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New Zealand Certificate in Adult and Tertiary Education (Open Polytechnic).

PhD (University of Otago).

Bachelor of Divinity (University of Otago).

Bachelor of Arts (University of Otago).


Ordained as a Deacon in 1988, and a Priest in 1989, in the Anglican Diocese of Dunedin.


Original Articles:

‘Word, Words and World’, Colloquium, May 1991, 71-84;

 ‘Gratuitous Truth: Metaphor and Revelation’, Colloquium, May, 1992, 29-43;

‘Janet Martin Soskice, Metaphor and a Theology of Grace’,
Scottish Journal of Theology, 46, April 1993, 512-38;

‘Christ at the Centre: The Logic of Biblical Christianity’, Affirm, December 1994.

‘Reconciliation and Responsibility’, Interface I/1, April 1998.

‘Eschatological Apologetics’, Anvil, 2004.

‘Becoming Church in the 21st Century’, Church of Ireland Gazette, 2007.

Various review articles for J. Theol. Studies, 2000 -

‘Developing Collaborative Ministry: A Consultation Paper’, Parts I & II, Search, 30/2 & 30/3, 2007.

Essays as Contributions to Books:

‘Response to Janet Martin Soskice's, “The Truth Looks Different From Here”’, in Christ and Context, Hilary D. Regan, Alan J. Torrance (eds.), T. & T. Clark, Edinburgh, 1993, 63‑72.

‘Theological Geography’, Theological Fragments: Essays in Honour of Alan Torrance. M. Rae, D. B. Hamill (eds), Lada, Dunedin, 1994, 8-19.

‘Orthodoxy and the Person of Christ’, in P. Trebilco (ed.) Considering Orthodoxy. Colcom Press, Orewa, NZ, 1995, 46-58.

'"Dressing the Wounds of the People": Theology, Culture and Health Care'; “‘Is There No Balm in Gilead?": Idolatry and the Dollar Culture'; “Health Care and the Theology of Death: Response to Colin Gunton’s ‘Sin, Death and the Resurrection of the Body: Towards an Eschatology of Personhood’”, all in H. Regan et al. (eds.), Beyond Mere Health: Theology and Health Care in a Secular Society, A.T. F., Melbourne, 1996, 196-218, 176-195, 50-63.

'Creation and Postmodernity', in V. Pfitzner and H. Regan (eds.), in The Task of       Theology Today: Doctrines and Dogmas, T. & T. Clark, 1999.

'Nature, Sex and the Cross: Homosexuality and Christian Discipleship', in M. Rae & G. Redding (eds.), More than a Single Issue, A.T.F., Hindmarsh, 2000; 122-140.

 ‘Between Women and Men’, in C. Gunton (ed.), The Theology of Reconciliation, T & T Clark, 2003; 125ff.

‘Scripture and Community’, in Richard Clarke (ed.), The Authority of Scripture. Church of Ireland, 2006.

'Disability and the Theology of 4-D Personhood', in Andrew Picard and Myk Habets (eds), Theology and the Experience of Disability. Oxford: Routledge, 2016; 9 – 20.

'Cancer and Creation', in Tim Meadowcroft and Carolyn Blyth (eds), Spirituality and Cancer. Accent, 2015.

‘Gunton and Theological Language’, in Andrew Picard and Murray Rae (eds), T & T Clark Companion to Colin Gunton (London: T & T Clark, forthcoming)


Realist Christian Theology in a Postmodern Age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Word, Words and World: How a Wittgensteinian Perspective on Metaphor-Making Reveals the Theo-logic of Reality. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013.


1993- Member, Princeton Center of Theological Inquiry.

1993-94 Fulbright Scholar.

1991 Harriette Jenkins Award, NZ Federation of University Women.

1990-91 Post Ordination Scholar, St John’s College, Auckland.