Professor Emeritus of New Testament

MA PhD (Cantab) FRSA

Areas of special interest: New Testament Pneumatology and Ephesians

Max studied medicine and theology at Cambridge and then went on to complete his NT doctorate on Luke-Acts there. With the exception of a five-year secondment as lecturer in the University of Aberdeen, he has been with the School since 1974. He returned from Aberdeen (1991) to become the Director of Research, then Vice-Principal (1996), and in 1998 became the School's first lecturer to be recognised as Professor.

His major books are on the Holy Spirit (Power from on High and The Holy Spirit and Spiritual Gifts). He has also written Linguistics and Biblical Interpretation (with Peter Cotterell) and is now writing a major commentary on Ephesians. He is also editing the pioneering Two Horizons Commentary, and is consulting editor for Paternoster’s Studies in Pentecostal and Charismatic Issues. He has supervised to completion and publication some fifteen doctoral theses, and greatly enjoys the relationships such projects involve.

Max, a Baptist minister, is a regular speaker at church training/conference venues and is a member of EA’s Committee for Unity and Truth amongst Evangelicals. He is married to Lucy (an LST graduate) and they have an adult son and daughter. He enjoys mountaineering (he’s bagged all 136 Scottish peaks over 1,000 metres high), skiing, badminton and reading historical novels.

To buy a copy of any of Max's books, please visit our Online Catalogue.

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