Rev. Associate Professor Jacqueline Grey – PhD , BTh
Jacqueline is a member of the School of Christian Studies, and specialises in the following areas: Biblical Studies.
Graduating with a BA in 1994, Jacqui served as the AOG chaplain and campus director for Students For Christ at Sydney University until 1998. After studying at Southern Cross, she completed her honours and doctoral studies through CSU, graduating in 2006. Jacqui lectures in Old Testament studies and currently is the Academic Dean. She has published several books are articles, including Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today (APS, 2008), Raising Women Leaders (co-edited with Shane Clifton) (APS, 2009), Three's A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament (Pickwick, 2011). Jacqui is an active member of her local church, Cityside, in the inner city and loves traveling, photography & art, coffee with friends and fine Italian food.
Jacqui's research interests include prophetic literature (particularly Isaiah), hermeneutics, women' studies and wisdom literature.
- Member, Academic Board, Alphacrucis College, (2001-present)
- Chair, Asia Pacific Theological Association Theological Commission(2008-present)
- Ordained Minister, Assemblies of God in Australia (1994 – present)
- Editor, Pentecostal-Charismatic Bible Colleges Journal (2006-present)
- Editorial Board, Australasian Pentecostal Studies Journal (2006- present)
- Editorial Board, Brill's 'Global Pentecostal & Charismatic Studies' Series
- Editorial Board, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research
upcoming publication:Princesses and Philanthropists: The Promotion of Women within Australian Pentecostalism' in Burns, Stephen & Monro, Anita (ed) Not Behind Our Backs?, London: Equinox, 2011
Three’s A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament, Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2011
‘Isaiah 53 and the suffering-less servant in Australian Pentecostalism’ in Havea, Jione & Pearson, Clive (eds) Out of place: Doing Theology on the Crosscultural Brink, London: Equinox, 2011.
‘Models of Women’s leadership in the Bible’ in Grey, Jacqueline, & Clifton, Shane (eds) Raising Women Leaders, Sydney: SCD/ APSS Press, 2009
‘Acts of the Spirit: Ezekiel 37 in the Light of Contemporary Speech-Act Theory’, Journal of Biblical and Pneumatological Research, Vol 1, Jan 2009.
Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today, Sydney: SCD/ APSS Press, 2008. Reprinted: Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock, 2009.
‘Princess Theology’ in Pentecostal-Charismatic Bible Colleges Journal, October 2006.
‘Reading with Bi-focals: Visions of Christ in Pentecostal Interpretations of Isaiah 6’ in Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 9, 2005/6.
‘Prophetic (m)others: Judges 4-5, Pentecostalism, and the (de)construction of women ministers’ in Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 7, 2003.‘Torn Stockings and Enculturation: Women Pastors in the Australian AOG’, Australasian Pentecostal Studies, Vol 5-6, 2001
PhD (Charles Sturt University)
Dissertation Title Burning Tongues: Voicing a Pentecostal-charismatic Hermeneutic of the Old Testament
BTh (Charles Sturt University)
Book — Published in 2011
Three's A Crowd: Pentecostalism, Hermeneutics and the Old Testament (Pickwick Publications, Eugene, Oregon, 2011)
Extract: ‘Three’s a Crowd’ brings together the three dialogue partners of Pentecostalism, hermeneutics, and the Old Testament. Previous attempts by Pentecostal academics to define a distinctive Pentecostal hermeneutic have focused on issues and application to the New Testament, consequently estranging the Old Testament from the conversation. This book engages the hermeneutical practices of Pentecostal and Charismatic groups in reading the Old Testament in ways that are representative, while critical, of their movement’s ideological bases and visions. While the issue of understanding and developing a viable Pentecostal hermeneutic has continued to be debated within the academic journals of the community for over a decade, most discussion has focused on the prescription of ideals rather than on the actual practice of the contemporary community. By examining the reading practices of the Pentecostal and Charismatic community, this book suggests a unique and rounded reading method that maintains the strengths of Pentecostal reading practices while addressing their inherent weaknesses. In this way, the voices of the three dialogue partners emerge in a mutual fellowship that engages both the needs of the Pentecostal community and informs the wider ecumenical dialogue. “¬Three’s a Crowd embodies an invitation to engage spiritual, evangelical, lay, and non-traditional modes of biblical interpretation. It is a helpful reminder that hermeneutics is not crowded and that the Hebrew Bible is not closed off from ordinary interpreters, evangelical or otherwise.” —JIONE HAVEA, United Theological College and School of Theology, Charles Sturt University “Jacqueline Grey’s ¬Three’s a Crowd provides new insight into the dynamic realties of Hermeneutics, Old Testament and the Pentecostal reading communities. The fact that Grey is a female Pentecostal scholar specializing in the Old Testament and working outside a North American context significantly strengthens the important contribution of her meticulously researched and delightfully articulated work. Her monograph provides a fresh voice in the Pentecostal hermeneutical dialogue; this is a must read. I highly recommend it.” —KENNETH J. ARCHER, Pentecostal Theological Seminary “Jacqui Grey has provided for us here an important and insightful analysis of Pentecostal engagement with mainstream biblical scholarship, offering as she does an astute, vivid analysis of the nature of ordinary Pentecostal biblical interpretation, which contributes to a fresh, integrated practical model for critical reading of the Bible in this developing tradition. This is a significant contribution to our awareness of everyday and scholarly Pentecostal/Charismatic hermeneutics.” —ANDREW DAVIES, University of Birmingham Read more here… (external link)
Book — Published in 2008
Them, Us & Me: How the Old Testament Speaks to People Today, (Sydney: SCD/ APSS Press, 2008).
Extract: The Old Testament is much loved by readers around the world. Yet many people struggle to understand it. For example, have you enjoyed the stories of the Old Testament but wondered about their relevance? Been baffled by the unusual Laws? Skipped books that seemed far removed from your 21st Century life? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then Them, Us & Me is for you! This book offers a fresh approach to helping you read and understand the Old Testament. The first section gives you some simple keys to discover the Old Testament. It teaches you about the cultural world of ancient Israel. Yet it does not end there – it helps you to see how Jesus Christ fulfills the Old Testament and how it can be applied to your life. Armed with this strategy for reading, this book then outlines what the Old Testament is about. This second section presents an inspiring overview of the major ideas and events of the Old Testament. This is a practical, common sense book designed to help you gain confidence in reading the Bible. It is for all people who want to better understand the significance of the Old Testament. Read more here… (external link)
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