Revd Stephen Finamore

LLB, MA, DPhil


Before becoming Principal, Steve was Minister of a church in north-west Bristol. In the past he has been a lawyer, led a community development project in inner London, and worked for a rural development project in the Andes of northern Peru. Steve maintains links with Peru especially with the Evangelical Seminary in Lima. He was involved with the agency Tearfund for over twenty years including ten as a trustee and director.

Steve trained for ministry and read theology in Oxford. His doctoral work is on the Book of Revelation. His interests include Biblical Studies, Christian Doctrine, Mission Studies, ecclesiology, and apocalyptic. He has made a particular study of the work of René Girard. Steve is a trustee of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and of the West of England Baptist Associations. His other interests include sport and film.

Steve's publications include:
2012; (Editor, with John Weaver) Wisdom, Science and the Scriptures; Essays in honour of Ernest Lucas, Bristol and Regents' College, Oxford
2011: ‘A Kinder, Gentler Apocalypse? René Girard, the Book of Revelation and the ‘Bottomless Abyss of the Unforgettable Victim’ in Michael Hardin (ed), Compassionate Eschatology, Wipf and Stock
2009: God, order and chaos; René Girard and the Apocalypse, Paternoster
2008: With Paul Fiddes, ‘Baptists and Spirituality; a Rule of Life’ in Paul Fiddes (ed), Under the Rule of Christ; Dimensions of Baptist Spirituality, Regent’s
2004: ‘Violence and covetousness’ in Clarke, A. (editor), Expecting justice, but seeing bloodshed; Some Baptist contributions to following Jesus in a violent world, Whitley