Rev. Professor Jacqueline Grey

Rev. Professor Jacqueline Grey

Dean of Theology

Jacqui is Dean of Theology and Professor of Biblical Studies, specialising in hermenutics and Old Testament studies. Her publications include Them, Us and Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today, Raising Women Leaders, and Three's A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament  as well as various articles and book chapters. Jacqui speaks regularly at local and international events and has appeared on various national TV and radio programs in Australia, including the ABC TV's Q&A program. Jacqui is committed to ensuring quality education within the theological sector, and provides teaching and assistance to Pentecostal colleges in developing contexts to further their institutional goals. She is a member and past president (2017) of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, and is co-chair of Biblical Ethics section (2018-2020) of the Society of Biblical Literature. Jacqui is also a Research Fellow in the Department of Biblical and Ancient Studies, University of South Africa. Her research interests include pentecostal hermeneutics, prophetic literature and feminist readings of Scripture. Jacqui loves travelling, Turkish food, photography and coffee with friends.

Qualifications

PhD (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title Burning Tongues: Voicing a Pentecostal-charismatic Hermeneutic of the Old Testament 2006

BTh (Hons) (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title ‘Prophetic (m)others: Judges 4-5, Pentecostalism, and the (de)construction of women ministers’ 2002

BTh (Sydney College of Divinity) 2001

BA (Sydney University) 1995

Research Interests

Jacqui's research interests include the philosophy of religion, prophetic literature (particularly Isaiah), pentecostal hermeneutics, feminist readings of Scripture and poetics.

Field of Research

  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies

Book

  • 2020
    • Rabens, V., Grey, J.N. & Kamell Kovalishyn, M.J (2020). Key Approaches to Biblical Ethics. Leiden: Brill.
    • Grey, J.N.(2020). 'Isaiah 1-39.' Pentecostal Commentary Series. Leiden: Brill/Deo.
  • 2019
    • Austin, D.A, Grey, J.N. & Lewis, P (2019). Asia Pacific Pentecostalism. Leiden: Brill.
  • 2011
    • Grey, J.N.(2011). Three's A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications. | External link
  • 2009
    • Grey, J.N.(2009). Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts. Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies. | External link
  • 2008
    • Grey, J.N.(2008). Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today. Sydney: SCD/ APSS Press. | External link

Book Chapter

  • 2020
    • O'Keefe, D. & Grey, J.N.(2020). “Fear God, and Keep His Commandments”: Models for a Pentecostal Pedagogy from Exilic and Post-Exilic Texts of the Old Testament In D. Johnson & R. Wadholm Jr. (eds), Pentecostal Education in the Majority World: A Pentecostal Perspective (pp. ). Baguio City, Philippines: Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Press.
    • Grey, J.N.(2020). Biblical Hermeneutics In W. Vondey (ed), A Handbook for Pentecostal Theology (pp. ). Abingdon: Routledge.
    • Grey, J.N.(2020). ‘For Love of God: A Comparative Analysis of Pentecostal and Sufi Spirituality and Rituals of Worship.’ In , (pp. ). Oxford: Regnum Publications.
    • Grey, J.N.(2020). Redeemed from Fire by Fire: The Burning Spirit and the Daughters of Zion in Isaiah 4:4 In C. Bridges Johns & L. Stephenson (eds), Grieving, Brooding, Transforming: The Spirit, the Bible, and Gender (pp. ). Leiden: Brill.
  • 2019
    • Austin, D.A., Grey, J.N. & Lewis P.W.(2019). 'Introduction' In Austin, D.A., Grey, J.N. & Lewis P.W., Asia Pacific Pentecostalism (pp. 1-12). Leiden: Brill.
    • Grey, J.N.(2019). ‘Social Justice in First Isaiah: A Pentecostal Perspective.’ In A.L. Harris & M. Palmer (eds), The Holy Spirit and Social Justice: Interdisciplinary Global Perspectives (pp. 66-85). Lanham, MD: Seymour Press.
  • 2018
    • Grey, J.N.(2018). ‘Navigating the Empire: Esther as a Model of Marginalisation.’ In T. Chai & D. Johnson (eds), The Old Testament in Theology and Teaching: Essays in Honor of Kay Fountain (pp. 81-94). Baguio City, Philippines: Asia Pacific Theological Seminary Press. | Link to journal
  • 2016
    • Grey, J.N.(2016). When the Spirit Trumps Tradition: A Pentecostal Reading of Isaiah 56: 1-8 In Archer, K.J, & Oliverio, L.W. Jr (eds), Constructive Pneumatological Hermeneutics in Pentecostal Christianity (pp. 143-158). CHARIS series, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. | External link
    • Grey, J.N.(2016). Women Leaders in the Old Testament In D. Cooper-Clarke & K. Giles (eds), Women & Men: One in Christ (pp. 1-13). Christians for Biblical Equality.
    • Austin, D.A & Grey, J.N.(2016). ‘The ‘outback spirit’ of Pentecostal women pioneers in Australia’ In de Alminana, M. & Olena, L. (eds), Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing a Dialogue on Gender, Church, and Ministry (pp. 204-226.). Leiden: Brill. | External link
    • Grey, J.N.(2016). The Book of Isaiah and Pentecostal Worship In Martin, L.R., (ed), Toward a Pentecostal Theology of Worship (pp. 27-36). Cleveland, TN: CPT Press. | External link
  • 2015
    • Grey, J.N.(2015). 'Unleashing the Dragon: Exploration of the Possible Impact of Chinese Confucian Culture on Pentecostal Hermeneutics' In Synan, Vinson & Yong, Amos, Global renewal Christianity: Spirit-empowered movements, past, present, and future, vol 1: Asia and Oceania (pp. 197-203.). Lake Mary, Fla.: Charisma House Publishers.
    • Grey, J.N.(2015). '"Princess Theology" and the Promotion of Women within Pentecostalism' In Burns, S. & Monro, A., (eds), Public Theology and the Challenge of Feminism (pp. pp.75-85.). Oxford, OX: Routledge.
  • 2013
    • Grey, J.N.(2013). ‘Beauty and Holiness in the Calling of Isaiah’ In Martin, L.R., (ed), A Future for Holiness: Pentecostal Explorations (pp. pp. 47-58.). Cleveland, TN: CPT Press.
  • 2011
    • Grey, J.N.(2011). ‘Isaiah 53 and the suffering-less servant in Australian Pentecostalism’ In Pearson, C. & Havea, J (ed), Out of place: Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink (pp. 187-201.). London: Equinox.
  • 2009
    • Grey, J.N.(2009). ‘Models of Women’s Leadership in the Bible.’ In J.Grey & S. Clifton (eds), Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts (pp. ). Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies.
    • Grey, J.N.(2009). ‘Seeds for the Future: Raising Women Leaders’ (with Kristy Rigg). In J.Grey & S. Clifton (eds), Raising Women Leaders: Perspectives on Liberating Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Contexts (pp. 298-312). Chester Hill, NSW: Australasian Pentecostal Studies.

Journal Article

  • 2019
    • Grey, J.N.(2019). ‘Global Considerations in Response to “Do Not Quench the Spirit.”’. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Vol 41, Issue 3-4 507-11.
    • Grey, J.N.(2019). ‘Missio Dei in the Isaiah Memoir.'. Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, Vol 22, No. 2 3-12.
    • Grey, J.N.(2019). ‘A Prophetic Call to Repentance: David, Bathsheba and a Royal Abuse of Power.’. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 41 9-25.
  • 2018
    • Grey, J.N.(2018). Isaiah 5: A Prophetic Critique of Economic Proportion. Verbum et Ecclesia, Vol 39 (1). | Link to journal
    • Grey, J.N.(2018). 'Isaiah’s Vision of Yahweh and Ethical Replication.'. Old Testament Essays, 31(3) 591-612.
  • 2017
    • Grey, J.N.(2017). ‘SPS Presidential Address: Embodiment and the Prophetic Message in Isaiah’s Memoir.’. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 39 1-26.
    • Grey, J.N.(2017). ‘Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on the Re-Evangelisation of Europe through a Post-colonial Reading of Isaiah 2:1-5’. Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association, Vol 37, 2017 28-39.
    • Grey, J.N.(2017). The spirit of and Spirit in Craig S. Keener’s Spirit Hermeneutics. Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, 39, 1-2 1-11. | Link to journal
  • 2016
    • Grey, J.N.(2016). Response to John Goldingay’s The Theology of the Book of Isaiah. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Vol 25, 2016 pp.1-8..
  • 2014
    • Grey, J.N.(2014). 'Reflections of Brueggeman's The Prophetic Imagination'. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Vol 23, Issue 1 pp. 7-11..
  • 2009
    • Grey, J.N.(2009). ‘The trees of the field will clap their hands”: Is there hope for the renewal of Creation in Second Isaiah?’. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 12 35-38..
    • Grey, J.N.(2009). ‘Acts of the Spirit: Ezekiel 37 in the Light of Contemporary Speech-Act Theory’. Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research, Vol 1, Issue 1 69-82..
  • 2008
    • Grey, J.N.(2008). ‘The Experience of a Woman as a Pentecostal Academic’. Asian Journal of Pentecostal Studies, Vol. 11, Issue 1/2 94-98..
  • 2006
    • Grey, J.N.(2006). ‘Princess Theology.’. Pentecostal-Charismatic Bible Colleges Journal, October. | Link to journal
    • Grey, J.N.(2006). ‘Reading with Bi-focals: Visions of Christ in Pentecostal Interpretations of Isaiah 6. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 9 pp. 48-73..
  • 2003
    • Grey, J.N.(2003). ‘Judges 4-5, Pentecostalism, and the (de)construction of women ministers’. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 7 pp. 35-90..
  • 2001
    • Grey, J.N.(2001). ‘Torn Stockings and Enculturation: Women Pastors in the Australian AOG’. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 5/6.

Research and Professional Grants

  • 2018
    • Research Fellowship Centre for Pentecostal Theology, $3700, Centre for Pentecostal Theology (part of the Pentecostal Seminary, Cleveland TN, USA)

Presentations

Academic Conference

  • 2019
    • ‘Trouble in Paradise: Exploring Gender Roles and Violence Against Women in Song of Songs 5:2-8’ (2019), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, 25 Nov 2019
    • 'Is Hannah Among the Prophets?: A Pentecostal Perspective' (2019), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Diego, USA, 23 Nov 2019
  • 2018
    • 'Isaiah’s religious experience and its ethical implications,' (2018), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver CO, USA, 17 Nov 2018
    • ‘For Love of God: A Comparative Analysis of Pentecostal and Sufi Spirituality and Rituals of Worship,’ (2018), European Pentecostal Charismatic Research Association, Hamburg, Germany, 13 Sep 2018
    • 'Isaiah’s religious experience and its ethical implications,' (2018), European Pentecostal Theological Association Conference, Brussels, Belgium, 02 Jul 2018
    • ‘Social Justice in First Isaiah: A Pentecostal Perspective’ (2018), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Cleveland TN, USA, 08 Mar 2018
  • 2017
    • ‘A Methodology for the Study of Pentecostal hermeneutics in a Global Context,’ (2017), Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Berlin, 07 Aug 2017
    • ‘Holiness and Incarnation in Isaiah 1-39: The implications of Isaiah’s Mission for a Pentecostal Ecclesiology,’ (2017), European Pentecostal Theological Association Conference, Malvern, UK, 03 Jul 2017
    • ‘SPS Presidential Address 2017: Embodiment and the Prophetic Message in Isaiah’s Memoir' (2017), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, St Louis MO, USA, 09 Mar 2017
    • “A Pentecostal Approach to Cultural Competence” (panelist) (2017), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, St Louis MO, USA, 09 Mar 2017
  • 2016
    • ‘Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on the Re-Evangelisation of Europe through a Post-colonial Reading of Isaiah 2:1-5' (2016), European Pentecostal Theological Association, Sofia, Bulgaria, 27 Jun 2016
    • ‘Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry: Informing an Ongoing Gender-Focused Dialogue on the Faith Contributions of Women' (panelist) (2016), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, San Dimas CA, USA, 10 Mar 2016
  • 2015
    • ‘A Response to David Horrell from a Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Perspective,’ (2015), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, USA, 21 Nov 2015
    • 'A Response to ‘Moral Vision of the Bible: David Horrell’s A New Testament Approach’’ (2015), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA, 21 Nov 2015
    • ‘Response to John Goldingay’s The Theology of the Book of Isaiah,’ (2015), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta GA, USA, 21 Nov 2015
    • 'A Postcolonial Reading of Isaiah 2:1-5 (2015), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Lakeland FL, USA, 12 Mar 2015
  • 2014
    • ‘A Prophetic Critique of Economic Proportion in Isaiah 5’ (2014), Australia and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS) Conference, Notre Dame University, Fremantle WA, 29 Jun 2014
    • ‘The Development of the Role of a Prophet in the Old Testament’ (2014), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Springfield MO, USA, 06 Mar 2014
  • 2013
    • ‘Reflections on Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination’ (2013), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland USA, 23 Nov 2013
    • ‘When the Spirit trumps tradition: A Pentecostal Reading of Isaiah 56: 1-8’ (2013), Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland USA, 23 Nov 2013
    • ‘Unleashing the Dragon: Exploration of the Possible Impact of Chinese Confucian Culture on Pentecostal Hermeneutics’ (2013), E21 Global Scholars Consultation, Alphacrucis College, Sydney Australia, 08 Jul 2013
    • ‘Beauty and holiness in the calling of Isaiah’ (2013), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA USA, 21 Mar 2013
  • 2012
    • ‘Submission to the King: The Power of Wisdom and the Wisdom of Power in the Narrative of 1 Kings 3-11’ (2012), ANZATS Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 01 Jul 2012
    • ‘An Old Testament Theology of Work’ and panelist for: ‘Dialogue with Mark Boda on Pneumatic Hermeneutics’ (2012), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, US, 29 Feb 2012
  • 2011
    • ‘Empowering the Tradition: Voicing a Pentecostal Hermeneutic’ (2011), 8th APTA General Assembly, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 12 Sep 2011
  • 2010
    • ‘Navigating the Empire: Esther as a Model of Marginalisation’ (2010), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, 08 Mar 2010
  • 2009
    • ‘The trees of the field will clap their hands”: Is there hope for the renewal of Creation in Second Isaiah?’ (2009), Society for Pentecostal Studies Annual Meeting, Eugene, OR, 26 Mar 2009

Scholarship Publications

Book

  • 2009
    • Grey, J.N.(2009). 'Them, Us and Me: How the Old Testament speaks to People Today'. Wipf & Stock.

Book Chapter

  • 2016
    • Grey, J.N.(2016). 'Women Leaders in the Old Testament' In Cooper-Clarke D., & Giles, K. (eds), Women & Men: One in Christ, Christians for Biblical Equality (pp. ). .

Popular Article

  • 2012
    • Grey, J.N.(2012). 'What John Safran doesn't get about Pentecostalism'. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Religion and Ethics, 23 April 2012. | External link

Professional Memberships

Research Fellow, Centre for Pentecostal Theology (Pentecostal Theological Seminary, Cleveland Tennessee) (since 2018)

Research Fellow, Department: Biblical and Ancient Studies, University of South Africa (since 2017)

Society for Pentecostal Studies (since 2009)

Society of Biblical Literature (– including co-chair of the ‘SBL Biblical Ethics Unit (2019-2021’) (since 2012)

Current Supervision

  • None
    • Andrew Lim, ‘The Significance of the Ruah in Ezekiel’ (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Duncan Corby, ‘Live According to the Spirit: Paul’s Experience of the Spirit’s Ethical Transformation in Romans 8 and Galatians 5 from a Critical-Pentecostal Reading,’ (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Johnny Kumar, Message Received and (mis)Understood? : An Analysis of Academic Discourse and its Relationship to Pentecostal Practice through Readings of the Old Testament (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Makalofi Kakala, ‘Reading the Biblical Poetry’s Heliaki: A contextualised study of Biblical poetry using Tongan poetry conventions/understandings’ (Doctoral Thesis)
    • Sue Smith, ‘Examining mechanisms by which women exercise observable public sphere influence within the patriarchal and conservative religious context of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’ (Doctoral Thesis)

Completed Supervision

  • 2017
    • Kellesi Gore, ‘The Pentecostal Movement in the South Pacific Islands,’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2017
    • Danielle van der Smissen-Roodnat, ‘Mutual Leadership: Better Together,’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2017
    • Dean O’Keefe, ‘A Pentecostal Pedagogy: Integrating Elements of a Pentecostal Worldview in the Classroom at Alphacrucis College’ (Doctoral Thesis), 2017
    • Yvon Attia, ‘Developing a practical course on inner healing’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2017
  • 2016
    • Daniel Waller, ‘Re-interpreting the "Purification Offering" as the Physical Manipulation of the Forces of Life’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2016
    • Dale Hembrow, ‘Envisioning effective pentecostal millennial ministry practise through the lens of a pentecostal epistemology’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2016
    • Elizabeth Thomas, ‘Teaching the Lord's Prayer in the Nepalese Church: taking ancient prayer traditions into the 21st Century’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2016
  • 2015
    • Maria McIntyre, ‘Designed to Live: developing a vocational unit on well-being’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2015
    • Narelle Melton, ‘A Pentecostal Engagement with the Old Testament Ritual Texts’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2015
  • 2014
    • Collette Ramirez, 'A Practical Approach to Women in Leadership’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2014
  • 2012
    • Sarah Shadlow, ‘Is Deborah Among the Judges?’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2012
  • 2011
    • Irene Pleffer, ‘What is the attitude towards Sabbath in the life of a Salvation Army Officer?’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2011
    • Andrew Wong, ‘Divorce and Re-marriage: A Pentecostal Perspective’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2011
  • 2009
    • Sue Earl, ‘How can reference to the “flesh”’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2009
    • John Rhodes, ‘Raising Godly Leaders - Are We Doing It “Right”?: A narrative study of 1 Samuel 9-11 shedding light on the development of leaders within Australian Pentecostalism’ (Masters Project/Thesis), 2009

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