Research Publications


The Matter of the Text: Material Engagements between Luke and the Five Senses. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011

An Ecological Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Luke: A Gestational Paradigm. Lewiston NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005

See reviews  by Elizabeth DowlingNorman Habel and Rohun Park.

Edited Collections

Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics, co-edited with Carol Hogan, Kim Power, and Claire Renkin (Sheffield: Equinox, 2013).

Climate Change-Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities, co-edited with David Gormley O’Brien (Preston: Mosaic Press, 2013).

Book Chapters

‘Rethinking Neighbour Love: A Conversation between Political Theology and Ecological Ethics’, in ‘Where the Wild Ox Roams’: Biblical Essays in Honour of Norman C. Habel, edited by Alan H. Cadwallader and Peter L. Trudinger, 58-75, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013.

“Interpreting the Time: Climate Change and the Climate in/of the Gospel of Luke”, in Climate Change–Cultural Change: Religious Responses and Responsibilities, edited by Anne Elvey and David Gormley-O’Brien, 78-91, Preston: Mosaic Books, 2013.

“Living one for the other: Eucharistic hospitality as ecological hospitality”, in Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics, edited by Anne Elvey, Carol Hogan, Kim Power and Claire Renkin, 186-205, Sheffield: Equinox, 2013.

“The matter of texts: a material intertextuality and ecocritical engagements with the Bible”, in Ecocritical Theory: New European Approaches, edited by Axel Goodbody and Kate Rigby, 181-93, Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.

“Women, Authority, and the Bible: Ecological Feminist Considerations”, in Hermeneutics and the Authority of Scripture, edited by Alan Cadwallader, 1-10, Adelaide: ATF Theology, 2011.

“Material Elements: The Matter of Women, the Matter of Earth, the Matter of God” in Post-Christian Feminisms, edited by Lisa Isherwood and Kathleen McPhillips, 53–69, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008.

“Generativity and Place: The Genealogies of Genesis 1 to 11 and Negotiating a Sense of Place in Australia” in Redirected Travel: Alternative Journeys and Places in Biblical Studies, ed. Roland Boer and Edgar W. Conrad, 144–61, Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 382, London and New York: T & T Clark International, 2003.

“Storing up death, storing up life: an Earth story in Luke 12:13–34” in The Earth Story in the New Testament. The Earth Bible 5, ed. Norman Habel and Vicky Balabanski, 95–107, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002.

“The Pregnant Body: Questions of Representation from the Worlds of Ancient Sumer to Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity” in Ecology, Gender and the Sacred, ed. Constant J. Mews and Kate Rigby, 14–28, Clayton, Vic.: Centre for Studies in Religion and Theology, Monash University, 1999.

Journal Articles

“Love and Justice in the Gospel of Luke—Ecology, the Neighbour and Hope”, Australian Biblical Review 60, no. 2 (2012): 1–17.

“Partnering the waters in Luke 8:22–25”, in Water: A Matter of Life and Death, edited by Norman Habel and Peter Trudinger, Interface 14, no. 1 (2011): 81-94

“The Bible and the Earth: toward a materialist ecohermeneutics”, Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review 42, 2 (November 2010): 131–50.

“Ashes and dust: on (not) speaking about God ecologically” in Eco-Theology, edited by Elaine Wainwright, Luiz Carlos Susin and Felix Wilfred; Concilium 3 (2009): 33-42

Roland Boer, Rescuing the Bible: A response,” The Bible and Critical Theory 5 (2): pp. 20.1–20.8. DOI: 10.2104/bc090020.

“Can there be a forgiveness that makes a difference ecologically?: An eco-materialist account of forgiveness as freedom (aphesis) in the Gospel of Luke” Pacifica: Australasian Theological Studies 22, 2 (June 2009): 148–70

“Beyond Culture? Nature/culture dualism and the Christian other-worldly” Ethics and the Environment 11, 2 (Fall/Winter 2006): 63-84.

“Earth as intertext: ‘ … the stones would shout out … ‘ (Luke 19:40),” The Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin Vol. 35, No. 2 (April 2006): 27-29.

Touching (on) death: On ‘being toward’ the other in the Gospel of Luke,” The Bible and Critical Theory 2 (2) (June 2006): pp. 15.1–15.17. DOI: 10.2104/bc060015.

“Desiring the peaceable kingdom? Use/respect dualism, the enigma of predation and human relationships to other animals,” PAN: Philosophy, Activism, Nature 3 (2005): 31–40.

“Earthing the Text? On the Status of the Biblical Text in Ecological Perspective,” Australian Biblical Review 52 (2004): 64–79.

“Beyond Sex and Gender…? Toward an ecological approach to sexed embodiment,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 6, 3 (Sep. 2004): 436–53.

“The Material Given: Bodies, Pregnant Bodies and Earth,” Australian Feminist Studies 18, 4 (Jul. 2003): 199–209.

“Connecting and reconnecting: tracing some intersections between senses of genealogy and senses of place,” Coming into Country: PAN (Philosophy Activism Nature) 2 (2002): 109–117.

Legacies of violence toward the other: Toward a consideration of the outsider within the Lukan narrative,” Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review 34, 1 (May 2002): 21–34.

“The Birth of the Mother: a reading of Luke 2:1–20 in conversation with some recent feminist theory on pregnancy and birth,” Pacifica: Australasian Theological Studies 15, 1 (Feb. 2002): 1–15.

To Bear the Other: Toward a Passionate Compassion (an ecological feminist reading of Luke 10:25–37),” Sea Changes: Journal of Women Scholars of Religion and Theology 1 (2001)