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Dr Sarah Harris

Lecturer in New Testament 

PhD, BD, DipTchg, BMus


Bio

Sarah Harris is a lecturer in New Testament Studies and teaches a wide range of New Testament course in both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. 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

  • “When Staff Teams Disagree: Paul as Pastor in Philippians” in Paul as Pastor (T & T Clark, 2018), and “Letting (H)Anna Speak” in Feminist Theology, 27 (1), 60–74.
  • The Davidic Shepherd King in the Lukan Narrative. Library of New Testament Studies 558. London: T & T Clark, 2016.
  • “Gifted and Called: What does the Bible tell us about the women who walked with Jesus?” New Zealand Baptist 132.5 (2016): 29-31.
  • “Through the Biblical Lens.” In Doing Integrative Theology: World, Word, and Work in Conversation. Eds. Philip Halstead and Myk Habets. Auckland: Archer Press, 2015.
  • “Paul as Pastor in Philippians; what do I do when the staff team disagree?”
  • In Paul as Pastor. Eds. A. Malone and B. Rosner. Library of New Testament Studies. London: T & T Clark, 2016.
  • “Childhood Norms: Comparing Childhoods in first century Nazareth with today,” New Zealand Baptist 132/4 (2016): 23-26.
  • “Letting H(A)nna Speak: An Intertextual Reading of the New Testament Prophetess (Luke 2:36-38),” Feminist Theology (Forthcoming Sept 2017).
  • Book Review: Edward Adams, The Earliest Christian Meeting Places: Almost Exclusively Houses? PJBR 10/1 (2015): 41-43.
  • 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.
  • Book Review: Lis Goddard et. al., Awesome Voices: God Working Through Ordained Women Today, PJBR 10/1 (2015): 46-48. Distinctions University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarship (2009-2011) Te Kotahitanga Scholarship (2009-2011) Vaughan Park Scholarship – Scholar in Residence (2009) Janet Hancock Scholarship (2010)