Alphacrucis College

Dr Adam White – PhD in Ancient History, BTh with Honours

Academic Faculty
NT Lecturer, Program Director - BTh

Profile photo for Adam White
Dr Adam White
NT Lecturer, Program Director - BTh

Adam is a member of the School of Christian Studies, and specialises in the following areas: 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. 

Research Interests

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

Academic 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.”


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

Journal Article — Published in 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 (2014).

Conference Paper — Published in 2014


Obey as to the Lord: Paul’s Advice to the Ephesian Slaves as a “Hermeneutic of Worship.” Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Springfield, MO, March 2014.

Conference Paper — Published in 2012


Value Formation and Value judgement: Graeco-Roman paideia as a backdrop to Paul’s judgement language in 1 Cor 4.1-5.” Fellowship for Biblical Studies National Conference, Melbourne, September 2012

Conference Paper — Published in 2012


Paul’s Educational Imagery in His Conflict with the Corinthians.” Society of Biblical Literature International Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 2012.

Journal Article — Published in 2012


Knowledge and Transformation: towards a ‘Pentecostal Paideia.’” Australasian Pentecostal Studies.

Conference Paper — Published in 2011


Paul and Paideia: Greco-Roman education as a background to Paul’s conflict in Corinth.”Ancient History Research Seminar, Macquarie University, Sydney, September 2011.

Contact Adam

If you’d like to contact Adam, you can use the form below.

If you’d like a reply, please include your return email address in the box provided.