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Leon Morris (1914–2006) was, in the words of Michael Bird, “arguably Australia’s greatest biblical scholar.” He authored more than fifty books (many with Eerdmans) and served as Principal of Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, for 15 years, from 1964 until his retirement in 1979.

In his recent Ridley College blog post “Remember Your Leaders,” Brian Rosner examines Morris’s distinguished legacy:

At a time when evangelical biblical scholarship was at best marginal, Leon Morris attained a worldwide reputation as a New Testament scholar of the first rank. With a Cambridge PhD, he was the first Australian to be elected to the international scholarly Society for New Testament Studies. He was one of the first wardens of Tyndale House in Cambridge, was a translator of the NIV Bible, and gave visiting lectures in colleges around the world. . . . 

At Ridley and in Melbourne he was known for his careful attention to the biblical texts in the original languages and for his skillful communication in a variety of contexts. He combined firm convictions about the core truths of the Christian faith with a winsome humility. 

March 15, 2014, marked the 100th anniversary of Morris’s birth — and to celebrate, Ridley Melbourne is planning a number of special events throughout the year, including a blog series and a special lecture. (Read more in Michael Bird’s Euangelion post on the subject.)

Leon Morris Centenary Giveaway

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For our part, we’ll be featuring the works of Leon Morris several times here on EerdWord over the next few months, beginning . . . today.

We asked, you voted, and we’ve chosen Morris’s modern classic The Apostolic Preaching of the Cross for our March giveaway.

Enter now for your chance to be one of three lucky winners who will each receive a free copy of the book George Eldon Ladd called “a fresh, competent linguistic and exegetical study.”

Contest Details

To enter, click through to our Rafflecopter giveaway page. You’ll have the option of logging in with Facebook or email (we’ll need some way to contact you if you win!). You can then choose from several possible methods of entry. You may use multiple entry methods to increase your odds of winning, and Twitter users may even earn additional entries by tweeting about the giveaway each day between now and March 20. 

You must be 18 years or older and a legal resident of the United States to enter. 

The entry period for the giveaway begins at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, 2014, and ends at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, March 20. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email by the end of business Friday, March 21.