Professor: Prof. Gordon Campbell (UK)
Time: March 12 – 16, 2018

Place: Riga, Akas str. 13, 18:00-21:00.
(In English, with simultaneous translation in Latvian)


In the Early Church, a fourfold Gospel quickly became part of the New Testament Canon: the Gospel According to John accompanied those according to Matthew, Mark & Luke, which we now call the three Synoptic Gospels. However, while John is clearly the same sort of book as the other three, especially in its story of the last week of Jesus’s life, its particular characteristics mean that it is also quite different from them.

Our one-week course explores some key aspects of the Fourth Gospel, through exegesis of some key passages and through consideration of some of its main theological themes – including the book’s Christology. It also aims to give students a “feel” for how this Gospel “works” as a coherent whole.


Born in 1958. Prof. Campbell is married and has four children. Ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1988. Lived in France as a missionary from 1989 – 2005, working as minister in the Reformed church and then as Professor of New Testament at the Faculté Jean Calvin in Aix-en-Provence. Since 2007 he is professor of New Testament at Union Theological College (in partnership with Queen’ University Belfast (UK). Professor Campbell has taught courses on “The Gospel of Mark”, “Paul: Letters, Theology and Life” and “The Book of Revelation” at BRTS.


Auditors welcome. Participation fee is 14 EUR (includes materials and coffee breaks).

Signing up for the course and additional information:

Janis Perkons, phone +371 26356030, janis@brts.edu.lv

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