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R. T. France
Dick France on Bird Rock, Gwynedd.jpg
Born
Richard Thomas France

(1938-04-02)2 April 1938
Derry, Northern Ireland
Died 10 February 2012(2012-02-10) (aged 73)
Llangelynin, Wales
Other names Dick France
Home town Yorkshire, England
Spouse(s) Barbara[1]
Ecclesiastical career
Religion Christianity (Anglican)
Church Church of England
Ordained 1966[2]
Academic background
Alma mater
Academic work
Discipline Biblical studies
Sub-discipline New Testament
Institutions

Richard Thomas France (1938–2012), known as R. T. France or Dick France, was a New Testament scholar and Anglican cleric.[3][4] He was Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, from 1989 to 1995. He also worked for the London School of Theology.

Biography

Richard T. (Dick) France was born on 2 April 1938. He was educated at Bradford Grammar School and Balliol College, Oxford (BA, 1960; MA 1963). He earned his BD at Tyndale Hall, University of London (1963), and his PhD at Tyndale Hall, Bristol (1967). He served pastoral charges in England and Wales from 1995 until his retirement in 1999. He died on 10 February 2012.

He had been a member (since 1989; vice-chairman since 2005) of the Committee on Bible Translation responsible for the New International Version of the Bible (NIV), and for Today’s New International Version (2005).

Works

Books

  • France, R. T. (1970). The Living God. London: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 0-87784-697-9.
  • ——— (1971). Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (1st ed.). London ; Downers Grove, IL: Tyndale Press ; Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 0-85111-727-9.
  • ——— (1975). The Man They Crucified: a Portrait of Jesus. London/Chicago: Inter-Varsity Press.
  • ——— (1975). I Came to Set the Earth on Fire: a Portrait of Jesus. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 0-87784-642-1.
  • ———; Wenham, David (1980–1983). Gospel Perspectives, vols 1-3. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield: JSOT Press. ISBN 978-1-59244-289-8.
  • ——— (1982). Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (re-issue ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House. ISBN 0-8010-3508-2.
  • ——— (1985). The Gospel According to Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentary. 1. Leicester, UK: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 0-8028-0063-7.
  • ——— (1986). The Evidence for Jesus. London ; Downers Grove, IL: Hodder & Stoughton ; InterVarsity Press. ISBN 0-340-38172-8.
  • ——— (1989). Matthew: Evangelist and Teacher. Exeter, UK: Paternoster. ISBN 1-59244-936-0.
  • ——— (1989). The Man They Crucified: a Portrait of Jesus (revised ed.). Vancouver, BC: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 1-57383-236-7.
  • ——— (1990). Divine Government: The Kingship of God in the Gospel of Mark. London: SPCK. ISBN 0-281-04471-6.
  • ———; Carson, D. A.; Motyer, J. Alec; Wenham, Gordon J., eds. (1994). The New Bible Commentary: 21st-Century Edition (revised ed.). Leicester, UK ; Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press. ISBN 978-0851106489.
  • ——— (1995). Women in the Church’s Ministry: a Test-case for Biblical Interpretation. Didsbury Lectures. Carlisle, UK: Paternoster Press.
  • ——— (1997). Women in the Church’s Ministry: a Test-case for Biblical Interpretation. Didsbury Lectures (reissue ed.). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-4172-4.
  • ——— (1998). The Gospel of Mark. Doubleday Bible Commentary series (1st ed.). New York: Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-49017-8.
  • ——— (2000). Jesus and the Old Testament: His Application of Old Testament Passages to Himself and His Mission (republication ed.). Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing. ISBN 1-57383-006-2.
  • ——— (2002). The Gospel of Mark: A Commentary on the Greek Text. New International Greek Testament Commentary. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-2446-3.
  • ——— (2003). Divine Government: The Kingship of God in the Gospel of Mark (re-issue ed.). Vancouver, BC: Regent College Publishing. ISBN 1-57383-244-8.
  • ——— (2007). The Gospel of Matthew. New International Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. ISBN 0-8028-2501-X.
  • ——— (2007). Mark. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59856-186-9.
  • ——— (2007). Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary. Tyndale New Testament Commentaries. 1 (reissue ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. ISBN 978-0-8308-2980-4.
  • ——— (2007). Timothy, Titus, and Hebrews. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers. ISBN 978-1-59856-195-1.
  • ——— (2013). Luke. Teach the Text Commentary Series. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. ISBN 978-0-8010-9235-0.

Articles and chapters

  • ——— (1965). "Henry Martyn". Five Pioneer Missionaries. London: Banner of Truth Trust. ISBN 978-0-851-51117-7. - Award-winning competition entry published in a collection of biographies.
  • ——— (Autumn 1975). "Inerrancy and New Testament Exegesis". Themelios. 1 (1): 12–18.
  • ——— (Jan 1989). "Matthew's Gospel in Recent Study". Themelios. 14 (2): 41–46.
  • ——— (October 1992). "Development in New Testament Christology". Themelios. 18 (1): 4–8.

References

  1. ^ "R. T. France". The Times. London. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  2. ^ May, Alex (2012). "Obituaries". Oxford Today. Vol. 24 no. 3. Oxford: University of Oxford. p. 47. Retrieved 31 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Obituary: The Revd Dr R. T. France". Church Times. London: Hymns Ancient and Modern. 14 March 2012. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Canon Dick France". The Telegraph. London. 17 April 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2018.

Sources

IVP; Library of Congress; WorldCat.org; Bookfinder.com

Academic offices
Preceded by
Geoffrey Shaw
Principal of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford
1989–1995
Succeeded by
Alister McGrath
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