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Belfast Bible College


Gospels Expert

Dr Simon Gathercole is Editor of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament and Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.

Simon studied Classics and Theology at Cambridge University, completed his doctorate at Durham University, and was appointed Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Aberdeen. Some of his books include: Where is Boasting? Early Jewish Soteriology and the New Perspective on Paul, and The Preexistent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark and Luke. He is an acknowledged expert on early apocryphal gospels, having written The Gospel of Judas: Rewriting Early Christianity (Oxford University Press).

He has written a commentary on the Gospel of Thomas. He is married to Rosie and has two children, Martha and Freddie.