R. T. France

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R. T. France
Born Richard Thomas France
2 April 1938
Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Died 10 February 2012
Llangelynin, Wales
Ethnicity British
Education PhD, Tyndale Hall, Bristol
Known for New Testament scholar.
Religion Christian (Anglican)

Richard Thomas France (2 April 1938 – 10 February 2012) was a New Testament scholar and Anglican cleric.[1][2] He was Principal of Wycliffe Hall Oxford from 1989 to 1995. He also worked for the London School of Theology.

Biography[edit]

Richard T. (Dick) France was born on 2 April 1938. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford (BA, 1960; MA 1963). He earned his BD at Tyndale Hall, University of London (1963) and his PhD at Tyndale Hall, Bristol (1967). He served pastoral charges in England and Wales from 1995 until his retirement in 1999. He died on 10 February 2012.

He had been a member (since 1989; vice-chairman since 2005) of the Committee on Bible Translation responsible for the New International Version of the Bible (NIV), and for Today’s New International Version (2005).

Works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • France, R. T. (1970). The Living God. London: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 0-87784-697-9. 
  • ——— (1971). Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (1st ed.). London ; Downers Grove, IL: Tyndale Press ; Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 0-85111-727-9. 
  • ——— (1975). I Came to Set the Earth on Fire: a Portrait of Jesus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 0-87784-642-1. 
  • ——— (1982). Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (re-issue ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 0-8010-3508-2. 
  • ——— (1985). The Gospel According to Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. 1. Leicester, UK: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 0-8028-0063-7. 
  • ——— (1986). The Evidence for Jesus. London ; Downers Grove, IL: Hodder & Stoughton ; InterVarsity Press. ISBN 0-340-38172-8. 
  • ——— (1989). Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher. Exeter, UK: Paternoster. ISBN 1-59244-936-0. 
  • ——— (1990). Divine Government: The Kingship of God in the Gospel of Mark. London: SPCK. ISBN 0-281-04471-6. 
  • ———; Carson, D. A.; Motyer, J. Alec; Wenham, Gordon J., eds. (1994). The New Bible Commentary: 21st-Century Edition (revised ed.). Leicester, UK ; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 978-0851106489. 
  • ——— (1995). Women in the Church’s Ministry: a Test-case for Biblical Interpretation. Didsbury Lectures. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press. 
  • ——— (1997). Women in the Church’s Ministry: a Test-case for Biblical Interpretation. Didsbury Lectures (reissue ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-4172-4. 
  • ——— (1998). The Gospel of Mark. Doubleday Bible Commentary series (1st ed.). New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-49017-8. 
  • ——— (2000). Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (republication ed.). Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing. ISBN 1-57383-006-2. 
  • ——— (2002). The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-2446-3. 
  • ——— (2003). Divine Government: The Kingship of God in the Gospel of Mark (re-issue ed.). Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing. ISBN 1-57383-244-8. 
  • ——— (2007). The Gospel of Matthew. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-2501-X. 
  • ——— (2007). Mark. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59856-186-9. 
  • ——— (2007). Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. 1 (reissue ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-8308-2980-4. 
  • ——— (2007). Timothy, Titus, and Hebrews. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59856-195-1. 
  • ——— (2013). Luke. Teach the Text Commentary Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-9235-0. 

Articles and Chapters[edit]

  • ——— (1965). "Henry Martyn". Five Pioneer Missionaries. London: Banner of Truth Trust. ISBN 978-0-851-51117-7.  - Award-winning competition entry published in a collection of biographies.
  • ——— (Autumn 1975). "Inerrancy and New Testament Exegesis". Themelios. 1 (1): 12–18. 
  • ——— (Jan 1989). "Matthew's Gospel in Recent Study". Themelios. 14 (2): 41–46. 
  • ——— (October 1992). "Development in New Testament Christology". Themelios. 18 (1): 4–8. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Church Times - Obituary: THE REVD DR R. T. FRANCE". Brianminter.co.uk. 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Telegraph - Obituary: Canon Dick France". telegraph.co.uk. 2012-04-17. 

Sources[edit]

IVP; Library of Congress; WorldCat.org; Bookfinder.com

Academic offices
Preceded by
Geoffrey Shaw
Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
1989-1995
Succeeded by
Alister McGrath