Kenneth Clark Lectures: “The Cuckoo in the Nest: How Not to Read the Apocryphal Gospels” with Markus Bockmuehl

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 12:20pm to Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 1:20pm
0016 Westbrook
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The 2012 Kenneth Clark Lectures sponsored by Duke Divinity School will feature Markus Bockmuehl, a fellow of Keble College and professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of Oxford.

He will present two lectures:  “The Cuckoo in the Nest: How Not to Read the Apocryphal Gospels”  on  March 20 and  “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story” on March 21. Both lectures will be in 0016 Westbrook

Bockmuehl earned a Ph.D. at Cambridge after receiving degrees in classics and in theology in Vancouver, Canada. He then held academic posts in Vancouver, Cambridge, and St Andrews before moving in 2007 to Oxford, where he currently also serves as an associate head of the Humanities Division.

His most recent publications include Seeing the Word: Refocusing New Testament Study; Paradise in Antiquity; and  two books on St. Peter: The Remembered Peter in Ancient Reception and Modern Debate and Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory (on press).

Bockmuehl and his wife, Celia, a conservator of books and works of art on paper, live in rural Buckinghamshire, England, and have five children.