Dr Walter Riggans

Dr Walter Riggans

Honorary Research Fellow - missiology, Hebrew Bible, Jewish-Christian relations

Dr Walter Riggans joined the Cliff College Faculty in July 2015, then in 2017 when he took up the post of Learning and Development Manager with the Congregational Federation, continued in a supervisory/adjunct capacity.

He has served as a pastor and mission theologian in Israel and the Middle East, and was a tutor for Biblical Studies and Mission Studies at All Nations Christian College. He then became the General Director of the Church’s Ministry among the Jewish People. Latterly, he worked in different universities and with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

“I would love to receive proposals from those who would like to do doctoral research in the areas of biblical theology, Jewish Studies or Jewish-Christian Relations!”

Education

1971-1976

University of Edinburgh; BD (double 1st Class Joint Honours in Old Testament Language, Literature and Theology, and Semitic Studies

1976-1977

Presbyterian School of Christian Education, University of Richmond, VA, USA; MA (Philosophy of Education and Rabbinic Theology)

1987-1991

University of Birmingham; PhD (Religio-Cultural Self-Identity, with a Focus on Messianic Judaism)

1993

Overseas Ministries Study Center & Yale Divinity School; Post-Doctoral

2001-2003Nottingham Trent University; PG Diploma in Law