Publications

For the time being, please check my work homepage and my academia.edu page for more details and some texts available online.

Most of my early publications were written for scholars, that is, they assume specialist knowledge in the field.

1  Journal Articles (peer-reviewed)

The following papers appeared in journals that are, to my knowledge, peer-reviewed.

  • “Some Witnesses Have …”: The Representation of the New Testament Text in English Bible Versions. TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism 12 (2007), 1-18. http://purl.org/TC
  • Philo and Female Homoeroticism: Philo’s Use of ΓΥΝΑΝΔΡΟΣ and Recent Work on Tribades. Journal for the Study of Judaism 30 (1999) 140-147.
  • ‘Pretty Boys’ in Philo’s De Vita Contemplativa. Studia Philonica Annual 10 (1998) 87-107.
  • Philo and the Presence of the Therapeutrides at Lake Mareotis. Neotestamentica 32 (1998) 191-201.
  • Human Sexuality, History, and Culture: Some Methodological Problems of Studying ‘Sexuality’ in the New Testament and its World. Scriptura 62 (1997) 335-361.
  • The Concept of Class and the Social-Scientific Interpretation of the New Testament: Some Observations on the Analysis of Pauline Christianity in the Context of the Society of the Early Roman Principate. Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 38 (1997) 70-84.
  • In Fear of Androgyny: Theological Reflections on Masculinity and Sexism, Male Homosexuality and Homophobia, Romans 1:24-27 and Hermeneutics (A Response to Alexander Venter). Journal of Theology for Southern Africa 93 (1995) 32-50.
  • Greek ‘Homosexuality’: Whither the Debate? Akroterion 39 (1994) 46-63. [co-author; with Michael Lambert]
  • What Did the ΣΚΗΝΟΠΟΙΟΣ Paul Produce? Neotestamentica 27 (1993) 391-402.

2 Journal Articles and Book Sections (not peer-reviewed)

  • Climate Change and God’s Created World in the Scriptures. (Forthcoming)
  • Social Justice and Social Analysis: Foundations in the Scriptures. (Forthcoming)
  • A Church-State Covenant on the Environment? Pacific Journal of Theology 44 (2010) 30-56.
  • Who Knows? Wikipedia, Teaching and Research. SBL Forum 4 (9). sbl-site.org
  • Representing ‘the Text’ in Pacific Bible Translations. Pacific Journal of Theology 26 (2001) 21-54.
  • [Three encyclopaedia entries on St Paul; Josephus Flavius; and Philo of Alexandria.] In: Haggerty, G E (ed) 2000. Gay Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland.
  • Der Inselstaat ist tief gespalten. Der Überblick: Zeitschrift für Ökumenische Begegnung und Internationale Zusammenarbeit 36 (3/2000): 80-85. [co-author; with Manfred Ernst]
  • The Essentialist – Social Constructionist Debate and Biblical Research. In: De Gruchy, S & Germond, P (eds) 1997. Aliens in the Household of God: Homosexuality and Christian Faith in South Africa. Cape Town: David Philip. 270-94.

3 Dissertations / Theses

N.B.: After a merger, the former University of Natal is now known as the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The department I studied in was known variously as the Department of Theological Studies, the School of Theology, and now the School of Religion and Theology (SORAT).

  • New Testament exegesis and sociology: a critique of Gerd Theissen’s ‘Sociology of early Palestinian Christianity’. BA(Hons) dissertation. University of Natal. Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. (November 1989). 61pp.
  • The Apostle Paul and His Community in Corinth: A Study in Selected Issues of Socio-Economic Context and Practice. MA thesis, University of Natal (January 1992). Internal examiner: Prof. J.A. Draper (University of Natal); external examiner: Prof. C.A. Wanamaker (University of Cape Town). 294pp.
  • Sexual Desire, ‘Deviant Behaviour’, and Moral Discourse in the Writings of Paul and Philo: An Historical-Exegetical Study of the Moral Problematisation of Sexual Desire and Behaviour in First-Century Hellenistic Judaism and Christianity, With Special Reference to the Work of Michel Foucault. PhD dissertation, University of Natal (August 1998). Supervisor and internal examiner: Prof. J.A. Draper (University of Natal); external examiners: Prof. L.W. Countryman (CDSP, Berkeley, USA), Prof. S.E. Fowl (Loyola College in Maryland, Baltimore, USA). 364pp.

4 Electronic Book (self-published)

  • Computer Skills for Theology and Ministry (v. 2.2, October 2009). Free electronic book (111pp.), available at archive.org

5  Electronic Resources

  • Associate Editor, New Testament Gateway: ntgateway.com
  • Online resources for Biblical hermeneutics: https://biblicalhermeneutics.wordpress.com (Internet site which offers links to more than 250 online texts) [ongoing since April 2003]
  • Biblical Studies Support Disk (2003-2009): CD-ROM compilation with numerous freeware and shareware programmes for Biblical work; e.g. Bible software, Bible atlas, general software.

6 Book Reviews

  • Review of Daring, trusting spirit: Bonhoeffer’s friend, Eberhard Bethge by John de Gruchy. Political Theology 8.4 (2008) 510-513. politicaltheology.com
  • Silently farting in the face of the empire. Political Theology 7.1 (2006), 101-108. politicaltheology.com
  • Review of Contemporary Biblical Hermeneutics: An Introduction by Manfred Oeming. Neotestamentica 40.2 (2006), 431-434.
  • Review of Worlds of Memory and Wisdom: Encounters of Jews and African Christians, ed. Jean Halpérin & Hans Ucko. Theology 109.851 (2006) 375-376.
  • Review of e-Sword for Windows. Bible Software Review (2005). bsreview.org
  • Palm Bible+: A Review. Bible Software Review (2004). bsreview.org
  • Review of Paul and Empire by Richard A. Horsley. Theologia Viatorum: Journal of Theology and Religion in Africa 24 (1997) 67-71.

7 Other Writings

  • BibleWorks 4.0: A Short Introduction. (2001) Unpublished manual, Pacific Theological College.
  • A General Introduction to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (The TLG_E CD-ROM at PTC). Unpublished manual, Pacific Theological College (2001).
  • As Fiji’s Crisis Continues, Churches Express Doubts about Coup Leaders. Ecumenical News International No. 00-0246 (19/06/00).
  • Two Weeks into Crisis, Fiji’s Churches Struggle with Its Implications. Ecumenical News International No.00-0212 (02/06/00) [with Felicity Szesnat]
  • Churches Distance Themselves from Attempted Coup in Fiji. Ecumenical News International No.00-0201 (22/05/00). [with Felicity Szesnat]

8  Conference Papers & Other Presentations

  • Social Justice and Social Analysis. One (of two) facilitators and speakers at a series of three-day workshops for the Anglican Diocese of Polynesia, Tikanga Pasifika, for clergy and lay people: 1-3 August 2011 (Suva, Viti Levu, Fiji Islands); 13-15 December 2011 (Labasa, Vanua Levu, Fiji Islands).
  • Learning and Teaching Mission. Workshop session at the Viwa Mission Conference, Viwa Island, Fiji (April 2010).
  • Social Analysis in the Scriptures and Social Analysis in the History of Christianity; two workshop sessions at a Social Analysis workshop in Suva, Fiji (May 2010).
  • The Things That Can Happen When We Read Parables in Their Full Gospel Context; Or: An Extraordinary Μετάνοια Requires a Sobering Story, Not a Parable (Lk 19:1-28). Paper given at the Theological Café, School of Religion and Theology, Pietermaritzburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (February 2009) and at the Annual Meeting of the Peterborough Project students, Peterborough, UK (July 2009).
  • Covenant, Creation and Crisis: Theological Discussion Paper for the Pacific Council of Churches’ Research Project STP402, “Church – State Covenant on the Environment” (Suva, Fiji Islands, November 2008).
  • Theological Education in a non-residential key. Paper for a meeting of the staff and students of the Seth Mokitimi Methodist Seminary, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa (February 2009).
  • Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Bible and Sexuality Conundrum. Invited Paper, Peterborough Theological Society, 28 November 2007.
  • Ausbildung, Ordination & Amt in der Church of England (insbesondere ‘non-stipendiary ministry’). Invited paper at the annual meeting of the Internationale Konfererenz der Predigerseminare (Stuttgart, 31/03/05).
  • Taking the Bible seriously in the sexuality debate [talk at various meetings in East Anglia, 2004]
  • Recent developments in New Testament scholarship (day-long course for Methodist local preachers in East Anglia, focussing on narrative and social-scientific criticism as exegetical tools; November 2003)
  • Contextual Bible Study (Workshop presentation, Network East Anglia, April 2002)
  • Talking about ‘Sex in Those Days’: Michel Foucault and the Debate about an Ancient ‘History of Sexuality’. Invited public lecture hosted by the Dept. of History, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand (05/05/00).
  • Sex and Scripture in the Ecumenical Encounter (or: Reflections on the Pain of Real Ecumenical Relationships). Invited talk at the ‘Wednesday Forum’ of the School of Ministry, Knox College, Dunedin, New Zealand (03/05/00).
  • Textual Criticism and the Publication of Bible Translations. Bible Translation Section, Annual Meeting, Society for Biblical Literature, Boston, USA (21/11/99), & Fiji Biblical Studies Society Meeting, Suva, Fiji (17/07/99).
  • St.Paul and Homosexuality: Romans 1 and the ‘Nature’ Issue. College talk at Queen’s Theological College, Birmingham, UK (04/12/97).
  • Pretty Boys, Female Disease and Aged Virgins in De Vita Contemplativa: Some Aspects of a Philonic Chapter in a History of ‘Sexuality’. Philo of Alexandria Group, Annual Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, San Francisco, USA (24/11/97).
  • Methodological Reflections on the Study of ‘Sexuality’ in the World of the New Testament. Annual Congress, New Testament Society of South Africa, Stellenbosch (04/03/97).
  • ΦΥΣΙΣ in Rom 1:26-27 and 1 Cor 11:14-15: Paul’s ‘Argument from Nature’ and its (Mis-) Use in the Contemporary Theological Debate on Human Sexuality. Annual Congress, New Testament Society of South Africa, Pretoria (12/04/96).
  • Philo of Alexandria and Michel Foucault’s History of Sexuality. Annual Congress, New Testament Society of South Africa, Hekpoort, South Africa (31/03/94).
  • The Concept of ‘Class’ and the Society of the Early Roman Empire. Roman Studies Conference, University of Natal, Durban, South Africa (08/07/92).