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Dr Sarah Harris

Honorary Research Fellow 

PhD, BD, DipTchg, BMus


Sarah Harris has lectured at Carey in New Testament Studies and taught a wide range of New Testament course in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She is now a Carey Honorary Research Fellow. Her academic and research interests are the Gospel of Luke, feminist studies and Gospel studies.

Sarah is an ordained Anglican priest and has a background in both teaching and music.  

“I love how, at Carey, students grow their faith deeper as they learn to open the scriptures and read with intelligence and committed discipleship.”  

Teaching Areas

  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • Gospels: Luke
  • Gospels: John

Research Areas

  • Gospel of Luke
  • Narrative Methodology
  • Leadership motifs in the New Testament
  • Gospel women

Selected Publications

  • Harris, Sarah. “Paul and Pastors in Philippians: When Staff Teams Disagree.” Pages 95-108 in Paul as Pastor. Edited by Brian S. Rosner, Andrew S. Malone and Trevor J. Burke. London: T & T Clark, 2018.
  • Harris, Sarah. “Letting (H)Anna Speak: An Intertextual Reading of the New Testament Prophetess (Luke 2:36-38).” Feminist Theology 27.1 (2018): 60-74.
  • Harris, Sarah. The Davidic Shepherd King in the Lukan Narrative. Library of New Testament Studies. London: T & T Clark, 2016.
  • Harris, Sarah. “Gifted and Called: What does the Bible tell us about the women who walked with Jesus?” New Zealand Baptist 132.5 (2016): 29-31.
  • Harris, Sarah. “Through the Biblical Lens.” Pages 13-27 in Doing Integrative Theology: World, Word, and Work in Conversation. Edited by Philip Halstead and Myk Habets. Auckland: Archer Press, 2015.
  • Harris, Sarah. “Childhood Norms: Comparing Childhoods in first century Nazareth with today.” New Zealand Baptist 132.4 (2016): 23-26.
  • Harris, Sarah. Book Review: Edward Adams, The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? PJBR 10.1 (2015): 41-43.
  • Harris, Sarah. Book review: Susan Mathew, Women in the Greetings of Romans 16:1-16: A Study of Mutuality and Women’s Ministry in the Letter of Romans. PJBR 10.1 (2015): 52-54.
  • Harris, Sarah. Book Review: Lis Goddard et. al., Awesome Voices: God Working Through Ordained Women Today. PJBR 10.1 (2015): 46-48.


  • University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship (2009-2011)
  • Te Kotahitanga Scholarship (2009-2011)
  • Vaughan Park Scholarship – Scholar in Residence (2009)
  • Janet Hancock Scholarship (2010)