I finished a lengthy series two weeks ago on theologian Kenneth E. Bailey's Luke 15 work. Well, I just discovered he has home page with listings of all the works he has written and the videos he has produced. Check out the link below.
Here is his biography as given at his website:
Kenneth E. Bailey, Th.D.
Research Scholar and Lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament Studies
A Brief Biography:
After university and seminary studies, Dr. Bailey completed degrees in Arabic Language and Literature, Systematic Theology and finally a doctorate in New Testament.
Ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Bailey spent 40 years (1955-1995) living and teaching in seminaries and institutes in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus.
For 20 of those years Dr. Bailey was Professor of New Testament and Head of the Biblical Division of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut where he also founded and directed the Institute fo Middle Eastern New Testament Studies. From September 1985 to June 1995 Dr. Bailey was on the faculty of the "Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research" in Jerusalem with the title of Research Professor of Middle Eastern New Testament Studies.
Starting in June of 1990 the Bailey's accepted an additional responsibility as "Theologian in Residence" with the Episcopal Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf with residence in Nicosia, Cyprus where in 1992 Dr. Bailey was installed as a Canon of the Cathedral. During his years in Cyprus he spent a third of each year teaching in Jerusalem at the Institute.
Dr. Bailey's area of specialty is the cultural background and literary forms of the New Testament. In addition to more than 50 articles in English and in Arabic, his writings include:
- The Cross and the Prodigal (St. Louis: Concordia, 1974)
- God Is...Dialogues on the Nature of God (Pittsburgh: The Logos Program, 1976)
- Poet and Peasant (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1976)
- Through Peasant Eyes (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1980)
- Finding the Lost: Cultural Keys to Luke 15 (St. Louis: Concordia, 1992)
Dr. Bailey has authored the scripts for two professionally produced feature length films. He has also professionally recorded over 100 video lectures on a variety of New Testament themes. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh and McCormick Presbyterian Seminaries as well as at Fuller Seminary in California. He has lectured in theological colleges and seminaries in England (Oxford, Cambridge, Bristol), Ireland, Canada, Egypt, Finland, Latvia, Denmark, New Zealand, Australia and Jerusalem. He is active as a Bible teacher (in Arabic and in English) for conferences and continuing education events in the Middle East, Europe, and North America. His writings have been translated and published in more than 20 languages. He is a member of Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas and is listed in Who's Who in Biblical Studies and Archeology (Washington: Biblical Archeology Society, 1987, 1992).
In March 1995, at the request of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Bailey was the Bible teacher for the triennial meeting of the Archbishops of the Worldwide Anglican Communion, meeting in the Great Park of Windsor Castle, London, England.
In December 1995 the Baileys officially retired and now reside in New Wilmington, PA. Dr. Bailey continues his ministry of lecturing, writing and recording in the field of New Testament. In June, 1997, he was installed as Canon Theologian of the Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church, PA, USA.
Mrs. Ethel Bailey was a research assistant to Dr. Jonas Salk at the time he discovered his polio vaccine. She taught microbiology (in Arabic), raised a family, and typed all of Dr. Bailey's manuscripts. In Beirut she was the recording secretary for the school board of the American Community School. While in Jerusalem, she was active in the leadership of daily ecumenical worship at the Tantur Institute and in various other aspects of the life of the community. The Baileys have two children, Sara and David.