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Position: Lady Margaret\'s Professor of Divinity
University of Cambridge
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
1. Bible and Related Literature: TR
4: Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha: R
New Testament: TR
Modern interpretation: TR
2. History of the Jewish People: TR
Second Temple period: TR
Late Antiquity: TR
3. Religion and Religious Movements: TR
23: Rabbinic Judaism: T
Sectarianism in antiquity, including Gnosticism and Samaritan studies: TR
6. Literature (other than Biblical and Rabbinic): TR
Ancient (including Hellenistic): TR
7. Languages: TR
51: Hebrew: R
Professor Lieu studied at Durham and Birmingham Universities and has taught at The Queen\'s College, Birmingham, King\'s College London (where she was Professor of New Testament Studies, 1999-2006), and Macquarie University, Sydney.
She is on the editorial board of a number of journals and series and was previously Editor of New Testament Studies.
She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2014.
She is currently President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) 2015-2016.
Professor Lieu has recently published a study of the heresiological construction of Marcion and an attempt to locate him within the literary, social, and, theological contexts of the second century. This is part of a broader interest in the second century as a period of creativity and ferment in the development of distinct patterns of Christian thought and practice.
Previously she has worked on the separation and continuing relationships between Jews and Christians, and on the formation of a distinct Christian identity, all within the broader setting of the Graeco-Roman world.
Within the New Testament area, she conducts research interest on the Johannine literature, and has published a commentary on the Johannine Epistles.
A further area of research and writing is that of feminist and gender analysis of the New Testament and other early Christian literature and history.
She has supervised research students in all these and other aspects of the New Testament and early church, and welcomes enquiries from interested and well-qualified candidates.