Emeritus Professor William (Bill) Loader
BA BD Dr theol (Mainz)

About me

I am an Emeritus Professor of New Testament at Murdoch University and an active researcher.  I held a five year Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship 2005-2010, doing research on: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era, and Minister of the Uniting Church in Australia.

For more information about me, please see my website: http://wwwstaff.murdoch.edu.au/~loader/

Teaching area

I have recently taught half a unit called THE477/577 Advanced New Testament Exegesis: Gospel Traditions (2012 S1), but generally I do not teach.

Research areas

From 2005-2010 I was engaged in research on attitudes towards sexuality in early Judaism and Christianity in the Hellenistic Greco-Roman Era. I continue to produce papers based on this research and in addition have strong research interests in the Synoptic Gospels, John and 1 John, Pseudepigrapha, Philo, Josephus, the Dead Sea Scrolls, the historical Jesus.

Awards and grants

Australian Research Council Professorial Fellow 2005-2010

2003 I was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Commonwealth Government for services to Australian society and the humanities in the study of religion

1996 elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA) in recognition of my record in academic research.

Publications

Books

  • Loader, W., (2013),Making Sense of Sex: Attitudes towards sexuality in Early Jewish and Christian Literature,Eerdmans.
  • Loader, W., (2012),The New Testament on Sexuality,William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  • Loader, W., (2011),Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality,William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  • Loader, W., (2011),The Pseudepigrapha on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Apocalypses, Testaments, Legends, Wisdom, and Related Literature,William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  • Loader, W., (2010),Sexuality in the New Testament. Understanding the key texts,Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge.
  • Loader, W., (2009),The Dead Sea Scrolls on Sexuality: Attitudes towards sexuality in Sectarian and related literature at Qumran,Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co..
  • Loader, W., (2007),Enoch, Levi, and Jubilees on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in the Early Enoch Literature, the Aramaic Levi Document, and the Book of Jubilees,Wm B. Eerdmans.
  • Loader, W., (2007),The New Testament with Imagination: A Fresh Approach to its Writings and Themes,,Wm B. Eerdmans.
  • Loader, W., (2005),Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition,,Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Company.
  • Loader, W., (2004),The Septuagint, Sexuality and the New Testament: Case Studies on the Impact of the LXX in Philo and the New Testament,,Eerdmans.
  • Loader, W., (2000),Unique Prophetic and Apostolic,,Uniting Church Press.
  • Loader, W., (1997),Jesus and the Fundamentalism of his Day. The Gospels, the Bible and Jesus.,,Joint Board of Christian Education.
  • Loader, W., (1997),Jesus' Attitude towards the Law: A study of the Gospels,Mohr Siebeck.

Chapters

  • Loader, W., (2014),The Concept of Faith in Mark and Paul in Paul and Mark: Comparative Essays Part I Two: Authors at the Beginnings of Christianity (BZNW 198; ed. by Ian Elmer, David C. Sim and Oda Wischmeyer; Berlin: de Gruyter, June, 2014) 423-64,In: Paul and Mark: Comparative Essays Part I: Two: Authors at the Beginnings of Christianity, Walter de Gruyter & Co, pages 423 - 464.
  • Loader, W., (2014),Genesis 3,16-19 LXX in Reception: Observation on its Use in Early Judaism and Christianity to ca 100 CE,In: Die Septuaginta Text, Wirkung, Rezeption, Mohr Siebeck, pages 381 - 391.
  • Loader, W., (2013),Eschatology and Sexuality in the So-Called Sectarian Documents from Qumran,In: Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, Gorgias Press, pages 305 - 316.
  • Loader, W., (2013),John 5,19-47: A Deviation from Envoy Christology,In: Studies in the Gospel of john and its Christology, Leuven University Press/Peeters, pages 149 - 164.
  • Loader, W., (2012),What Happened to "Good News for the Poor"? On the Trail of Hope Beyond Jesus,In: reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion, Brill, pages 233 - 266.
  • Loader, W., (2012),The Law and Ethics in John's Gospel,In: Rethinking the Ethics of John. "Implicit Ethics" in the Johannine Writings, Mohr Siebeck, pages 143 - 158.
  • Loader, W., (2011),Approaching the New Testament as Source of Faith and Witness to Faith,In: Hermeneutics and the Authority of Scripture, ATF Press, pages 79 - 96.
  • Loader, W., (2011),Does Matthew's handling of sexuality issues shed light on its context,In: The Gospel of Matthew at the Crossroads of Early Christianity, Uitgeverij Peeters, pages 569 - 583.
  • Loader, W., (2011),Jesus and the Law,In: Handbook for the Study of the Historical Jesus, Koninklijke Brill NV, pages 2745 - 2772.
  • Loader, W., (2010),Issues Of Sexuality In 1QSA And 4QPAP Crypta Serekh Ha-'Edah (4Q249D, E),In: Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Texts from Cave 1 Sixty Years after Their Discovery: Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the IOQS in Ljubljana, Koninklijke Brill NV, pages 91 - 98.
  • Loader, W., (2010),Proverbs' "Strange woman": image and reality in LXX Proverbs and Ben Sira, Hebrew and Greek,In: Die Septuaginta - Texte, Theologien, Einflusse, Mohr Siebeck, pages 562 - 575.
  • Loader, W., (2009),Worthy Worship,In: Christian Worship in Australia: Inculturating the Liturgical Tradition, St Pauls Publications, pages 109 - 116.
  • Loader, W., (2009),The Strange Woman in Proverbs,In: Septuagint and Reception: Essays Prepared for the Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa, Koninkljke Brill nv Leiden, pages 97 - 115.
  • Loader, W., (2008),Sexuality and Ptolemys Greek Bible: Genesis 1-3 In Translation: ... Things Which They Altered For King Ptolemy (Genesis Rabbah 8.11),In: Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World, Brill, pages 207 - 232.
  • Loader, W., (2008),The Beginnings of Sexuality in Genesis LXX and Jubilees,In: Die Septuaginta: Texte, Kontexte, Lebenswelten, Mohr Siebeck, pages 300 - 312.
  • Loader, W., (2007),Sexuality and the Historical Jesus,In: Jesus from Judaism to Christianity Continuum Approaches to the Historical Jesus, T & T Clark, pages 34 - 48.
  • Loader, W., (2007),What is "Finished"? Revisiting Tensions in the Structure of Johannine Christology,In: The Death of Jesus in the fourth Gospel, Peeters Publishers and Booksellers, pages 457 - 467.
  • Loader, W., (2007),Jubilees and Sexuality,In: I Sowed Fruits into Hearts (Odes Sol.17:13) Festschrift for Professor Michael Lattke, St Pauls Publications, pages 117 - 136.
  • Loader, W., (2005),Jesus and the Law in John,In: Theology and Christology in the Fourth Gospel: Essays by the Member of the SNTS Johannine Writings Seminar (Bibliotheca Ephemeridum Theologicarum Lovaniensium), Leuven University Press, pages 135 - 154.
  • Loader, W., (2005),Sexuality in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs and the New Testament,In: Transcending Boundaries. Contemporary Readings of the New Testament, LAS Libreria Ateneo Salesiano, pages 293 - 309.
  • Loader, W., (2003),Christian communities in earliest christianity: the Church before Churches,In: Faith and Freedom. Christian Ethics in a Pluralist Culture, ATF Press, pages 45 - 52.
  • Loader, W., (2002),Good News-for the earth? Reflections on Mark 1.1-15,In: The Earth Story in the New Testament, Sheffield Academic Press, pages 28 - 43.
  • Loader, W., (2001),"Your Law" - the Johannine perspective,In: >>...Was ihr auf dem weg verhandelt habt>> (...What you have done on the way, Neukirchener Verlag, pages 63 - 74.
  • Loader, W., (1999),"Good news for the poor" and spirituality in the New Testament: a question of survival,In: Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church; Vol. V: Poverty and Riches, St Pauls Publications, pages 3 - 35.

Journals

  • Loader, W., (2014), Same-Sex Relationships: A 1st-Century Perspective, Hervormde Teologiese Studies, 70, 1, pages 1 - 9.
  • Loader, W., (2011), Jesus and the law revisited, Hervormde Teologiese Studies, 67, 1, pages 1 - 6.
  • Loader, W., (2009), "Jubilees and Sexual Transgression: Reflections on Enochic and Mosaic Tradition", Henoch: Studies in Judaism and Christianity from Second Temple to Late Antiquity, 31, 1, pages 48 - 54.
  • Loader, W., (2008), Finding Faith In Fact And Fiction: Making Sense Of The New Testament While Maintaining Our Integrity And The Integrity Of The Text, Colloquium, 40, 1, pages 23 - 37.
  • Loader, W., (2008), Attitudes towards Sexuality in Qumran and Related Literature and the New Testament, New Testament Studies, 54, 3, pages 338 - 354.
  • Loader, W., (2004), 'The passion of the christ' and the suffering of jesus: A reflection on mel gibson's film, Expository Times, 115, 12, pages 401 -.
  • Loader, W., (2000), Conversion and Baptism. A cross Cultural Perspective in the Light of the Encounter between Judaism and Hellenism, Bangalore Theological Forum, 32, 1, pages 143 - 155.
  • Loader, W., (1999), The Bible with imagination (ii) the gospels, Preacher, The, Jun-99, , pages 14 - 21.
  • Loader, W., (1999), The historical Jesus puzzle, Journal of the Tertiary Campus Ministry Association, 1, 1, pages 19 - 36.
  • Loader, W., (1999), The Bible with imagination (i) the letters, Preacher, The, Mar-99, , pages 6 - 10.
  • Loader, W., (1999), Simple Choices? A Response to John Dominic Crossan, Colloquium, 31, 2, pages 67 - 74.
  • Loader, W., (1998), Mark 7:1-23 and the historical Jesus, Colloquium, 30, , pages 123 - 151.
  • Loader, W., (1998), Anzac Day and the Lectionary, New Springboards, 9, January, pages 1 - 4.
  • Loader, W., (1998), The Bible with imagination, Ministry. Journal for Continuing Education, 9, 1, pages 9 - 11.
  • Loader, W., (1997), Jesus the Jew, Gesher, 1-Jun, , pages 48 - 56.
  • Loader, W., (1997), The Historical Jesus Puzzle, Colloquium, 29, 2, pages 131 - 150.

Books

  • The Pseudepigrapha on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in Apocalypses, Testament, Legends, Wisdom, and Related Literature (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 2011)
  • Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments on Sexuality: Attitudes towards Sexuality in the Writings of Philo, Josephus, and the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs  (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2011)
  • Sexuality in the New Testament (London: SPCK; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2010)
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in Sectarian and Related Literature at Qumran (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009)
  • Enoch, Levi, and Jubilees on Sexuality: Attitudes Towards Sexuality in the Early Enoch Literature, the Aramaic Levi Document, and the Book of Jubilees (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007)
  • The New Testament with Imagination: A Fresh Approach to its Writings and Themes (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007)
  • Sexuality and the Jesus Tradition (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005) 296pp
  • The Septuagint, Sexuality and the New Testament: Case Studies on the Impact of the LXX in Philo and the New Testament (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004) 173pp.
  • Jesus’ Attitude towards the Law: A Study of the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2002) ISBN: 0-8028-4903-2; 578pp; earlier: Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2:97 (Tübingen: Mohr-Siebeck, 1997), ISBN 3-16-146517-2; x + 563pp
  • Unique, Prophetic and Apostolic: Six Studies on using the Bible (Melbourne: Uniting Church Press, 2000), jointly authored; I wrote 4 of the studies.
  • Jesus and the Fundamentalism of his Day (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001) 156 pp. ISBN 0-8028-4796-X; earlier: Jesus and the Fundamentalism of his Day. The Gospels, the Bible and Jesus (Melbourne: Uniting Education) 156 pp. ISBN 1 86407 195;
  • Dear Kim, This is what I believe. Explaining the Christian Faith Today (Melbourne: JBCE, 1993) 87pp
  • The Christology of the Fourth Gospel. Structure and Issues (Beiträge zur biblischen Exegese und Theologie 23, Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2nd edn., revised, 1992, 1st edn., 1989) 303pp
  • The Johannine Epistles (London: Epworth,1992) xxxiii and 108pp
  • Glaube in der Bewährung. Hebräerbrief-Jakobusbrief: Bibelauslegung für die Praxis 25 (Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft/Katholisches Bibelwerk, 1990) Commentary on Hebrews, 160 pages (jointly authored; I wrote the introduction and exegetical commentary for the section on Hebrews which takes the first 91 pages of which my contribution is 43 pages. After each section which I wrote, another person wrote a section on Praxis)
  • The Christmas Stories (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education, 1986) 72pp
  • What Does it Mean? Sin, Salvation, Sanctification, Sacrament (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education) 60pp
  • Sohn und Hoherpriester. Eine traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zur Christologie des Hebräerbriefes (WMANT 53, Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1981) viii and 286pp (a revision and abbreviated version of dissertation 1972:Sohn und Hoherpriester. Eine traditionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung zur Christologie des Hebräerbriefes. Inaugural Dissertation zur Erlangung der Doktorwürde der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät der Johannes-Gutenberg Universität Mainz. Band I: Text, 306 pages; Band II: Anmerkungen, 268 pages, Mainz)

Articles and Book Chapters

  • “Jesus and the Law Revisited,” HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 67.1 (2011)
  • “The Historical Jesus: Contemporary Interpreters and New Perspectives,” in Henoch 32.2 (2010) 52-55 in 1-81
  • “Jesus and the Hope of Change: What Does it Mean for the Poor?” in Jesus as Peasant Sage: Engaging the Work of John Dominic Crossan (ed. Robert L. Webb; LNTS 370; London: T&T Clark, forthcoming)
  • “Attitudes to Judaism and the Law and Synoptic Relations” in Studies in the Synoptic Problem: Oxford Conference, April 2008 (ed. A. Gregory, P. Foster, J. S. Kloppenborg and J. Verheyden; BETL 239; Leuven: Peeters, 2011) 347-69
  • “Issues of Sexuality in 1Q28a/1QSa; 4Qpap cryptA Serekh ha-‛Edah/4Q249d, e,” in Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Texts from Cave 1 Sixty Years after Their Discovery: Proceedings of the Sixth Meeting of the IOQS in Ljubljana (ed. Daniel K. Falk; Sarianna Metso; Donald W. Parry and Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar; STDJ 91; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 91-98 pdf
  • “Sexuality in the World of Jesus and the Future,” Cross Purposes: A Forum for Theological Dialogue 21 (August, 2010) 12-25 and “William Loader Replies” Cross Purposes: A Forum for Theological Dialogue 22 (December 2010) 8-9 – responding to Hedley Fihaki, The Church’s Faith and Message is Controlled by the Biblical Witness” 3-8
  • “Challenged at the Boundaries: A Conservative Jesus in Mark’s Tradition” in New Testament Studies (Volume One: SAGE Benchmarks in Religious Studies; 4 vols; ed. Paul Foster; London: Sage, 2010) 2. (orig:  Journal for the Study of the New Testament  63 [1996] 45-61)
  • “Jesus and the Law” in Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus (4 vols; ed. T. Holmén and S. E. Porter; Leiden: Brill, 2010) 2745-72 pdf
  • “Proverbs’ ‘Strange Woman’: Image and Reality in LXX Proverbs and Ben Sira, Hebrew and Greek” in (ed. Martin Meiser; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010) 562-75
  • “Worthy Worship” in Christian Worship in Australia: Inculturating the Liturgical Tradition (ed. Stephen Burns and Anita Monro; Strathfield, NSW: St Paul’s, 2009) 109-16 pdf
  • “Poverty and Riches in the New Testament” in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church: Vol. V: Poverty and Riches (ed. Geoffrey D. Dunn, David Luckensmeyer, and Lawrence Cross; Strathfield: St Paul’s, 2009) 3-35
  • “The Strange Woman in Proverbs, LXX Proverbs and Aseneth” in Septuagint and Reception: Essays Prepared for the Association for the Study of the Septuagint in South Africa (ed. Johann Cook; SVT 127; Leiden: Brill, 2009)209-23 pdf
  • “Jubilees and Sexual Transgression: Reflections on Enochic and Mosaic Tradition,” Henoch 31/1 (2009) 48-54
  • “Sexuality and Ptolemy’s Greek Bible: Genesis 1-3 In Translation: ‘… Things Which They Altered For King Ptolemy’ (Genesis Rabbah 8.11)” in Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his World (ed. Paul McKechnie and Philippe Guillaume;Mnemosyne, Supplements ; History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity, 300; Leiden: Brill, 2008) 207-32
  • “Australia’s Day of Apology to the Stolen Generations of its Indigenous People” Expository Times 119 (2008) 385-86
  • “Attitudes towards Sexuality in Qumran and Related Literature – and the New Testament,” NTS 54 (2008) 338-54
  • “Finding Faith In Fact And Fiction: Making Sense Of The New Testament While Maintaining Our Integrity And The Integrity Of The Text” Colloquium40 (2008) 23-37
  • “What is ‘finished’? Revisiting Tensions in the Structure of Johannine Christology,” in The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel (ed. G. van Belle; BETL 200; Leuven: Peeters, 2007) 457-68
  • “The Beginnings of Sexuality in Genesis LXX and Jubilees,” in Die Septuaginta – Texte, Kontexte, Lebenswelten (ed. Martin Karrer and Wolfgang Kraus; WUNT 219; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007) 300-12
  • “Jubilees and Sexuality,” in “I Sowed Fruits into Hearts”(Odes Sol. 17:13): Festschrift for Michael Lattke (ed. Pauline Allen, Majella Franzmann, and Rick Strelan; Early Christian Studies 12; Strathfield: St Pauls, 2007) 117-36
  • “Sexuality and the Historical Jesus,” in Jesus from Judaism to Christianity: Continuum Approaches to the Historical Jesus (ed. Tom Holmén; London: T&T Clark, 2007) 34-48
  • “Jesus and the Law in John,” in Theology and Christology in the Fourth Gospel: Essays by Members of the Johannine Writings Seminar (BETL 184; ed. G. van Belle, J. G. Van der Watt, P. Maritz; Leuven: Leuven University Press; Leuven: Peeters, 2005) 135-54
  • “Sexuality in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs and the New Testament” in Chennattu, Rekha M. & Mary L. Coloe (eds) Transcending boundaries: Contemporary Readings of the New Testament: In Honour of Professor Francis Moloney, S.D.B.  (Rome: LAS Publications, 2005) 293-309
  • “‘The Passion of the Christ’ and the Suffering of Jesus,” Expository Times 115 (2004) 401-403
  • “Jesus and his death” (Arabic) (English) and “The miracles as ‘signs’,” (Arabic) (English) translated  in A Sufi Reading of the Gospel of John (ed. Mazhar Mallouhi et al.; Beirut: Dar Al Jil, 2004)
  • “Christian Communities in Earliest Christianity: The Church before the Churches” in Faith and Freedom: Christian Ethics in a Pluralist Culture (ed. D. Neville and P. Matthews, Australian Theological Forum Press, 2003) 45-52
  • “Melchisedek,” in Religion in der Geschichte und Gegenwart IV (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003)
  • “Good News – for the Earth? Reflections on Mark 1.1-15″ in Norman C. Habel and Vicky Balabanski (eds) The Earth Story in the New Testament (The Earth Bible 5; Sheffield, Sheffield Acad. Pr., 2002) 28-43
  • “‘Your Law’ – the Johannine perspective” in ‘was ihr auf dem Weg verhandelt habt’ Beiträge zur Exegese und Theologie des Neuen Testaments. Festschrift für Ferdinand Hahn zum 75. Geburtstag hgg von P. Müller, C. Gerber and T. Knöppler (Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 2001) 63-74
  • “Conversion and Baptism. A cross Cultural Perspective in the Light of the Encounter between Judaism and Hellenism” Bangalore Theological Forum 32.1 (2000)143-155
  • “Simple Choices? A response to John Dominic Crossan” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 31 (1999) 67-74
  • “Mark 7:1-23 and the historical Jesus” Colloquium The Australia New Zealand Theological Review30 (1998) 123-151
  • “ANZAC Day and the Lectionary” New Springboards Occasional Papers (1998) 1-4
  • “Jesus the Jew” Gesher. The Official Journal of the Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc. 1/6 (1997) 48-56 and Trinity Occasional Papers XVII,2 (1997) 5-24
  • “The Historical Jesus Puzzle” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 29 (1997) 131-150
  • “Challenged at the Boundaries: A Conservative Jesus in Mark’s Tradition” JSNT 63 (1996) 45-61
  • “John Michael Owen – Scholar, Teacher, Pastor” Trinity Occasional Papers XVI,1 (June, 1996) 123-128
  • “Interpreters of the Tradition” Trinity Occasional Papers XVI,1 (June, 1996) 31-49
  • “What about right and wrong?” in: Sexuality. Exploring the Issues (Melbourne: Uniting Church Press, 1996) 52-60
  • “Reimagining the historical Jesus. Recent Trends” Faith and Freedom. A Journal of Christian Ethics 3.3 (1994) 16-25
  • “The New Dead Sea Scrolls. New Light on Messianism and the History of the Community” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 25 (1993) 67-85
  • “Christian Communities in Earliest Christianity: The Church before the Churches” Faith and Freedom A Journal of Christian Ethics 2 (1993) 4-8
  • “Biblical Perspectives on Issues of Multiculturalism and Inculturation” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 24 (1992) 3-13 (an expanded version of:) “The Meaning of ‘Brother/Sister’ and ‘Stranger’ in Scripture. Biblical Perspectives on Issues of Multiculturalism and Inculturation” in D. Torresan (Ed.) Multiculturalism and the Catholic Church in WA (Perth: Office of Multicultural Pastoral Care and Catholic Migrant Centre, 1991) 76-95
  • “Hellenism and the Abandonment of Particularism in Jesus and Paul” Pacifica 4 (1991) 245-256 also in Radical ? Conservative? Social Issues in the New Testament. Papers from the Conference at Murdoch University with Professor Edwin Judge, 11 August 1990 (Perth: Murdoch University, 1991) 1-10
  • “John 1:51 and ‘the greater things’ of Johannine Christology” in C. Breytenbach and H. Paulsen (Ed.) Anfänge der Christologie. Festschrift für Ferdinand Hahn zum 65. Geburtstag am 18.1.91 (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht, 1991) 255-274
  • “The Dead Sea Scrolls – Christian Beginnings and Christian Faith” Trinity Occasional Papers 9 (1990) 78-91
  • “The Evangelistic Task in Educating the Ministry of the Church” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 23 (1990) 18-26
  • “Jesus and the Rogue in Luke 16,1-8A. The Parable of the Unjust Steward” Revue Biblique 86 (1989) 518-532
  • “Is it necessary to believe in an actual physical resurrection of Jesus Christ?” in: I. Tanner and D. Merritt (eds.) What Does Our Church Say? Questions Uniting Church People are Asking (Melbourne: Uniting Church Press, 1989) 23-24
  • “The New Testament and Resurrection: Reflections on Peter Carnley’s Book, ‘The Structure of Resurrection Belief’” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 22 (1989) 45-50
  • “Jesus Left Loose Ends – Reflections on Jesus and the Church” Pacifica 2 (1989) 210-228
  • “The Rogue Parable and ‘the Rogue Jesus’: an Interpretation of Luke 16:1-8a” in E. Osborn and L. McIntosh (Eds.) The Bible and European Literature (Melbourne: Academia) 197-206
  • “Baptism in Context – The New Testament Witness” Trinity Occasional Papers 6 (1987) 37-46
  • “The People of God, the Old Order and the Old Testament in the Epistle to the Hebrews” Trinity Occasional Papers 3 (1985) 68-77
  • “The Feasts of the Jews and the Sabbath Controversy (John 5:1-47)” in H. McGinlay (Ed.) The Years of John (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education; Sydney: Desbooks, 1985) 18-27
  • “Paul and Judaism – Is He Fighting Strawmen?” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 16 (1984) 11-20
  • “Jesus with the Jewish Crowds. 1:14 – 3:6″ in H. McGinlay (Ed.) The Year of Mark (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education/ Sydney: Desbooks, 1984) 19-29
  • “The Central Structure of Johannine Christology” New Testament Studies 30 (1984) 188-216
  • “Chapters Four to Seven. Life in God’s Kingdom” in H. McGinlay (Ed.) The Year of Matthew (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education; Sydney: Desbooks, 1983) 28-37
  • “Son of David, Blindness, Possession, and Duality in Matthew” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 44 (1982) 570-585
  • “The Gospel of Universal Salvation” in H. McGinlay (Ed.) The Year of Luke (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education; Sydney: Desbooks, 1982) 45-52
  • Biblical Reflections on Ecumenism – the Cake not the Icing (Perth: Western Australian Council of Churches/ Melbourne: Church of Christ Pamphlets, 1982) 12pp
  • “Hughes on Hebrews and Hermeneutics. Reflections on Graham Hughes’s Monograph” Colloquium. The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 15 (1981) 50-60
  • “Christ at the Right Hand – Ps. cx.1 in the New Testament” New Testament Studies 24 (1978/79) 199-217
  • “The Central Structure of Johannine Christology” in Religious Studies in the Pacific (Auckland: Auckland University Press) 87-95
  • “The Apocalyptic Model of Sonship” Journal of Biblical Literature 97 (1978) 525-544
  • “Luke’s Historical Docetism: The ‘Golden Age’ Approach to Christian Origins” in P. Davis and J. Hinchcliff (Eds.) Dialogue on Religion. New Zealand Viewpoints 1977 (Auckland: Auckland University Press) 59-63
  • “‘The Gifts of the Spirit’ – Trouble!” Minimag. A Methodist Ministerial Magazine 10 (1976) 8-9
  • “New Testament Christology and Evangelical Responsibility” Minimag . A Methodist Ministerial Magazine 2 (1973) 4-8

Short Notices/Reviews

2011   Review: James G. Crossley, The New Testament and Jewish Law: A Guide for the Perplexed (London/New York: Clark, 2010). Pp. viii + 133 in CBQ forthcoming

2011    Review: Torah in the New Testament: Papers Delivered at the Manchester-Lausanne Seminar of June 2008) LNTS 401; ed. of Michael Tait and Peter Oakes; London: T&T Clark, 2009) forthcoming RBL

2010    Review: Hector Avalos, Sarah Melcher, and Jeremy Schipper, eds., This Abled Body: Rethinking Disabilities in Biblical StudiesReview of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010)

2010    Review: Paula Gooder, Searching for Meaning: An Introduction to Interpreting the New Testament (London: SPCK; Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008) pp xxi + 230, CBQ 72 (2010) 374-76

2010    Review: John P. Meier, A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus, Volume 4: Law and LoveReview of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org]

2009    Review: No Longer Living as the Gentiles: Differentiation And Shared Ethical Values In Ephesians 4:17- 6:9 by Daniel Darko. RBL 6/6/09 http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/6667_7229.pdf

2009    Review: Sex in the Bible: A New Consideration by J. Harold Ellens. RBL 21/6/2009 http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/6856_7428.pdf

2009    Review: Enoch and the Messiah Son of Man: Revisiting the book of Parables (ed. Gabriele Boccaccini; Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007) in Hebrew Studies 50 (2009) 417-20

2009    Encyclopedia Article: “Adultery: V. New Testament,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al., Berlin: De Gruyter, 2009-)

2009    Review: Gabriele Boccaccini and John J. Collins, eds. The Early Enoch Literature (JSJSup 121) Leiden Boston: Brill, 2007 in Review of Biblical Literature (27 March 2009)

2009    Review: A Kingdom of Priests. Ancestry and Merit in Ancient Judaism. By Martha Himmelfarb. (Jewish Culture and Contexts). Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Press 2006 Journal for the Study of Judaism 40 (2009) 107-108

2008    Review: Stephen Voorwinde Jesus’ Emotions in the Fourth Gospel: Human or Divine? London T&T Clark, 2005. Review of Biblical Literature 1/19/2008

2008    Review:  Jörg Frey, Jan G. van der Watt, and Ruben Zimmermann, eds. Imagery in the Gospel of John: Terms, Forms, Themes, and Theology of Johannine Figurative Language. WUNT 200 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2006)ABR 56 (2008) 84-85

2008    Review: L. William Countryman, Dirt, Sex and Greed (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2007) in Expository Times 120 (2008) 97

2007    Review: Dieter Sänger and Matthias Konradt, eds. Das Gesetz im frühen Judentum und im Neuen Testament: Festschrift für Christoph Burchard (NTOA/SUNT 57) Göttingen: Vandenhoeck und Ruprecht; Fribourg: Academic Press, 2006, in Review of Biblical Literature 5 (2007)

2007    Review: Stanley E. Porter (ed.), Reading The Gospels Today (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2004) in Pacifica 20 (2007) 98-100

2007    “Adultery” in: Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (ed. Hans-Josef Klauck et al.; Berlin: de Gruyter)

2006    Review: Jörg Frey and Jens Schröter, eds. Deutungen des Todes Jesu im Neuen Testament (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2005) xi + 696pp. in Review of Biblical Literature 12 (2006)

2005    Review: Jo-Ann A. Brant, Dialogue and Drama: Elements of Greek tragedy in the Fourth Gospel (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 304pp. in Colloquium 37 (2005) 197-201

2004    Review: Matthias Konradt, Gericht und Gemeinde: Eine Studie zur Bedeutung und Funktion von Gerichtsaussagen im Rahmen der paulinischen Ekklesiologie und Ethik im 1 Thess und 1 Kor (BZNW 117; Berlin-New York, Walter de Gruyter, 2003) 641pp. in Biblica 85 (2004) 435-38 (Rome;)

2004    Review: R. Timothy McLay, The Use of the Septuagint in New Testament Research (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2003) 207pp in Colloquium: The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 36 (2004) 70-73

2003    Review: Cornelis Bennema, The Power of Saving Wisdom: An investigation of Spirit and Wisdom in Relation to the Soteriology of the Fourth Gospel (WUNT 2:148; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002) 318pp in Colloquium: The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 35 (2003) 102-106

2002    ”Melchisedek; ii Neues Testament” ,” in Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart: Handbuch für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft (Vol 5; 4th ed.; ed. Hans Dieter Betz et al.; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2002) 1017

2002      Francis J. Moloney, A Hard Saying: The Gospel and Culture (Collegeville: Liturgical, 2001) Pacifica 15 (2002) 217-218

2000      Nancy Victorin-Vangerud, The Raging Hearth: Spirit in the Household of God (Chalice, 2000) in Western Impact 10.2000 and Anglican Messenger 12.2000

1998      Victor Pfitzner, Hebrews. in Lutheran Theological Journal 32.3 (1998) 137-139

1997a     Francis Moloney, Signs and Shadows.  Reading John 5-12 (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) Gesher.  The Official Journal of the Council of Christians and Jews (Vic) Inc. 1/6 (1997) 78

1997b     Francis Moloney, Signs and Shadows.  Reading John 5-12 (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996) Colloquium.  The Australia New Zealand Theological Review 29 (1997) 161-165

1997c      Robert Crotty, The Jesus Question: The Historical Search  (Blackburn, Vic: HarperCollins Religious, 1996) Colloquium.  The Australia New Zealand Theological Review  29/1 (1997) 69-72

1997d      J. Fuellenbach, The Kingdom of God: the Message of Jesus Today (Maryknoll, N. Y.: Orbis Books, 1995, Pacifica 10/1 (1997) 105-107

1997e      Michael Drosnin, The Bible Code; in Western Impact 12.1997

1993        P. W. van der Horst Ancient Jewish Epigraphs. An Introductory survey of  a millenium of Jewish funerary epigraphy (300 BCE – 700 CE). Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 2 (Kampen: Kok Pharos, 1991) 179 pp.Colloquium.  The Australia New Zealand Theological Review  25 (1993) 113-114

1991        Nigel Watson, Easter Faith and Witness. (Melbourne: Joint Board of Christian Education, 1990) Pacifica 4 (1991) 238-240

1990        M. Hengel, The Johannine Question (London: SCM, TPI, 1989) Kings College Review XIII (1990) 50-52

1984        S. Sutherland, God, Jesus and belief (Oxford: Blackwell, 1984), Western Impact 4.1985

1982        H. Trenaman, The Greatest Question of All (1982) Western Impact 8.1982

1980        Robert Maddox, Witnesses to the End of the Earth (Sydney: United Theological College Publication, 1980) Western Impact 10.1980