Theology Public Lecture Series: “Can the gospels be trusted?"

The opening Theology Public Lecture for the Summer Term at Swansea University will be delivered by Dr Peter Williams, Warden of Tyndale House Cambridge and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Cambridge University.

He will be speaking in the James Callaghan Lecture Theatre at 7:00pm on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.  This lecture is part of Swansea University's highly successful Theology Public Lecture Series.

Dr Peter J Williams Title: “Can the gospels be trusted?"

Speaker: Dr Peter Williams, Warden of Tyndale House, Cambridge and Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Cambridge University

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: James Callaghan Lecture Theatre, Swansea University

Admission: Free of charge and all welcome.

Speaker information: Dr Peter J Williams earned his MA, MPhil and PhD at Cambridge University studying ancient languages related to the Bible. Dr Williams originally planned to become a Bible translator, but after seeing how many students of the Bible did not recognise its authority, Williams decided to change his professional direction and become an evangelical scholar in order to advance confessional scholarship. 

After receiving his PhD, Dr Williams accepted a postdoctoral position in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University from 1997-1998 and thereafter taught Hebrew and the Old Testament at Cambridge as an Affiliated Lecturer and as a Research Fellow in the Old Testament at the Tyndale House (1998-2003). 

Dr Williams then transitioned to teaching the New Testament at the University of Aberdeen. Dr Williams received the position as Warden of the Tyndale House four years later. He now acts as Warden and as a Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Cambridge University and also as an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

Looking back on his academic history, Dr Williams describes his professional journey saying, “I find it amazing how I was led through stages of thinking I was going to do something else (be a Bible translator, OT scholar, NT scholar), only to find that I am now responsible for a library and research community in which [my] interests in both Testaments and in languages related to Bible study are highly useful.”

Dr Williams is married to Kathryn and they have two children, Magdalena and Leo.

For further information about this event, please contact the Rev Nigel John, Tel: 01792 205678, Extension: 4442, or email: