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Celebration of Research and Publication at Whitley

14 May 2024

Celebrate the recently published works and research of our Whitley team, including academic monographs, book chapters, journal articles, PhDs and more!

Hosted by Whitley College and facilitated by Whitley’s Interim Director of Research, Rev Dr Titus Olorunnisola.

Hear from Whitley’s esteemed Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Rev Associate Professor Jason Goroncy. He will be interviewed about his recent publication, ‘T&T Clark Handbook of the Doctrine of Creation‘, of which he is editor.

‘This outstanding collection offers fresh insights into the diversity and richness and Christian understandings of creation. It is comprehensive and authoritative, while at the same time addressing the relevance of this traditional doctrine to a number of pressing contemporary issues. Highly recommended!’ – Peter Harrison, University of Queensland, Australia.

Jason will also speak about his book ‘Imagination in an Age of Crisis: Soundings from the Arts and Theology‘, which was short-listed as Christian Book of the Year in 2023.

We will also hear from a panel of speakers about the newly published book, ‘Reading the Bible in Australia’.

Two of the three co-authors, Dr Deborah R. Storie and Dr Barbara Deutschmann will share the intention of the book and the questions it raises in the context of how the Bible matters to Australia.

We will also hear from Whitley’s Professor in Hebrew Bible, Mark Brett about his contribution to the book.

‘Reading the Bible in Australia’ explores the intersections between vital debates about Australian identity (who we have been, are, and aspire to become) and the Bible, bringing a range of perspectives to critical themes–indigeneity, colonization, and migration; landscape, biodiversity, and climate; gender and marginality; economics, ideology, and rhetoric.

Whitley’s Interim Principal, Rev Associate Professor Darrell Jackson will talk about his recent book chapter titled, ‘Diaspora and the Redefinition of Christianity in Europe’ in  Entangling Web: The Fractious Story of Christianity in Europe.

Dr Tom Edwards who is the Councelling Program Director for the School of Professional Practice at the University of Divinity, will discuss an article that he co-authored titled, ‘Was Victoria’s Covid-19 lockdown strategy influenced by the personality trait of neuroticism amongst senior government decision-makers?: A text-based analysis of inaugural parliamentary speeches.

One of Whitley’s recent PhD graduates Rev. Dr Kevin Brown will talk about his project titled ‘Omri in Context: An Israelite King between History and Theology’.


THURSDAY MAY 30 from 3:30PM – 5:30PM



There will be opportunities for Q&A and mingling with others over light refreshments.

This is an in-person event.

Please email event enquiries to Rev Dr Titus Olorunnisola at

Don’t miss out.