Friday, December 15, 2006

New Warden at Tyndale House

Good news out of the UK: P. J. Williams, currently Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Aberdeen, has been confirmed as the new Director/Warden of Tyndale House in Cambridge, succeeding Bruce Winter.

For those who may not know,
Tyndale House has an internationally recognised reputation as a leading library and residential centre for biblical research. It was founded in 1944 in a spirit of loyalty to the historic Christian faith and is the research division of the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship. It has close links with the University of Cambridge, including a formal association with St Edmund’s College and a collaborative relationship with the Faculties of Divinity and Oriental Studies and the University Library.

The job description called for:
  • an internationally distinguished and active research profile in any field of biblical studies;
  • the ability to assume a role of academic leadership in relation to the mentoring of postgraduate students and research fellows;
  • the strategic skills to direct research and publication projects;
  • abilities in the management of a committed team of research and administrative staff;
  • the capacity to exercise spiritual and pastoral oversight of the members;
  • the capacity to attract development funding.
I trust that the Lord will use this appointment to advance the kingdom and to continue the work of evangelical scholarship through Tyndale House.

For those interested in textual criticism, Williams is also one of the contributors to the Evangelical Textual Criticism blog.