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Dr William Campbell

Reader in Biblical Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter


BA (Belfast), BD (London), PhD (Edinburgh)
Reader in Biblical Studies, University of Wales, Lampeter
Also: Editor of the Journal of Beliefs and Values (since 1977)
Areas: Identity Formation in the Pauline Communities; Jewish Christianity; Paul’s Politics of Difference and Equality; Ethnicity, Ethics and Transformation in Pauline Literature; Social-scientific Approaches to Paul;
Research: Reading Paul in the Light of Roman Imperialism; Suffering in 2 Corinthians; Individualism, Ecclesiology and the Kingdom of God; Church and Israel in Recent Interpretation of Romans 9-11; Festival Language and Appointed Times in Pauline Thought; Rehabilitating Paul in his Jewish Background
Publications: Recent publications include: ’Paul and the Creation of Christian Identity’, London, New York: T&T Clark International (2006). ‘Reading Romans in Conversation with Medieval Interpreters: The Challenge of Cross-Fertilization’, in Medieval Readings of Romans: Thinking with Tradition and Scripture. Eds. W.S.Campbell, P.Hawk, B.Schildgen in the Series Romans Through History and Cultures. T&T Clark November 2007 ‘Zwischen Synagoge und Staat. Identität und Konflikt in den paulinischen Gemeinden’ in Theoriebildung im christlich-jüdischen Dialog, G.Gelardini, P.Schmid eds.,Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag (2004). ‘”All God’s Beloved in Rome!” Jewish Roots and Christian Identity’, in Celebrating Romans: Template for Pauline Theology. Festschrift for Robert Jewett. Sheila E.McGinn ed., Grand Rapids: Eerdmans (2004). ‘Perceptions of Compatibility between Christianity and Judaism in Pauline Interpretation’, Biblical Interpretation , Vol XIII/3 2005. ‘Unity and Diversity in the Church: Transformed Identities and the Peace of Christ in Ephesians’ in Irish Biblical Studies, vol 27, 2007, pp4-19

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