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Scriptural Sexuality: From Ugarit to Islam — and beyond.

An international online workshop

School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, 03–04 August 2022

Scriptural Sexuality is the theme of a workshop and a volume to be dedicated to the memory of Professor John T. Greene.  

Professor John Tracy Greene (May 05, 1944 – March 25, 2021) was a religious studies scholar, a biblical scholar and an archaeologist. 

Following John's inter-religious, comparative approach to the study of religions and the Bible, the Scriptural Sexuality workshop will comprise of new scholarship on the broader theme of sexuality in the traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; as well as in the Ancient Near Eastern civilisation of Ugarit.   

They will explore the presentation, or mis-presentation, of sexual/ised characters — divine, human, or otherwise — through one, or more, of these religious traditions, in linkage with their scriptures.  

The papers in the workshop will examine expressions of sexuality in various scriptural texts, from early scripture, to reception history and legal theory, and from ancient to contemporary times. 

The papers included represent a variety of perspectives, and disciplines, such as music, theology, art, literature, history, archaeology, law, medicine, and more.   

The papers to be presented in this workshop will corporate an edited volume on the theme of Scriptural Sexuality.  


  • Albert McClure
  • Alin Jabbari
  • Carson Crawford
  • Asigor P. Sitanggang
  • Christopher Ryan Jones
  • David J. Cohen
  • George G. Nicol
  • Ilona Gerbakher
  • Keren Abbou Hershkovits
  • Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
  • Mark J. Keown   
  • Max Stern
  • Nirmal Fernando
  • Rami Arav
  • Ruth Ann Wrobel
  • Sharon Roubach
  • Yitzhak (Itzik) Peleg
  • Zahra Ardekanifard & Rasool Akbari
  • Zahra Mohagheghian
  • Zohar Hadromi-Allouche