Dr Sarah Harris

Lecturer, New Testament


Sarah lectures in New Testament Studies at Carey Baptist College and the Graduate School. Her research interests are in Gospel Studies and especially the Gospel of Luke, and she is particularly keen to support women in their spiritual journey and academic study.  



  • Doctor of Philosophy (University of Otago)
  • Bachelor of Divinity (Bible College of NZ)
  • Diploma of Teaching (University of Victoria)
  • Bachelor of Music (University of Canterbury)


Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Member of Tyndale Fellowship
  • Secretary for Aoteoroa New Zealand Biblical Scholars Association (ANZABS)
  • Founder of NZ Lukan Studies Group Book Review
  • Editor for the Pacific Journal of Baptist Research (PJBR)
  • Editorial Board of Stimulus


Teaching Areas

  • New Testament
  • Greek


Research Areas

  • Gospel of Luke
  • Narrative Methodology
  • Leadership motifs in the NT
  • Gospel women


Research Summary

Sarah Harris is a lecturer in New Testament Studies and Graduate School and teaches a wide range of New Testament courses. Her academic interest is in the Gospel of Luke and has published her thesis with Bloomsbury, Library of New Testament Studies Series. She has published with Colloquium, PJBR and Feminist Theology (SAGE).


Current Projects

  • Zondervan Academic Critical Issues in the Gospel of Luke (ZCINT)
  • Unity of Luke and Acts
  • Luke as Historian
  • Purpose of Luke
  • Children in Luke’s Gospel
  • Mother Images in the New Testament


Recent Publications

  • 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)


Contact Details

Phone: 09 526 0344

Email: [email protected]