From Jerusalem to BDC


Today we have a special guest in the school, The Rev Dr Greg Jenks, theologian and lecturer at CSU, recently returning from his role as Dean of St George’s College in Jerusalem, and currently locum priest at Byron Bay parish. He comes as a guest speaker for Senior Studies of Religion classes, to answer the questions that have been beyond my skill and expertise!

Rev Naomi Cook


The Rev Dr Greg Jenks Biography

Greg Jenks is an Australian religion scholar and Anglican priest. He is an adjunct a Senior Lecturer in the School of Theology at Charles Sturt University.

Jenks served as Dean of St George’s College, Jerusalem (2015–2017). He had previously served as Academic Dean at St Francis Theological College, Brisbane between 2008 and 2015.  Jenks is a Fellow of the Westar Institute, and served as its Associate Director 1999-2001.

Jenks was awarded a PhD by the University of Queensland for his research into the origins and early development of the Antichrist myth. He has a long-standing interest in Christian origins, and is a co-director of the Bethsaida Archaeological Excavation in northern Israel.

Jenks had been Visiting Professor and Scholar-in-Residence at St George’s College, Jerusalem on several occasions prior to his appointment as Dean in mid-2015.

His recent publications include The Once and Future Bible (Wipf & Stock, 2011), The Once and Future Scriptures (Polebridge Press, 2013), Jesus Then and Jesus Now (Morning Star Publishing, 2014) and Wisdom and Imagination (Morning Star Publishing, 2014).


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