Professor Susan Docherty elected to Committee of the British New Testament Society

17/09/2018 by Sinead Staunton

Susan Docherty

Newman University, Birmingham’s Head of Theology, Professor Susan Docherty has recently been elected on to the Committee of the British New Testament Society.

Between the 6th and 8th September 2018 the Annual Conference of the British New Testament Society (BNTS) was held at St Mary’s University, Twickenham and it was at the annual conference where Professor Docherty was elected.

The BNTS aims to promote research into the New Testament and related writings across the UK; the Committee consists of seven New Testament scholars from different Universities who guide the Society’s activities and organise the aforementioned Annual Conference. Newman’s Professor Docherty will be responsible for representing BNTS at the meetings of other national scholarly and University bodies to which the society belongs.

Susan Docherty presenting

Professor Docherty has taught at Newman University since 2000 and appointed Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism in 2015. Professor Docherty has been an active member of the BNTS since 2009 and has served as Co-Chair of its group devoted to the study of the New Testament and Second Temple Judaism since 2015.

Commenting on her election, Professor Docherty said “I am delighted to have been entrusted by my peers with this role, and to have this opportunity to contribute to the work of making the case for the importance of Biblical Studies to the University and to society.”