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Professor Jonathan Burnside

Professor Jonathan Burnside

Professor Jonathan Burnside
M.Phil. (Cantab.), M.A.(Cantab.), Ph.D.(Liv.)

Professor of Biblical Law

Office 4.65
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 954 5350

Research summary

Criminal Law, Criminal Justice, Jewish Law

As Professor of Biblical Law, Jonathan Burnside combines his interests in Law and Criminology with those of theology, believing that age-old questions of justice, punishment and morality require reflection within a multidisciplinary framework. His book God, Justice and Society: Aspects of Law and Legality in the Bible (2011, Oxford: Oxford University Press) received outstanding reviews internationally. A review by David M. VanDrunen, Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Theological Seminary, California calls it “the best book of any sort that I have read for a while” whilst a US Professor of ...

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Jonathan Burnside is Professor of Biblical Law and teaches Criminal Law, Jewish Law and Jurisprudence. He has degrees in Law and Criminology, both from the University of Cambridge, and a Doctorate in Law from the University of Liverpool. He joined the School of Law as Lecturer in 2001, becoming Reader in 2007 and Professor in 2012. Previously, he spearheaded 'Relational Justice' for the Jubilee Centre, Cambridge, and was appointed by the Home Office and the Prison Service England and Wales to head an evaluation of faith-based units in prisons in England and Wales. 

His work explores the relationship between ...

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