Professor Larry Hurtado (BA MA PhD FRSE)

Emeritus Professor in New Testament Language, Literature & Theology


Practically anything about earliest Christianity interests me.

My own abilities and competence certainly have limits, but my interests and appreciation extend much farther.

The New Testament is a collection of early Christian writings with a fascinating and complex history to them, an invaluable body of evidence from early Christian circles. But these writings are also Holy Scripture for Christians, and the single most important collection of writings for anyone who seeks to understand the Christian tradition and come to some appreciation of the key beliefs and convictions that have shaped it.

In my inaugural lecture, "New Testament Studies at the Turn of the Millennium: Questions for the Discipline," Scottish Journal of Theology 52(1999), pp. 158-78, I have tried to indicate my own approach to the field and I have sketched some major issues facing the field in this new millennium and century.

Although I retired in 2011, I continue to be research-active and involved in helping in supervising PhD students.