Associate Professor of Old Testament Stephen B. Chapman has been named the William Barclay Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Biblical Studies for 2021-22 at the University of Glasgow. The fellowship is jointly sponsored by the university’s program in Theology & Religious Studies and Trinity College. He will spend six to eight weeks in residence this fall, sharing in the life of the university, co-teaching a course, and presenting a public lecture.
“This fellowship provides me with a rich opportunity to participate in theological education outside of the U.S., and to expand my present circle of conversation partners,” Chapman said. “I am eager to learn from the world-class biblical scholars and theologians in Glasgow and the U.K.”
The study of theology or divinity has been an integral part of the University of Glasgow since its foundation in 1451. Established in 1856, Trinity College serves the Church of Scotland through research and education, including the training of those preparing for ministry.
A scholar whose work is international in scope and reputation, Chapman has taught Old Testament at Duke since 2000. His theological commentary 1 Samuel as Christian Scripture (Eerdmans) was selected as Reference Book of the Year for 2017 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. A new U.S. edition of his earlier work The Law and the Prophets was published by Baker Academic last fall with an updated bibliography and a postscript. He is also co-editor of the Cambridge Companion to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (2016), and he is currently completing a book on the theology of Joshua for Cambridge University Press. He is an ordained American Baptist minister.