Hurtado, Larry W. 1943-

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HURTADO, Larry W. 1943-

PERSONAL: Born December 29, 1943, in Kansas City, MO; son of Frank (a truck driver) and Bonnie Jean (Burton) Hurtado; married Linda Bellah (divorced); married Shannon Hunter (an historian), December 15, 1978; children: Tiffany Cerasoli, Elysse, Jesse. Education: Central Bible College, B.A., 1965; Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, M.A., 1967; Case Western Reserve University, Ph.D., 1973. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Novels, woodworking.

ADDRESSES: Office—New College, University of Edinburgh, Mound Place, Edinburgh EH1 2LX, Scotland. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Educator and author. Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, assistant professor of New Testament, 1975-78; University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland.

MEMBER: Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Society of Biblical Literature, British New Testament Conference.

AWARDS, HONORS: University of Manitoba Award for Outstanding Contributions to Research in the Humanities, 1986.


Critical Methodology and the Pre-Caesarean Text: Codex W in the Gospel of Mark, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1981.

One God, One Lord: Early Christian Devotion and Ancient Jewish Monotheism, Fortress Press (Philadelphia, PA), 1988, 2nd edition, T. & T. Clark (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1998.

Mark: New International Biblical Commentary, Hendrickson (Peabody, MA), 1989.

(Editor) Goddesses in Religions and Modern Debate, Scholars Press (Roanoke, VA), 1990.

(Editor with Klaus Klostermaier) Religious Studies:Issues, Prospects, and Proposals, Scholars Press (Roanoke, VA), 1991.

(Editor with David L. Jeffrey) A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992.

At the Origins of Christian Worship: The Content and Character of Earliest Christian Devotion, Paternoster (Carlisle, Scotland), 1999.

Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Dictiononary of Biblical Traditions in English Literature, D. L. Jeffrey, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992; Prayer, from Alexander to Augustine: A Critical Anthology, edited by Mark Kiley, Routledge (New York, NY), 1997; Romans and the People of God: Essays in Honor of Gordon d. Fee, Eerdmans, 1999; Studies in the Early Text of the Gospels and Acts, edited by D. G. K. Taylor, University of Birmingham Press, 1999, and Text and Artifact in the Religions of Mediterranean Antiquity: Essays in Honor of Peter Richardson, Wilifred Laurier University Press, 2000. Contributor to dictionaries and encyclopedias; contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Religion, Journal of Theological Studies, Canadian Evangelical Review, Theological Studies, Toronto Journal of Theology, Scottish Journal of Theology, Journal of Biblical Literature, Crux, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Bulletin of Biblical Research, and Themelios.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Research on early Christian manuscripts as historical artefacts of the Christian movement.

SIDELIGHTS: Larry W. Hurtado told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to contribute to and shape opinion in my field. I also want to contribute to the wider understanding of the origins of Christianity in the general public. Primary influences are many, from early scholars such as Deissmann, Dodd, Bousset, Cullmann, and on through more recent people.

"I am first of all intrigued by questions. I set out to investigate, to analyze, and to understand. Then, writing is my means of formulating and expressing the result for other scholars to test, and for the information of a wider public."



University of Edinburgh School of Divinity Web site, (November 13, 2003), "Larry W. Hurtado."

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