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Dr Walter Riggans


Research Supervisor

1971 - 1976 University of Edinburgh - BD (double 1st Class Joint Honours in Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology and Semitic Studies
1976 - 1977 Presbyterian School of Christian Education, University of Richmond, VA, USA - MA (Philosophy of Education and Rabbinic Theology)
1987 - 1991 University of Birmingham - PhD (Religio-Cultural Self-Identity, with a Focus on Messianic Judaism)
1993 Overseas Ministries Study Center & Yale Divinity School - Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Jewish-Christian Relations
2001 - 2003 Nottingham Trent University - PG Diploma in Law

Dr Walter Riggans joined Cliff College in July 2015.

“My life has been one of two parts – and now, with my coming to serve at Cliff College, there is a third part. I served as a pastor, missionary and theologian in Israel, before going to All Nations Christian College, in Hertfordshire, where I became the first Director of the PG Centre there. Then I became the General Director of the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish People. After a long period working in Higher Education and the legal sector, I now thank God for restoring me to a full-time ministry at Cliff.”

“I would love to receive proposals from those who would like to do doctoral research in the areas of biblical theology, Jewish Studies or Jewish-Christian Relations!”

Selected Publications & Presentations
  • Commentary on Numbers (Daily Study Bible series), Westminster Press, 1983
  • Introduction to the Psalms (Hebrew), Telem Publications, 1984
  • Jesus Ben Joseph: An Introduction to Jesus the Jew, Olive Press, 1993
  • Yeshua Ben David: Why do the Jewish People Reject Jesus as their Messiah? Olive Press, 1995
  • Commentary on Hebrews, Christian Focus Publications, 1998
  • Ten Drops of Wine: Jewish Spirituality for Christians, Monarch Publications, 2001

  • General Editor of World Faiths, a Hodder & Stoughton series between 1996 and 1999
  • Co-Editor with John Fieldsend of Roots and Branches: Explorations in the Jewish Context of the Christian Faith, PWM Publications, 1998

  • Articles in the New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology, IVP, 1995
  • Articles in the Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, Eerdmans, 1999
  • Articles in the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, Baker Books, 2000
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