In their new book, The New Testament and the Church: Essays in Honor of John Muddiman, Campion Senior Research Fellow Rev'd Professor John Barton FBA and Peter Groves present a range of chapters by leading scholarly voices from the worlds of biblical studies and the Church, looking at the study of the New Testament within and around the Church and the impact it has had and can have on Christian theology.
The book was presented to the honorand during a private reception at Campion Hall on 20th January. Dozens of guests were present for the occasion, including several of the volume's contributing authors.
The essays in the volume adopt a style of critical engagement with biblical texts, through the prism of a modern and living Church. The focus of the volume is thus not only upon the New Testament itself, but upon how reading the New Testament is important for dialogue within the Church and within Christian denominations. Among the highly distinguished contributors are John Barton, Eric Eve, Mark Goodacre, Christopher Rowland, and Rowan Williams.