Academic papers

A critique of the James Bejon critique of The Day the Revolution Began

A critique of the James Bejon critique of The Day the Revolution Began

James Bejon in his Academia paper, “A Critical Review of Tom Wright’s Revolution” makes four criticisms of Tom Wright’s, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of the Crucifixion.

Ephesians 5:31‒32 and the People of God

Ephesians 5:31‒32 and the People of God

This paper looks to demonstrate that Adam and Eve’s marriage recorded in Gen 2:23 occupies a different conceptual domain to that of subsequent marriages described in Gen 2:24

How the Church Redefined Marriage

How the Church Redefined Marriage

The understanding of marriage in Western Christendom developed away from the social contract model of the Hebrew Bible and New Testament to a marriage model based on a sexual sacramental union rooted in a neoplatonic understanding of Genesis 2:23‒24 and Ephesians 5:31‒32.

Marriage and Divorce in the Judaean Desert Documents

Marriage and Divorce in the Judaean Desert Documents

A Key to New Testament Interpretation?

New Testament Divorce and Remarriage Teaching: Three Hermeneutical Keys

New Testament Divorce and Remarriage Teaching: Three Hermeneutical Keys

This paper will use three hermeneutical keys to unlock some aspects of the disputed NT pericopae on divorce and remarriage to enable an exegesis that is sensitive to its first century context.

The Impassibility of God Reconsidered in Light of Modern Conceptual Metaphor Theory

The Impassibility of God Reconsidered in Light of Modern Conceptual Metaphor Theory

This paper looks to challenge the classical view of the impassibility of God.

The Lost Legacy of The Reformation: An Apocalyptic Metanarrative

The Lost Legacy of The Reformation: An Apocalyptic Metanarrative

An Augustinian neoplatonic demythologised perspective came to dominate post-apostolic Christendom whereby Adam replaced Satan in the Bible’s metanarrative.

The Samaritan Woman Meets the Bridegroom Messiah: An Implied Christology

The Samaritan Woman Meets the Bridegroom Messiah: An Implied Christology

This paper looks to demonstrate that the conversation with the Samaritan woman in John 4 is a betrothal scene which points to Jesus’s self-perception of his own deity, and that the Gospel writer was telling his readers such in his account of that meeting.

What Jesus Really Said About Divorce - A Reply to Dan Knight

What Jesus Really Said About Divorce - A Reply to Dan Knight

Dan Knight has written an interesting and well-argued paper: “What Jesus Really Said: Putting Away the Mistranslations About Divorce.”