Faculty Publications

Publications

Our Faculty teaches our students God’s Word faithfully to equip them for a life-long ministry. But that’s not all they do. Past and current Faculty members have written and published numerous Christian books and articles to provide faithful teaching and resources for the wider Christian community around the world.

The following are some of the books and articles by our Faculty members that have been published in recent years.

Mark Thompson, Ed Loane, Colin Bale

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Celebrating the Reformation, 2017

Too often, the Reformers and their doctrines have been caricatured, misrepresented or misappropriated in the service of agendas they would never have recognised, let alone endorsed. Happily, there has been a great deal of fine scholarship in recent years that has exploded some of these myths, but it has not always been accessible to non-specialists. The intention of Celebrating the Reformation is that Christians today will find new cause to rejoice in what God did in the sixteenth century through weak and fallible men and women. These people sought, in their own context, to submit themselves to the word of God and lead his people in a godly and faithful response to the gospel of grace.

Chase Kuhn

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The Ecclesiology of Donald Robinson and D. Broughton Knox, 2017

For the past 40 years the “Knox-Robinson Ecclesiology” has been the predominant ecclesiological model in the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church of Australia, one that emerged out of a series of theological contributions over two decades. The impact of this ecclesiology can be seen today across four continents. Though pervasive in influence, there has–to date–been no extended systematic articulation of this ecclesiology. Here, the ecclesiologies of Donald W. B. Robinson and D. Broughton Knox are presented systematically, then analyzed and evaluated. Here, finally, is a thorough theological engagement with their provocative doctrine of the church.

Lionel Windsor

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Gospel Speech Online, 2017

As Christians we know the importance of our speech. Yet the fingers on our keyboard can be as hard to tame as our tongue (James 3:8). In this fascinating book, Lionel Windsor shines a healthy spotlight on the advantages, pitfalls and peculiar nature of the online world and explores how it affects the way we relate to others. His goal is to help you speak the truth of the gospel in love—even online.
Gospel Speech Online also features an introduction by Tony Payne on the importance of words and how words build.

Mark Thompson

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Reformation Theology, 2017

The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to Christian theology. A careful study of the whole counsel of God, rather than a selective reading of biblical texts, brings needed clarity. In a work geared especially toward leaders in the church, scholars of the Trinity give Old Testament background, provide trinitarian readings of the entire New Testament corpus, and explore the practical relevance of the doctrine to prayer, worship, and other aspects of Christian life and ministry.

Mark Thompson

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RTR, 2017

Reformation Quincentenary : essays on the thought, practice and impact of Martin Luther

Chris Thomson

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Review of Joseph Lam, Patterns of Sin in the Hebrew Bible: Metaphor, Culture, and the Making of a Religious Concept, Themelios 42 (2017): 153–54
Joseph Lam examines a watershed moment in the development of sin as an idea-namely, within the language and culture of ancient Israel-by examining the primary metaphors used for sin in the Hebrew Bible. Drawing from contemporary theoretical insights coming out of linguistics and philosophy of language, this book identifies four patterns of metaphor that pervade the biblical texts: sin as burden, sin as an account, sin as path or direction, and sin as stain or impurity.

Lionel Windsor

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“Are we there yet? ‘Exile’ in the Bible.” Vine Journal 5 (2017): 7-20.

Issue 5 of the Vine Journal. The Vine Journal provides rigorous, fresh, Bible-based essays that bring theology and practice together. The Journal looks at practical ministry questions with a view to the theology behind them, and likewise address biblical and theological issues with a view to their practical ministry implications.

Dan Wu

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‘The Role of Lament in the Shape of the Psalter’, in Finding Lost Words: The Church’s Right to Lament (ed. G. Harper and K. Barker; ACTMS; Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2017)

This book is about finding words to use when life is hard. These words are not new. They are modes of expression that the church has drawn on in times of grief throughout most of its history. Yet, the church in the West has largely abandoned these words-the psalms of lament. The result is that believers often struggle to know what to do or say when faced with distress and loss. Whether you are in Christian leadership or simply struggling to reconcile experience with biblical convictions, Finding Lost Words will help you consider how these ancient words can become your own.

George Athas

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Deuteronomy: One Nation under God, 2016

Deuteronomy is a daunting book for many readers of the Bible, yet it is arguably the ‘theological backbone’ of the Old Testament. In this clear and insightful commentary, George Athas brings Deuteronomy to life for contemporary readers, and looks at how the ancient context helps us to better understand this book. He also explains the meaning of Deuteronomy for its original readers, traces the significance of the promises in Deuteronomy through Israel’s history to their ultimate fulfilment in Christ, and considers the enduring message of this extraordinary book for Christians today.

George Athas

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A Biblical Aramaic Handbook and Reader, 2016

Created by a team of scholars: Donald R. Vance (PhD), George Athas (PhD), Yael Avrahami (PhD), and Jonathan G. Kline (PhD). Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook is a “one-stop shop” for anyone who is studying Biblical Aramaic or seeking to retain the knowledge they have already acquired. A wonderful resource for both professors and students, Biblical Aramaic: A Reader & Handbook effectively empowers students to be able to read the Bible’s Aramaic texts with comprehension, ease, and enjoyment, and to sustain a solid, lasting command of the language long after their formal study has ended.

Ed Loane

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William Temple and Church Unity, 2016

William Temple was one of the most outstanding leaders of the early ecumenical movement. Through detailed analysis of primary sources, this study sheds light on several behind-the-scenes conflicts Temple experienced as he worked toward church unity. Edward Loane explores the foundation of Temple’s work by analyzing the philosophy and theology that underpinned and fueled it. The book also exposes the tensions between Temple’s denominational allegiance and his ecumenical convictions—a tension that, in some ways, undermined his work for reunion. This book reveals issues that contemporary Christians need to grapple with as they seek to further church unity.

Ed Loane

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From Cambridge to Colony: Charles Simeon’s Enduring Influence on Christianity in Australia, 2016

That Charles Simeon was one of the most influential early evangelicals through his long ministry at Holy Trinity, Cambridge (1783-1836) is undisputed. This book explores just how influential he was, and continues to be, on the other side of the world to his immediate context, in Australia. It looks at his impact on various people from Samuel Marsden to Phillip Jensen and evaluates Simeon’s influence on a variety practices including preaching, social witness and ministry priorities.

This publication is edited by faculty member Ed Loane and came out of papers presented at Moore College’s Library Day 2015.

Dan Wu

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Honor, Shame, and Guilt: Social-Scientific Approaches to the Book of Ezekiel, 2016

In this study, Wu explores how the concepts honor, shame, and guilt function in the book of Ezekiel, as well as in the wider contexts of their general use in anthropological or social-scientific approaches to biblical studies. He frames Ezekiel’s key terms for honor (kabod) shame (bosh), and guilt (‘awah) within an analysis of a broad perspective on these terms in the body of the Old Testament as a way of forming the “concept spheres” within which the specific instances of each term in Ezekiel sit.

Keith Condie

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Lionel Windsor

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Tend My Sheep, 2016

What is the connection between the doctrine and exegesis of the Scriptures on the one hand, and the theology and practice of ministry on the other? The chapters of this book each reflect the belief that authentic pastoral ministry is grounded in the ministry of the word of God..
The essays collected here originated as papers given at the Annual Moore College School of Theology for 2015.

George Athas

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Elementary Biblical Hebrew, 2016

Co-author with I. M. Young. Fifth Edition. An introduction to the language.

Chris Thompson

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The Greek Verb Revisited, 2016

New Testament studies have debated the Koine Greek verb for 25 years–reaching an impasse when it came to both tense and aspect. Now, a group of scholars offer a new take on this debate. Originally presented as part of a conference on the Greek verb at Tyndale House, Cambridge, the chapters in The Greek Verb Revisited represent scholarly collaboration from the fields of linguistics, classics, and New Testament studies–resulting in a new perspective that allows the reader to approach the Greek verb in a fresh way.

Mark

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The Essential Trinity, 2016

The doctrine of the Trinity is foundational to Christian theology. A careful study of the whole counsel of God, rather than a selective reading of biblical texts, brings needed clarity. In a work geared especially toward leaders in the church, scholars of the Trinity give Old Testament background, provide trinitarian readings of the entire New Testament corpus, and explore the practical relevance of the doctrine to prayer, worship, and other aspects of Christian life and ministry.

Mark Thompson

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‘The Generous Gift of a Gracious Father: Toward a Theological Account of the Clarity of Scripture’, in The Enduring Authority of the Christian Scriptures, ed. by D. A. Carson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016), pp.615–643.
In this volume thirty-seven first-rate evangelical scholars present a thorough study of biblical authority and a full range of issues connected to it. Recognizing that Scripture and its authority are now being both challenged and defended with renewed vigor, editor D. A. Carson assigned the topics that these select scholars address in the book. After an introduction by Carson to the many facets of the current discussion, the contributors present robust essays on relevant historical, biblical, theological, philosophical, epistemological, and comparative-religions topics.

Mark Thompson

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‘A Burning Issue? Cranmer on the Lord’s Supper’, Southern Cross (March 2016), pp. 23–24

What did Thomas Cranmer think he, and we, are doing in the Lord’s Supper, asks Mark D. Thompson.

Ed Loane

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Churchman, 2016

An Evangelically Flawed Theological Method: A Response to Robin Parry’s ‘The Evangelical Universalist’

Will Timmins

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‘Romans 7 and Speech-In-Character: A Critical Evaluation Of Stowers’ Hypothesis,’ ZNW 107.1 (2016): 94–115.
An article published in February 2016 in ZNW 107 (1).

Jane Tooher

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‘Overflowing with opportunities’ in Positively Anglican: Building on the foundations and transforming the church (Lost Coin Books) 2016 ed. L. Gatiss
With the church in the state it’s in, how can evangelicals be more positive and enthusiastic about being Anglican? Is it worth sticking with it, when we face hostility both from our surrounding culture and from within the church itself? The authors of this book reimagine an energetically optimistic Anglican future, and renew our confidence in the transforming power of God’s word. They provide a compelling vision of an uncompromising and entrepreneurial evangelicalism, true to its theological roots while engaging the wider church with integrity and consistency.

Lionel Windsor

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“Learning to Speak Christian in an Online World.” Vine Journal 4 (2016):17-27.

Issue 4 of the Vine Journal. The Vine Journal provides rigorous, fresh, Bible-based essays that bring theology and practice together. The Journal looks at practical ministry questions with a view to the theology behind them, and likewise address biblical and theological issues with a view to their practical ministry implications.

Lionel Windsor

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Gospel Speech, 2015

We all have a different relationship with speech. Some of us love it, some of us… not so much. If our speech really is a reflection of who we are, and if being a Christian is a fundamental and even primary way we describe ourselves, should we expect gospel speech to be on our lips? In this refreshingly different look at what the Bible has to say about evangelism and our speech patterns as Christians, Lionel Windsor shows the connection between faith and speech, and encourages us to confess the Lord Jesus with our lips.

Andrew Leslie

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The Light of Grace, 2015

Andrew M. Leslie studies Owen’s approach to scriptural authority and Christian faith. He argues that Owen creatively drew upon an ecumenical dogmatic and metaphysical heritage to restate and refine the traditional Reformed position on scripture’s divine authority, sensitive to developments in his own late seventeenth-century context. In particular, Leslie explores how Owen shares a growing concern to ground Christian faith in objective evidence, all-the-while ensuring that its ultimate foundation lies in the irresistible authority and truthfulness of God, mediated “in and by” the inspired text of scripture.

Mark Thompson

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‘The Theology of the Cross for Today’, Vine Journal 2 (2015): 13–22.
Issue 2 of the Vine Journal. The Vine Journal provides rigorous, fresh, Bible-based essays that bring theology and practice together. The Journal looks at practical ministry questions with a view to the theology behind them, and likewise address biblical and theological issues with a view to their practical ministry implications.

Mark Thompson

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‘What is the Gospel?’, Vine Journal 1 (2015): 23–31.
Issue 1 of the Vine Journal. The Vine Journal provides rigorous, fresh, Bible-based essays that bring theology and practice together. The Journal looks at practical ministry questions with a view to the theology behind them, and likewise address biblical and theological issues with a view to their practical ministry implications.

Jane Tooher

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‘Eight way humility can become our greatest friend’ in Let the word do the work: Essays in honour of Phillip D. Jensen (Matthias Media) 2015 ed. P.G. Bolt
At the end of 2014 when Phillip Jensen stepped down from his role as Dean of Sydney at St Andrew’s Cathedral, it marked the beginning of a new phase of Phillip’s service of the Lord Jesus Christ. To mark the occasion, and to celebrate the four remarkable decades of his ministry as Anglican Chaplain at the University of NSW, Rector of St Matthias, and Dean at the Cathedral, friends from around the globe offer brief, thoughtful essays in Phillip Jensen’s honour.

Paul Williamson

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‘Covenant’ in D.A. Carson (ed.), NIV Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), 2646–2648.
‘Introduction and Notes on the Book of Exodus’, in D.A. Carson (ed.), NIV Study Bible (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015), 113–88.
The NIV Zondervan Study Bible, featuring Dr. D. A. Carson as general editor, is built on the truth of Scripture and centered on the gospel message. An ambitious and comprehensive undertaking, Dr. Carson, with committee members Dr. T. Desmond Alexander, Dr. Richard S. Hess, Dr. Douglas J. Moo, and Dr. Andrew David Naselli, along with a team of over 60 contributors from a wide range of evangelical denominations and perspectives, crafted all-new study notes and other study tools to present a biblical theology of God’s special revelation in the Scriptures.

Peter G Bolt

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Paul Williamson

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This book has two articles by two of our faculty members

By Paul Williamson – 
‘“What was said through the prophet(s).” Matthew’s Use of the Old Testament’, in P.G. Bolt (ed.), Listen To Him; Reading and Preaching Emmanuel in Matthew (Oxford: Latimer Trust, 2015), 23–47.

By Jane Tooher 
- ‘Warming to the women in Matthew’s genealogy’ in Listen to Him: Reading and preaching Emmanuel in Matthew (Latimer Trust) 2015 ed. P.G. Bolt

The essays collected here originated as papers given at the Annual Moore College School of Theology for 2014. Like Matthew’s Gospel itself, they show a concern to place the good news about Jesus Christ in the context of God’s unfolding plan of salvation throughout the centuries. The history of Israel contains both promise and pattern that point ahead to the coming of Jesus Christ as the Messiah who will ‘save his people from their sins’.

Lionel Windsor

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The ‘Seed,’ the ‘Many’ and the ‘One’ in Galatians 3:16: Paul’s Reading of Genesis 17 and its Significance for Gentiles” in “All That the Prophets Have Declared”: The Appropriation of Scripture in the Emergence of Christianity (Paternoster, 2015).

This outstanding book gathers together leading scholars to consider ways in which Jesus and his earliest followers understood their identities and missions in the light of their distinctive readings of the Old Testament. The volume explores why they read their Scriptures in these ways, and how that might impact our understanding of earliest Christianity and Christian interpretation of the Bible. In particular, the book considers that the Christ event functioned as a trigger for the earliest Christians, sparking the creative opportunity for their Bible to be re-read and re-interpreted in the light of its newfound conclusion.

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