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).
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”.
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)
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.
he book of Genesis (especially in relation to the Qur’an and its exegesis), the textual relationship between the Qur’an and Bible, biblical characters within the Islamic tradition.
|Mark Sweetnamfirstname.lastname@example.org||My research interests focus on Biblical interpretation in early modern Protestantism and in contemporary evangelicalism and fundamentalism. I have a particular interest in the history and development of dispensationalism.|
Medieval women, gender and sexuality. Current research focuses on King David as a figure of masculinity in medieval Christian and Jewish culture, drawing on a variety of sources from across Europe.
|Garrick Allenemail@example.com||Early Jewish and Christian interpretive practices; textual transmission; manuscripts and material culture; reception history; apocalyptic literature; scribalism; textual criticism.|
|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
An historian of Puritanism and evangelicalism, with a particular interest in print culture. I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (2004), and held posts in early modern literature and history in the University of Manchester (2004-2007) and Trinity College Dublin (2000-2004, 2007-2012), where I was elected a Fellow (2011), before taking up my current position at Queen’s (2013), and acting as head of the School of History and Anthropology (2015-16) and Queen#8217;s director of the AHRC Northern Bridge PhD programme (2017-2020).
As Curator of the Western Collections at the Chester Beatty, I am responsible for the early Christian papyrus, European manuscripts and prints, and Christian manuscripts and bindings. My research interests cover manuscript illumination and iconography, the history of the book and early European print culture. I have curated a number of exhibitions at the museum, including Costume Parisiens (2013–14), Wicked Wit (2015–16) and Mystery of Mani (2019–20), with publications including Miniature Masterpiece: The Coëtivy Hours
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 Research Project)
Current and Recent PhD Students:
Prof Loren Stuckenbruck (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München)
Dr James Aitken (Cambridge University)
Prof Thomas Römer (Collège de France)
Dr Lena-Sophia Tiemyer (Örebro School of Theology)