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Dr Paul Foster

?Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature & Theology, The University of Edinburgh


BSc, DipEd, BEd, BD, MSt, DPhil
•Senior Lecturer in New Testament Language, Literature & Theology, The University of Edinburgh
Areas: New Testament (particularly Synoptic Gospels), Koine Greek, Textual Criticism, Non-canonical gospels
Research: My doctoral research focused upon Matthew's gospel and the community for whom he wrote. I was interested in the way the source material the evangelist inherited was reshaped to address the pastoral and pedagogical needs of his fledgling community and the issues they were facing. Building upon this research, my interest is now developing in the area of non-canonical gospels. In particular I am looking at a range of issues surrounding the so-called Gospel of Peter
Publications: BOOKS INCLUDE: •Community, Law and Mission in Matthew's Gospel, WUNT II, 177 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2004). •The Gospel of Peter - An Introduction and Commentary (Leiden: Brill, 2010) forthcoming. •The Writings of the Apostolic Fathers (London: Continuum, 2006), an edited collection of essays. ISBN: 0-567-03105-5 (hb), 0-567-03106-3 (pb). •Justin and his Worlds (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007), a collection of articles edited with Dr Sara Parvis, ISBN: 978-0-8006-6212-7. •The Non-Canonical Gospels (London: Continuum, 2008), an edited collection of fourteen chapters, ISBN: 9780567033024. •The Apocryphal Gospels - A Very Short Introduction, vol. 201 (Oxford: OUP, 2009), ISBN: 9780199236947. •New Studies in the Synoptic Problem (Leuven: Peeters, 2009), a collection of forty articles edited with Prof. John Kloppenborg, Prof. Joseph Verheyden and Dr Andrew Gregory. •Textual Criticism, Methodological Approaches and the Historical Jesus - vol. 1: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of eighteen articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0. •The Gospels: Texts, Themes and Theology - vol. 2: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of eighteen articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0. •Paul: The Apostle and His Letters - vol. 3: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of nine articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0. •Acts, Hebrews, Catholic Epistles, Revelation and Non-Canonical Gospels - vol. 4: New Testament Studies (London: Sage, 2010), an edited collection of seventeen articles. ISBN 978-1-84860-168-0. •Early Christian Writers (London: SPCK, 2010), an edited collection of twelve chapters

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