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Kenneth Clark Lectures: “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story” with Markus Bockmuehl

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:15am
0016 Westbrook
Jacquelyn Norris at jnorris@div.duke.edu

The second and final lecture in the 2012 Kenneth Clark Lectures series will feature Markus Bockmuehl, a fellow of Keble College and professor of Biblical and Early Christian Studies at the University of Oxford, speaking on “The Virgin on the Donkey: Making Sense of the Christmas Story.”

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.