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Cranmer Hall, St John’s College,

3 South Bailey, Durham DH1 3RJ

Revd Dr Richard Briggs

The Revd Richard Briggs
The Revd Richard Briggs

Richard lectures in Old Testament and is Cranmer’s Director of Biblical Studies. He is also the academic librarian for St John’s College. After a first degree in Mathematics and Philosophy at Oxford Richard studied theology at the London School of Theology and then completed a PhD at the University of Nottingham in biblical hermeneutics – published as “Words in Action: Speech Act Theory and Biblical Interpretation” (T&T Clark, 2001).

He was ordained in the Church of England in 2015, and currently serves as Associate Minister in two local parishes alsongside his Cranmer work. He is passionate about preaching and preaches regularly.

Richard has written widely on the subject of biblical interpretation, including “Reading the Bible Wisely: An Introduction to Taking Scripture Seriously” (revised edition, Wipf & Stock, 2011) and “Theological Hermeneutics and the Book of Numbers as Christian Scripture” (University of Notre Dame Press, 2018). He is currently working on a range of projects including a book on hermeneutics and a book on the use of Psalm 23 in Christian Ministry. Click here for a full list of his publications.

Richard can be contacted at: richard.briggs@durham.ac.uk