Helen Paynter

Selected publications:

God of violence yesterday, God of love today? Honestly wrestling with the Old Testament. BRF (2019)

The Gadarene swine and the conquest of Jericho: an intertextual reading. Pacific Journal of Baptist Research, forthcoming (2019).

Dead and Buried: Attending to the voice of the victim in the Old Testament and today: Towards an ethical reading of the Old Testament texts of violence. Oxford: Regents Park College, Whitley Publications, 2018

‘Revenge for my Two Eyes’: Talion and Mimesis in the Samson narrative. Biblical Interpretation, 2018 vol. 26: 133-157.

‘Make yourself at home’: Tensions and Paradoxes of hospitality in dialogue with the Bible. Bible and Critical Theory, 2018 vol 14(1):42-61.

‘Hope, Despair and the Prophetic Imagination’ in J. Andrews (ed) The Church in Disorientating Times – Leading Prophetically Through Adversity: Proceedings of the Middle East Consultation 2017 Carlisle: Langham (2018).

Immigration and the Church: Reflecting faithfully in our generation. Cambridge: Grove books, 2017 

Ahab: Heedless Father, Sullen Son: Humour and Intertextuality in 1 Kings 21. JSOT 2017 vol. 41(4): 451-474.

Reduced Laughter: Seriocomic Features and their Functions in the Book of Kings Leiden: Brill, 2016


Stephen Finamore

Selected Publications:

2017: ‘Wright, Wrong and Wrath; Apocalypse in Paul and Girard’, in Michael Kirwan and Sheelah T. Hidden, Mimesis and Atonement; René Girard and the Doctrine of Salvation, London: Bloomsbury

2016: ‘Hope: Prophetic Vision and the Lie of the Land’, in Paul Cloke and Mike Pears (editors), Mission in Marginal Places; The Theory, Milton Keynes: Paternoster

2011: ‘A Kinder, Gentler Apocalypse? René Girard, the Book of Revelation and the “Bottomless Abyss of the Unforgettable Victim”’, in Michael Hardin (editor), Compassionate Eschatology, Eugene OR: Wipf and Stock

2009: God, Order and Chaos; René Girard and the Apocalypse, Milton Keynes: Paternoster

2004: ‘Violence and Covetousness’ in Clarke, A. (editor), Expecting Justice, but Seeing Bloodshed; Some Baptist Contributions to Following Jesus in a Violent World, Oxford: Whitley

2000: Violence, the Bible and the End of the World, Oxford: Whitley

1998: ‘The Gospel and the Wrath of God in Romans 1’ in Rowland, C. and Fletcher-Louis, C., (editors), Understanding, Studying and Reading; New Testament Essays in Honour of John Ashton, Sheffield


Peter Hatton

Selected Publications:

Contradiction in the Book of Proverbs: The Deep Waters of Counsel SOTS Monograph Series (Aldershot, Ashgate, 2008)

‘Weighed and Found Wanting’: The Old Testament’s Sage Consideration of Empire (due for publication by Wipf and Stock September 2021)

‘Wisdom’s Feast: Proverbs as a Resource for Theological Education’ Theology and Ministry,  4 (2016):

“Old Testament and Empire” in Soma: An International Journal of Discourses and Counter-Discourses

 “A Cautionary Tale: The Acts Consequence Construct” in Journal For The Study of the Old Testament, March 2011;