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Rev’d Dr Jeanette Mathews

Bachelor of Theology and Graduate Diploma Theology course advisor | Lecturer in Old Testament

BAppSc (LI), BD (IBTS), MA (UCT), PhD (CSU)


Lecturer in Old Testament
Bachelor of Theology and Graduate Diploma Theology course advisor



02 6272 6249





Jeanette Mathews is the Bachelor of Theology Course Advisor and teaches Old Testament subjects at St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra for the School of Theology of Charles Sturt University. Her research interests include Biblical Performance Criticism, Biblical Lament, Prophetic Literature, Feminist Theology and creative liturgy. She is an ordained Baptist Minister and worked in churches in Victoria and the ACT from 1991 – 2007.



  • THL 100 Introduction to Biblical Languages (Hebrew)
  • THL 105/408 Introduction to the Old Testament Studies
  • THL 202 Old Testament History and Narrative
  • THL 209 Wisdom and Worship Traditions
  • THL 304 The Pentateuch
  • THL 308 The Prophetic Literature




  • (in progress): Prophets as Performers: Biblical Performance Criticism and Prophetic Literature. Biblical Performance Criticism Series (Cascade Books)
  • God, by Degrees(Ed.) (Barton Books, 2014).
  • Performing Habakkuk: Faithful Re-enactment in the Midst of Crisis(Pickwick Publications, 2012)


  • ‘Godcomes to Job’ in St Mark’s Review  239, 2017 (and editorial with David Neville)
  • ‘The Third Commandment: Lifting the Lord’s Name’ in Review and Expositor No. 113(4), 2016
  • ‘Jonah as a performance: Performance critical guidelines for reading a prophetic text’ in Bible and Critical Theory No. 12(1), 2016
  • ‘Old Testament Epics: revisualising familiar texts’ inSt Mark’s Review  234, 2015
  • ”Hush before him all the earth’: An ecological reading of Habakkuk via Biblical Performance Criticism’ inColloquium  46(1), 2014.
  • ‘Deuteronomy 30: Faithfulness in the Refugee Camps of Moab, Babylonia and beyond’ inBible, Borders, Belongings: Engaging Readings from Oceania, edited by Jione Havea, David Neville and Elaine Wainwright, SBL Semeia Studies series (Society of Biblical Literature, 2014).
  • ‘Prophets performing as Public Theologians’ inBTh Bible, Justice and Public Theology, edited by David Neville, Sheffield Phoenix Press (2014)
  • ‘Preaching a many-splendoured God’ inSt Mark’s Review  227, 2014.
  • ‘Translating Habakkuk as a performance’ – contributing essay toOrality Studies, Performance Criticism and their Implications for Bible Translation, edited by James Maxey and Ernst Wendland, (Cascade Books, 2013).
  • ‘Framing Lament: Providing a context for the expression of pain’ – contributing essay toSpiritual Complaint, edited by Miriam J. Bier and Tim Bulkeley (Pickwick Publications, 2013)
  • ‘Preaching from the Minor Prophets’ inSt Mark’s Review  223, 2013.
  • ‘Lament Psalms’ inSt Mark’s Review  219, 2012.
  • ‘Rachel and Leah: Rivals or Partners?’ inOn the Road (Journal of the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand) 51, December 2011
  • ‘Reading the Scriptures as Scripts’ inOn the Road (Journal of the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand) 49, July 2011
  • ‘What are we to make of violence in the book of Habakkuk?’ inOn the Road (Journal of the Anabaptist Association of Australia and New Zealand) 45, June 2010

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