Who is: Morna Hooker

Monday, July 02, 2007


I got to know about Morna Hooker during my last church camp in 2006 from Rev Dr Ezra Kok and I have since been so impressed by her, though I have not managed to get any of her books to read. I do not see them in the bookshops here.

Her accomplisments and accolades:

  • A British theologian
  • A New Testament Scholar
  • The Lady Margeret's Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge (1976-98)
  • The first woman to hold the Cambridge degree of Doctor of Divinity (D.D)
  • The Lady Margaret’s Professor Emerita of Divinity at the University of Cambridge (2005-)
  • Fellow of Robinson College
  • Honorary fellow of Linacre College, Oxford
  • The first woman to hold the honour of President of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, an international society of New Testament scholars
  • Awarded the Burkitt Medal for Biblical Studies by the British Academy (2004)
  • A Methodist local preacher

Her books include:

  • Fire on the earth (1965)
  • To know Christ and to make him known: 4 Bible studies (1967)
  • Son of Man in Mark (1973)
  • What about the New Testament (1975)
  • Interchange and atonement (1978)
  • Studying the New Testament (1979)
  • A preface to Paul (1980)
  • Trial and tribulation in Mark XIII (1983)
  • Continuity and Discontinuity: Early Christianity in Its Jewish Setting (1986)
  • From Adam to Christ: Essays on St Paul (1990)
  • St Mark (1991)
  • The Gospel according to St Mark (1993)
  • Beginnings: Keys that open the gospels (1997)
  • Endings: Invitations to discipleship (2003)
  • The signs of a prophet: The prophetic actions of Jesus
  • Not Ashamed of the Gospel: New Testament Interpretations of the Death of Christ
  • Paul: A short introduction (2003)
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5 comment(s)

  1. I've never heard of her either!

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  2. Quite a list of accomplishments!!! and authorship dating back 42 years. Very impressive.
    Susan

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  3. She is an encouragement to us!

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  4. wah...didn't know you are such a great fan of Morna...she's an excellent lady - met her several times when I was doing my research in Cambridge. Her PhD thesis remains instrumental even until today...

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  5. KY,
    The thing is I have not even read her work but knowing what she did is an encouragement enough for me. A woman and at her age too. (There is hope for me! But not err... what she is in Cambridge lar). Like what Sarah was sharing during her last sermon in my church, a woman needs first and foremost to earn her place to speak, then only to influence. I find that quite true.

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