John Muddiman

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John Muddiman
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Muddiman in 2006 explaining The Supper at Emmaus by Rembrandt van Rijn
OccupationAcademic and clergyman
Academic background
EducationKing Edward VI School, Southampton
Alma mater
Doctoral advisorG. B. Caird
Academic work

John Muddiman is a retired British academic and Anglican priest. He was the G. B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Theology at Mansfield College, Oxford from 1990 until his retirement in 2012.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Muddiman was educated at King Edward VI School, Southampton. He studied at Keble College, Oxford and Selwyn College, Cambridge, and trained for Holy Orders at Westcott House, Cambridge.[2] He studied for his DPhil under the supervision of G. B. Caird.[3]


Ordained ministry[edit]

Muddiman was ordained in the Church of England as a deacon in 1972 and as a priest in 1973.[2] He studied for his doctorate, while simultaneously serving as Chaplain of New College, Oxford. He was a non-stipendiary priest at the Church of St Mary and St Nicholas, Littlemore from 1997 to 2012.[2]

Academic career[edit]

Amongst his academic works, he has produced a critically acclaimed examination of authorship in the Epistle to the Ephesians. Moreover, along with John Barton, he has co-edited the Oxford Bible Commentary, a particular favourite amongst undergraduate theologians. His most recent work is a study of the authenticity of the Pauline Epistles.


  1. ^ "UNIVERSITY PREACHERS: HILARY TERM 2004". Oxford University Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-03.
  2. ^ a b c "John Bernard Muddiman". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 11 June 2017.
  3. ^ Muddiman, John, The Epistle to the Ephesians (2001)