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James Leslie Houlden (born 1 March 1929) is a retired British Anglican priest and academic. He served as Principal of Cuddesdon Theological College from 1970 to 1975, and then, after its amalgamation with Ripon Hall, Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon from 1975 to 1977.[1] He then joined the staff of King's College, London, rising to become Professor of Theology between 1987 and 1994.[2]


In 1994, a Festschrift was published for him, titled "Resurrection: Essays in Honour of Leslie Houlden".[3]

Selected worksEdit

  • Houlden, J. L. (1977). Paul's Letters from Prison: Philippians, Colossians, Philemon, and Ephesians. Philadelphia: Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 978-0664213473.
  • Houlden, Leslie (1982). What Did the First Christians Believe?. Guildford: Lutterworth. ISBN 978-0718825157.
  • Houlden, Leslie, ed. (1991). Austin Farrer: The Essential Sermons. London: SPCK. ISBN 978-0281044641.
  • Byrne, Peter; Houlden, Leslie, eds. (1995). Companion Encyclopedia of Theology. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415064477.
  • Houlden, Leslie, ed. (2003). Jesus in History, Thought, and Culture: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-Clio. ISBN 978-1576078563.
  • Houlden, Leslie, ed. (2005). Jesus: The Complete Guide. London: Continuum. ISBN 978-0826480118.
  • Houlden, Leslie (2007). Decoding Early Christianity: Truth and Legend in the Early Church. Westport: Greenwood World Publishing. ISBN 978-1846450181.


  1. ^ "Prof James Leslie Houlden". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  2. ^ "HOULDEN, Rev. Prof. (James) Leslie". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  3. ^ Barton, Stephen; Stanton, Graham, eds. (1994). Resurrection: Essays in Honour of Leslie Houlden. London: SPCK. ISBN 978-0281047758.