Larry W. Hurtado

This Ask-a-Prof is no longer an active participant in responses, but we have left the bio here so that those who see responses given in the past know the background at the time. 

American born and educated, Larry Hurtado moved to Canada and taught in Regent College (Vancouver, BC) 1975-78, then the University of Manitoba (Winnipeg) 1978-96, and was appointed Professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology in the University of Edinburgh in 1996.  His academic interests ran to everything connected with the origins and early development of Christianity.  Larry's own expertise included textual criticism of the Greek New Testament, the origin and development of devotion to (and beliefs about) Jesus, and early Christian manuscripts (especially their physical/visual features).  He wrote on the Gospels, Paul, Revelation, early Christian figures such as Justin Martyr, and extra-canonical texts such as the Gospel of Thomas, and on the history of New Testament studies. He was an occasional contributor to the online news magazine, Slate, and was interviewed for radio and TV programs by the BBC and other film companies. 

Sadly, Prof. Hurtado passed away in 2019. Please see his Wikipedia page for details.






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