Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Jione Havea

Dr Jione Havea

Jione's research interests include Hebrew Bible law and narrative, critical theory and cultural studies, postcolonial and liberation hermeneutics, and he participates regularly in the meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, Oceania Biblical Studies Association, Society of Asian Biblical Studies, and Talanoa Oceania.

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  • THL102 Biblical Hebrew 1
  • THL105 Introduction to Old Testament Studies
  • THL202 Old Testament History and Narrative
  • THL241 Biblical Hebrew 2
  • THL209 Wisdom and Worship Traditions
  • THL304 The Pentateuch
  • THL308 The Prophetic Literature
  • THL411 Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies
  • THL481 Scripture, Culture and Context

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2016

  • Tossing Jonah again: Sea of Readings. The Bible and Critical Theory 12.1: 1-3 (http://novaojs.newcastle.edu.au/ojsbct/index.php/bct/article/view/633/575)
  • Sitting Jonah with Job: Resailing Intertextuality. The Bible and Critical Theory 12.1: 94-108 http://novaojs.newcastle.edu.au/ojsbct/index.php/bct/article/view/641
  • Co-author with Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon, Culture Tricks in Biblical Narrative. Pp. 563-572 in Danna Nolan Fewell (ed), The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Narrative. New York: Oxford University Press
  • Migration and mission routes/roots in Oceania. Pp. 113-134 in Elaine Padilla and Peter Phan (eds.), Migration and Church in World Christianity. New York: Palgrave
  • Reciprocate: Learning [in] Islandic-Oceanic Style. Pp. 358-370, 391 in Park Seong-Won (ed), Life-Enhancing Learning Together. Nam-gu (Daegu, Korea): Less Press & Life in Beauty
  • Reading islandly. Pp. 77-92 in R.S. Sugirtharajah (ed), Voices from the Margin: Interpreting the Bible in the Third World. 25th Anniversary Edition. New York: Orbis
  • The End-or Medium. Pp. 81-98 in Erin Runions and Tat-siong Benny Liew (eds.), Psychoanalytic Mediations: Reading the Bible between Marxism and Postcolonialism. Atlanta: SBL

2015

  • Co-edit with Steed Vernyl Davidson and Margaret Aymer, Islands, islanders, and the bible: RumInations. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: SBL
  • Co-edit with Peter H.W. Lau, Reading Ruth in Asia. IVBS. Atlanta: SBL
  • Digging behind Songlines: Tonga's prayer, Australia's fair, David's house. Pp. 105-116 in Anita Monro and Stephen Burns (eds), Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism. London: Routledge
  • Reading Ruth Again, in Asia (co-authored with Peter Lau). Pp. 1-14 in Jione Havea and Peter Lau (eds.), Reading Ruth in Asia. IVBS. Atlanta: SBL
  • Stirring Naomi: Another gleaning of Ruth 1. Pp. 111-24 in Jione Havea and Peter Lau (eds.), Reading Ruth in Asia. IVBS. Atlanta: SBL
  • Fear and Know: A sexualized reading of Proverbs 1:7. Pp. 75-88 in George Zachariah and Vincent Rajkumar (eds), Disruptive Faith, Inclusive Communities: Church and Homophobia. New Delhi: SPCK
  • RumInations (co-authored with Steed Vernyl Davidson and Margaret P. Aymer). Pp. 1-21 in Jione Havea, Margaret Aymer, and Steed Vernyl Davidson (eds), Islands, Islanders, and the Bible: RumInations. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: SBL
  • Sea-ing Ruth with Joseph's Mistress. Pp. 147-161 in Jione Havea, Margaret Aymer, and Steed Vernyl Davidson (eds), Islands, Islanders, and the Bible: RumInations. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: SBL

2014

  • Co-edit with David J. Neville and Elaine M. Wainwright, Bible, Borders, Belonging(s): Engaging readings from Oceania. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: SBL
  • Co-edit with Mark G. Brett, Colonial Contexts and Postcolonial Theologies: Storyweaving in the Asia-Pacific. New York: Palgrave
  • Edit Indigenous Australia and the unfinished business of Theology: Cross-cultural engagement. Postcolonialism and Religions. New York: Palgrave
  • Stop, take, care: Reading Luke 10:25-37 with islanders in prison. Pp. 59-71 in David J. Neville (ed), The Bible, Justice and Public Theology. Sheffield: Phoenix
  • Murmuring sound, with a boom: Another hearing of 1 Kings 19. Pp. 123-35 in Christopher C. Walker (ed), Witness the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ: Festschrift in honour of Dean Drayton. Unley, South Australia: MediaCom
  • Numbers in the Context of Western Colonization of the islands of Oceania. Pp. 80-82 in Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver (eds.), Global Perspectives on the Bible. Boston: Pearson
  • Jonah as a Book of Surprises and Reversals. Pp. 131-32 in Mark Roncace and Joseph Weaver (eds.), Global Perspectives on the Bible. Boston: Pearson
  • Crossing cultures in Oceania. Pp. 95-102 in Tamasailau M. Suaalii-Sauni, Maualaivao Albert Wendt, Vitolia Mo'a, Naomi Fuamatu, Upolu Luma Va'ai, Reina Whaitiri and Stephen L. Filipo (eds), Whispers and Vanities: Samoan Indigenous Knowledge and Religion. Wellington: Huia
  • Engaging scriptures from Oceania. Pp. 3-19 in Jione Havea, David Neville and Elaine Wainwright (eds.), Bible, Borders, Belongings: Engaging readings from Oceania. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: SBL
  • Bare feet welcome: Redeemer Xs Moses @ Enaim. Pp. 209-222 in Jione Havea, David Neville and Elaine Wainwright (eds.), Bible, Borders, Belongings: Engaging readings from Oceania. Semeia Studies. Atlanta: SBL
  • Natives, reading, scriptures: In transit, in Pasifika. Pp. 113‑26 in Mark G. Brett and Jione Havea (eds.), Colonial Contexts Postcolonial Theologies: Storyweaving in the Asia-Pacific. New York: Palgrave
  • Colonization Has Many Names. Co-authored with Neville Naden. Pp. 1-8 in Jione Havea (ed), Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology: Cross-cultural Engagement. New York: Palgrave
  • Receive, Touch, Feel, and Give Raypirri. Co-authored with Maratja Dhamarrandji. Pp. 9-15 in Jione Havea (ed), Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology: Cross-cultural Engagement. New York: Palgrave
  • Forgive Us Our Trespasses: Black Australia, Peopled Wilderness, Eroding Islands. Pp. 207-219 in Jione Havea (ed), Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology: Cross-cultural Engagement. New York: Palgrave

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