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Dr Leon Morris – Hero of the Faith

…long the primitive dirt roads while Leon studied his Greek New Testament beside her. Leon went on to gain his Bachelor of Divinity from London University with first class honours, followed by his Masters of Theology in 1946. Leon Morris accepted the invitation to be the Vice Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne, in 1945. He took time out in 1950-51 to study in Cambridge for his Ph.D. and turned this later into the book The Apostolic Preaching…

The Leon Morris Centenary

 Remember your leaders. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. 2014 is the centenary anniversary celebration of Leon Morris’ birth. For those who don’t know – and you all should- Leon Morris is arguably Australia’s greatest biblical scholar. Morris is best known for his masterful works on the biblical teaching about the atonement as well as studies on the Gospel of John. Morris was also principal of Ridley College…

Remember your leaders – Dr Leon Morris

…y on John’s Gospel that I read. What a model of careful and rigorous scholarship. And his book Studies in the Fourth Gospel demonstrated that a conservative reading of critical issues in the Gospel had scholarly credibility. Leon Morris influenced me with his commentaries. His careful work in 1 Corinthians and the Thessalonian letters helped shaped my understanding of those Pauline letters. But his commentary on Revelation played a unique role…

Leon Morris and the University College

…e need of accommodation. Accompanied by my girlfriend Marjorie, we were sincerely welcomed and encouraged by Dr Morris. It is hard to imagine a better environment for a young Christian. Four years of digesting the sermons of Leon Morris, Keith Cole, David Williams and others is one of the greatest gifts that God has given me. The task of the sermon was invariably to explore with faith and rigour, what was God’s message for us and what might be…

Leon Morris and Me

…ther pointed out that if a man were to send his son to an enemy in an effort to be reconciled, and the enemy murdered his son, reconciliation would be the least likely thing to happen. There were lots of arguments like that. Leon Morris wrote five books on the atonement, with numerous articles published in theological and Bible dictionaries as well as journals. Along with John’s Gospel, it was one of his favourite areas of scholarship. But…

Brief Appreciation of the Life and Service of Leon Morris

…ecalling the godly humility combined with puckish humor. Confident that Christians never say their last goodbye, already we look forward to renewing ties with him. D. A. Carson. “Brief Appreciation of the Life and Service of Leon Morris.” July 31, 2006. Originally published in the online journal Reformation21 __________________ To receive an email each time the Leon Morris blog is updated, please complete your details here. DONATE Celebrate the…

Seasoned, Reasoned Evangelical Scholarship

…life and imitate their faith’ In my own personal pilgrimage as a scholar, Leon Morris played a significant role. As a student of D. A. Carson, researching and writing on John’s Gospel, there were many times when I turned to Leon Morris’s work alongside works by C. K. Barrett, Raymond Brown, Rudolf Schnackenburg, my Doktorvater, and others. In fact, I found his writings on the Gospel to be among the most thorough and valuable. I still remember…

Remember Your Leaders

Remember your leaders. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith by Brian Rosner Leon Lamb Morris was born 15th March, 1914.  So this year marks the centenary of his birth.  Leon Morris was Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia for 15 years from 1964 until 1979, and prior to that was Vice-Principal between 1945 and 1960.  The College library is named after him and he remains to this day a scholar of great…

A reflection on Leon Morris

…ent has four lines of reference to his works in the index. Anyone who writes on the cross of Christ and neglects the scholarship of this humble Christian man is foolish in my opinion.   To receive an email each time the Leon Morris blog is updated, please complete your details here. DONATE \Celebrate the centenary of the birthday of Leon Morris by donating to the Leon Morris Library Building Fund.  The library plays a vital role in the…

Leon Morris – a personal recollection

…this when I moved into his residence. In the tower room was a pile of paperback Westerns and a collection of Readers Digests. Students told me this was the source of his jokes in lectures.  To receive an email each time the Leon Morris blog is updated, please complete your details here. DONATE Celebrate the centenary of the birthday of Leon Morris by donating to the Leon Morris Library Building Fund. The library plays a vital role in the…

In gratitude for Leon Morris

…ger scholars, and it was a delight to get to know him – and join him in the Easter dance! Howard Marshall Professor Emeritus of New Testament University of Aberdeen ___________________ To receive an email each time the Leon Morris blog is updated, please complete your details here. DONATE Celebrate the centenary of the birthday of Leon Morris by donating to the Leon Morris Library Building Fund.  The library plays a vital role in the…

Leon Morris and the Cross of Christ

…brating the Centenary of Australia’s Foremost Biblical Scholar Lecture by Rev Neil Bach, introduction by Brian Rosner. This lecture is to celebrate the centenary birthday of Leon Morris.The lecture explores how and why Leon Morris left the depth of a mining town to mine the depths of the Cross of Christ. More particularly how he took on the theologians of his day to shape the thinking about the Cross of Christ for fifty years. It also…

Chinese memory of Leon Morris

…lted whenever we faced difficulties in interpreting a biblical text? Leon Morris, F. F. Bruce and Donald Guthrie – these are the scholars we were most familiar with. As a young seminarian, I owed a great debt to the works of Leon Morris. His exposition on “propitiation” in Romans made an indelible impression on me. Now that many of his works, including his Tyndale commentaries and New Testament Theology have been translated into Chinese, his…

Special Collections

…ve the collection code “Perry” which is indicated in the catalogue and on spine labels. Over time material that is already in the library that falls within the scope of the Perry Collection will be moved into the Collection. Leon Morris Collections The Leon Morris Archive is a display of the collected writings of Rev. Dr Leon Morris, Principal of Ridley College from 1964 to 1979. The collection contains about 140 volumes written, co-written,…

A child could wade, and an elephant could swim.

…atoning death of God’s Son being honoured as the means of our salvation? I praise God that his servant Leon honoured both in every aspect of his life and ministry. Canon Dr. Peter Adam OAM   To receive an email each time the Leon Morris blog is updated, please complete your details here. Donate Celebrate the centenary of the birthday of Leon Morris by donating to the Leon Morris Library Building Fund.  The library plays a vital role in the…

Leon Morris Library

The Leon Morris Library is an excellent facility that plays a vital role in the academic and community life of Ridley. Its quality reflects many years of sustained investment by the college and supporters in this vital resource. It is staffed by three Librarians and several assistants who provide reference and other assistance to library users. The collection is constantly being further developed, with the primary aim being to provide for the…

Love, Christian Style

…r Rhys Bezzant Dean of Missional Leadership Lecturer in Christian Thought Director, Jonathan Edwards Center Australia Ridley College, Melbourne, Australia ___________________ DONATE Celebrate the centenary of the birthday of Leon Morris by donating to the Leon Morris Library Building Fund.  The library plays a vital role in the academic and community life of Ridley Melbourne, with excellent collections of print and online resources.  The current…

‘Something Exceedingly Precious’

…udience of three enterprising residential students. Chapter 2, Belonging: Ridley College, University of Melbourne – ‘A developing work’ – traces major Council initiatives and College developments during the early Morris years, 1964-1970, ‘a time…ripe for action’ – for launching Ridley’s five-year Appeal, building the Chapel, joining the University Intercollegiate family and expanding Ridley’s residential community,…

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