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Grant Buchananwill graduate with a PhD on 20 November with the dissertation title: “The Spirit, New Creation, and Christian Identity in Galatians: Towards a Pneumatological Reading of Galatians.”
Brendan ByrneDelivered the keynote address, “Fifty Years with Paul: Some Questions Resolved; Some Yet to be Answered,” at the 2021 FBS Conference, 30 September, 2021.
Mary ColoeElected to the Editorial Board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly, 2022–2025.
Kylie CrabbeAustralian Research Council funding in the DECRA scheme (Discovery Early Career Researcher Award), for the project, Inside Others: Early Christian Protagonists and Their Impairments. Funding runs from 2022–25.
Frank MoloneyWas appointed was appointed adviser to the Plenary Council of the Catholic Church in Australia.
Megan TurtonWas appointed Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, Whitley College, University of Divinity.

Valerie BillinghamThe Great Drama of Jeremiah: A Performance Reading (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2021).
Andrew Brown“Hexaemeron,” Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online (Leiden:Brill, 2021), https://referenceworks.brillonline.com/entries/brill-encyclopedia-of-early-christianity-online/*-SIM_00001554
_________“Reflecting on a Wreck: The Book of Genesis and the Marginalization of Christianity in the West,” in Proclaiming the Gospel, Engaging the World: Celebrating One Hundred Years of Melbourne School of Theology (ed. Michael Bräutigam, Peter G. Riddell and Justin T. T. Tan; Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2021) 204–28.
John M. G. Barclay and Kylie Crabbe (eds.)The Reception of Jewish Tradition in the Social Construction of Early Christianity (London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2021), including the paper: Kylie Crabbe, “‘The Blind and the Lame’: An Adapted Category in Early Christian Communal Self-Understanding,” 107–28.
Brendan ByrnePaul and the Economy of Salvation: Reading from the Perspective of the Last Judgment (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021)
_________Come to the Light: Reflections on the Gospel of John (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2021; Strathfield, NSW: St Paul’s Publications, 2021).
Alan Cadwallader“Complicating Class in the Letter to Philemon: a Prolegomenon,” in G. A. Keddie, M. Flexsenhar and S. J. Friesen (eds), The Struggle over Class: Socioeconomic Analysis of Ancient Jewish and Christian Texts (Atlanta, GA: SBL) 95–122.
_________“The Devil as an Agent of Diplomacy: variations in the transmission of the story of St Michael of Chonai,” in G. Dunn and T. Shepardson (eds), Dealing with Difference:Patterns of Response to Religious Rivalry in Late Antiquity (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck), 217–36.
Mary ColoeJohn 1–10 (Wisdom Commentary Series 44 A; Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2021.
_________John 11–21 (Wisdom Commentary Series 44 A; Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2021
Kylie Crabbe“Character and Conflict: Who Parts Company in Acts?” in Jews and Christians: Parting Ways in the First Two Centuries CE? Reflections on the Gains and Losses of a Model (ed. Jens Schröter, Benjamin Edsall and Joseph Verheyden; BZNW 253 (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2021) 141–73.
_________“Gospels and Acts,” in The Biblical World (ed. Katharine Dell; Routledge, revd. ed.; Taylor & Francis, 2021) 206–32.
_________“The Generation of Iron and the Final Stumbling Block: The Present Time in Hesiod’s Works and Days 106201 and Barnabas 4,” in Four Kingdom Motifs before and beyond the Book of Daniel (ed. Loren Stuckenbruck and Andrew Perrin, with the assistanceof Shelby Bennett and Matthew Hama; Leuven: Brill, 2020) 142–66.
John Davies“Luke–Acts as Prophetic Proclamation,” Journal of Gospels and ActsResearch 5 (2021).
Barbara DeutschmannReview of Karalina Matskevich, Construction of Gender and Identityin Genesis: The Subject and the Other, https://www.sblcentral.org/home/bookDetails/1000067
Sally DouglasThe Church Triumphant as Salt: Becoming the Community Jesus Speaks About (Melbourne: Coventry Press, 2021)
_________“The Problem with Powerlessness: Attending to Power and Authority in Matthew’s Wisdom christology,” in Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority and Love (London: Routledge, 2021) 59–71.
_________“Jesus’ Impact on Understandings of Gender: Attending to First Century Dialogue,” in The Impact of Jesus of Nazareth: Historical, Theological and Pastoral Perspectives (SCDPress Publication, 2021 forthcoming).
_________“I Desire Mercy Not Sacrifice,” How Soteriology Constructs Discipleship—A Test Case,” Colloquium (2019) 44–60.
_________Early Church Understandings of Jesus as the Female Divine: The Scandal of the Scandal of Particularity (Library of New Testament Studies, vol. 557; London: BloomsburyT&T Clark, 2016).
_________“Being the Church: An Exploration of Mission,” The Australian Journal of Mission Studies, December (2015) 38–44.
_________“A Decoding of Evil Angels: The Other Aetiology of Evil in the Biblical Text and Its Potential Implications in our Church and World,” Colloquium (2013) 42–60.
Michelle Eastwood“There's a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain (or How a LiteraryView of the Psalms Can Inform Worship and Liturgy),” Australian Journal of Liturgy, Vol. 17 No 4 (2021) 208–26.
Anne ElveyReading the Magnificat in Australia: Unsettling Engagements (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2020).
_________Obligations of Voice (Canberra: Recent Work Press, 2021) (poetry).
_________Cloud Climbers: Declarations through Images and Words for a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace (with artwork by William Kelly and Benjamin McKeown; Armadale, Vic.: Palaver, 2021).
_________“A Multidimensional Approach in Feminist Ecological Biblical Studies,” in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible (ed. Susanne Scholz; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021) 555–73.
_________“Climate as Context,” in Theological and Hermeneutical Explorations from Australia: Horizons of Contextuality (ed. Jione Havea; Lanham: Lexington Books, 2021) 125–37.
_________“Climate Embodied: Exploring a Poetics of Strained Breath,” Axon 10, no. 1 (May 2020), https://www.axonjournal.com.au/issue-vol-10-no-1-may-2020/climate-embodied.
_________“Feminist Theological Reflections on Climate Change from an Australian Context,” in Cloud Climbers: Declarations through Images and Words for a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace (ed. Anne Elvey; Armadale, Vic.: Palaver, 2021) 74–77.
_________“From Cultures of Violence to Ways of Peace: Reading the Benedictus in the Context of Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers in Offshore Detention,” in Things that Make for Peace: Traversing Text and Tradition in Christianity and Islam (ed. Anthony Rees; Lanham: Lexington Books, 2020) 41–57.
_________“Reimagining Decolonising Praxis for a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace in an Australian Context,” in Towards a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace: Navigating the Great Transition (ed. Joseph Camilleri and Deborah Guess; Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) 275–95
_________“Roadsides: Toward an Ecological Feminist Theology of Cross-species Compassion,” in Contemporary Feminist Theologies: Power, Authority, Love (ed. Kerrie Handasyde, Cathryn McKinney and Rebekah Pryor; London: Routledge, 2021) 133–44.
_________“Strained Breath and Open Text: Exploring the Materiality of Breath in Relation to Reading Luke 4:16–30,” The Bible and Critical Theory 16, nos 1–2 (2020) 73–87.
_________“The Matter of the Text and Aphesis: Luke 4:16–30 in (Post-)Colonial Context,” in Luke 1–9 (ed. Barbara E. Reid, OP and Shelly Matthews; Wisdom Commentary; Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2021) 141–43.
Janina HiebelA Friendly Guide to Women in the Old Testament (Mulgrave: Garratt Publishing, 2021).
Fergus J. King“Hit or Myth? Methodological Considerations in Comparing Dionysos with the Johannine Jesus, Biblical Theology Bulletin 51, no. 2 (May 2021) 88–100, https://doi.org/10.1177/0146107921997108.
_________“Of Blood and Black Puddings: Learning of the Importance of Contextual Biblical Reading from the Anglicans of Tanzania,” in Nuru na Uzima: Essays Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, 1970–2020(ed. Fergus J. King, with Emmanuel Mbennah, Mecka Ogunde and Dorothy Prentice; North Augusta GA: Missional University Press, 2021) 189–200.
_________“A Failure to Launch: Paul and the Philosophers of Athens,” ABR 69 (2021) 53–70
Fergus J. King and Dorothy A. Lee“Lost in Translation: Rethinking Words about Women in 1–2 Timothy,” Scottish Journal of Theology 74, no. 1 (2021) 52–66, doi:10.1017/S0036930621000053.
Fergus J. King, Matt Brain and Srebrenka Kunek“Aether and Ethernet: Historical Perspectives on Immediacy and Eucharistic Participation in a Digital Age,” Cursor_Zeitschrift Für Explorative Theologie, GDNT (2021) 1–25.
Fergus J. King with Emmanuel Mbennah, Mecka Ogunde and Dorothy PrenticeNuru naUzima: Essays Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, 1970–2020 (North Augusta GA: Missional University Press, 2021).
Jon NewtonA Pentecostal Commentary on Revelation (Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2021).
Christopher A. PorterJohannine Social Identity Formation after the Fall of the Jerusalem Temple: Negotiating Identity in Crisis (BINS 194; Leiden: Brill, 2021).
Angela Sawyer“Comfort the Waste Places, Defend the Violated Earth: An Ecofeminist Reading of Isaiah 51:1–52:6 and Tracy Chapman’s Song ‘the Rape of the World.’” Journal for Religion, Film and Media 6/2 (2020) 21–33.
_________“Prophet as Comedian: Satire and Politics in a Dangerous World,” Colloquium 52, no. 1 (July 2020) 67–85.
Deborah Storie“At Jacob’s Well: Regrounding the Samaritan Woman,” in Grounded: In theBody, in Time and Place, in Scripture (ed. Jill Firth and Denise Cooper-Clarke; Eugene: Wipf&Stock, 2021).
_________“We Long for Peace, but Not Any Peace. An Australian Perspective on Afghanistan,” in Cloud Climbers: Declarations through Images and Words for a Just and Ecologically Sustainable Peace (ed. Anne Elvey; Armadale, Victoria: Palaver, 2021).
_________Esther,” (Daily Bible Series; Sydney: Bible Society Australia, 2021), https://bible.com.au/plans/esther/#series.
_________“Mission and Violent Conflict: Seeking Shalom,” in Mission and Context (ed. Jione Havea; London/NY: Lexington/Fortress, 2020).
_________“Preserving Home,” in Reimagining Home (ed. Darrell Jackson, Darren Cronshaw and Rosemary Dewerse; Sydney: Morling, 2019).
Megan Turton“Deuteronomic Law, Deuteronomic Narrative or Exodus Narrative? TheMultivalence and Multiformity of Deuteronomy 18:15–22,” in Deuteronomy in the Making: Studies in the Production of Debarim (ed. Diana Edelman et al.; BZAW 533; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2021), doi.org/10.1515/9783110713312-009.
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