If you are engaged in research which involves or relates to biblical studies, and wish to be associated with the Centre, please email your CV and a cover letter to the Director (see below).
|David Shepherd (Director)||
Hebrew Bible (esp. Deuteronomistic History and Ezra-Nehemiah); Bible and Migration; Aramaic interpretive traditions of the Second Temple Period; Targum; Representations of the Bible in the performing arts (esp. theatre and cinema)
Ancient Jewish thought and practice from 2nd c. BCE to 2nd c. CE; Dead Sea Scrolls; the synoptic gospels, the book of Revelation, conceptualizations of “evil”, the phenomenon of ancient “apocalypticism”.
The study of devotion and religious identity in the Graeco-Roman world; Greek language, the interpretation of the New Testament and its reception; the use of pagan sources in Jewish and early Christian literature and early Christian art.
Interpretation of biblical Hebrew poetry, esp. Isaiah; the potential for biblical poetry and particularly metaphor to enliven theological imagination; the role of memory in the development of exilic period theology.
Twelfth and thirteenth century European manuscripts: illumination of the Psalter
|Wenhua Shifirstname.lastname@example.org||‘Pauline literature and thought; body language; Dead Sea Scrolls’ with ‘New Testament; the Apostle Paul (epistles and Diaspora and Palestine contexts); historical Jesus studies; and Christianities in China today.|
The Latin Bible in Ireland; Aramaic and the Targum
Insular manuscripts, including biblical ones; history and culture, sixth-ninth centuries; history and manuscripts of Scotland and northern England from the Norman Conquest to c.1200
Revelation; apocalyptic literature; representations of gender, ageing and structures of power in biblical texts; portrayals of divinity and animality in Revelation; Babylon the Great.
Judaism and Christianity in the Second Temple period and Late Antiquity; mystical and apocalyptic texts and traditions; early Jewish notions of the ontology of the self; New Testament (especially Pauline) ideas about the divine-human nature of the self.
Current and Recent PhD Students:
Prof Loren Stuckenbruck (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)
Dr James Aitken (Cambridge University)
Prof Thomas Römer (Université de Lausanne and Collège de France)
Dr Lena-Sophia Tiemyer (University of Aberdeen)
Dr William Olhausen (Church of Ireland Theological Institute)
Dr Brad Anderson (Dublin City University/Mater Dei)