Dr. Fergus J. King

Biblical Studies Chair
Professor of New Testament Mission
Sociocultural Interpretation Specialist
International experience:
  • Australia
  • Botswana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • United Kingdom
  • Venezuela
  • Zambia


Doctor of Theology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
Master of Arts (Hons), Classical Studies, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland
Bachelor of Divinity (Hons) [MDiv equivalent], Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland


Fergus King, a distinguished scholar with a Doctor of Theology from the University of South Africa, has a profound educational background. He holds a Master of Arts in Classical Studies from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor of Divinity from Edinburgh Theological College, both in Scotland. His doctoral dissertation, "More Than A Passover: Inculturation in the Supper Narratives of the New Testament," reflects his expertise in New Testament studies and sociocultural interpretation.

With a diverse international experience spanning countries like Australia, Botswana, England, Kenya, and more, King has developed a global perspective on his academic and pastoral journey. His academic roles include being a Farnham Maynard Lecturer in Ministry Education and Director of the Ministry Education Centre at Trinity College Theological School, University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also an Honorary Fellow and Associate Faculty at the University of Divinity in Australia. King has a deep commitment to teaching, specializing in New Testament Studies, Greek Language and Literature, Missiology, Church History, and Ministry.

In the realm of pastoral and professional experiences, Fergus King's background is extensive. He has served as a Rector, Area Dean, and Coordinating Chaplain in various regions. His involvement as an Honorary Canon and Canon Theologian in the Anglican Diocese of Tanga, Tanzania, and as an Honorary Chaplain with Missions to Seafarers in Dar Es Salaam showcases his significant contributions to the church.

King has made substantial contributions to academia through his publications, which reflect themes such as inculturation in the New Testament, biblical interpretation, missiology, and cultural contexts. Major journals in which he has been published include Mission Studies, Biblical Theology Bulletin, and Journal for Theology in Southern Africa. His books, including "More Than A Passover: Inculturation in the Supper Narratives of the New Testament," and "A Missional Introduction to the New Testament" published by Missional University Press have made a significant impact in the field of New Testament studies.

In summary, Fergus King is a highly educated and experienced scholar with a focus on New Testament studies, inculturation, and missiology. His publications have made substantial contributions to these fields, and he is well-regarded within academic and religious communities for his deep understanding of theology and cultural contexts.

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