Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Anthony Rees

Dr Anthony Rees

PhD, MTh, MA, BMus (Hons)

Dr Anthony Rees has taught in a variety of contexts in Australia and Fiji. His work has foregrounded particular social issues, leading to publications which engage matters of politics, gender, the environment, and colonial violence. He is committed to finding ways in which sacred texts - formed many ages ago and treasured by communities across centuries - might continue to speak to contemporary struggles.

Recently, Anthony has begun to examine the use of biblical texts in classical music alongside a monograph on the biblical figure Moses. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Oceania Biblical Studies Association.

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Bachelor of Theology Subjects:

  • Biblical Hebrew
  • Introduction to Old Testament Studies
  • Old Testament History and Narrative
  • Wisdom and Worship Traditions
  • Pentateuch
  • Prophetic Literature
  • MTh Subjects:
  • Contemporary Approaches to Biblical Studies
  • Advanced Biblical Exegesis

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  • Voices of the Wilderness: An Ecological Reading of the Book of Numbers.  Earth Bible Commentary.  Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015.
  • [Re]Reading Again: A Mosaic Reading of Numbers 25.  Playing the Texts.  London: Bloomsbury, 2015.

Journal Articles

  • 'UnManning Moses' in St Mark's Review, 239(1), 2017.
  • 'Getting up and Going Down: Towards a Spatial Poetics of Jonah' in Bible and Critical Theory, 12.1 (2016).
  • 'A Father's Lament Doubly Received: David's Lament with Robert Alter and Nigel Butterley' in Journal for the Bible and its Reception, forthcoming.
  • 'Towards an Ecological Reading of the Sotah' in Pacific Journal of Theology, Series II, No. 50. (2013)
  • '[Re] Naming Cozbi: In Memoriam, Cozbi, Daughter of Zur', in Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches, 20.1-2. (2012).

Book Chapters

  • 'Operation Sovereign Borders: A Moabite Approach' in Mark Brett, Jione Havea and Monica Melanchthon (Eds), Reclaiming Sovereignty, forthcoming.
  • '[S]pinning Balaam against the Wall' in Jione Havea (Ed), Postcolonial Voices from Downunder. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, forthcoming.
  • 'Moses: Mother of Israel?' in Beth Stovell (Ed), in Motherhood: Biblical and Systematic Perspectives. Eugene: Wipf and Stock, 2016.
  • 'The Boaz Solution: Ruth as Problem', in Jione Havea and Peter Lau (Eds), Reading Ruth in Asia. IVBS. Atlanta: SBL, 2015.
  • 'Phinehas and Other Detestable Practice(r)s' in Athalya Brenner and Archie Lee (Eds), Leviticus-Numbers.  Texts@Contexts.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 2013.

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