” in Christ, Spirit and the Church: Essays in Honour of Max Turner, ed by Volker Rabens, I. Howard Marshall and Cornelis Bennema (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2012: 177-197)
  • “The Deliverance of God, and of Paul?” JSPL 1, no. 1 (2011): 85–101.
  • “Tribes of Israel.” In Encyclopedia of the Historical Jesus, edited by Craig A. Evans, 662-64. London: Routledge, 2008.
  • Introductory and intermediate Greek
  • Exegesis of the Greek of Romans 5-8, King’s MA course
  • Various New Testament undergraduate courses
Expertise and public engagement

Media appearances:

  • Grace Communion International (in a conference DVD)
  • Filmed for the Biologos DVD, “From the Dust” and their webpage.
  • Filmed for the SPCK BibleTrack DVD

I can also be approached by the media for anything relating to the Apostle Paul or the “historical Jesus”

Internet presence:

  • Co-moderate of the popular ‘Biblical Studies discussion list’ (with a membership of over 1000 international biblical scholars, research students and educated ‘laypersons’.)
  • Author of the popular internet blog, ‘Chrisendom
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