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Edward Adams obtained a BD from the University of London before completing a PhD at the university of Glasgow.  He has taught at King’s College London since 1996.

Research interests and PhD supervision

  • The social formation of early Christianity
  • Paul’s letters and churches
  • The Gospels
  • Early Christian meeting places and the origins of church architecture

Edward Adams is generally interested in the New Testament in the literary, historical, social and intellectual contexts of the first century, and in the historical origins and early development of Christianity.  He has a particular interest in Paul’s letters and churches, stemming from his PhD, which examined Paul’s use of the words ‘world’ and ‘creation’, identifying different patterns of epistolary usage and relating them to the different community situations addressed.  He has also written on the Gospels. His most recent research has focused on early Christian meeting places, and he is presently interested in the rise of Christian architecture.

He welcomes enquiries from prospective research students who want to work on projects related to his research interests. 

For more details, please see his full research profile.



  • 5AAT2009 Intermediate Greek with Texts
  • 5AAT2020 Paul in Context
  • 5AAT2047 New Testament Greek & Exegesis A
  • 5AAT2048 New Testament Greek & Exegesis B
  • 6AAT3036 Exploring New Testament Theology I (Eschatology)


  • 7AATC231 Paul’s Writings: Special Study of Chosen Passages 
    and contributions to
  • 7AATC421 Interpreting the Bible 
  • 7AATC233 The Gospels

Expertise and public engagement

Edward Adams has contributed through consultancy and interviews to various TV and radio programmes.