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Richard Briggs – Director of Biblical Studies – new book reviewed by Church Times

Richard S. Briggs has written a book Jesus for Life, Spiritual Readings in John’s Gospel which has been reviewed in The Church Times (31 January 2020) by Lavinia Byrne.

“As Director of Biblical Studies at Cranmer Hall, Durham, he writes for his own: students who are well-versed in the intricacies of scholarship, but now seek “a word of life” from their reading of the Bible.briggss_jesusforlife-20200128140909745_web

The texts that he comments on come from John’s Gospel. His method is a kind of informed reading, combining learning with a jaunty style and examples that must make him an attractive teacher. In effect, he models the activity that he seeks to describe: namely, an intelligent reading of biblical texts.”

To read the whole review, click here.


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