From time to time King's Evangelical Divinity School organises interviews with well-known scholars on their current or past research and projects. Below is a list of interviews carried out to date. Click on a link for the full interview.
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Do you have an idea for an interview? If so, contact us with details. We can't promise to be able to interview everyone recommended, but we will look carefully at any suggestions likely to yield an interesting interview and useful resource for our readers (providing the interviewee is a genuine scholar). So when you write, let us know why you think this person might be worth interviewing, for example, recent projects or even controversy surrounding something they have said or published.
Colin Barnes (May 2014)
Colin Barnes' book They Conspire Against Your People: The European Churches and the Holocaust was recently published by King's Divinity Press and the Centre for Jewish-Christian Studies. In this interview with KEDS Principal Calvin Smith he explains what the book is about and discusses related issues.
Roger Mohrlang (May 2013)
In this Talks With Scholars interview, we talk to Prof. Roger Mohrlang about his recent book, Paul and His Life-Transforming Message: A Concise Introduction. Prof. Mohrlang has researched and taught extensively on matters relating to the New Testament, Paul's Letters and Bible translation.
Patrick Egan (April 2013)
In this Talks With Scholars interview, Dr Andy Cheung interviews fellow KEDS tutor Dr Patrick Egan on the use of the Old Testament in the New Testament. This is a specialist subject for Dr Egan whose doctoral studies looked at the use of Isaiah in 1 Peter. This informative interview will be of interest to all students, especially those studying Biblical Theology.
David Alan Black (June 2010)
We interview David Alan Black on matters relating to the Synoptic Gospels and Greek linguistics; most of these questions were supplied by students at KEDS. Dr Black received a D. Theol. in New Testament from the University of Basel in 1983. The following interview will be useful material for students studying modules in The Synoptic Gospels, New Testament Survey and Biblical Greek.
Stephen M. Vantassel (Oct 2010)
Dr Vantassel the Dean of Students at King's Evangelical Divinity School and the Assistant Editor of the Evangelical Review of Society and Politics. His research interests include Christianity and politics (particularly international relations and economics), environmental policy and practical theology. In this interview, Dr Vantassel discusses his recent book on ecotheology.
James M. Hamilton Jr. (Jul 2010)
Dr Hamilton is Associate Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and serves as preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist church. He is the author of God’s Indwelling Presence: The Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments and God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology.
Interview With Derek Tidball (Oct 2010)
Revd Dr Derek Tidball is the former Principal of London School of Theology and has previously chaired various national Evangelical organisations, including serving as Vice President of the Evangelical Alliance (UK). He currently chairs the Alliance’s council. He is the author of Who Are the Evangelicals? He gave an interview to KEDS concerning various matters relating to global Evangelicalism.
Interview With John Wyatt (Sep 2009)
John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics & Perinatology at University College London. He has lectured widely on issues in ethics from a Christian perspective and his most prominent book is Matters of life and death: Today's Healthcare Dilemmas in the Light of Christian Faith. In the following interview conducted by Andy Cheung, Professor Wyatt responds to some key questions in bioethics and related matters.John Wyatt is Professor of Ethics & Perinatology at University College London.
Interview with Eugene A. Nida (June 2009)
In this short e-mail discussion, Dr. Nida discusses a few points relating to his important theory of Bible translation, dynamic equivalence (aka functional equivalents). Dr. Nida has written numerous books relating to research on the translation of the Christian scriptures in missionary societies.
Interview with Calvin L. Smith (Apr 2009)
Calvin Smith, Principal of King's Evangelical Divinity School, researches and writes on the Church in Latin America, as well as speaking on and researching Christian responses to modern Israel and Christianity in the Holy Land. He edits the Evangelical Review of Society and Politics. His new book The Jews, Modern Israel and the New Supercessionism: Resources for Christians is set for release on 5 May. Here, the college interviews Dr Smith about his new book.
Interview with David Allen (Apr 2009)
David Allen is the Professor of Preaching and Director of the Southwestern Center for Expository Preaching. He is also the George W. Truett Chair of Ministry, and Dean of the School of Theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has taught extensively on expository preaching and has two forthcoming books: Hebrews in the New American Commentary Series and also The Authorship of Hebrews: The Case for Luke.
Interview with George Guthrie (Mar 2009)
Dr. George Guthrie serves as the Benjamin W. Perry Professor of Bible at Union University in Jackson, TN in the United States. He is the author of numerous articles and seven books, including, The Structure of Hebrews: A Textlinguistic Analysis, Biblical Greek Exegesis (Co-authored with J. Scott Duvall), the NIV Application Commentary on Hebrews, and the Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on Hebrews. Dr. Guthrie holds both the Ph.D. and the M.Div. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Interview With Chris Wright (Nov 2008)
Chris Wright is a well-known pastor, theologian and also the International Director of the Langham Partnership. He has previously taught at Union Biblical Seminary and is the former principal of All Nations Christian College. His most recent work is The Mission of God: Unlocking the Bible's Grand Narrative.
Interview With Klyne Snodgrass (Oct 2008)
Klyne Snodgrass is the Paul W. Brandel Professor of New Testament Studies at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. His doctorate is from the University of St. Andrews and his dissertation was "The Christological Stone Testimonia in the New Testament." In this interview, Andy Cheung discusses with him his well-received work on the parables, Stories with Intent: A Comprehensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus which was published by Eerdmans in ealy 2008.
Interview with Tremper Longman III (Jul 2008)
Tremper Longman is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. He has written a number of major commentaries on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Daniel, and Nahum and is the coeditor of the Expositor's Bible Commentary. He has also written or edited various articles and books including An Introduction to the Old Testament, Old Testament Commentary Survey, and A Biblical History of Israel.
Interview with William Kay (May 2008)
William Kay is Reader and Director of the Centre for Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies at Bangor University, Wales. He has researched and written widely on the subject of Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies, a burgeoning field within theological departments which, by virtue of the movement's widespread growth over the past quarter-of-a-century, is widely studied by observers and insiders alike. In April King's Principal Calvin Smith spoke with Dr Kay concerning his research and latest book exploring the Restorationist movement in the UK.
Interview with Walter Kaiser (May 2008)
Walter Kaiser is one of the leading Evangelical experts in the field of Hermeneutics, the area of Biblical Studies in which King's Evangelical Divinity School specialises. Andy Cheung from King's caught up with Dr Kaiser to discuss various issues associated with this leading scholar's current (and past) areas of interest, including the perennial (and thorny) issue of authorial intent!
Interview with Darrell Bock (May 2008)
This is with Darrell Bock, the well-known New Testament scholar, researcher and author based at Dallas Theological Seminary. During the interview, Andy asked Dr Bock about progressive dispensationalism, the DaVinci Code, the emerging church, and his writing and research projects.
Interview with Daniel Wallace (Apr 2008)
Daniel Wallace is professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and the director of the Center For The Study of New Testament Manuscripts. He is the author of many books including Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of New Testament Greek.
Interview with Ben Witherington (Apr 2008)
Ben Witherington is a well-known and prolific Biblical Studies scholar based at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky. In this interview with Andy Cheung at King's Dr Witherington discusses his writing, theology, and outspoken views concerning the highly controversial James Ossuary, which has been the subject of wide coverage in, among others, the Biblical Archaeological Review.
Interview with Tom Schreiner (Mar 2008)
Dr Tom Schreiner is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kentucky. The interview concerns his well-received book on New Testament Theology. Andy Cheung at King's caught up with him on for an interview.
College Interview (David Instone-Brewer) (Mar 2008)
Dr Instone-Brewer is a New Testament and Rabbinic specialist at Tyndale House, Cambridge. Andy Cheung discusses his controversial research surrounding biblical grounds for divorce.
College Interview (Dr W. Hall Harris III) (Feb 2008)
Dr Harris is Project Director for the New English Translation (NET). Interviewed by Andy Cheung.
College Interview (Ed Blum) (Feb 2008)
Dr Ed Blum is the General Editor of the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB). Interviewed by Andy Cheung.
College Interview (Paul Wilkinson) (Jan 2008)
Dr Paul Wilkinson is the author of a book recently published by Paternoster, entitled For Zion's Sake: Christian Zionism and the Role of John Nelson Darby. Interviewed by Calvin Smith.
College Interview (David Bostock) (Jan 2008)
Dr David Bostock formerly lectured part-time at Cranmer Hall, University of Durham, and St Andrews University. He was Tutor in Old Testament at the Midlands Bible College. Here he talks about his book, A Portrayal of Trust: The Theme of Faith in the Hezekiah Narratives, published by Paternoster.