Aberdeen fills Kirby Laing Chair

The University of Aberdeen School of Divinity, History & Philosophy has finally filled the Kirby Laing Chair in New Testament Exegesis. Steve Mason will begin his post in July 2011. The post was vacated by Francis Watson at the end of the 2006-2007 academic year. The official notice that Professor Mason is filling of the chair can be found on the Divinity website.

Professor Mason has held the Canada Research Chair in Greco-Roman Interaction at York University (not far from here) in Toronto, Ontario. His background in the Greco-Roman world and Josephus will significantly strengthen what the Divinity Faculty at Aberdeen can offer postgraduate students, especially the emphasis on historical backgrounds for the NT and Christian origins.

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