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Hayward Lectures 2018

October 15, 2018 - October 17, 2018


Acadia Divinity College is pleased to announce Dr. Richard Bauckham, Professor Emeritus of St. Andrews University, as the 2018 Hayward Lecturer. Join us October 15-17 in Wolfville Nova Scotia, or live online as Dr. Bauckham speaks on “Who is God? Key Moments of Biblical Revelation”. The three-day lecture series features evening lectures with a Q&A time, a morning discussion session as well as a worship service in the beautiful Manning Memorial Chapel.


Dr. Richard Bauckham

Professor Emeritus, St Andrews

“I am a biblical scholar and theologian. My academic work and publications have ranged over many areas of these subjects, including the theology of Jürgen Moltmann, Christology (both New Testament and systematic), eschatology, the New Testament books of Revelation, James, 2 Peter and Jude, Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature, the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, the New Testament Apocrypha, the relatives of Jesus, the early Jerusalem church, the Bible and contemporary issues, and biblical and theological approaches to environmental issues. In recent years much of my work has focused on Jesus and the Gospels. Probably my best-known books are Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony (2006), God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament (1998), The Theology of the Book of Revelation (1993) and Bible and Ecology (2010). As well as technical scholarship and writing aimed at students and those with some theological background, I have also written accessible books for a wider readership, of which the best known is At the Cross: Meditations on People Who Were There (1999), which I wrote with Trevor Hart. A recent book is Jesus: A Very Short Introduction (2011), published in Oxford University Press’s Very Short Introduction series, and providing a historical account of Jesus for the general reader. Various of my books have appeared in translation in Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Farsi.

Until 2007 I was Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. I retired early in order to concentrate on research and writing and moved to Cambridge. For more information about me, see my Short CV. On this site, you will find complete lists of my publications. You can find out about my forthcoming books. You can read unpublished papers, lectures and sermons. You can find out about the More Old Testament Pseudepigrapha project (directed by myself and James Davila).

You can also read some of my poetry, and two story books are written for children (adults also enjoy them) about the MacBears of Bearloch.”


To download a copy of the slides used during the 2018 Hayward Lectures, click the links below.


DateEventWatch Video
Monday, October 15, 2018Lecture #1
“The Revelation of the Divine Name”
Watch on Vimeo
Tuesday, October 16, 2018Talk Back SessionWatch on Facebook
Lecture #2
“The Revelation of the Divine Character”
Watch on Vimeo
Wednesday, October 17, 2018Worship ServiceListen to Sermon
Lecture #3
“The Revelation of the Trinity”
Watch on Vimeo

Recordings of talks are unedited versions of the Facebook live stream. High quality, edited versions will be available in the coming weeks.


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The Hayward Lectures provide academic dialogue in order to stimulate critical engagement and reflection on key and emerging ideas in Church History, Christian Theology, and Biblical Studies.

The Hayward Lectures advances its vision by inviting world-class scholars to Acadia in the aforementioned disciplines to address the community each October on their freshest work and emerging or disruptive ideas in the formats of lecture, conversation, and writing.
The Hayward Lectures, which were established and endowed in 1964 by Mrs. C. C. Hayward of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, generally take place on three evenings in mid-October.


October 15, 2018
October 17, 2018
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