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Craig Bartholomew pages
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Craig Bartholomew was born in Pinetown, Kwa Zulu Natal in South Africa. He studied theology at the University of South Africa and then at Oxford University. He was ordained to the priesthood in the Church of England in South Africa and spent three years in the pastoral ministry before taking up a lecturing position at George Whitefield College in Cape Town. He completed a Masters degree through Potchefstroom University on the composition of Deuteronomy and then spent a year doing philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies in Toronto. He went on to do a doctorate through the University of Bristol while based at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education in England. His doctorate was completed in 1997. He remained as a research fellow in the School of Theology and Religious Studies at Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education until 2004 when he took up the post of H. Evan Runner Professor of Philosophy and Biblical Studies at Redeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, Canada. He is involved with the Paidea Centre.

His keynote address at the 2009 Mission, worldview and the Christian University conference is available here.

Craig was involved in the Christian Worldview Network (CWN), which was founded South Africa in the 1990s by a group of individuals devoted to exploring the implications of a Christian worldview for all areas of life.  Craig wrote several pieces for the CWN's magazine Many-to Many which can be accessed here:

 

Articles

1994. “Dominion’ as a Key to Understanding Art,” in Venster op Die Kunste: Christelike Perspektiewe, A Window on the Arts: Christian Perspectives (Potchefstroom: IRS, 1994), 41-57.


1994. “Response to Al Wolters’ Paper,” in God’s Order for Creation, edited by P.G. Schrotenboer, A. Troost, C. van der Kooi, G. Spykman, A. Wolters, and C.G. Bartholomew (Potchefstroom: IRS, 1994), 61-70.


1994. “The Challenge of Islam in Africa.” Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies 6.1-2 (1994): 129-146. 

1995. “Covenant and Creation: Covenant Overload or Covenantal Deconstruction.” Calvin Theological Journal 30.1 (1995): 11-33. [off-site]

1995. “Critical Issues in Recent Developments in Reformational Philosophy: A Perspective,” Koers 60.2 (1995): 189-212.

1996. “Three Horizons: Hermeneutics from the Other End - An Evaluation of Anthony Thiselton's Hermeneutic Proposals.” European Journal of Theology 5.2 (1996): 121-135. [off-site]

1997. “The Healing of Modernity: A Trinitarian Remedy? A Critical Dialogue With Colin Gunton’s ‘The One, the Three and the Many: God, Creation and the Culture of Modernity.’” European Journal of Theology 6.2 (1997): 111-130.

1997. “Casting Nets Towards Our Future,” in Contemplation. A Body of Work by Gert Swart (Pietermaritzburg: Tatham Art Gallery, 1997), 31-39.

1997. “Post/Late? Modernity as the Context for Christian Scholarship Today,Themelios 22 (1997): 25-38. [off-site]

1997. “The Relevance and Contours of a Christian Worldview,” The South African Baptist Journal of Theology 6 (1997): 41-48.

1998. "Babel and Derrida: Postmodernism, Language and Biblical Interpretation," Tyndale Bulletin 49.2 (1998): 305-328. [off-site]

1998. “The Church and the World: the Power of Identity,” in Signposts of God’s Liberating Kingdom. Perspectives for the 21st Century. Volume 1, edited by B. van der Walt et al (Potchefstroom, SA: IRS, Potchefstroom University for CHE, 1998), 21-30.

1998. “Reading the Old Testament in Postmodern Times.” Tyndale Bulletin 49.1 (1998): 91-114. [off-site]

1998. "A Table in the Wilderness: Towards a Post-Liberal Agenda for Old Testament Study,” in Making the Old Testament Live: From Curriculum to Classroom, edited by R. Hess and G. Wenham (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1998), 19-47.[off-site]

1999. “Qoheleth in the Canon?: Current Trends in the Interpretation of Ecclesiastes.” Themelios 24 (1999): 4-20. [off-site]

1999. “The Relevance and Contours of a Christian Worldview,” in Year of Jubilee, Cultural Mandate, Worldview, edited by B. van der Walt (Study Pamphlet No. 382; ed. B. van der Walt; Potchefstroom: Institute for Reformational Studies, 1999), 34-42.

2000. "Consuming God's Word: Biblical Interpretation and Consumerism,” in Christ and Consumerism: Critical Reflections on the Spirit of Our Age, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, and Thorsten Moritz (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000), 81-99.

2000. “Evangelicalism at the Outset of the 21st Century: A Review Essay.” European Journal of Theology 9.1 (2000): 49-59.

2000. “Uncharted Waters: Philosophy, Theology and the Crisis in Biblical Interpretation,” in Renewing Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and K. Möller (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 1; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000), 1-39.

2000. “Wisdom books,” in New Dictionary of Biblical Theology, edited by T.D. Alexander et al (Leicester: IVP, 2000), 120-122.

2001. “Introduction,” in After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and Karl Möller (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 2; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001), xxi-xxxvi.

2001. “Before Babel and After Pentacost: Language, Literature and Biblical Interpretation,” in After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and Karl Möller (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 2; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001), 131-170.

2001. “Introduction,” in Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms, edited by C. G. Bartholomew and A. West (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001), 1-11.

2001. “Psalms 1 and 2—The Way of Blessing!” in Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms, edited by C. G. Bartholomew and A. West (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001), 13-33.

2002. "A God for Life, and Not Just for Christmas! The Revelation of God in the Old Testament Wisdom Literature,” in The Trustworthiness of God: Perspectives on the Nature of Scripture, edited by P. Helm and C. Trueman (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2002), 39-57. [off-site]

2002. “Introduction,” in A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, J. Chaplin, R. Song, and A. Wolters (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 3; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002), 1-45.

2002. “A Time for War and a Time for Peace: Old Testament Wisdom, Creation and O’Donovan’s Theological Ethics,” in A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, J. Chaplin, R. Song, and A. Wolters (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 3; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002), 91-112.

2003. “Introduction,” in “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. S. Evans, M. Healy, and M. Rae (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 4; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003), 1-16.

2003. “Virtues, Managers and Business People: Finding a Place for MacIntyre in a Business Context,” (with David Dawson) Journal of Business Ethics 48.2 (2003): 127-138. [off-site]

2003. “Warranted Biblical Interpretation: Alvin Plantinga’s ‘Two (or More) Kinds of Scripture Scholarship.’” in “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, C. S. Evans, M. Healy, and M. Rae (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 4; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003), 58-78.

2003/4 "A Christian World-View and the Futures of Evangelicalism,” in The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, R. Perry, and A. West (Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2003; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004), 194-220.

2003/4. “Introduction: A Time to Reflect,” in The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, R. Perry, and A. West (Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2003; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004), 11-14.

2003/4. “A Christian World-view and the Futures of Evangelicalism,” in The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, R. Perry, and A. West (Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2003; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004), 194-220.

2004. “Introduction,” in Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage, edited by C. G. Bartholomew and F. Hughes (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2004), xii-xvi.

2004. “Journeying On: A Concluding Reflection,” in Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage, edited by C. G. Bartholomew and F. Hughes (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2004), 201-215.

2004. “Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation: Introduction,” in Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, M. Healy, K. Möller, and R. Parry (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 5; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), 1-19.

2004. “Story and Biblical Theology,” (with M. W. Goheen) in Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, M. Healy, K. Möller, and R. Parry (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 5; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004), 172-184.

2005. “Biblical Theology,” in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, edited by K.J. Vanhoozer et al (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; London: SPCK, 2005), 84-90.

2005. “Deconstruction,” in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, edited by K.J. Vanhoozer et al (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; London: SPCK, 2005), 163-165.

2005. “Ecclesiastes, Book of,” in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, edited by K.J. Vanhoozer et al (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; London: SPCK, 2005), 182-185.

2005. “Hermeneutics,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, edited by B.T. Arnold and H.G.M. Williamson (Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP, 2005), 392-407.

2005. "In front of the Text: The Quest of Hermeneutics,” in The Bible in Pastoral Practice: Readings in the Place and Function of Scripture in the Church, edited by P. Ballard and S. R. Holmes (Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2005), 135-152. [off-site]

2005. “Postmodernity and Biblical Interpretation,” in Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible, edited by K.J. Vanhoozer et al (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; London: SPCK, 2005), 600-607.

2005. “Prayer in/and the Drama of Redemption in Luke: Prayer and Exegetical Performance,” (with R. Holt) in Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflection, and Formation, edited by C. G. Bartholomew, J. B Green, and A. C. Thiselton (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 6; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2006; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005), 350-375

2007. “Preface,” in The Bible and the University, edited by C.S. Evans and D.L. Jeffrey (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series, vol. 8; Grand Rapids: Zondervan; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2007), xi-xiv.


2007. “The Theology of Place in Genesis 1-3,” in Reading the Law: Essays in Honor of Gordon J. Wenham, edited by G. McConville and K. Möller, (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2007), 173-195.


 


 

Books

    1998. Reading Proverbs with Integrity. Cambridge: Grove Books, 2001.

    1998. Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory. Analecta Biblica 139, Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1998.

    2004. The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story (with M. W. Goheen). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2004.

    2008. C. G. Bartholomew and M. W. Goheen, Living at the Crossroads: An Introduction to Christian Worldview (with M. W. Goheen). Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, forthcoming.

    2009. Ecclesiastes. Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms; Grand Rapids, Baker Academic.



    Edited Volumes

    2000. Christ and Consumerism: Critical Reflections on the Spirit of Our Age, C. G. Bartholomew and Thorsten Moritz, eds. (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000).

     

     

     

     

    2000. In the Fields of the Lord: A Calvin Seerveld Reader. Carlisle: Piquant, 2000; Toronto: Toronto Tuppence Press, 2000

    2000. Renewing Biblical Interpretation, C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and K. Möller, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 1; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2000; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2000). 

    2001. After Pentecost: Language and Biblical Interpretation, C. G. Bartholomew, C. Greene, and Karl Möller, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 2; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001).

    2001. Praying by the Book: Reading the Psalms, C. G. Bartholomew and A. West, eds. (Carlisle: Paternoster, 2001).

    2002. A Royal Priesthood? The Use of the Bible Ethically and Politically: A Dialogue with Oliver O'Donovan, C. G. Bartholomew, J. Chaplin, R. Song, and A. Wolters, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 3; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2002; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002).

    2003. “Behind” the Text: History and Biblical Interpretation, C. G. Bartholomew, C. S. Evans, M. Healy, and M. Rae, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 4; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2003; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2003).

    2003/4. The Futures of Evangelicalism: Issues and Prospects, Bartholomew, C., R. Perry, and A. West, eds. (Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 2003; Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2004).

    2004. Explorations in a Christian Theology of Pilgrimage, C. G. Bartholomew and F. Hughes, eds. (Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2004).

    2004. Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation, C. G. Bartholomew, M. Healy, K. Möller, and R. Parry, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 5; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2004; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004).

    2005. Associate (OT) editor of Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic; London: SPCK, 2005).

    2005/6. Reading Luke: Interpretation, Reflection, and Formation, C. G. Bartholomew, J. B Green, and A. C. Thiselton, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 6; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2006; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2005).

    2006/7. Canon and Biblical Interpretation, C. G. Bartholomew, S. Hahn, R. Parry, C. Seitz and A. Wolters, eds. (Scripture and Hermeneutics Series 7; Carlisle: Paternoster, 2007; Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006).