G. R. Beasley Murray (1916-2000) found Christ in 1932 through the preaching of a student from Spurgeon’s College in South London. His early talent for piano took a backseat when Beasley-Murray discovered New Testament Greek. He enrolled in Spurgeon’s College in 1936 to study the subject and quickly became a leader among his peers.
After college, Beasley-Murray became a Baptist minister in East London. During this pastorate, Beasley-Murray married Ruth Weston and pursued his master’s in theology in New Testament at King’s College, London. He labored in another pastorate and worked as a tutor at Spurgeon’s College before serving as principal of Spurgeon’s College from 1958 to 1973. He also taught New Testament at the International Baptist Theological Seminary in Rüschlikon, Switzerland. Beasley-Murray established a reputation as a scholar marked by evangelical conviction and openness to dialoging with members of ecumenical movements.
From 1973 to 1980 he was a professor of New Testament at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Although he authored a number of works, his best is probably Baptism in the New Testament, which is perhaps the best work on the subject available in English. —Steve
Baptism in the New Testament (1963)
The Book of Revelation (2010)
Jesus and the Kingdom of God (1986) | paperback edition (2006)
Jesus and the Last Days: The interpretation of the Olivet Discourse (2005)
NEW OR USED FROM AMAZON:
Preaching the Gospel from the Gospels (1996)
The General Epistles: James, 1 Peter, Jude, & 2 Peter (1965)
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ (1964)
Jesus and the Future: An examination of the criticism of the Eschatological Discourse, Mark 13, with special reference to the Little Apocalypse theory (1954)
Christ is Alive (1947) [TOP]