Tyndale Fellowship is a society of evangelical theologians and biblical scholars which aims to promote evangelical scholarship.
The Fellowship consists of six study groups: Old Testament, New Testament, Biblical Archaeology, Biblical Theology, Christian Doctrine and Philosophy of Religion. A consultation in Practical Theology has recently been added, which may become a full study group in due course.
All evangelical scholars and students are invited to join the Tyndale Fellowship.
Although the Tyndale Fellowship has its roots in the UK, it is an international society and we warmly welcome members from around the world to our fellowship and our study groups. Fellowship members are expected to be engaged in biblical and/or theological research, and are required to affirm their assent to the Fellowship’s Basis of Faith. There is an annual subscription and members may attend study groups or conferences at a discounted rate.
Tyndale Fellowship hosts the annual meetings of its study groups, now normally in a joint summer conference where the groups meet concurrently in the same venue but with separate programmes. It also presents Tyndale Fellowship Lectures, one in each of the study group areas, usually delivered during the annual conference. Every four years, we host plenary conferences on shared themes which are addressed by the Tyndale. Lecturers and study groups as far as possible in their context.
The Tyndale Fellowship, or any of its study groups, occasionally compiles published collections of essays, usually arising out of conference papers.
What We Do
Tyndale Fellowship was founded in 1944 along with Tyndale House in Cambridge (UK) with their joint aim of promoting evangelical biblical scholarship. Evangelical scholars then began studying at Tyndale House and presenting papers in the context of Tyndale Fellowship. The scope of these papers grew beyond biblical studies and biblical archaeology to encompass theological disciplines such as doctrine and philosophy. These formed into distinct Study Groups which would meet independently and occasionally in the context of a plenary conference with opportunity for cross-disciplinary work.
For many decades the Fellowship flourished under the aegis of Tyndale House. After careful consideration, Tyndale Fellowship and Tyndale House amicably agreed in 2021 that the former would become a separate charity, independent of the latter. This took effect on 1 Nov 2022.
Tyndale Fellowship was registered with the Charity Commission on 23 Dec 2021 (Reg. No. 1197286).
Revd Dr David Firth is Tutor in Old Testament at Trinity College, Bristol.
Dr Philip Johnston is Lecturer in Old Testament at the University of Cambridge.
Dr Ros Clarke is Associate Director of Church Society and the Course Leader of the Priscilla Programme
Dr Dirk Jongkind is the Vice Principal (Academic) of Tyndale House, Cambridge and the Editor of the Tyndale House Greek New Testament.
The committee consists of the leaders of each study group and consultation, as well as the Trustees.
PURSUING ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
Over the last 60 years Tyndale Fellowship members have jointly published papers presented at their study groups and conferences in the following volumes: