Judith Lieu

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Judith Lieu

Born (1951-05-25) 25 May 1951 (age 69)
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
  • Theology
  • history

Judith Margaret Lieu FBA (born 1951) is a British theologian and historian of religion. She specialises in the New Testament and early Christianity.[1] Her research includes a focus on early Christian identity in its historical context, and literary analysis of biblical texts.[2] From 2010 to 2018, she was Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.[3] She retired from her post in 2018.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Lieu was born on 25 May 1951.[4] She studied theology at Durham University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1972.[1] She remained at Durham to undertake postgraduate studies in theology, and graduated with a Master of Arts (MA) degree in 1973.[1] She then moved to the University of Oxford where she trained to be a school teacher, completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in 1974.[1] She undertook postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in 1980.[1]

Academic career[edit]

Lieu began her academic teaching career at the Queen's College, Birmingham, an ecumenical theological college.[5] In January 2001, she moved to King's College London, having been appointed as Professor of New Testament Studies.[2][6]

Lieu is a fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge.[1]

Lieu has edited Studia Patristica, a peer reviewed book series on patristics. She was President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) for 2015/2016.[7]



  1. ^ a b c d e f "Prof Judith M Lieu". robinson.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Professor Judith Lieu FBA". Faculty of Divinity. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Video & Audio: Inaugural lecture of the Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Judith Lieu, on Tuesday 26 January 2010 - Metadata". Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Lieu, Prof. Judith Margaret, (born 25 May 1951), Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, since 2007 and University Gender Champion, Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, since 2015, University of Cambridge (Chair, Faculty Board of Divinity, 2010–14); Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge, since 2008". 2007. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U245139. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  5. ^ "Cadbury Lectures 2013: Lecturer profiles". Cadbury Lectures. University of Birmingham. 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Professor Judith Lieu". Research Portal. King's College London. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  7. ^ "Lieu, Judith". European Association for Jewish Studies. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  8. ^ Holly Else (18 July 2014). "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  9. ^ "2019 Fellows and International Honorary Members with their affiliations at the time of election". members.amacad.org. Archived from the original on 2020-03-02.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Graham Stanton
Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity
Succeeded by
George van Kooten
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Udo Schnelle
President of the Studiorum
Novi Testamenti Societas

Succeeded by
Carl Holladay