Painter, John 1935-

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PAINTER, John 1935-

PERSONAL: Born September 22, 1935, in Bellingen, New South Wales, Australia; son of Edward Vincent and Gladys Lucy (Mulhall) Painter; married Gillian Gray (a teacher), January 18, 1963; children: Katherine Jane, Janet Elizabeth Painter Abbott. Education: University of London, B.D., 1963; Australian College of Theology, Th.Schol., 1964; University of Durham, Ph. D., 1968. Religion: Anglican.

ADDRESSES: Home—35 Castlereagh Cres., Macquarie, Australian Capital Territory 2614, Australia. Office—SMNTC, Canberra Campus, Charles Sturt University, 15 Blackall St., Barton, Australian Capital Territory 2600, Australia; fax: 61-26-273-4067. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Educator and theologian. Worked at St. Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, Australia, 1968-70; University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, assistant professor, 1971-76; La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, assistant professor, 1977-96; Charles Sturt University, Canberra Campus, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, reverend professor, 1997—.

MEMBER: Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, Society of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Association, Australian Academy of the Humanities (fellow), Fellowship of Biblical Studies.


John: Witness and Theologian, Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (London, England), 1975, published as Reading John's Gospel Today, John Knox Press (Atlanta, GA), 1983.

Theology As Hermeneutics, Sheffield University Press (Sheffield, England), 1987.

The Quest for the Messiah: The History, Literature, and Theology of the Johannine Community, T. & T. Clark (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1991, 2nd edition, Abingdon (Nashville, TN), 1993.

Just James: The Brother of Jesus in History and Tradition, University of South Carolina Press (Columbia, SC), 1997.

Mark's Gospel: Worlds in Conflict, Routledge (London, England), 1997.

(Editor, with others) World, Theology, and Community in John, Chalice Press (St. Louis, MO), 2002.

1, 2, and 3 John, Liturgical Press (Collegeville, MN), 2003.

WORK IN PROGRESS: The Quest for Eternal Life, for Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), completion expected 2003.

SIDELIGHTS: John Painter once told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is dialogue with scholars arising from a fascination with the subject matter. My work is influenced by other scholars working in the field."



Interpretation, October, 1998, Michael E. Vines, review of Mark's Gospel: Worlds in Conflict, p. 436; January, 2001, C. Freeman Sleeper, review of Just James, p. 94.

Library Journal, November 15, 1997, Craig W. Beard, review of Just James: The Brother of Jesus in History and Tradition, p. 61.