The Craigie Lecture

The Craigie Lecture is held bi-annually during the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, in late May or early June. It is named after Dr. Peter Craigie, who died tragically in a car accident in 1985 at the age of 47. He was much beloved by his colleagues at the University of Calgary, and in the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, and died while Vice-President Academic of the University of Calgary and President of the CSBS. During his abbreviated academic career, Craigie authored seven books and over forty articles. Following his death, funds were raised by the CSBS, with the support of his family, in order to sponsor public lectures by scholars of international stature. For an “Academic Biography” of Craigie, Memorials and Bibliography of his writings see Stephen G. Wilson, “Peter Campbell Craigie, 1938-1985: In Memoriam,” Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 14 (1985) 233; Ascribe to the Lord: Biblical and Other Studies in Memory of Peter C. Craigie (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, vol. 67; ed. Lyle Eslinger and J. Glen Taylor; Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1988); Rebecca G. S. Idestrom and J. Glen Taylor, “Addendum to the Bibliography of Peter C. Craigie,” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 51 (1991) 115-17.

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