C. K. Barrett

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from C K Barrett)
Jump to: navigation, search
C. K. Barrett
FBA
CKBARRETT.jpg
Reverend C K Barrett
Born Charles Kingsley Barrett
(1917-05-04)4 May 1917
Salford, UK
Died 26 August 2011(2011-08-26) (aged 94)
Nationality British
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge
Occupation Theologian
Spouse(s) Margaret
Children 2
Theological work
Era Late 20th and early 21st centuries
Language English
Tradition or movement Methodist

Charles Kingsley Barrett FBA (4 May 1917 – 26 August 2011) [1] was a British biblical scholar. He served as Professor of Divinity at the University of Durham and wrote commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles, John, Romans, 1 Corinthians and 2 Corinthians.

Barrett was born in Salford,[2] and studied at Shebbear College, Devon, Pembroke College, Cambridge, and Wesley House in Cambridge. He was ordained to the ministry in the Methodist Church, and appointed lecturer in Divinity at the University of Durham in 1945, where he was elected professor in 1958. He also preached on a regular basis in the Darlington circuit of the Methodist Church and more widely.[3]

Barrett was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1961,[1] and was awarded its Burkitt Medal in 1966.[2] He served as President of the Society for New Testament Studies in 1973.

In 1982, a Festschrift was published in his honour. Paul and Paulinism: Essays in Honour of C.K. Barrett included contributions from Morna Hooker, F. F. Bruce, I. Howard Marshall, Martin Hengel, and John Painter.

Barrett has been described as standing alongside C. H. Dodd as "the greatest British New Testament scholar of the 20th century" [2] and "the greatest UK commentator on New Testament writings since J. B. Lightfoot".[4]

Works[edit]

  • Barrett, C. K. (1947). The Holy Spirit and the Gospel tradition. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1955). The Gospel According to St. John: an introduction with commentary and notes on the Greek text. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1956). The New Testament Background: selected documents edited, with introductions. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1957). A Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans. London: A. & C. Black. 
  • ——— (1963). The Pastoral Epistles in the New English Bible. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 
  • ——— (1967). Jesus and the Gospel Tradition. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1968). A Commentary on the First Epistle to the Corinthians. London: A. & C. Black. 
  • ——— (1970). The Gospel of John and Judaism. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1973). A Commentary on the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. London: A. & C. Black. 
  • ——— (1977). Reading Through Romans. London: SCM Press. 
  • ——— (1982). Essays on Paul. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1982). Essays on John. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1985). Freedom and Obligation: Study of the Epistle to the Galatians. London: S.P.C.K. 
  • ——— (1994). Paul: An Introduction to His Thought. Geoffrey Chapman. 
  • ——— (1994). A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on The Acts of the Apostles: Vol. 1, Preliminary Introduction and Commentary on Acts I-XIV. ICC. London: T&T Clark. 
  • ——— (1999). A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on The Acts of the Apostles: Vol. 2, Preliminary Introduction and Commentary on Acts XV-XXVIII. ICC. London: T&T Clark. 
  • ——— (2002). Acts of the Apostles: A Shorter Commentary. ICC. London: T&T Clark. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Reverend CK Barrett". The Telegraph. 6 September 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Morgan, Robert (5 October 2011). "The Rev CK Barrett obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Remembering C K Barrett28 August 2011, accessed 6 March 2016
  4. ^ Professor J D G Dunn, quoted in Remembering C K Barrett, accessed 6 March 2016