Rev. Dr Adam White

Rev. Dr Adam White

Head of Biblical Studies, Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies

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. 

Qualifications

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.” 2013

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.” 2009

Research Interests

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

Book

  • 2015
    • 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.

Book Chapter

  • 2019
    • Adam White (2019). God Chose the Poor: Recapturing the Radical Vision of Early Pentecostalism and the Original Pauline Communities In Antipas Harris and Michael Palmer, The Holy Spirit and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Global Perspectives (pp. 194–216). Lanham, MD: Seymour Press.
  • 2018
    • 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.

Journal Article

  • 2019
    • Adam White (2019). “‘Three Strikes, You’re Out!’ A Reflection on Church Excommunication in Light of Pauline Practice.”. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Forthcoming.
    • Adam White (2019). Paul’s Absence from Corinth as Voluntary Exile: Reading 2 Corinthians 1.1–2.13 and 7.5–16 as a Letter from Exile. Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Forthcoming.
  • 2018
    • 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, 27.1 146-158.
  • 2017
    • 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, 39.4 388–411. | 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, 5.2 1-16.
  • 2016
    • 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, 25.1 123-149. | AC Link
    • White, A. G.(2016). Obey as to the Lord: Christian Slaves and the Call to Worship. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 18.
  • 2015
    • 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, 24.1 117-135. | AC Link
  • 2014
    • 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, 62 44-57.
  • 2012
    • White, A. G.(2012). Knowledge and Transformation: towards a ‘Pentecostal Paideia’. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, .

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • Obey as to the Lord: Paul’s Advice to the Ephesian Slaves as a “Hermeneutic of Worship” (2019), Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO, 28 Aug 2019
    • “‘If a Person Doesn’t Work, They Shall Not Eat!’ An Early Christian Formula for Excommunication?” (2019), Society of Biblical Literature International, Rome, Italy, 16 Jul 2019
  • 2018
    • “God Chose the Poor: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 and the Social Upheaval of the Gospel.” (2018), Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Cleveland, Tennessee, 08 Mar 2018
  • 2017
    • "Three Strikes, You're Out!" A Reflection on Church Discipline, Then and Now. (2017), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Conference, St Louis, Missouri, 09 Mar 2017
  • 2016
    • Paul, the Rod, and Excommunication: A Possible Meaning to an Ambig-uous Metaphor in 1 Corinthians 4:21 (2016), Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Seoul, Korea, 18 Jul 2016
    • The Transformative Performance of Pentecostal Sermons: a Comparison of Pentecostal Preaching with the Early Church’s Practice of Letter Writing (2016), Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, San Dimas, California, 05 Mar 2016
  • 2015
    • International Conference Echoes of Empedocles: A Pre-Socratic Citation in 1 Corinthians 2:9? (2015), Society of Biblical Literature, Beunos Aires, Argentina, 24 Jul 2015
  • 2014
    • "Yes, But I Follow Seneca!" Was a Desire for Their Own Seneca Behind the Factions in Corinth? (2014), The second Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference, University of Sydney, 14 Sep 2014
  • 2012
    • Value Formation and Value judgement: Graeco-Roman paideia as a backdrop to Paul’s judgement language in 1 Cor 4.1-5 (2012), Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference, Melbourne, 03 Sep 2012
    • Paul’s Educational Imagery in His Conflict with the Corinthians (2012), Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 13 Jul 2012
  • 2011
    • Paul and Paideia: Greco-Roman education as a background to Paul’s conflict in Corinth (2011), Ancient History Research Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, 15 Sep 2011

Scholarship Publications

Book Review

  • 2018
    • Adam White (2018). Review of Christopher D. Land, The Integrity of 2 Corinthians and Paul’s Aggravating Absence. Review of Biblical Literature, .
  • 2017
    • A. G. White (2017). Review of B. J. Oropeza, Exploring Second Corinthians: Death and Life, Hardship and Rivalry, Review of Biblical Literature. , . | AC Link
  • 2015
    • White, A. G.(2015). Review of Jay Twomey, 2 Corinthians: Crisis and Conflict. Review of Biblical Literature, .

Professional Memberships

Society for Pentecostal Studies interest group and SBL International (since 2017)

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