Dr Paula Gooder appointed Bible Society's Theologian in Residence

Dr Paula Gooder is to join Bible Society as Theologian in Residence. The New Testament theologian will take up the role in September to help Bible Society advocate the Bible to the widest possible audience and contribute to shaping the Society's theology.

Dr Gooder said 'I have long admired the work of Bible Society and am very excited to be able work with them in this new role. My great passion has, for many years now, been to excite people to read the Bible either for the first time, or again so that they are transformed to be more and more like Jesus. 

'This role with the Bible Society allows me to join in more with the work that they are already doing in this area and I am honoured to work with them.'

Already a Vice President of Bible Society, Dr Gooder is a freelance writer and lecturer in Biblical Studies. She is Canon Theologian of Birmingham and Guildford Cathedrals, Lay Canon at Salisbury Cathedral, a Six preacher of Canterbury Cathedral, visiting lecturer at King's College, London, and Associate lecturer at St Mellitus College, London. Dr Gooder is also a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod.

Bible Society's Group Chief Executive James Catford said: 'I am delighted that Dr Gooder has accepted our invitation to join the Society as our Theologian in Residence. Dr Gooder is an outstanding thinker and communicator in Biblical Studies. We look forward to the contribution she will make to and through Bible Society as we offer the Bible to the world.'

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