Dawes, Gregory W. 1957-

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DAWES, Gregory W. 1957-

PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1957, in Dunedin, New Zealand; son of Walter (an accountant) and Maureen (a secretary; maiden name, O'Dea) Dawes; married Kristin Kendrick (a medical practioner), November 26, 1994; children: Anna, Kathryn. Ethnicity: "European New Zealander." Education: University of Otago, B.Theol., 1983, Dip. Theol., 1985, Ph.D., 1995; Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, Italy, licentiate in sacred scripture, 1988.

ADDRESSES: Home—6 Selkirk St., Dunedin 9001, New Zealand. Office—University of Otago, P.O. Box 56, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand. E-mail—Gregory. [email protected].

CAREER: Writer. University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, teaching fellow, 1994–96, lecturer, 1997–2000, senior lecturer, 2001–.

MEMBER: New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions.


The Body in Question: Metaphor and Meaning in the Interpretation of Ephesians 5:21-33, Brill (Boston, MA), 1998.

(Editor) The Historical Jesus Quest: Landmarks in the Search for the Jesus of History, Westminster John Knox Press (Louisville, KY), 1999.

The Historical Jesus Question: The Challenge of History to Religious Authority, Westminster John Knox Press (Louisville, KY), 2001.

Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Pacifica, Religion, Journal of Religion and Society, and Louvain Studies. Contributor to books, including Islamic and Christian Cultures: Conflict or Dialogue, edited by Plamen Makariev, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (Washington, DC), 2001; and Lloyd Geering: Theology and Influence, edited by Raymond Pelly and Peter Stuart, 2005.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Philosophy of Religion: The Structure of Religious Explanations.