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The Rev’d Dr Ruth Mathieson

Contact Details

Position: Lecturer in Biblical Studies



Doctor of Philosophy
Charles Sturt University

Masters of Theology
Charles Sturt University

Bachelor of Theology (Honours)
Flinders University

Bachelor of Science (Honours)
University of Adelaide

Diploma in Pastoral Studies
Adelaide College of Divinity

Graduate Diploma in Education
South Australian College of Advanced Education

Areas of Teaching

New Testament


Ruth is currently Parish Priest at St Bede’s Semaphore after many years in the northern region of the Diocese, mainly as school chaplain at St Columba College and more recently at Trinity College.

Ruth has recently completed her doctoral thesis entitled “Dress Code for Heaven? Exploring the Textures of the Parable of the Royal Wedding Feast (Matt 22:1–14).”  Her research interest continues to be in Gospel studies and socio-rhetorical interpretation (SRI),  narrative analysis, perspective criticism, intertexture studies, and socio-scientific, postcolonial, ecological  and feminist interpretation. Ruth enjoys the privilege of teaching in the discipline of biblical studies.



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