IRecent books in the area of sexuality
My current research interests include, apart from sexuality in the New Testament and its world, the pre-Markan anecdotes and the historical Jesus, Jesus in cross-cultural perspective and Johannine studies, the LXX and its theological influence in the New Testament.
I am also interested in writing that communicates research to a wider public. Books include:
It uses the research which lies behind my Jesus' Attitude towards the Law (above) and explores many of the issues which arise from it in a style more suitable for the general reading public. It is the kind of book which could be useful in discussions on the place of the Bible in the church - always current!
See also my Dear Kim, This is what I believe: explaining Christian Faith Today (Melbourne: Uniting Ed, 1993; now in revised form on this website).
and The Christmas Stories (Melbourne: JBCE, 1986) now in revised and extended form on this website)
More information is available in my list of published books, articles and book chapters.
I am currently supervising PhD research in the areas of John's Gospel and Ethics; Soteriology in Matthew; The Poor and Lukan Eschatology.
I completed my BA in classics at Auckland University in 1966 and my ministerial education at Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland, 1964-1967. In 1968 I completed a BD from Otago University. I was ordained in 1969. I gained the degree Dr theol from the Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany, in 1972 with a dissertation supervised by Professor Dr Ferdinand Hahn, and published in revised form in 1981: Sohn und Hoherpriester. Eine traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zur Christologie des Hebräerbriefes, WMANT 53 (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1981).
From 1978 to 2005 I was Testament Lecturer with the Perth Theological Hall of the Uniting Church in Australia and in recent years Principal. Since 1986 I have also been teaching at Murdoch University, and since 1994 was employed by both the Church and the University in complementary fractional appointments. Until 2005 I was Professor of New Testament at Murdoch University and 1998-2003 was Head of the School of Social Inquiry. Until June, 2010 I was an Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow at Murdoch University. I am now Emeritus Professor at Murdoch.
I am a member of the
Co-Editor of the Review of Biblical
I was Editor of Colloquium The Australian and New Theological Review. A Journal of the Australia and New Zealand Society for Theological Studies, 1996-2005
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