Publications

Books

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

  • Reviewed by Fergus J. King, in Colloquium: The Australian and New Zealand Theological Review 44, no. 2 (2012): 278–80; and
  • Lyle Story, in Review of Biblical Literature (18 February 2016)

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

  • Reviewed by Rohun Park, in The Bible and Critical Theory 4, no. 2 (2008);
  • Norman Habel, in Australian Religious Studies Review 21, no. 1 (2008): 116–17; and
  • Elizabeth Dowling, in Australian Biblical Review 55 (2007)
Edited collections

Ecological Aspects of War: Engagements with Biblical Texts, co-edited with Keith Dyer with assistance from Deborah Guess. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017. Preview on Google Books.

Ecological Aspects of War: Religious and Theological Perspectives from Australia, co-edited with Deborah Guess and Keith Dyer. A Forum for Theology in the World 3, no. 2. Adelaide: ATF Press, 2016

Reinterpreting the Eucharist: Explorations in Feminist Theology and Ethics, co-edited with Carol Hogan, Kim Power, and Claire Renkin. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2013. Preview on Google Books.

  • Reviewed by Susan I. Bubbers, in The Evangelical Quarterly 86, no. 4 (2014): 367–72
  • Stephen Burns, in Australian Journal of Liturgy 14, no. 1 (2014): 39–40;
  • Marian K. Diaz, in New Theology Review 26, no. 1 (Sep 2013): 92–93;
  • Julie Gittoes, in The Journal of Theological Studies 65, no. 1 (April 2014): 385–88;
  • Janette Gray, in Pacifica 26, no. 3 (Oct 2013): 333–36;
  • Karen O’Donnell, in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion 28, no. 3 (2015): 340–41; and
  • Christopher A. Stephenson, in International Journal of Public Theology 7, no. 4 (2013): 493–94.

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

  • Reviewed by Thea Ormerod, in Australian eJournal of Theology 21, no. 2 (August 2014)
Book chapters (past 5 years and forthcoming)
In Preparation

‘Embodied Knowing: A Cultural History of Women and Christianity in the Modern Age (1920–present): Science and Technology’, in A Cultural History of Women and Christianity in the Modern Age (1920–present), edited by Lisa Isherwood, Routledge forthcoming.

‘Climate as Context’, in Horizons of Contextuality: Theological and Hermeneutical Explorations from the Great South Land (Australia), edited by Jione Havea, publisher TBC.

Under Revision

‘Feminism and Ecological Criticism: Possibilities and Tensions’, in The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Approaches to the Hebrew Bible, edited by Susanne Scholz, OUP forthcoming

Forthcoming

‘Ecological Feminist Hermeneutics’, in The Oxford Handbook of the Bible and Ecology, edited by Hilary Marlow and Mark Harris, OUP forthcoming.

‘Feminist Ecologies in Biblical Interpretation: An Australian Example’, in Feminist Ecologies: Changing Environments in the Anthropocene, edited by Lara Stevens, Palgrave Macmillan forthcoming

2017

‘Reading the Magnificat in Australia in Contexts of Conflict’, in Ecological Aspects of War: Engagements with Biblical Texts, edited by Keith Dyer and Anne Elvey, with Deborah Guess, 45–68. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017

‘Michael Riley’s Bible and the Touch of the Text (with reference to the Gospel of Luke)’, in The Bible and Art in Oceania, edited by Caroline Blyth and Nasili Vaka’uta, 163–86. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2017

2016

‘Ecological Aspects of War: Religious Perspectives from Australia: Introduction’, with Deborah Guess and Keith Dyer, in Ecological Aspects of War: Religious and Theological Perspectives from Australia, edited by Anne Elvey, Deborah Guess and Keith Dyer. A Forum for Theology in the World 3, no. 2, 1–8. Adelaide: ATF Press, 2016

‘Reading the Magnificat in a Time of Crisis: Taking and Giving Life’, in The Nature of Things, edited by Graham Buxton and Norman Habel, 215–27. Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2016

2014

‘Acknowledging Traditional Owners of the Land: A Theological Inquiry,’ in Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theologies: Storyweaving in the Asia-Pacific, edited by Mark Brett and Jione Havea, 231–48. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

2013

‘Culture, Symbol, Justice  and Recent Popes’, in Ave Atque Vale: Hail and Farewell: From the Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI through to the Election of Pope Francis, edited by Michael Kelly SJ, 67–69. Adelaide: ATF Theology, 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, Vic.: Mosaic Press, 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.

‘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.

Refereed journal articles (past 5 years)
2016

‘Ecological Aspects of War—Imagining Creaturely Mission’, co-authored with Keith Dyer and Deborah Guess, forthcoming in Australian Journal of Mission Studies 10, no. 2 (December 2016): 40–48

‘Complex Anachronism: Peter Porter’s Jonah, Otherkind, Ancient and Contemporary Tempests, and the Divine’, The Bible and Critical Theory 12, no. 1 (2016): 79–93

2015

‘A Hermeneutics of Retrieval: Breath and Earth Voice in Luke’s Magnificat—Does Earth Care for the Poor?’, Australian Biblical Review 63 (2015): 68–84

‘Homogenizing Violence, Isa 40:4 (and Luke 3:5) and MTR (Mountaintop Removal Mining)’, Worldviews: Global Religions, Culture, and Ecology 19, no. 3 (2015): 226–44

‘Retrieving an Earth Voice: Ecological Hermeneutics, the Matter of the Text and Reading “as if it’s holy” (Jennifer Harrison, “Book Sculptor”)’, AeJT: Australian e-Journal of Theology 22, no. 2 (August 2015): 81–94

‘Matter, Freedom and the Future: Re-framing Feminist Theologies through an Ecological Materialist Lens’, Feminist Theology 23, no. 2 (2015): 186–204

2014

‘“Who is the greatest?” Reading Luke 22:24-27 Ecologically’, Anglican Ecocare journal 1 (Spring 2014)

2012

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

Other Research Publications (past 5 years)
2014

‘A Response to Mick Pope’, Zadok Perspectives 205/206 (Summer 2014): 14–15

2012

‘On earth peace’, Gesher: The official journal of the Council of Christians and Jews (Victoria) Inc. 4, no. 3 (2012): 43–44.

Recent Conference Presentations (past 5 years)

2017

‘Climate as Context’, Horizons of Contextuality Symposium, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, 22 September 2017

‘Unsettling the “White Possessive” – decolonisation and ecopoetics: a performative oral collage’, Cross Multi Inter Trans: ASLE-UKI and Land2 Conference, Sheffield, 6–8 September 2017

‘The Magnificat in some twentieth and twenty-first century US and Australian poetry – interrogating race, species, gender and sexuality’, Deconstructive Poetics section, International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Berlin, 7–11 August 2017

‘Country as Method in Australian Biblical Studies: A Preliminary Inquiry from a Non-Indigenous Perspective’, Postcolonial Interpretation section, International Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Berlin, 7–11 August 2017

‘Thinking the human tragedy of war ecologically’, University of Divinity Research Day, Centre for Theology and Ministry, Parkville, 7 June 2017

2016

‘Thinking the divine animal? Allusions to the manger in Australian poetry’, Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference, Yarra Theological Union, Box Hill, 26–27 September 2016

‘Feminist Ecologies in Biblical Interpretation: An Australian Example’, University of Divinity Research Day, 1 June 2016

‘Creatures among Creatures: Laudato Si’ and Beyond—Being Human in a More-than-Human World’, Care for all that exists: A Symposium on Creation Spirituality, The Carmelite Centre, Middle Park, 26–28 May 2016

2015

‘Reading the Magnificat in a Time of Crisis: Taking and Giving Life’, Ecological Aspects of War: Religious Perspectives from Australia Symposium, Trinity College Theological School, University of Divinity, 28 September 2015

‘From lost forest to local creek—reading John Anderson’s “the forest set out like the night”’, Into the Woods Symposium, University of Melbourne, 22 July 2015

‘Compassion as Method in (Public) Theology’, ANZATS Conference, Sydney, 29 June – 1 July 2015

‘Matter and Knowing: A Conversation between Luke 1:46-55 and Stanislaus Rapotec’s Magnificat III’, Art and the Bible: Perspectives from Oceania Conference, Auckland, 8 June 2015 (via Skype)

‘Reading the Magnificat in a Time of Crisis: Taking and Giving Life’, Rediscovering the Spiritual in God’s Creation Conference, McLaren Vale, 10–13 March 2015

2014

‘Feminist Ecologies in Biblical Interpretation: An Australian Example’, Feminist Ecologies in Australia Symposium, University of Melbourne, 14 November 2014.

‘Talking it up: the Northern Territory Intervention and (Post)colonial Relationships to Land in Australia as Context for Reading the Magnificat as a Song of Protest’, Society of Asian Biblical Studies, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 22–25 June 2014

‘Response to the sections on Asia and the Pacific in Roland Boer and Fernando F Segovia (eds), The Future of the Biblical Past: Envisioning Biblical Studies on a Global Key (Atlanta: SBL, 2012)’, book review panel, Society of Asian Biblical Studies, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 22–25 June 2014

2013

‘A hermeneutics of retrieval: the creative imagination and the Earth voice in the text—does Earth care for the poor?’, SBL Ecological Hermeneutics section on Poverty, Ecology and the Bible, Baltimore, 24 November 2013

‘Homogenising violence, Isa 40:4 (and Luke 3:5) and MTR (mountaintop removal mining)’, SBL Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible programme unit Baltimore, 24 November 2013

‘Retrieving an Earth voice: ecological hermeneutics, the matter of the text and reading “as if it’s holy”’, Addressing the Sacred through Literature and the Arts Conference, ACU, Sydney, 2–3 August 2013

‘“Who is the greatest?” Reading Luke 22:24-27 ecologically’ in Forum on Christianity and Ecological Communities at ANZATS, 29 June-2 July 2013

2012

‘Thinking through things: bodies, matter, words: re-framing feminist theologies through an ecological materialist lens’, 1ST Gender and Religion International Seminar: Women, Religion and Politics, Shoal Bay, NSW, 14-16 December 2012

‘Rethinking Neighbour Love: A Conversation between Political Theology and Ecological Ethics’, FBS National Conference, CTM, 24-25 September 2012

‘The sense of sight in the Gospel of Luke: encountering the text as “visible voice”’, ACBA, Melbourne, 5-8 July 2012

‘Rethinking Neighbour Love: A Conversation between Political Theology and Ecological Ethics’, ASLEC-ANZ, Monash University, 31 August – 2 September 2012

‘Acknowledging Traditional Owners of the Land: A Theological Inquiry’, StoryWeaving Postcolonial Theologies Conference, Whitley College, 23-25 January 2012

Other Related Presentations/Panel Appearances (past 5 years)

2017

Editing Your Own Work: Workshop for Poets@Watsonia, Watsonia Library, 13 June 2017

‘Ecojustice Principles and the War in Afghanistan’, The Legacy of War: Ecojustice Perspectives on Australia’s Involvement in the Middle East, Seminar, Whitley College, Parkville, 20 March 2017

Response to Hugh Lacey, ‘Ecology and Social Justice: Laudato Sí and agroecology in Brazil’, 5 March 2017, St Ambrose Hall, Brunswick

2016

Launch of Elaine M. Wainwright, Habitat, Human and Holy: An Eco-Rhetorical Reading of the Gospel of Matthew, The Earth Bible Commentary Series, 6 (Sheffield Phoenix, 2016), Lewisham, NSW, 2 December 2016.

‘The Gospel of Luke’, Ecology and the Bible webinar, 19 September 2016, Pilgrim Theological College

2015

‘What counts as a good life for the planet?’ Science week panel. St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, 19 August 2015

2014

‘Taking Jesus as Example: What is at Stake?’ Ormond College, 9 September 2014

On not speaking about God Ecologically’, Ecofaith conference, Chapel by the Sea, Bondi NSW, 24-25 May 2014

‘Response to Mick Pope on the recent IPCC reports, theology and the churches’, Ethos, Box Hill VIC, 24 April 2014

A Spirituality that is not One: Australian Poetry, Kinship and Country’, Poetry for the Soul, Carmelite Library, Middle Park VIC, 26 March 2014

‘Christian approaches to Earth and Earthcare: Textual studies’, JCMA (Jewish Christian Muslim Association) Women’s Conference, Amberley VIC, 24 February 2014

2013

Poetry and the Soul’, Carmelite Library Middle Park VIC, 19 June 2013

‘A Taste of Faith’, JCMA (Jewish Christian Muslim Association), Noble Park VIC, 16 June 2013

‘Hospitality as ecological and political ethic: some reflections with reference to the theme of hospitality in the Gospel of Luke’, Lyceum Club, Melbourne, 24 May 2013

‘The Portrayal of Women in the Sacred Texts: A Christian Perspective’, Texts and Traditions Conference, Melbourne, 4 March 2013

2012

‘Ecological Feminist Theology’, Sophia’s Spring, CERES Environmental Park, Brunswick VIC, 28 October 2012

‘“O Taste and See”: an ecological feminist approach to the sacred: senses, bodies, matter’, Sophia Workshop, Adelaide, 6 October 2012

‘Feminist Interpretations of the Gospel of Luke’, Gippsland Uniting Church Women’s Gathering, Korumburra VIC, 15 September 2012

‘Exploring Neighbour Love Ecologically’, Ecotheology Forum, Institute for Spiritual Studies, St Peter’s Eastern Hill, East Melbourne, 11 August 2012

Selected Earlier Research Publications

‘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.

‘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

‘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.

‘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

‘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

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.

‘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.