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Fred B. Craddock

Dr. Fred B. Craddock is Bandy Distinguished Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus, in the Candler School of Theology, EMory Unicersity. An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Dr. Craddock has served pastorates in Tennessee and Oklahoma. Much sought after as a lecturer, he has delivered the Lyman Beecher Lectures at Yale, the Scott Lectures at Claremont School of Theology, the Adams Lectures at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, the Schaff Lectures at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, the Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt, the Westervelt Lectures at Austin Presbyterian Seminary, the Mullins Lectures at Southern Seminary, and Earl Lectures a Pacific School of Religion.

Reported in Newsweek as one of America’s top preachers, Mr. Craddock, reared in rural Tennessee, speaks the folk idiom with prophetic authenticity.

Dr. Craddock has written a number of books, including The Pre-Existence of Christ (1968), As One Without Authority (1971, rev.1974 and 1979), 0verhearing the Gospel (1978), The Gospels (1981), commentaries on John (1982) and Philippians (1984),  Preaching (1985), and a commentary on Luke (1990). Dr. Craddock has also contributed articles to various journals.

A native of Humbolt, Tennessee, Dr. Craddock is married to the former Nettie Dungan. They have a daughter and a son.

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