John Painter (theologian)

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John Painter FAHA (born 22 September 1935 in Bellingen, New South Wales) is an Australian New Testament scholar. He is currently Professor of Theology at Charles Sturt University in Canberra.[1]

Painter studied at Moore Theological College, the University of London and the University of Durham. Before taking up his present position he had previously been Associate Professor at the University of Cape Town and La Trobe University. Painter was one of the translators of the Common English Bible.[2]

Painter is married to Gillian and has two daughters.[1] In 2001 he was awarded the Centenary Medal for "service to Australian society and the humanities in the study of religion."[3]


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Chapters in Books[edit]

"Eschatological Faith in the Gospel of John" in Reconciliation and Hope, ed. R.J. Banks, 1974, pp. 36–52. ISBN 0-85364-165-X. "Christ and the Church in John 1.45-51" in L'Evangile de Jean, ed. by M. de Jonge, 1977, pp. 359–362. ISBN 2-8011-0123-0. "Paul and the Pneumatikoi at Corinth" in Paul and Paulinism, ed. by M. Hooker and S.G. Wilson, 1982, pp. 237–250. ISBN 0-281-03835-X. "Interpreting the Literature of another world: Rudolf Bultmann", in The Bible and European Literature: History and Hermeneutics, ed. by Eric Osborn and L. McIntosh, 1987, pp. 219–229. ISBN 0-9589668-1-8. "The Purpose and Christology of the Fourth Gospel" in Religions and Comparative Thought, 1988, 387-406. ISBN 81-7030-1238. "John, Johannine Literature" in Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, edited by Everett Ferguson, 1990, pp. 492-495. ISBN 0-8240-5745-7. Second edition 1997, pp. 617–620. ISBN 0- 8153-1663-1. "Judgment" in Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, edited by Everett Ferguson, 1990, pp. 508-510. Second edition 1997, pp. 639–640. ISBN 0- 8153-1663-1. "Luke" in Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, edited by Everett Ferguson, 1990, pp. 555-56. Second edition 1997, pp. 698–699. ISBN 0- 8153-1663-1. "Tradition, History and Interpretation in John 10", in The Shepherd Discourse of John 10 and Its Context, edited by R.T. Fortna and J. Beutler (SNTSMS 69, 1991, pp. 53–74. ISBN 0-521- 39211-X. "Quest Stories in John and the Synoptics" in John and the Synoptics, edited by Adelbert Denaux, 1992, pp. 498–506. ISBN 90-6186-498-4. "World", in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, edited by Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight, 1992, pp. 887–891; Second edition 2013, pp. 1013–1018. ISBN 978-0-8308-2456-4. "Bread", in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, edited by Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight, 1992, pp. 83–86. ISBN 0-8308-1777-5. "Joy", in Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, edited by Joel B. Green and Scot McKnight, 1992, pp. 394–396. ISBN 0-8308-1777-5. "The Enigmatic Johannine Son of Man" in The Four Gospels 1992: Festschrift for Franz Neirynck, edited by F. Van Segbroeckl et al. 1992, vol. 3, pp. 1869–1887. ISBN 90-6831-400-9-X. "John the Evangelist as Theologian" in In the Fullness of Time, 1992, pp. 96–110. "World" "Kosmos" "Worldview" in Dictionary of Paul and his Letters, edited by Gerald F. Hawthorne et al., 1993. pp. 979–982. ISBN 0=8308-1778-6. "The Quotation of Scripture and Unbelief in John 12.36b-43" in The Gospels and the Scriptures of Israel, JSNTS 104,edited by Craig A. Evans & W.Richard Stegner, 1994, pp. 429–458. ISBN 1-85075-487-7. "The Quest for the Messiah Revisited" in "So Great a Cloud of Witnesses": Libraries and Theologies: Festschrift in Honour of Lawrence D. McIntosh., 1995, pp. 259–174. ISBN 0-9587731-3-0. "Inclined to God: Bultmannian Hermeneutics and the Theology of the Fourth Gospel " in Exploring the Gospel of John: In Honour of D. Moody Smith, edited by R. Alan Culpepper & C. Clifton Black, 1996, pp. 346–368. ISBN 0-664-22083-5. "Jesus and the Quest for Eternal Life" in Critical Readings of John 6 edited by R. Alan Culpepper, 1997, pp. 61–94. ISBN 90-04-10579-4. "The Johannine Literature" in Handbook to Exegesis of the New Testament edited by S.E. Porter, 1997, pp. 555–590. ISBN 90-04-09921-2. "Creation, cosmology" in Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments, edited by R.P. Martin and P.H. Davids, 1997, pp. 250–255. ISBN 0-8308-1779-4. "Barrett, C(harles) K(ingsley)" in Historical Handbook of Major Biblical Interpreters edited by Donald K. McKim, IVP, Illinois and Leicester, 1998, pp. 427–432. Second edition 2007, pp. 155–161. ISBN 978-0-8308-2927-9. "John" and "1—3 John" in The Access Bible" OXford, 1999, New Testament, pp. 129–169, 375-383. ISBN 9780199777532. "The Point of John's Christology: Christology, Community and Conflict in John" in Christology, Controversy & Community: New Testament Essays in Honour of David R. Catchpole edited by David G. Horrell and Christopher M. Tuckett, 2000, pp. 231–252. ISBN 90-04-116796. "Response to VicPfitzner" in God Down Under: Theology in the Antipodes, edited by Winired Wing Han Lamb and Ian Barns, 2003, pp. 81-86. ISBN 1-920691-14-6. "Outward Decay and Inward Renewall: A Biblical Perspective on Aging," in Aging, Spirituality and Pastoral Care: A Multi-National Perspective, edited by Elizabeth MacKinlay, James W. Ellor, and Stephen Pickard, 2001, pp. 43–55. "Who was James? Footprints as a Means of Identification," in The Brother of Jesus: James the Just and his Mission, edited by Bruce Chilton and Jacob Neusner, 2001, 10-65. ISBN 0-664-22299-4. "Word, Theology and community in John: Robert Kysar's Contribution," in Word, theology & Community in John, edited by John Painter, R. Alan Culpepper, and Fernando Segovia, 2002, pp. 1–17. ISBN 0-8272-4246-8. "Earth Made Whole: John's Rereading of Genesis," in Word,Theology & Community in John, edited by John Painter, R. Alan Culpepper, and Fernando Segovia, 2002, pp. 65–84. ISBN 0-8272-4246-8. "Rereading Genesis in the Prologue of John" in Neotestementica et Philonica: Studies in Honour of Peder Borgen, edited by D. E. Aune, T. Seland & J. H. Ulrichsen,2003, pp. 179–201. ISBN 90-04-126104. "1, 2, and 3 John, Eerdmans Commentary on the Bible, edited by James D. G. Dunn & J. W. Rogerson, 2003, pp.1512-1528. ISBN 0-8028-3711-5. "Response to Vic Pfitzner" in God Down Under, edited by Winifred Wing Han Lamb and Ian Barns, 2003, 81-86. ISBN 1-920691-14-6. "Sacrifice and Atonement in the Gospel of John" in Israel und seine Heilstraditionen im Johannesevangelium, Herausgegeben von Michael Labahn et al., 2004, pp. 287–313. ISBN 3-506-77917-6. “James and Peter: Models of Leadership and Mission” in The Missions of James, Peter and Paul: Tensions in Early Christianity, edited by Bruce Chilton and Craig Evans, 2005, pp. 143–210. ISBN 90-04-14161-8. “The Power of Words: Rhetoric in James and Paul” in The Missions of James, Peter and Paul: Tensions in Early Christianity, edited by Bruce Chilton and Craig Evans, 2005., pp. 235–274. ISBN 90-04-14161-8. “Monotheism and Dualism: Reconsidering Predestination in John 12:40” in Transcending Boundaries: Contemporary Readings in the New Testament, edited by Rekha M. Chennattu and Mary L. Coloe, 2005, pp. 119–140. ISBN 88-213-0565-1. “Monotheism and Dualism: John and Qumran, “in Theology and Christology in the Fourth Gospel: Essays by the Members of the SNTS Johannine Writings Seminar, edited by G. Van Belle, J. G. Van Der Watt, P. Maritz, 2005, pp. 225-243. ISBN 90-429-1571-4. “Bultmann, Archaeology and the Historical Jesus” in Jesus and Archaeology, edited by James H. Charlesworth, 2006, 619-638. ISBN 0-8028-4880-X. “New Testament Roots of an Engaged Anglican Theology” in ‘Into the World you Love’ Encounteriing god in Everyday Life, edited by Graeme Garrett, 2007, pp. 50–64. ISBN 9781-920691-99-8. “Memory Holds the Key: The Transformation of Memory in the Interface of History and theology in John” in John and the Jesus of History, edited by Paul Anderson et al., 2007, pp. 229–245. ISBN 978-1-58983-293-0. “The Signs of the Messiah and the Quest for Eternal Life” in What we have Seen and Heard: The Past the Present and the Future of Johannine Studies, edited by Tom Thatcher, 2007, pp. 233–256. ISBN 978-1-60258-010-7. “The Death of Jesus in John: A Discussion of the Tradition, History, and Theology of John” in The Death of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel edited by G. Van Belle, 2007, 327-361. ISBN 978-90-5867-631-3. “Earth” in New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible D—H Volume 2 edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfield, 2007, pp. 172–174. ISBN 0-687-27815-5. “James: Epistle of” in New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible J— Volume 3 edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfield, 2008, pp. . ISBN 0-687-27816-3. “Jesus: Brothers and sisters of” in New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible J— Volume 3 edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfield, 2008, pp. . ISBN 0-687-27816-3. “Eternal Life” in Encyclopedia of the historical Jesus edited by Craig A. Evans, 2008, pp. 184–185. ISBN 978-0-415-97569-8. “Faith” in Encyclopedia of the historical Jesus edited by Craig A. Evans, 2008, 193-195. ISBN 978-0-415-97569-8. “Food, Hunger” in Encyclopedia of the historical Jesus edited by Craig A. Evans, 2008, 203-204. ISBN 978-0-415-97569-8. “’The Light Shines in the Darkness…’ Creation, Incarnation, and Resurrection in John” in The Resurrection of Jesus in the Gospel of John edited by Craig Koester and Reimund Bieringer, 2008. pp. 21–46. ISBN 978-3-16-149588-5. “Matthew and John” in Matthew and his Christian Contemporaries, edited by David Sim and Boris Repschinski, 2008. pp. 66–86. ISBN 9780567044532. “A New Climate: The Theologian as a Biblical Interpreter,” in Embracing Grace: The Theologian’s Task: Essays in Honour of Graeme Garrett. Edited by Heather Thomson, 2009, pp. 51–66. ISBN 9781921577000. “James as the First Catholic Epistle” in The Catholic Epistles and Apostolic Tradition: A New Perspective on James to Jude, Edited by Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr & Robert W. Wall, 2009, pp. 161–181. ISBN 978-1-60258-215-6. “The Johannine Epistles as Catholic Epistles,” in The Catholic Epistles and Apostolic Tradition: A New Perspective on James to Jude, Edited by Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr & Robert W. Wall, 2009, pp. 239–305. ISBN 978-1-60258-215-6. “Johannine Literature: The Gospel and Letters of John,” in The Blackwell Companion to the New Testament. Edited by David E. Aune, 2010, pp. 344–372. ISBN 9784-4051-0825-6. “The Fourth Gospel and the Founder of Christianity: the place of historical tradition in the work of C.H. Dodd” in Tom Thatcher and Catrin H. Williams, Editors, Engaging with C.H. Dodd on the Gospel of John, 2013, pp. 257–284. ISBN 978-110703566-9. “Beloved Disciple” in Joel B. Green, General Editor, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels,” Downers Grove Illinois: IVP Academic, 2013. Pp. 69-72. ISBN 978-0-8308-2456-4. “James of Jerusalem” in Roger S. Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, & Sabine B. Huebner, Editors, The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp. 3566–3567. “The Prologue as an Hermeneutical Key to Reading the Fourth Gospel,” in Joseph Verheyden, Geert Van Oyen, Michael Labahn, Reimund Bieringer, Editors, Studies in the Gospel of John and its Christology: Festschrift Gilbert Van Belle, 2014, pp. 37–60. ISBN 978-90-429-3022-3. "The Prologue of John: Bridge into a New World" in Bible Borders and Belonging, edited by Jione Havea, David Neville, and Elaine Wainwright, 2014, pp. 73-92. ISBN 478-1-58983-957-1. "Mark and the Pauline Mission" in Paul and Mark: Comparative Essays Part 1. Two Authors at the Beginnings of Christianity, edited by Oda Wischmeyer, David Sim, and Ian J.Elmer, 2014, pp. 527-553. ISBN 978-3-11-027279-6.

Articles[edit]

  • "Gnosticism in the Qumran Texts," "ABR" 17 (1969) pp 1–6.
  • "Gnosticism" "Journal of Theology for Southern Africa|JTSA]]" 1 (1972) pp 45–58.
  • "The Fruit of the Spirit" "JTSA 5 (1973) pp 57-59.
  • "The Charismatic Movement and the New Testament" JTSA 7 (1974) pp 50–60.
  • "The World of New Testament Studies" "JTSA 13 (1975) pp 57-60.
  • "Rudolf Carl Bultmann: 1884-1976" "JTSA 17 (1976) pp 53-61.
  • "Surveying the Fourth Gospel" "JTSA 20 (1977) pp 41-53.
  • "The Church and Israel in the Gospel of John" "NTS" 25 (1978) pp 103–112.
  • "Johannine Symbols: A Case Study in Epistemology" "JTSA" 27 (1979) pp 26–41.
  • "Glimpses of the Johannine Community in the Farewell Discourses" "ABR" 28 (1980) pp 22–39.
  • "A Note on the Hermeneutical Theology of Rudolf Bultmann" "ABR" 29 (1981) pp 26–31.
  • "The Farewell Discourses and the History of Johannine Christianity" "NTS" 27 (1981) pp 525–543.
  • "Christology and the Fourth Gospel" "ABR" 31 (1983) pp 45–62.
  • "The Johannine Epistles" "ABR 32 (1984)" pp 38–48.
  • "Christology and the History of the Johannine Community in the Prologue of the Fourth Gospel" "NTS" 30 (1984) pp 460–474.
  • "The Origins of Demythologizing Revisited" "ABR" 33 (1985) pp 2–14.
  • "The Opponents in 1 John" "NTS" 32 (1986) pp 48–71.
  • "John 9 and the Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel" "Journal for the Study of the New Testament|JSNT]]" 28 (1986) pp 31–61.
  • "C.H.Dodd and the Christology of the Fourth Gospel" "JTSA" 59 (1987) pp. 42–56.
  • "Text and Context in John 5" "ABR" 35 (1987) pp28–34.
  • "Tradition and Interpretation in John 6" "NTS" 35 (1989) pp 421–450.
  • "Quest and Rejection Storiesin John" "JSNT" 36 (1989) pp 17–46.
  • "Quest Stories in John 1-4" "JSNT" 41 (1991) pp 33–70.
  • "Theology and Eschatology in the Prologue of John" "SJT" 46 (1993) pp 27–42.
  • "Belief in the Word" "Pacifica" 7 (1994) pp 85–94.
  • 'God and the Quest for Eternal Life" "SMR" (1998) pp 10–16.
  • "Disciples and Family in Mark 3.13-35" "NTS" 45 (1999) pp 498–513.
  • "James the Just and Christian Origins" "NT" XLII (2000) pp 397–406.
  • "Outward Decay and Inward Renewal: A Biblical Perspective on Aging" "Journal of Religious Gerontology 12 (2001) 43-55.
  • "ARCIC on Mary: An Historical Consideration of the Use of the Early Church Evidence in the Seattle Statement" "JAS" 4 (2006) pp59–80.
  • "James as the First Catholic Epistle" "Interpretation" 60 (2006) pp245–259.
  • "The Incarnation as a New Testament Key to an Anglican Public and Contextual Theology" "SMR" 203 (2007) pp 61–70.
  • "An Anglican Approach to Public Affairs in a Global Context" "SMR 213 (2010) pp 9-31.
  • "The Generosity of God in the World: Preaching from John, 1 John, and James" "SMR 219 (2012) pp 35–51.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Professor John Painter
  2. ^ "Translators". Retrieved 4 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "It's an Honour". Retrieved 23 January 2012.