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Eric Eve

Picture of Eric EveEric is Fellow and Tutor in Theology, Tutor for Graduates and Secretary to the Governing Body. He teaches New Testament and is also responsible for supervising the tuition of theology students at Harris Manchester. His doctoral thesis was on The Jewish Context of Jesus’ Miracles, an expanded version of which was published by Sheffield Academic Press (in July 2002). His most recent book is Behind the Gospels: Understanding the Oral Tradition (London, SPCK, 2013). He is also the author of The Healer from Nazareth: Jesus’ miracles in historical context (London: SPCK, 2009). He contributed the section on 1 Peter to the Oxford Bible Commentary, an essay Reconstructing Mark: A Thought Experiment to the volume of essays edited by Mark Goodacre and Nicholas Perrin, Questioning Q (London: SPCK, 2004) and The Synoptic Problem Without Q? in New Studies in the Synoptic Problem (Leuven: Peeters, 2011). His articles include Challenging Q in Expository Times; 113 (September 2002); Meier, Miracle and Multiple Attestation in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 3.5 (2005) and Spit in Your Eye: The Blind Man of Bethsaida and the Blind Man of Alexandria in New Testament Studies 54 (2008).

Eric originally graduated from Brasenose College, Oxford with a degree in Engineering Science. He eventually returned to Oxford to study Theology at Harris Manchester College, where he gained a second BA, an MSt and a DPhil.

Immediately after completing his own Theology Finals in 1995 Eric wrote A Guide for Perplexed Students. It is aimed particularly at mature students studying at Harris Manchester, but may be of wider interest too.

For a somewhat different take on New Testament Scholarship, you might light to try out his work of Interactive Fiction in which the protagonist escapes a dire lecture by experiencing a near-brush with death, in what could be described as an NT scholar's vision of hell. The work is called All Hope Abandon and you can try out a demo version of it on line, or read his article about it in Digital Humanities Quarterly.

Eric served as University Assessor for the Proctorial Year March 2010 — March 2011.

Last updated by Eric Eve on 21-May-13

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