Revd Dr Michael Lakey

Academic Staff
Lecturer in New Testament

Revd Dr Michael Lakey

Michael divides his time between teaching NT at Cuddesdon and being a parish priest of three parishes in South Oxfordshire. He teaches across the NT curriculum. His ongoing research interests include St Paul, sex and gender in Antiquity, and the hermeneutical relationship between Scripture, doctrine, and liturgy. Michael is author of three books, his thesis monograph on gender and cosmology in 1 Corinthians, entitled Image and Glory of God (T. & T. Clark, 2010), an edited volume on being a priest and an academic, entitled Academic Vocation in the Church and Academy Today (Ashgate/Routledge, 2016) and a forthcoming work on baptism and the Lord’s Supper in the writings of Paul, entitled The Ritual World of Paul the Apostle(Bloomsbury, 2018).  He is a regular book reviewer for Modern Believing and Journal for the Study of the New Testament.

Before Cuddesdon, Michael completed Bachelors studies in Theology and Mathematics at Chester (1998), Masters work in Applied Theology at Chester (2001) and a PhD in New Testament at Durham (2007). His first post-doctoral work was as a research assistant for Tom Wright on a New Testament translation project. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and is associate faculty at the Oxford Department of Theology and Religion. He is married to Kirsty, and he likes guitars!