Rev. Dr Adam White
PhD in Ancient History , BTh with Honours


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Rev. Dr Adam White
Head of Biblical Studies, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies

Adam is a member of the Faculty of Theology and specialises in the following areas: Biblical Studies .

Biography

Adam began his working career as a spraypainter and from there moved into ministry as a youth pastor then an associate pastor at Riverlands Christian Church in Penrith. Then at the age of 25 he felt called to study theology at Southern Cross College (now AC); this continued through an honours degree up to a Doctorate of Ancient History at Macquarie University.  He is married to Rachel and has a daughter named Sophia and two sons, Alexander, and Sebastian. 

Research Interests

Adam's primary interests are Graeco-Roman history, ancient education and culture, and Pauline studies.

Academic Qualifications

2013

PhD in Ancient History (Macquarie University)
Dissertation Title “Where is the Wise Man? Graeco-Roman Education as a Background to the Divisions in 1 Corinthians 1–4.”

2009

BTh with Honours (Alphacrucis College)
Dissertation Title “A Comparative Analysis of 1 Corinthians 1–4 and 2 Corinthians 10–13 in Light of Paul’s Ongoing Relationship with the Church.”

Selected Publications

Adam White (2018). God Chose the Poor: Recapturing the Radical Vision of Early Pentecostalism and the Original Pauline Communities In Antipas Harris, The Spirit and Social Justice (pp. Forthcoming). Seymour Press.

Adam White (2018). New Adventures in Sound Mapping: A First-Timer’s Attempt at a New Methodology In Margaret Lee, Sound Matters: New Testament Studies in Sound Mapping (pp. 27-42). Wipf & Stock.

Adam White, Lily Arasaratnum-Smith (2018). “The Messenger Now and Then: A Socio-cultural Analysis of the Roles and Responsibilities of the ‘Preacher.’”. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 27.1146-158.

Adam White (2018). Review of Christopher D. Land, The Integrity of 2 Corinthians and Paul’s Aggravating Absence. Review of Biblical Literature, .

Adam White (2018). “God Chose the Poor: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 and the Social Upheaval of the Gospel.”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Cleveland, Tennessee, .

A. G. White (2017). Review of B. J. Oropeza, Exploring Second Corinthians: Death and Life, Hardship and Rivalry, Review of Biblical Literature. , . | AC Link

White A.G.(2017). "Three Strikes, You're Out!" A Reflection on Church Discipline, Then and Now.. Paper presented at the Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Conference, St Louis, Missouri, . | AC Link

White, A.G.(2017). The Rod as Excommunication: A Possible Meaning for an Ambiguous Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 4.21. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 39.4388–411. | AC Link

Adam White (2017). “Visualising Paul’s Appeal: A Performance Critical Analysis of the Letter to Philemon.”. The Oral History Journal of South Africa, 5.21-16.

White, A. G.(2016). Pentecostal Preaching as a Modern Epistle: A Comparison of Pentecostal Preaching with Paul’s Practice of Letter Writing. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 25.1123-149. | AC Link

White, A. G.(2016). Obey as to the Lord: Christian Slaves and the Call to Worship. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 18.

White, A. G.(2016). Paul, the Rod, and Excommunication: A Possible Meaning to an Ambig-uous Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 4:21. Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Seoul, Korea, .

White, A. G.(2016). The Transformative Performance of Pentecostal Sermons: a Comparison of Pentecostal Preaching with the Early Church’s Practice of Letter Writing. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, San Dimas, California, . | AC Link

White, A. G.(2015). Review of Jay Twomey, 2 Corinthians: Crisis and Conflict. Review of Biblical Literature, .

White, A. G.(2015). Echoes of Empedocles: A Pre-Socratic Citation in 1 Corinthians 2:9?. Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Beunos Aires, Argentina, .

White, A. G.(2015). Where is the Wise Man? Graeco-Roman Education as a Background to the Divisions in 1 Corinthians 1-4. Library of New Testament Studies 536. Harrisburg, PA: T&T Clark.

White, A. G.(2015). Not in Lofty Speech or Media: A Reflection on Pentecostal Preaching in Light of 1 Corinthians 2:1-5. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 24.1117-135. | AC Link

White A. G.(2014). Servants, Not Intellectual Clients: The Significance of Paul’s Role as an Oikonomos in 1 Cor 4:1 and 9:17. Australian Biblical Review, 6244-57.

White, A. G.(2014). "Yes, But I Follow Seneca!" Was a Desire for Their Own Seneca Behind the Factions in Corinth?. Paper presented at the The second Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference, University of Sydney, .

White, A. G.(2014). Obey as to the Lord: Paul’s Advice to the Ephesian Slaves as a “Hermeneutic of Worship”. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO, .

White, A. G.(2012). Value Formation and Value judgement: Graeco-Roman paideia as a backdrop to Paul’s judgement language in 1 Cor 4.1-5. Paper presented at the Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference, Melbourne, .

White, A. G.(2012). Paul’s Educational Imagery in His Conflict with the Corinthians. Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, .

White, A. G.(2012). Knowledge and Transformation: towards a ‘Pentecostal Paideia’. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, .

White, A. G.(2011). Paul and Paideia: Greco-Roman education as a background to Paul’s conflict in Corinth. Paper presented at the Ancient History Research Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, .

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