This home page for New Testament studies at Oxford offers information about our programmes at the Faculty of Theology and Religion, important events and updates, teaching resources and people (including current doctoral students), as well as links to various online research tools and resources. Our brand of New Testament studies at Oxford is characterized by three shared emphases: the interdependence of history with theology in the critical understanding of a text whose historical and cultural footprint is above all as Christian scripture; the Jewish religious and practical context of Christian origins; and the New Testament’s hermeneutically important footprint in the first two centuries of its reception.
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Graduate Regular Scheduled Events include in particular the weekly Oxford New Testament Seminar and fortnightly Graduate Colloquium in Biblical and Early Christian Studies, but there are also links to a host of other relevant events in the Faculties of Theology and Religion, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Classics, History as well as the wider Collegiate University and City of Oxford.
Both Undergraduates and Graduates are advised to consult termly Lecture Lists for this and other Faculties providing details of lectures, classes and seminars available to all students. (These are usually available at least a week before the beginning of term.)
Tips for database and journal searches, texts in their original languages, dictionary and lexicons as well as general study information can be found in the Resources section.
Our Applicants section is useful for both undergraduate or graduate courses. If you are wondering about master’s or doctoral study in New Testament at Oxford, our Graduate FAQ section offers useful additional advice on various key elements of the application process.