Chaplain and Welfare Fellow
I teach New Testament papers in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, and also for visiting students. Additionally I have taught New Testament for the Diocese of Oxford.
My research focuses on the New Testament (especially the gospels and Acts) and other early Christian literature (especially the Apostolic Fathers and Christian Apocrypha). I am co-editor of two series of early Christian texts published by Oxford University Press: the Oxford Apostolic Fathers, and the Oxford Early Christian Gospel Texts.
I am currently working on the reception of traditions about Jesus in the period after the New Testament, on Christian Apocrypha, and on the political context of early Christianity in the Roman Empire.
Responsibilities as Chaplain and Welfare Fellow
There are two main components to the role of Chaplain: pastoral care, and oversight of the Chapel.
As one of a number of officers who shares responsibility for welfare in Univ, I am readily available to all members of the college and to its staff who are welcome to contact me at any time. The College has a very diverse community, and most of my work takes place in a context of pastoral support in which no assumptions are made as to whether individuals hold to any religious beliefs or to none. My room is on Staircase 6, in the Main Quad, the telephone number is 2-76663. I live nearby and can easily be contacted via the Porters’ Lodge if not in College. If you wish to do so, you are welcome to call in socially, or talk to me in confidence at any time and on any matter.
The Gospel according to the Hebrews and the Gospel of the Ebionites (OECGT; Oxford: OUP, 2017)
Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Apocrypha (Oxford: OUP, 2015), contributor, and co-editor with Christopher Tuckett, Tobias Nicklas and Joseph Verheyden
New Studies in the Synoptic Problem (BETL 239; Leuven: Peeters Press, 2011), contributor, and co-editor with Paul Foster, John Kloppenborg and Joseph Verheyden
Rethinking the Reception and Unity of Acts (Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2010), contributor, and co-editor with Kavin Rowe
The Fourfold Gospel Commentary (London: SPCK, 2006; published in the USA as New Proclamation Commentary on the Gospels, Philadelphia, MN: Fortress, 2006), contributor and editor
The Reception of the New Testament in the Apostolic Fathers, (Oxford: OUP, 2005), contributor, and co-editor with Christopher Tuckett
The Reception of Luke and Acts in the Period before Irenaeus (WUNT 2.169; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003)
Four Witnesses, One Gospel? Reflections on the Fourfold Gospel and the Revised Common Lectionary (Grove Biblical Series 36; Cambridge: Grove Books, 2005)
In addition to many chapters in edited books and articles in journals.