David Lyle Jeffrey
David Lyle Jeffrey (Ph.D. Princeton; Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada) is Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor University. He is also Professor Emeritus of English Literature at the University of Ottawa, and has been Guest Professor at Peking University (Beijing) since 1996 and Honorary Professor at the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) since 2005.
Jeffrey is best known as a medievalist and as a scholar of biblical tradition in western literature and art. His books include A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature (1992), The Early English Lyric and Franciscan Spirituality (1975); Chaucer and Scriptural Tradition (1984); English Spirituality in the Age of Wesley (1987; 1994; 2000); The Law of Love: English Spirituality in the Age of Wyclif (1988; 2001); People of the Book: Christian Identity and Literary Culture (1996), a co-authored book on The Bible and the University ( 2007) and, with Greg Maillet, Christianity and Literature: a Philosophical Approach to Literary Criticism (2011). In 2011 also appeared The King James Bible and the World it Made (ed.), and his theological commentary on Luke for the Brazos Press in 2012.
His current project, Arts of the Holy, is a book on art and the development of doctrine in the Christian West.