Books (sole author)

Who is God? Key Moments of Biblical Revelation

Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2020. 120 pp.

The Christian World Around the New Testament: Collected Essays II

WUNT 386. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017.  757 pp.

Paperback edition: Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017. 757 pp.

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony

Second Edition: Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017. (680 pp.)

The Bible in the Contemporary World: Hermeneutical Ventures.

Eerdmans, 2015. SPCK, 2016.  (178pp.)

Gospel of Glory: Major Themes in Johannine Theology

Baker Academic, 2015.  (237 pp.)

Living with Other Creatures: Green Exegesis and Theology

Baylor University Press (USA), 2011.

Paternoster (UK), 2012.

Jesus: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press, 2011. 125 pp.

Japanese translation: Shinkyo Shuppansha, 2013.

Italian translation: Il Gesù dei Vangeli: Un’Introduzione. Chieti: Edizione GBU, 2015.

Korean Translation: Time Education, 2016.

The Jewish World Around the New Testament

Baker Academic (July 2010)

Bible and Ecology: Rediscovering the Community of Creation.

Darton, Longman, & Todd (UK) and Baylor University Press (USA), 2010. (226 pp.)

The Bible in Politics: How to Read the Bible Politically. Second edition.

SPCK (UK), 2010.

Westminster/John Knox Press (USA), 2011.

From the cover:

The political interpretation of the Bible has many pitfalls for the unwary. It is all too easy to read our own prejudices into the text, and much harder to move intelligently, without anachronism, between the political societies of biblical times and the very different societies of today.

The enduring value of The Bible in Politics is that it teaches the reader how to read the Bible politically, and so gain an understanding of the social relevance of the Bible that is more disciplined, more informed, more imaginative and more politically fruitful than many interpreters – past and present – have achieved or thought possible.

For this second edition, Richard Bauckham provides a substantial new introduction, dealing with pressing contemporary concerns such as globalization and climate change, and making this book essential reading for a new generation of Christians who want to be effective instruments of God’s will, both locally and globally, today.

Japanese translation: Word of Life, 2017.

Jesus and the God of Israel: God Crucified and Other Studies on the New Testament’s Christology of Divine Identity.

Milton Keynes: Paternoster/ Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2008. (285 pp.)

Korean translation 2019: Holy Wave Plus, 2019.

The Jewish World around the New Testament: Collected Essays I

WUNT 233. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2008. (548 pp.)

The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple: Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John.

Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007. (313 pp.)

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006. (538 pp.)

Portuguese translation: Jesus e as Testemunhas Oculares: Os Evangelhos como Testemunhos de testemunhas oculares. Biblioteca de Estudios Bibliicos. São Paolo (Brasil): 2011.

Italian translation: Gesù e i Testimoni Oculari. Rome: Edizioni GBU, 2010.

Japanese translation: Tokyo: Shinkyo Shuppansha, 2011.

Russian translation: Moscow: Eksmo, 2011.

Korean translation: Seoul: Holy Wave Plus, 2015.

Short videos on this topic:

Interview about the book (on Chris Tilling’s blog):

Chris Tilling’s extensive review and summary of the book:

Some answers to questions about the book: click here

Bible and Mission: Christian Witness in a Postmodern World

Carlisle: Paternoster/Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003. (112 pp.)

(Chinese translation: Hong Kong: Logos, 2004.)

(Korean translation forthcoming)

God and the Crisis of Freedom: Biblical and Contemporary Perspectives

Louisville/London: Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. (221 pp.)

Gospel Women: Studies of the Named Women in the Gospels

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans/ Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 2002. (343 pp.)

James: Wisdom of James, disciple of Jesus the sage

New Testament Readings. London/New York: Routledge, 1999. (246 pp.)

God Crucified: Monotheism and Christology in the New Testament.

The Didsbury Lectures, 1996. Carlisle: Paternoster, 1998. (79 pp.)

(US edition: Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1999)

(Chinese translation: Hong Kong: Logos, 2002.)

(Spanish translation: Dios Crucificado: Monoteísmo y Cristología en el Nuevo Testamento. Colección Teológica Contemporánea. Terrassa (Barcelona): Editorial Clie, 2003.)

The Fate of the Dead: Studies on the Jewish and Christian Apocalypses.

Supplements to Novum Testamentum 93. Leiden: Brill, 1998. (425 pp.)


The Theology of Jürgen Moltmann

Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1995. (276 pp.)

Bauckham on Moltmann: short video:

The Climax of Prophecy: Studies on the Book of Revelation

Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1993. (550 pp.)

The Theology of the Book of Revelation

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. (169 pp.)

(Italian translation: La Teologia dell’Apocalisse. Brescia: Paideia, 1994.)

(Chinese translation: Hong Kong: Logos, 2000.)

(Korean translation: Seoul: Handl Publishing House, 2000.)

(Japanese translation: Tokyo, Shinkyo Shuppansha, 2001.)

(French translation: La théologie de l’Apocalypse [tr. A.-M. de Lassus], Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2006.)

Jude and the Relatives of Jesus in the Early Church

Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1990. (520 pp.)

Word Biblical Themes: Jude, 2 Peter

Dallas: Word Publishing, 1990. (114 pp.)

The Bible in Politics: How to read the Bible politically

London: SPCK, 1989. (166 pp.)

(US edition: Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1990)

(Chinese translation: Hong Kong: Logos, 2001.)

Moltmann: Messianic Theology in the Making

Basingstoke: Marshall Pickering, 1987. (175 pp.)


Jude, 2 Peter

Word Biblical Commentary 50. Waco, Texas: Word Books, 1983. (357 pp.)

Tudor Apocalypse: Sixteenth-century apocalypticism, millenarianism and the English Reformation

Appleford: Sutton Courtenay Press, 1978. (391 pp.)

Booklets (published)

Knowing God Incarnate.  Grove Spirituality Series 6.  Bramcote, Nottingham: Grove Books, 1983.  24 pp.

Freedom to Choose.  Grove Spirituality Series 39.  Bramcote, Nottingham:  Grove Books, 1991.  21 pp.

Is the Bible Male? The Book of Ruth and Biblical Narrative.  Grove Biblical Studies Series 2.  Cambridge: Grove Books, 1996.  24 pp.

Scripture and Authority Today.  Grove Biblical Studies Series 12.  Cambridge: Grove Books, 1999.  24 pp.

The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.  Grove Biblical Studies Series 48.  Cambridge: Grove Books, 2008.  27 pp.

L’ordine della creazione. Diálogoi 10. Venice: Marcianum Press, 2016.  44 pp.