Dr Eric Eve

Robert Wills Fellow and Tutor in Theology; Secretary to the Governing Body

Eric Eve is the Robert Wills Fellow and Tutor in Theology at Harris Manchester College, Oxford. He is the course director for the College’s Theology undergraduates and Postgraduate Diploma in Theology students, and teaches New Testament. He originally studied Engineering Science at Brasenose College and went on to work for EMI Electronics Ltd in the field of radar aerials before spending 15 years in the family business. He then returned to Oxford where he obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in Theology at Harris Manchester. 

Eric’s research is principally related to the Gospels. He has written on Jesus’ miracles, the Synoptic Problem (the question of the literary relationship between the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke) from a Q-sceptical perspective and on the Gospels in relation to ancient media studies (how issues of orality, scribal techniques and both collective and individual memory bear on the composition of the Gospels and the traditions behind them). 

Selected Publications


E. Eve, The Jewish Context of Jesus’ Miracles (JSNTSup 231; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002)

E. Eve, The Healer from Nazareth: Jesus’ Miracles in Historical Context (London: SPCK, 2009)

E. Eve, Behind the Gospels: Understanding the Oral Tradition (London: SPCK, 2013)

E. Eve, Writing the Gospels: Composition and Memory (London: SPCK, 2016)

Articles and Book Chapters

E. Eve, ‘Reconstructing Mark: A Thought Experiment’ in Mark S. Goodacre and Nicholas Perrin (eds), Questioning Q (London: SPCK, 2004), 89-114.

E. Eve, ‘Meier, Miracle and Multiple Attestation’, Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 3.1 (2005), 23-45.

E. Eve, ‘Spit in Your Eye: The Blind Man of Bethsaida and the Blind Man of Alexandria’, New Testament Studies 54 (2008), 1-17.

E. Eve, ‘The Synoptic Problem Without Q?’ in P. Foster, A. Gregory, J. S. Kloppenborg and J. Verheyden (eds), New Studies in the Synoptic Problem (BETL, 139; Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2011), 551-570.

E. Eve, ‘Jesus’ Miracles in their Historical and Cultural Context’ in B. Kollmann and R. Zimmermann (eds), Hermeneutik der frühchristlichen Wundererzählungen: Geschichtliche, literarische und rezeptionsorientierte Perspektiven (WUNT 339; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014), 183-204.

E. Eve, ‘The Devil in the Detail: Exorcising Q from the Beelzebul Controversy’ in J. C. Poirier and J. Peterson (eds), Marcan Priority without Q: Explorations in the Farrer Hypothesis (London: Bloomsbury, 2015), 16-43.

E. Eve, ‘Orality is No Dead-End’ in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 13 (2015), 3-23.

E. Eve, ‘Memory, Orality and the Synoptic Problem’ in Early Christianity 6 (2015), 311-33

E. Eve, ‘Healing Miracles — New Testament’ in Dale Allison et al (eds) Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 11 (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2015).

E. Eve, ‘Signs and Syncriseis in John and the Wisdom of Solomon’ in John Barton and Peter Groves (eds), The New Testament and the Church: Essays in Honour of John Muddiman (LNTS 532; London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016), 24-36.

E. Eve, ‘The Miracles of an Eschatological Prophet’ in Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 13 (2016), 129-47.

Contact Details
Postal Address
Harris Manchester College
Mansfield Road
United Kingdom