Michael Bird (theologian)(Redirected from Michael F. Bird)
Michael F. Bird (born 1974) is an Australian theologian and New Testament scholar.
|Michael F. Bird|
|Occupation||Lecturer in Theology and New Testament, Ridley College (Melbourne)|
|Alma mater||Ph.D., University of Queensland|
|Discipline||New Testament and Theology|
|Sub-discipline||Pauline studies, Christology, Patristics|
|Notable works||"Evangelical Theology"; "The Gospel of the Lord"; "Romans" in the Story of God Commentary Series|
In his teenage years, Bird was an atheist who saw Christianity, "as a way of oppressing people, a purely human construct." He is now described as a, "heavy hitter in the world of", New Testament scholarship and Jesus' divinity.
Bird is a lecturer at Ridley College, having previously taught at Crossway College and Highland Theological College. He studied at Malyon College and the University of Queensland. He is also Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at Houston Baptist University.
Bird has written a number of books, including Evangelical Theology: A Biblical and Systematic Introduction (2013) and The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesus (2014). The Gospel of the Lord won the Biblical Studies section of the 2015 Christianity Today Book Awards.
- Halcomb, T. Michael W. (2012). Entering the Fray: A Primer on New Testament Issues for the Church and Academy. Wipf and Stock. p. 280. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- Lim, Anne (11 March 2016). "How an atheist became a leading Christian scholar". Eternity News. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
- "Mike Bird". Ridley College. Retrieved 16 December 2014.
- "Houston Baptist University hires four new professors in School of Christian Thought". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-08-13.
- "Christianity Today's 2015 Book Awards". Christianity Today. Retrieved 16 December 2014.