J. Richard Middleton
Northeastern Seminary

Prof. J. Richard Middleton is Professor of Biblical Worldview and Exegesis, Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan University in Rochester, NY. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, he holds an M.A (philosophy) from the University of Guelph (Canada) and a Ph.D. from the Free University of Amsterdam. Middleton is the author of The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1 (2005); A New Heaven and a New Earth: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology (2014); and Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, the Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God (2021). He co-authored (with Brian J. Walsh) The Transforming Vision: Shaping a Christian World View (1984) and Truth Is Stranger than It Used to Be: Biblical Faith in a Postmodern Age (1995). He co-edited (with Garnett Roper) A Kairos Moment for Caribbean Theology: Ecumenical Voices in Dialogue (2013). He has won writing awards for two of his books (A New Heaven and a New Earth and Truth Is Stranger than It Used to Be) and two of his articles (“Why the ‘Greater Good’ Isn’t a Defense” and “Let’s Put Herod Back into Christmas”). Middleton is past president of the Canadian-American Theological Association (2011–2014) and the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (2019–2021).

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January 17, 2024

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