Craig Bartholomew

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Craig Bartholomew
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Born Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Era 21st-century philosophy
Region Western Philosophy
School Calvinism  · Philosophy
Main interests
postmodernism · Biblical Interpretation  · OT Wisdom

Craig Bartholomew (MA, Potchefstroom University, PhD, Bristol University) is the H. Evan Runner Professor of philosophy at Redeemer University College. He is an author.

Biography[edit]

Craig Bartholomew studied theology at the University of South Africa and at Oxford University. He was ordained to the ministry in the Church of England in South Africa (CESA). He spent three years in the pastoral ministry before taking up a lecturing position at CESA's George Whitefield College in Cape Town, when he was involved in founding "Christian Worldview Network." CWN worked with Christian artists and published A Manifesto for Christians in the Arts.

He completed a Masters degree through Potchefstroom University, and finished his doctorate on Ecclesiastes in the UK in 1997. Prior to coming to Redeemer University College to take up the H. Evan Runner Chair in Philosophy in the year 2004, Craig Bartholomew was a senior research fellow in the Department of Religion and Theology at the University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England.[1]

Bartholomew giving a lecture

Bartholomew was previously editor of Journal of Theological Interpretation.[2]

Academic Societies/Activities[edit]

Works[3][edit]

Books, Articles and Chapters[edit]

  • Dominion as a Key to Understanding Art. In, Venster op Die Kunste: Christelike Perspektiewe, A Window on the Arts: Christian Perspectives, Potchefstroom: IRS, 1994, 41-57.
  • Response to Al Wolters' Paper. In Schrotenboer, P.G., Troost, A., van der Kooi, C., Spykman, G., Wolters, A., Bartholomew, C.G. 1994. God’s Order for Creation. Potchefstroom : IRS. 61-70.
  • The Challenge of Islam in Africa. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, Vol VI, No. 1/2, (1994) 129-146.
  • Critical Issues in Recent Developments in Reformational Philosophy: A Perspective. Koers 60(2) 1995:189-212.
  • Covenant and Creation: Covenant Overload or Covenantal Deconstruction. Calvin Theological Journal 30(1) April 1995:11-33.
  • Three Horizons: A Hermeneutics of the Cross/ Hermeneutics from the other end. An Evaluation of Anthony Thiselton‘s Hermeneutic Proposals. European Journal of Theology V (1996) 2: 121-135.
  • Post/Late ? Modernity as the Context for Christian Scholarship Today. Themelios 22(2) January 1997: 25-38. [Also published in abbreviated form in Catalyst 24/3 (1998):4-6.]
  • Casting Nets Towards Our Future. In, Contemplation. A Body of Work by Gert Swart. Pietermaritzburg: Tatham Art Gallery. 1997. 31-39.
  • The Relevance and Contours of a Christian Worldview. The South African Baptist Journal of Theology 1997 6:41-48.
  • The Healing of Modernity: A Trinitarian Remedy? A Critical Dialogue with Colin Gunton‘s The One, the Three and the Many. European Journal of Theology VI(1997):2 111-130.
  • Reading the Old Testament in Postmodern Times. Tyndale Bulletin 49.1 (1998): 91-114.
  • The Church and the World: the Power of Identity. In, Signposts of God’s Liberating Kingdom. Perspectives for the 21st Century. Volume 1. Potchefstroom, SA: IRS, Potchefstroom University for CHE, 1998. 21-30. Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory. Analecta Biblica 139, Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1998.
  • A Table in the Wilderness? Towards a Postliberal Agenda for Old Testament Study. In, R. Hess and G. Wenham, eds., Making the Old Testament Live (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1998) 19-47.
  • Babel and Derrida: the Challenge of Postmodernism for Biblical Interpretation. Tyndale Bulletin 49.2 (1998): 305-328.
  • Qoheleth in the Canon?! Current Trends in the Interpretation of Ecclesiastes. Themelios 24/3 (May 1999): 4-20.
  • The Relevance and Contours of a Christian Worldview. In, Year of Jubilee, Cultural Mandate, Worldview, by J. Brouwer, A.M. Wolters, C. Bartholomew. Potchefstroom, South Africa: PU vir CHO, Scientific Contributions, Series F1 No 382. 34-42.
  • Christ and Consumerism. A Critical Analysis of the Spirit of the Age. Edited by C. Bartholomew and T. Moritz with introduction by C. Bartholomew. (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000)
  • Consuming God's Word: Biblical Interpretation and Consumerism. Pages 81–99 in Christ and Consumerism: Critical Reflections on the Spirit of Our Age. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, and Thorsten Moritz. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000
  • Evangelicalism at the Outset of the 21st Century: A Review Essay. European Journal of Theology (2000) 9:1, 49-59.
  • Wisdom books, in T.D. Alexander, et al., eds., New Dictionary of Biblical Theology (Leicester: IVP, 2000) 120-122.
  • Introduction, Renewing Biblical Interpretation, editor. Volume 1 of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. (Zondervan and Paternoster) 2000, xxiii-xxxi.
  • Uncharted Waters: Philosophy, Theology and the Crisis in Biblical Interpretation. In, Renewing Biblical Interpretation, C. Bartholomew, et al., eds. Volume 1 of the Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. (Zondervan and Paternoster) 2000, 1-39. Editor of In the Fields of the Lord: A Seerveld Reader (Carlisle and Toronto: Piquant and Toronto Tuppence Press, 2000). Includes an introductory essay,
  • Bread, and not Stones by Craig Bartholomew and Gideon Strauss, 3-22.
  • Introduction. Pages xxi-xxxvi in After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and Karl Möller. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 2. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.
  • Before Babel and After Pentecost: Language, Literature and Biblical Interpretation. Pages 131-170 in After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and Karl Möller. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 2. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001. Reading Proverbs with Integrity (Grove: Cambridge, 2001)
  • Introduction. Pages 1–11 in Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew and A. West Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001. Bartholomew, C. G.
  • Psalms 1 and 2—The Way of Blessing!. Pages 13–33 in Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew and A. West . Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001.
  • A God for Life and Not Just for Christmas! The Revelation of God in the Old Testament Wisdom Literature. In P. Helm and C. Trueman, eds., The Trustworthiness of God (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, Leicester: IVP, 2002) 39-57.
  • Introduction. Pages 1–45 in A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, J. Chaplin, R. Song, and A. Wolters. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 3. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.
  • A Time for War and a Time for Peace: Old Testament Wisdom, Creation and O‘Donovan‘s Theological Ethics. Pages 91–112 in A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, J. Chaplin, R. Song, and A. Wolters. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 3. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002.
  • Virtues, Managers and Business People: Finding a Place for MacIntyre in a Business Context. With David Dawson. Journal of Business Ethics, Volume 48, Number 2 (2003), pp. 127–138.
  • Introduction: A Time to Reflect. Pages 11–14 in The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, R. Perry, and A. West. Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2003; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004.
  • A Christian World-view and the Futures of Evangelicalism. Pages 194-220 in The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, R. Perry, and A. West. Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2003; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004.
  • Introduction. Pages 1–16 in “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. S. Evans, M. Healy, and M. Rae Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 4. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
  • Warranted Biblical Interpretation: Alvin Plantinga‘s Two (or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship. Pages 58–78 in “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. S. Evans, M. Healy, and M. Rae Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 4. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003.
  • Introduction. Pages xii-xvi in Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew and F. Hughes. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2004 .
  • Journeying On: A Concluding Reflection. Pages 201-215 in Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew and F. Hughes. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2004 .
  • The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story, with Michael Goheen (Baker Academic, 2004; shorter version published by SPCK in the UK)
  • Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation: Introduction. Pages 1–19 in Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, M. Healy, K. Möller, and R. Parry. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 5. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004. With Mike Goheen,
  • Story and Biblical Theology. Pages 172-184 in Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Edited by C. G. Bartholomew, M. Healy, K. Möller, and R. Parry. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 5. Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.
  • True Story of the Whole World, with Michael Goheen. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2009.

Popular Publications and Activities[edit]

  • Editor of, Christians and the Arts in South Africa: A Manifesto. Art Care Trust, 1993. Also published as Manifesto. Christians and the Arts in South Africa In, 1994, Venster op die Kunste Christelike Perspektiewe, Window on the Arts Christian Perspectives, Potchefstroom: IRS, 475-490.
  • An Introduction to the Relationship between Theology and Philosophy. M2M Academic Supplement 1 1993: 2-9. *Author of the Bible Helps for the 1997 English edition of the Contemporary English Version, published under the title Into the Light.
  • The Text and the Message, in The New Lion Handbook to the Bible (Oxford: Lion, 1999), 58-59.
  • A Founder and Chairperson of Christian Worldview Network, and regular contributor to The Big Picture (Formerly the Many to Many).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biblical Theology: About Us... Authors". Biblicaltheology.ca. Retrieved 2011-09-19. 
  2. ^ "Revd Professor Craig Bartholomew". Trinity College, Bristol. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.biblicaltheology.ca/blue_files/CV-Bartholomew.pdf

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