Lecturer in Biblical Studies
Gillian grew up in England and studied Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford. She taught in schools in England and Australia before moving into theological studies. She has tutored at Ridley College, taught at the Presbyterian Theological College and lectured in Early Christianity at the Australian Catholic University (ACU).
Gillian teaches biblical studies at MST and has developed MST’s archaeology study tour program. She regularly takes students on digs to Israel and is at her happiest when hot and dirty with a trowel in her hand.
Gillian is also a part-time doctoral candidate at ACU researching how everyday Koine Greek papyri inform our understanding of the New Testament.
Gillian is a member of the Steering Committee for the Society of Biblical Literature’s Biblical Lexicography program unit and vice-chair of the board of Summer Institute of Linguistics Australia.
In the wider Christian community Gillian has preached at churches and conferences in Victoria and interstate.
“Towards a Zero-Waste Lifestyle.” Zadok Perspectives 146 (forthcoming). With Michael Bräutigam (eds.), Engaging Ethically in a Strange New World: A View from Down Under. ACT Monograph Series. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock, 2019.
“Psalm 137 and Its Canonical Placement.” Paradosis: A Journal of Bible and Theology 2 (2015).
“God as Husband and Christ as Bridegroom: A Critical Reassessment of the Divine Conjugal Metaphor.” Paradosis: A Journal of Bible and Theology 1 (2014).
“Evidence from Non-Literary Papyri for High Register Lexical Choices in a Pauline Epistolary Formula.” International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, forthcoming.
“The Case for Substantial Revision of Lexicon Entries for Μνεία: Some Overlooked Factors Worth Mentioning.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, CA. November 23, 2019.
“Where Has All the Romance Gone? Blending Theory and the Divine Conjugal Metaphor.” Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA. November 21, 2015.
“Wisdom in James.” Melbourne School of Theology Chinese Symposium on the Letter of James, August 8, 2015.
UNITS TAUGHT BY Gillian
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