Craig Bartholomew

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Craig G. Bartholomew
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Craig Bartholomew sometime prior to 2009
Born (1961-08-03) 3 August 1961 (age 55)
Pinetown, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Residence Western Philosophy
Occupation Academic philosopher and theologian
Title H. Evan Runner Professor of philosophy
Academic background
Education University of South Africa
Oxford University
Potchefstroom University
Alma mater Bristol University (PhD)
Thesis title Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory
Thesis year 1997
School or tradition Calvinism  · Philosophy
Influences John Calvin, Abraham Kuyper,
Herman Dooyeweerd
Academic work
Era 21st-century philosophy
Institutions Redeemer University College
Main interests Postmodernism · Biblical Interpretation  · OT Wisdom
Notable works The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story (2004)

Craig G. 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 was previously editor of Journal of Theological Interpretation.[2]

Academic Societies/Activities[edit]

Works[edit]

Below is a selection from his extensive published output.[3]

Thesis[edit]

  • Bartholomew, Craig G. (1997). Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory (PhD). Bristol University. 

Books and chapters[edit]

  • Bartholomew, Craig G. (1998). Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory. Analecta Biblica. 139. Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute. ISBN 978-8-876-53139-2. 
  • ——— (2000). Ecclesiastes. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom & Psalms. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-02691-1. OCLC 244560691. 
  • ———; Moritz, Thorsten, eds. (2000). Christ and Consumerism: A Critical Analysis of the Spirit of the Age. Carlisle: Paternoster Press. ISBN 978-0-853-64987-8. 
  • ———; Greene, Colin; Möller, Karl, eds. (2000). Renewing Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 1. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23411-1. OCLC 44769272. 
  • ———, ed. (2000). In the Fields of the Lord: A Seerveld Reader. Carlisle ; Toronto: Piquant ; Toronto Tuppence Press. ISBN 978-0-953-57578-7. 
  • ——— (2001). Reading Proverbs with Integrity. Grove Biblical Series. Cambridge: Grove Books. ISBN 978-1-851-74485-5. 
  • ———; Greene, Colin; Möller, Karl, eds. (2001). After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 2. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23412-8. OCLC 46936350. 
  • ———; West, Andrew, eds. (2001). Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms. Carlisle: Paternoster. ISBN 978-1-842-27129-2. 
  • ———; Chaplin, J.; Song, R.; Wolters, A., eds. (2002). A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 3. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23413-5. OCLC 50279917. 
  • ———; Evans, C. S.; Healy, M.; Rae, M., eds. (2003). “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 4. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23414-2. OCLC 52269467. 
  • ———; Perry, Robin; West, Andrew, eds. (2003). The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects. Leicester, England ; Grand Rapids, MI: InterVarsity Press ; Kregel. ISBN 978-0-825-42022-1. 
  • ———; Goheen, Michael W. (2004). The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story (1st ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-02746-8. OCLC 56085784. 
  • ———; Hughes, Fred, eds. (2004). Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing. ISBN 978-0-754-60856-1. 
  • ———; Healy, M.; Möller, K.; Parry, Robin, eds. (2004). Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 5. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23415-9. OCLC 55679007. 
  • ———; Green, Joel B.; Thiselton, Anthony C., eds. (2005). Reading Luke: interpretation, reflection, formation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 6. Grand Rapids, MI ; Milton Keynes: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23416-6. OCLC 60245462. 
  • ———; Goheen, Michael W. (2006). The Drama of Scripture: Finding our Place in the Biblical Story (1st ed.). London: SPCK Publishing. ISBN 978-0281057405.  - shorter version of the edition published by Baker in 2004
  • ———; Hahn, Scott; Parry, Robin; Seitz, Christopher; Wolters, Al, eds. (2006). Canon and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 7. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. ISBN 978-0-310-23417-3. OCLC 67240227. 
  • ———; Goheen, Michael W. (2008). Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview. London: SPCK Publishing. ISBN 978-0281058860. 
  • ———; Goheen, Michael W. (2009). True Story of the Whole World, with Michael Goheen. Grand Rapids, MI: Faith Alive Christian Resources. ISBN 978-1-59255-476-8.  - a version of The Drama of Scripture
  • ——— (2011). Where Mortals Dwell: a Christian view of place for today. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03637-8. OCLC 662401625. 
  • ———; O'Dowd, Ryan (2011). Old Testament Wisdom Literature: a theological introduction. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. ISBN 978-0-830-83896-7. 
  • ———; Goheen, Michael W. (2013). Christian Philosophy: A Systematic And Narrative Introduction. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03911-9. 
  • ———; Goheen, Michael W. (2014). Drama of Scripture, The: Finding Our Place In The Biblical Story (2nd revised ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-04956-9. 
  • ——— (2014). When You Want to Yell at God: The Book of Job. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press. ISBN 978-1-577-99590-6. 
  • ——— (2015). Introducing Biblical Hermeneutics: A Comprehensive Framework for Hearing God in Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-801-03977-5. 
  • ——— (2016). Excellent Preaching: Proclaiming the Gospel in Its Context and Ours. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press. ISBN 978-1-577-99650-7. 
  • ———. Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: A Systematic Introduction. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.  - forthcoming 6 February 2017
Bartholomew giving a lecture

Chapters[edit]

  • ——— (1994). "Dominion as a Key to Understanding Art". In van der Walt, B. J. Venster op Die Kunste: Christelike Perspektiewe, A Window on the Arts: Christian Perspectives. Potchefstroom: Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie (IRS). pp. 41–57. ISBN 978-1-868-22152-3. 
  • ——— (1994). "Response to Al Wolters' Paper". In Schrotenboer, P. G.; Troost, A.; van der Kooi, C.; Spykman, G.; Wolters, A.; Bartholomew, Craig G. God’s Order for Creation. Potchefstroom: Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie (IRS). pp. 61–70. ISBN 978-1-868-22187-5. OCLC 43510466. 
  • ——— (1997). "Casting Nets Towards Our Future". In Murphy, Yvonne; Swart, Istine. Contemplation. A Body of Work by Gert Swart. Pietermaritzburg: Tatham Art Gallery. pp. 31–39. 
  • ——— (1998). "The Church and the World: the Power of Identity". In van der Walt, B. J. Signposts of God’s Liberating Kingdom: Perspectives for the 21st Century. 1. Potchefstroom: Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie (IRS) ; Potchefstroom University for CHE. pp. 21–30. 
  • ——— (1998). "A Table in the Wilderness? Towards a Postliberal Agenda for Old Testament Study". In Hess, Richard; Wenham, Gordon. Making the Old Testament Live. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. pp. 19–47. ISBN 978-0-8028-4427-9. 
  • ———. "The Relevance and Contours of a Christian Worldview". In Reeks, F. Year of Jubilee, Cultural Mandate, Worldview. Wetenskaplike bydraes van die PU vir CHO., Scientific Contributions. Series F1 No 382. Potchefstroom: Instituut vir Reformatoriese Studie (IRS). pp. 34–42. ISBN 978-1-868-22359-6. OCLC 42599970. 
  • ——— (2000). "Consuming God's Word: Biblical Interpretation and Consumerism". In Bartholomew, Craig G.; Moritz, Thorsten. Christ and Consumerism: Critical Reflections on the Spirit of Our Age. Carlisle: Paternoster Press. pp. Pages 81–99. ISBN 978-0-853-64987-8. 
  • ——— (2000). "Wisdom Books". In Alexander, T. Desmond; et al. New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. Leicester: IVP. pp. 120–122. ISBN 978-0-8308-1438-1. 
  • ——— (2000). "Uncharted Waters: Philosophy, Theology and the Crisis in Biblical Interpretation". In ———; Greene, Colin; Möller, Karl. Renewing Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 1. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 1–39. ISBN 978-0-310-23411-1. OCLC 44769272. 
  • ———; Strauss, Gideon (2000). "Bread, and not Stones". In ———. In the Fields of the Lord: A Seerveld Reader. Carlisle ; Toronto: Piquant ; Toronto Tuppence Press. pp. 3–22. ISBN 978-0-953-57578-7. 
  • ——— (2001). "Before Babel and After Pentecost: Language, Literature and Biblical Interpretation". In ———; Greene, Colin; Möller, Karl. After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 2. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 131–170. ISBN 978-0-310-23412-8. OCLC 46936350. 
  • ——— (2001). "Psalms 1 and 2 — The Way of Blessing!". In ———; West, Andrew. Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms. Carlisle: Paternoster. pp. 13–33. ISBN 978-1-842-27129-2. 
  • ——— (2002). "A God for Life and Not Just for Christmas! The Revelation of God in the Old Testament Wisdom Literature". In Helm, Paul; Trueman, Carl R. The Trustworthiness of God. Grand Rapids, MI ; Leicester: Eerdmans ; IVP. pp. 39–57. ISBN 978-0-802-84951-9. 
  • ——— (2002). "A Time for War and a Time for Peace: Old Testament Wisdom, Creation and O'Donovan's Theological Ethics". In ———; Chaplin, J.; Song, R.; Wolters, A. A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 3. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 91–112. ISBN 978-0-310-23413-5. OCLC 50279917. 
  • ——— (2003). "Warranted Biblical Interpretation: Alvin Plantinga's Two (or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship". In ———; Evans, C. S.; Healy, M.; Rae, M. “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 4. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 58–78. ISBN 978-0-310-23414-2. OCLC 52269467. 
  • ——— (2003). "A Christian World-view and the Futures of Evangelicalism". In ———; Perry, Robin; West, Andrew. The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects. Leicester, England ; Grand Rapids, MI: InterVarsity Press ; Kregel. pp. 194–220. ISBN 978-0-825-42022-1. 
  • ——— (2004). "Journeying On: A Concluding Reflection". In ———; Hughes, Fred. Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage. Burlington: Ashgate Publishing. pp. 201–215. ISBN 978-0-754-60856-1. 
  • ———; Goheen, Mike (2004). "Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation: Introduction". In ———; Healy, M.; Möller, K.; Parry, Robin. Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 5. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 1–19. ISBN 978-0-310-23415-9. OCLC 55679007. 
  • ——— (2004). "Story and Biblical Theology". In ———; Healy, M.; Möller, K.; Parry, Robin. Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 5. Grand Rapids, MI ; Carlisle: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 172–184. ISBN 978-0-310-23415-9. OCLC 55679007. 
  • ———; Holt, Robby (2005). "Prayer in/and the drama of redemption in Luke : prayer and exegetical performance". In ———; Green, Joel B.; Thiselton, Anthony C. Reading Luke: interpretation, reflection, formation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series. 6. Grand Rapids, MI ; Milton Keynes: Zondervan ; Paternoster. pp. 350–75. ISBN 978-0-310-23416-6. OCLC 60245462. 

Articles[edit]

  • Bartholomew, Craig G. (1994). "The Challenge of Islam in Africa". Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. VI (1/2): 129–146. 
  • ——— (1995). "Critical Issues in Recent Developments in Reformational Philosophy: A Perspective". Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship. 60 (2): 189–212. 
  • ——— (April 1995). "Covenant and Creation: Covenant Overload or Covenantal Deconstruction". Calvin Theological Journal. 30 (1): 11–33. 
  • ——— (1996). "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 (2): 121–135. 
  • ——— (January 1997). "Post/Late ? Modernity as the Context for Christian Scholarship Today". Themelios. 22 (2): 25–38. 
  • ——— (1997). "The Relevance and Contours of a Christian Worldview". South African Baptist Journal of Theology. 6: 41–48. 
  • ——— (1997). "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 (2): 111–130. 
  • ——— (1998). "Post/Late ? Modernity as the Context for Christian Scholarship Today". Catalyst. 24 (3): 4–6.  - abbeviated form of Themelios 1997 article
  • ——— (1998). "Reading the Old Testament in Postmodern Times". Tyndale Bulletin. 49 (1): 91–114. .[4]
  • ——— (1998). "Babel and Derrida: the Challenge of Postmodernism for Biblical Interpretation". Tyndale Bulletin. 49 (2): 305–328. 
  • ——— (May 1999). "Qoheleth in the Canon?! Current Trends in the Interpretation of Ecclesiastes". Themelios. 24 (3): 4–20. 
  • ——— (2000). "Evangelicalism at the Outset of the 21st Century: A Review Essay". European Journal of Theology. 9 (1): 49–59. 
  • ———; Dawson, David (2003). "Virtues, Managers and Business People: Finding a Place for MacIntyre in a Business Context". Journal of Business Ethics. 48 (2): 127–138. 

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).

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