Kenneth E. Bailey

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General Information

Name: Kenneth E. Bailey

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1930 in Bloomington, Illinois


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Bailey was born in Bloomington, Illinois and attended Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kenneth Bailey is a writer and lecturer at the Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem, Israel. He has been the Canon theologian of Episcopal Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf since 1990 and the Diocese of Pittsburgh of the Episcopal Church since 1997. In 2005, he founded and became the director of the Focus on Middle Eastern New Testament Studies.

Published Works

  • Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company , 1983
  • Jacob and the Prodigal: How Jesus Retold Israel's Story, InterVarsity Press, 2003
  • Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, InterVarsity Press, 2006

Titles at Your Library

Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Kenneth E. Bailey on WorldCat


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