Simon J. Gathercole

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Simon Gathercole is a New Testament scholar, Lecturer in New Testament Studies and Director of Studies at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University. He was formerly Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland for seven years. Gathercole received an MA at Cambridge, and later completed a MTh and PhD under prominent New Testament scholar James D.G. Dunn at the University of Durham.[1]

Drawn from his dissertation, his book Where is Boasting? (2002) was a critique of the New Perspective on Paul, and focused on Second-Temple Judaism and Romans 1-5.

Since 2007, Gathercole has served as editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • The Gospel of Judas: Rewriting Early Christianity (Oxford, 2007)
  • The Pre-existent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark, And Luke (Eerdmans, 2006)
  • Where is Boasting: Early Jewish Soteriology and Paul's Response in Romans 1-5 (Eerdmans, 2002)


  1. ^ While Dunn is a founding proponent of the New Perspective on Paul, Gathercole is opposed to this position.

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