Professor Jeremy Begbie appointed Ridley Associate
We are delighted to share with you the news that Professor Jeremy Begbie has been appointed Ridley Associate.
Professor Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Distinguished Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School in the United States, where he directs Duke Initiatives in Theology and the Arts. He is particularly interested in the interplay between music and theology and is an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge.
Prior to teaching at Duke in 2009, Jeremy was Associate Principal of Ridley Hall where he taught Christian doctrine for a number of years. Jeremy has written many books, including Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music, which won the 2008 Christianity Today Book Award in the theology/ethics category. His most recent book is A Peculiar Orthodoxy: Reflections on Theology and the Arts, published in 2018 by Baker.
The Principal of Ridley, Michael Volland, commented, 'I am so pleased that Jeremy has agreed to become an Associate of Ridley Hall. His writing and teaching have inspired many Christians, including me, to think more deeply about how the arts might contribute towards the renewal of theology. Jeremy's wisdom and energy are a profound gift to the Church and we look forward to sharing in these gifts in fresh ways through this developing relationship'.
Jeremy said, 'I am delighted to be appointed a Ridley Associate. I have a deep appreciation for the work of the College and am keen to support students and staff as they seek to grapple with the questions, opportunities and challenges of our time'.
Please pray for Jeremy as he serves God at Ridley alongside his many other roles and responsibilities.