Prof Steve Walton joins Trinity

We are pleased to announce that Professor Steve Walton will be joining our associate faculty as a New Testament research supervisor for our postgraduate research programme.

‘Steve Walton brings not only his internationally recognised expertise as a Luke-Acts scholar, but also his years of experience teaching and serving in theological education,’ says Director of Postgraduate Research Dr Justin Stratis. ‘We are privileged to have him join us.’


Prof Walton has supervised fifteen PhD students to successful completion across a wide range of areas in New Testament, and at the interfaces of New Testament and theology, practical theology, and Islamics. He has also examined forty doctoral theses covering a breadth of topics, including: Luke and Acts, the Gospels, Paul, Hebrews, the role of Bishops in the UK House of Lords, church growth, the interface of Islamics and New Testament studies, and hermeneutics.

Prof Walton’s major current research project is the Word Biblical Commentary on Acts. He has wide interests outside Acts, including the synoptic Gospels (especially Mark and Luke), New Testament theology, narrative approaches to the New Testament, the appropriation of the Old Testament in the New Testament, Greek language and linguistics, New Testament textual criticism, and Paul (especially, but not exclusively, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, Philippians, and Galatians), and the interfaces between New Testament and other theological disciplines. He blogs about New Testament Studies at Acts and More (

Prof Walton is Secretary of the British New Testament Society, and serves on the steering committees of the Society of Biblical Literature Book of Acts and Biblical Lexicography sections. He also serves on the Editorial Board of the Library of New Testament Studies series (Bloomsbury T & T Clark). He is a member of the SNTS (the premier international New Testament society), the Center of Theological Inquiry (Princeton, NJ), the Society of Biblical Literature, the Tyndale Fellowship for Biblical and Theological Research, and the Institute for Biblical Research. To view Prof Walton’s complete CV, please click here.

If you would like to pursue postgraduate study at Trinity beginning this autumn, please call 0117 968 0268 or email The next deadline to submit an application to our Research Applications Committee is 1 May 2018.


Published 23 February 2018

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