Research Profile: Sean Winter

Research Interests

Sean’s research focuses on the letters and theology of the apostle Paul, with special reference to Philippians and 2 Corinthians. He has also worked in the area of biblical hermeneutics, especially theological understandings of biblical interpretation (particularly in the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer) and biblical reception history.

Research Supervision

Sean is open to receiving research proposals on any aspect of New Testament study, especially those that relate to the interpretation of the Pauline letters and/or that have a particularly theological or hermeneutical focus.

He has successfully supervised projects on: The Meaning of dikaiosunê Language in Romans; Paul’s use of Isaiah in Romans 9–11; The Relevance of the Watchers Tradition to the Synoptic Gospels; Paul’s Understanding of Suffering in Romans 8; Paul’s Anthropological Terms; The Development of early Wisdom Christology.

He is currently supervising PhD students exploring: The role of the Holy Spirit in the Argument of Galatians; Constructs of Maturity in 1 Corinthians.

Recent Publications: 2012–2014

‘Word and World: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Biblical Interpretation’, Pacifica 25 (2012), 137–150.

‘Re-enacting Grace: χάρις in 2 Corinthians 8-9’, in Sean Winter (ed.), “Immense, Unfathomed, Unconfined”: The Grace of God in Creation, Church and Community (Melbourne: Uniting Academic, 2013), 51–62.

(ed.), “Immense, Unfathomed, Unconfined”: The Grace of God in Creation, Church and Community (Melbourne: Uniting Academic, 2013).

‘Paul’s Attitudes to the Gentiles’, in David C. Sim and James S. McLaren (eds.), Attitudes to Gentiles in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity (Library of New Testament Studies 499; London: Bloomsbury, 2013), 139–153.

‘Bonhoeffer and Biblical Interpretation: The Early Years’, The Bonhoeffer Legacy: Australiasian Journal of Bonhoeffer Studies 1 (2013), 1–15.

For a complete list of publications download the .pdf here.

Research Profile

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