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Prof. J. Richard Middleton

J. Richard Middleton is Professor of Biblical Studies at Northeastern Seminary, in Rochester, NY, and serves as adjunct professor of Old Testament at the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology (Kingston, Jamaica). He was recently appointed a Theology Fellow for BioLogos, a US organization dedicated to helping Christians integrate theology and science.

Middleton is past president of the Canadian Evangelical Theological Association (2011-2014) and has taught at Roberts Wesleyan College and Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (in the US) and at the Institute for Christian Studies and Redeemer University (in Canada).

Born and raised in Jamaica, Middleton did his B.Th. at the Jamaica Theological Seminary (Kingston), He holds an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Guelph (Canada) and a Ph.D. in theology from the Free University in Amsterdam (the Netherlands). He is the author of A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (Baker Academic, 2014) and The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (Brazos, 2005).

He coauthored (with Brian Walsh) The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View (IVP, 1984) and Truth is Stranger than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age (IVP, 1995), and has co-edited (with Garnett Roper) A Kairos Moment for Caribbean Theology: Ecumenical Voices in Dialogue (Pickwick, 2013).

Middleton has published articles on creation theology in the Old Testament, the problem of suffering, and the dynamics of human and divine power in biblical narratives. His books have been published in Korean, French, Indonesian, Spanish, and Portuguese.

He is currently at work on two new volumes: The Silence of Abraham, the Passion of Job: Explorations in the Theology of Lament (Baker Academic) and Portrait of a Disgruntled Prophet: Samuel’s Resistance to God and the Undoing of Saul (Eerdmans).