Morna Hooker, M.A., Ph.D., D.Lit., D.D.

Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge and Life Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge.

Morna Hooker is a New Testament scholar who lectured at King’s College London and the University of Oxford before becoming Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge (1976-1998), where she is also a Founding Fellow of Robinson College. Her researches have concentrated on the continuity and development between the Old Testament and the New, and on the themes of christology and atonement, in particular in St Mark’s Gospel and the writings of St Paul. She was the first woman President of the international Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (1988-9), and has also served as President of the British New Testament Society. She holds the degree of DD from the University of Cambridge, and honorary doctorates from the Universities of Bristol and Edinburgh. In 2004 she was awarded the Burkitt medal by the British Academy. She has given various prestigious lectures in different countries.

For many years Professor Hooker was joint editor of The Journal of Theological Studies. She was a member of the small group of scholars who revised The New English Bible, resulting in the publication of The Revised English Bible in 1990. She is a Methodist Local Preacher, and was married to the late Revd Dr David Stacey, who was also a biblical scholar, and Principal of Wesley College Bristol.  She gave MRWC Annual Lecture in June 2014, 'Scriptural Holiness: The Wesleys' Use of Scripture'.

Select Publications

Beginnings: Keys that Open the Gospels (Wipf & Stock, 2010).

Endings: Invitation to Discipleship (Baker, 2003).

Jesus and the Servant: The Influence of the Servant of Deutero-Isaiah in the New Testament (1959) 2nd edn (Wipf & Stock, 2010).

The Son of Man in Mark (SPCK, 1967)

From Adam to Christ: Essays on Paul  (1990) 2nd edn (Wipf & Stock, 2008).

A Commentary on the Gospel of St Mark (1961)

Paul: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld, 2004) rev edn (Oneworld, 2012).

The Gospel According to Saint Mark, Black's New Testament Commentary (Baker, 2009).