The Shaffer Lectureship was established in 1929 by a gift from John C. Shaffer of Chicago, Illinois, as a memorial to his son, Kent Shaffer, Ph.D. 1907, to sponsor lectures on the life, character, and teachings of Jesus.
1935 C. H. Dodd published as Parables of the Kingdom
1937 Martin Dibelius
1951 Rudolf Bultmann
1955 Oscar Cullman "The Anticipated Delivery of the Body According to the New Testament"
1961 Gerhard Von Rad "Promise and Fulfillment in the Bible"
1966 Ernst Kasemann
1974 Paul Minear "Christ and the Prophetic Succession"
1976 Paul W. Meyer "The Justification of Jesus"
1978 Raymond Brown 'The Importance of Jesus for the Johannine Community in its "Last Hour"'
1980 Leander Keck "Jesus in the New Testament"
1981 Helmut Koester "Books of the Divine Man; From Wisdom Books to Gnostic Dialogue; From Passion to Narrative Biography"
1983 Hans Frei "Interpretation and Jesus Christ"
1985 Hans Dieter Betz "The Sermon on the Mount: The Challenge Continues"
1987 Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza
1989 M. de Jonge "The Nature of the Earliest Response to Jesus; Jesus' Mission and His Death on the Cross; Jesus as Inaugurator of God's Kingdom. Eschatology and Christology"
1991 E. P. Sanders "Jesus: Religous Type and Cause of Death in Recent Interpretation; Jesus as Sage; Jesus as Eschatological Prophet"
Hengel "The Historical Jesus: Methods and Sources; Galilean Prophet and
Healer; The Crucifed Messiah"
1995 Morna D. Hooker "Mighty in Deed and Word"
1996 N. T. Wright "The Resurrection of the Messiah" published as The Resurrection of the Son of God (2003)
1998 Abraham Malberbe "Christology in Context: The Pastoral Epistles"
2000 Louis J. Martyn "Inviting Paul into the Current Theological Discussion"
2002 Susan Garrett 'No Ordinary Angel: Jesus and the Angels in the Bible Today'
2004 Bart Erhman published as Studies in the Textual Criticism of the New Testament (2006)
2006 John P Meier 'On the Danger of Making Jesus a Christian'
2008 Christopher Rowland