Template:BLP unsourced Anthony Charles Thiselton (born July 13, 1937) has written a number of books and papers on Christian theology and the philosophy of religion. He has recently served on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, appointed by the Minister of Health.

He was educated at City of London School, King's College London (BD, MTh) and the University of Sheffield (PhD).

Anthony Thiselton is Professor of Christian Theology in the University of Nottingham, where he was also Head of Department for nine years. He is also Research Professor in the University of Chester, and Canon Theologian of Leicester and of Southwell and Nottingham. He holds three doctorates (PhD, D.D, D.D.), and has written ten books, including a definitive commentary on the Greek text of 1 Corinthians and several volumes on hermeneutics, including a book on doctrine. He has lectured extensively in the USA and Canada, and in the Netherlands, Romania, South Africa and the Far East.

Professor Thiselton is a member of the Church of England General Synod (1995- present), served twenty-five years (some as Vice-Chairman) on the Church of England Doctrine Commission (from 1976), and serves on the Crown Nominations Commission (2000-2007) and the Board of Education. He was appointed by the Ministry of Health to the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (1995-99), and was elected President of the Society for the Study of Theology (1998-2000). Before holding the Chair of Christian Theology at Nottingham he was Principal of St John's College, Nottingham and Honorary Professor in the University of Durham.

Anthony Thiselton is Associate Priest in a Nottingham parish.


Main works include:

  • The Two Horizons: New Testament Hermeneutics and Philosophical Description, (Exeter: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980, 504 pp; rp. and tr. into Korean, 1990);
  • The Responsibility of Hermeneutics (with Roger Lundin & Clarence Walhout) (Carlisle: Paternoster and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985);
  • New Horizons in Hermeneutics: The Theory and Practice of Transforming Biblical Reading (London: HarperCollins/Grand Rapids: Zondervan 1992, 703 pp, Portuguese translation in progress);
  • Interpreting God and the Postmodern Self, (Edinburgh: T & T Clark/Grand Rapids and Eerdmans, 1995, 182 pp);
  • The Promise of Hermeneutics (Carlisle: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999, 259 pp, joint author);
  • The First Epistle to the Corinthians: A Commentary on the Greek Text (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/Carlisle: Paternoster Press, 2000,1,479 pp);
  • A Concise Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Religion (Oxford: Oneworld, 2001, and Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2005, 344 pp.);
  • Thiselton on Hermeneutics: Collected Works and New Essays (Aldershot: Ashgate, and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006 827 pages);
  • 1 Corinthians: A Shorter Exegetical and Pastoral Commentary Commentary, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 336 pages); and
  • The Hermeneutics of Doctrine, (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007);
  • Hermeneutics: An Introduction (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008-9);
  • The Living Paul: An Introduction to the Apostle and this Thought (SPCK Publishing 2009).
  • Forthcoming: 1 and 2 Thessalonians: Through the Centuries (Blackwell)