Anthony Thiselton

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Anthony Thiselton
Born (1937-07-13) 13 July 1937 (age 79)
Occupation Former principal of both St John's College, Nottingham and St John's College, Durham
Awards Lambeth Degree of Doctorate of Divinity
Academic background
Education City of London School, King's College London, University of Sheffield, University of Durham
Academic work
Institutions Nottingham University
St John's College, Nottingham
St John's College, Durham

Anthony Charles Thiselton (born 13 July 1937) is a Church of England priest, theologian, and academic. He has written a number of books and articles on a range of topics in Christian theology, biblical studies, and the philosophy of religion. He has served on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, appointed by the Minister of Health.

He was educated at City of London School, with degrees from King's College London (BD, MTh) the University of Sheffield (PhD) and the University of Durham (DD). He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Chester;[1] in March 2012. Thiselton is an Honorary Fellow of Cranmer Hall;[2] fellow of Kings College London and fellow of the British Academy.

Thiselton is a former head of theology at Nottingham University and was also principal of both St John's College, Nottingham (1986 to 1988) and St John's College, Durham (1988 to 1992).[3] He is a priest and canon in the Church of England, in which he represents the Diocese of Southwell on the church's General Synod. He is an associate priest in the parish of St Mary the Virgin, Attenborough, Nottingham. On 25 June 2002, he was presented with a Lambeth Degree of Doctorate of Divinity by the then Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey.

His main published work has been in the areas of hermeneutics (especially hermeneutical theory and its relationship to biblical interpretation), Christian doctrine (including eschatology and pneumatology), and biblical studies, in particular with two substantial commentaries on 1 Corinthians. He is unusual in academic theology for publishing research-level works across such a broad range of topics.

He received a festschrift, edited by Stanley Porter and Matthew Malcolm, entitled Horizons in Hermeneutics (Eerdmans) in April 2013. In June 2012 he was also the subject of a one-day conference in his honour, at the University of Nottingham, at which he presented a response paper to several contributors who spoke in light of his work. Proceedings from this conference were published by Paternoster (in the UK) and IVP (in the US) as The Future of Biblical Interpretation (2013). St John's College, Nottingham, inaugurated a series of "Thiselton lectures" in 2013 to honour his work in hermeneutics. He gave the first of these himself, in June 2013.

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——— (1970). "Parables as Speech-Events". Scottish Journal of Theology. 23: 466. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Bartholomew, Craig G. (1996). "Three Horizons: Hermeneutics from the Other End―An Evaluation of Anthony Thiselton's Hermeneutic Proposals". European Journal of Theology. 5 (2): 121–135. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chester University profile". Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Cranmer Hall - Honorary Fellows". Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Anthony Charles Thiselton". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 18 June 2016.  (subscription required)

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