Christopher M. Tuckett

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Christopher M. Tuckett is a British biblical scholar and Anglican priest. He is Professor of New Testament Studies at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Pembroke College.[1]

Early life

Tuckett finished the Cambridge Mathematical Tripos (with first class honours in both parts 1 and 2) at Queens' College, Cambridge, and then took first class honours in both parts of the Cambridge Theology Tripos.


Religious life

Tuckett was ordained a deacon in the Church of England in 1975 and priest a year later. He served for two years as assistant curate at the Priory Church in Lancaster, followed by two years as Chaplain and Bye-Fellow back at Queens'. Here he was awarded his doctoral degree for his dissertation "The Revival of the Griesbach Hypothesis: Analysis and Appraisal".

Academic career

He was then lecturer in New Testament studies at the Victoria University of Manchester from 1979 until 1991 and Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis until 1996. At Manchester, Tuckett served as Dean of the Faculty and Head of the newly formed Department of Religions and Theology. From Manchester, he moved to the University of Oxford where he was lecturer in New Testament Studies until 2001 before being appointed Professor of New Testament Studies.

Tuckett was the President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS), from 2013 to 2014.[2]


  • 2011: New Studies in the Synoptic Problem, Oxford Conference, April 2008: Essays in Honour of Christopher M. Tuckett. Leuven: Peeters
  • 2012: Burkitt Medal by the British Academy 'in recognition of special service to Biblical Studies'.[2]

Select Publications

  • 1983: The Revival of the Griesbach Hypothesis. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
  • 1986: Nag Hammadi and the Gospel Tradition. Edinburgh: T&T Clark
  • 1987: Reading the New Testament. London: SPCK
  • 1996: Q and the History of Early Christianity. Edinburgh: T&T Clark
  • 1996: Luke. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press
  • 2007: The Gospel of Mary. Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • 2012: 2 Clement. Oxford: Oxford University Press


  1. Faculty of Theology, University of Oxford
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Burkitt Medal 2012". Prizes and medals. The British Academy. Retrieved 16 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>