Rev. Dr. Fred B. Craddock, Bandy Professor of Preaching and New Testament, Emeritus

Rev. Dr. Craddock began teaching at Candler in 1979. Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Craddock is a world-renowned preacher, scholar, and author. 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 at Pacific School of Religion.

Dr. Craddock has contributed a great body of literature to the fields of preaching and New Testament studies. His book, Preaching, was ranked number 4 on Preaching magazine’s 2010 list of the 25 most influential preaching books of the past 25 years. He is equally recognized for his extraordinary preaching gifts. In 1996, Newsweek magazine named Craddock one of the 12 most influential preachers in America. He retired from Candler in 1992. 



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