Michael Bird, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Theology


  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • BA, Religious Studies, University of Queensland
  • BMin, Malyon College

Courses Taught

  • New Testament
  • Systematic Theology

Teaching Focus

Gospels, St. Paul, Theological Interpretation of Scripture, Evangelical Ecclesiologys

Research Interests

An industrious researcher, he has written or edited more than 15 books in the fields of Septuagint, historical Jesus, Gospels, the Apostle Paul, biblical theology, and systematic theology. His latest book, Evangelical Theology, is an attempt to develop a truly gospel-based theology


Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas
Society of Biblical Literature
Institute of Biblical Research
Fellow at the Centre for Public Christianity

Additional Information

Dr. Bird will teach a class each January term at HBU while maintaining his fulltime appointment at Ridley College in Australia.
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