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Dr Graham Redding

Graham Redding 2021 imageLecturer in Chaplaincy Studies

Room 4S9, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 3965
Email graham.redding@otago.ac.nz

Graham Redding trained as an Accountant in Auckland before studying Theology at Otago and serving as a Minister in the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa for 15 years. Graham served as national Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in 2008 and 2009. After completing a PhD in Theology at King’s College, London, on prayer and the priesthood of Christ, Graham was appointed Principal of the Knox Centre for Ministry of Leadership in Dunedin, a position he held until 2015, when he was appointed Master (Head) of Knox College, a residential college affiliated to the University of Otago. In 2021, Graham left Knox College to take up a newly created lectureship in Chaplaincy Studies at the University of Otago.

Graham’s PhD Thesis was published as a book in 2003 (T&T Clark) under the title, “Prayer and the Priesthood of Christ in the Reformed Tradition”.

Teaching

  • MINS411 Chaplaincy in Diverse Contexts

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Publications

Redding, G. (2022). Inspiration drawn from Journey of the Magi. Otago Daily Times, (5 January). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/inspiration-drawn-journey-magi

Redding, G. (2021). 'Moral injury': How to deal with trauma of violating our beliefs? Otago Daily Times, (23 July). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/%E2%80%98moral-injury%E2%80%99-how-deal-trauma-violating-our-beliefs

Redding, G. (2021). Desert saint brings us the dose of realism we need at Christmas. Otago Daily Times, (17 December). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/desert-saint-brings-us-dose-realism-we-need-christmas

Redding, G. (2021). The hidden costs of doing one's duty [Opinion]. New Zealand Herald, (8 July). Retrieved from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/graham-redding-the-hidden-costs-of-doing-ones-duty/SW3LBDKBMJOHWPWGSDGPDYSAG4

Redding, G. (2016). Prayer and priesthood of Christ. In T. Speidell (Ed.), Trinity and transformation: J. B. Torrance’s vision of worship, mission, and society. (pp. 68-76). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Redding, G. (2003). Prayer and the priesthood of Christ: In the Reformed tradition. London, UK: T&T Clark, 336p.

Authored Book - Research

Redding, G. (2012). Pastoral care handbook. Knox Centre for Ministry & Leadership. Retrieved from https://knoxcentre.ac.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Pastoral-Care-Handbook1.pdf

Authored Book - Other

Rae, M., & Redding, G. (Eds.). (2000). More than a single issue: Theological considerations concerning the ordination of practicing homosexuals. Adelaide: Australian Theological Forum, 285p.

Edited Book - Research

Redding, G. (2016). Prayer and priesthood of Christ. In T. Speidell (Ed.), Trinity and transformation: J. B. Torrance’s vision of worship, mission, and society. (pp. 68-76). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Chapter in Book - Research

Redding, G. (2007). Calvin and the café church: Reflections at the interface between reformed theology and the current trends in worship. In G. S. Dawson (Ed.), An introduction to Torrance theology: Discovering the incarnate saviour. (pp. 121-133). London, UK: T & T Clark. Retrieved from https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=eVrZWzWAjlcC

Chapter in Book - Research

Rae, M. A., & Redding, G. (2000). Being in Christ and living by the Spirit: A basis for understanding human identity and freedom. In M. A. Rae & G. Redding (Eds.), More than a single issue: Theological considerations concerning the ordination of practicing homosexuals. (pp. 213-231). Hindmarsh, Australia: Australian Theological Forum.

Chapter in Book - Research

Rae, M. A., & Redding, G. (2000). Introduction. In M. A. Rae & G. Redding (Eds.), More than a single issue: Theological considerations concerning the ordination of practicing homosexuals. (pp. v-ix). Adelaide: Australian Theological Forum.

Chapter in Book - Research

Redding, G. (1995). Orthodoxy and the doctrine of God. In P. Trebilco (Ed.), Considering orthodoxy: Foundations for faith today. Orewa, New Zealand: Colcom Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Redding, G. (1994). The mystery of death. In D. B. Hamill & M. Rae (Eds.), Theological fragments: Essays in honour of Alan Torrance. (pp. 37-45). Dunedin, New Zealand: Lada Publications.

Chapter in Book - Research

Redding, G. (2014). Prayer and the priesthood of Christ. Participatio, 3(Suppl. 3), 64-72.

Journal - Research Article

Redding, G. (2006). The Christian experience of truth versus the rhetoric of values. Stimulus, 14(1), 10-13.

Journal - Research Article

Redding, G. (2005). Reflections upon storied place as a category for exploring the significance of the built environment. Pacifica, 18(2), 154-174. doi: 10.1177/1030570X0501800204

Journal - Research Article

Redding, G. (2003). Theological and pastoral perspectives on healing. Stimulus, 11(3), 33-36.

Journal - Research Article

Redding, G. (2009). Two happy impacts upon our theological landscape: A brief appreciation of John Calvin and a tribute to Alan Torrance. Stimulus, 17(2), 2-4. [Commentary].

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2006). Looking for a place to stand: Jerusalem: A dance opera by Michael Parmenter. Stimulus, 14(2), 11-17.

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2006). Pulpit: The Da Vinci Code phenomenon. Stimulus, 14(4), 35-37. [Commentary].

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2005). Celebrating Easter down under: A perspective from New Zealand. Reformed Worship, 78. Retrieved from https://www.reformedworship.org/article/december-2005/celebrating-easter-down-under-perspective-new-zealand

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2004). [Review of the book A Christian theology of place]. International Journal of Systematic Theology, 6(4), 458-459. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2004). [Review of the book Worship as meaning: A liturgical theology for late modernity]. Stimulus, 12(2), 41-43. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2003). [Review of the book A better way: rediscovering the drama of God-centered worship]. International Journal of Systematic Theology, 5(1), 77-79. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2002). In anticipation of Marva Dawn. Stimulus, 10(3), 4-6.

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2002). The Christian mind: The necessity of renewal. Stimulus, 10(2), 7-10.

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2001). [Review of the book Theological foundations for ministry: Selected readings for a theology of the church in ministry]. International Journal of Systematic Theology, 3(1), 102-103. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2001). To whom do we direct our worship and prayer... and does it matter? Stimulus, 9(3), 5-10.

Journal - Research Other

Redding, G. (2022). Inspiration drawn from Journey of the Magi. Otago Daily Times, (5 January). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/inspiration-drawn-journey-magi

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Redding, G. (2021). 'Moral injury': How to deal with trauma of violating our beliefs? Otago Daily Times, (23 July). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/%E2%80%98moral-injury%E2%80%99-how-deal-trauma-violating-our-beliefs

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Redding, G. (2021). Desert saint brings us the dose of realism we need at Christmas. Otago Daily Times, (17 December). Retrieved from https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/desert-saint-brings-us-dose-realism-we-need-christmas

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Redding, G. (2021). The hidden costs of doing one's duty [Opinion]. New Zealand Herald, (8 July). Retrieved from https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/graham-redding-the-hidden-costs-of-doing-ones-duty/SW3LBDKBMJOHWPWGSDGPDYSAG4

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Redding, G., Thomson, C., Lineham, P., Bradstock, A., & Stenhouse, J. (2012, August). 'He being dead yet speaketh': Waddell in the 21st century [Panel discussion]. Verbal presentation at the No Sweat: Rutherford Waddell & the Sin of Cheapness Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Redding, G. E. (1999). The significance of the priesthood of Christ for a theology of prayer in the Reformed Tradition, with reference to T.F. and J.B. Torrance, and the Eucharistic Tradition of the Church of Scotland (PhD). King's College London.

Awarded Doctoral Degree

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