About

My university education began with a degree in Environmental Science, and in the following years I have made the transition into the field of biblical studies. My research is typically interdisciplinary, exploring the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) within the context of the current global environmental crisis.

I have just completed my PhD at the Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield. My thesis is entitled Trees and Text: A Material Ecocritical Exploration of Gen. 2:4b-3:24 in the Green Bible and it explores the well-known Eden narrative from an ecological perspective using the theory of material ecocriticism.

Education

PhD Biblical Studies, The University of Sheffield

MA Biblical Interpretation, University of Wales Trinity St. David.

Certificate in Applied Christian Studies, University of Hull.

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science, University of Leeds.

Publications

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‘Teaching Environmental Activism and Ecological Hermeneutics’, Journal for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, 2.1 (forthcoming, 2020).
 

Dissertation Spotlight: Trees and Text: A Material Ecocritical Exploration of Gen. 2:4b-3:24 in The Green Bible‘, Ancient Jew Review, 17 June 2020.

Trees and Text: A Material Ecocritical Exploration of Gen. 2:4b-3:24 in The Green Bible‘, White Rose Etheses Online (PhD Thesis), 24 December, 2019.

Garden and “Wilderness”: An Ecocritical Exploration of Gen. 2:4b-3:24‘, The Bible and Critical Theory, 14.1 (2018), pp. 63-86.

C. A. Strine with R. B. Hamon, Love the Stranger: The Bible, Migration and Our Societies, (Swindon: Bible Society, 2017).

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Previous conference papers

 

‘New Materialism: a new departure for ecological hermeneutics’, presented at the Bible and Ecology panel of the EABS/ISBL conference, 2018 (University of Helsinki).

 

‘Richard St. Barbe Baker: visionary environmentalist / interpreter of the Bible’, co-presented with Camilla Allen at the biennial conference of ASLE UKI, 2017 (Sheffield Hallam University).

 

‘Lines in Eden: the delineation of garden and “wilderness” in Gen. 2:4b-3:24’, presented at the biennial conference of ISRLC, 2016 (University of Glasgow).

 

‘Non-human Agency in Eden: ‘a material ecocritical exploration of Gen. 2:4b-3:24’, presented at the annual conference of EABS, 2016 (KU Leuven).

 

‘Exploring the Desert: Breaking Bad in dialogue with ecocriticism and the Pentateuch’, presented at the Orange is the New Bible Seminar, 2016 (University of Sheffield).

Memberships

Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies

European Association of Biblical Studies

Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (UK and Ireland)

International Society for Religion Literature and Culture

R. B. Hamon

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