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William C. Robinson Jr.

Taylor Professor of Biblical Theology and History, Emeritus

A.B., Davidson College
B.D., Columbia Theological Seminary
D.Theol., University of Basel, Switzerland
Postdoctoral studies, Bonn and Goettingen, West Germany, Yale University, Duke University


William Childs Robinson, Jr. became a member of the faculty in 1970. A specialist in tradition criticism, he translated “The Exegesis on the Soul” for The Coptic Gnostic Library, and has published on the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. He was among the New Testament scholars invited to work on the Nag Hammadi texts in 1973. During his time on the faculty, he had a keen interest in developing seminarians’ capacities for critical thinking in his Greek and New Testament courses. 53 Crescent Avenue Newton, MA 02459