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Dr Andrew Shepherd

Andrew Shepherd 2020 imageLecturer – Theology and Public Issues
BA(VUW), BD(Melbourne College of Divinity), PhD(Otago)

Wellington Anglican Centre / Te Whanganui-a-Tara
Mob +64 27 602 3500
Email andrew.shepherd@otago.ac.nz

Dr Andrew Shepherd is a Lecturer in Theology and Public Issues. His working life has alternated between academic teaching roles and leadership responsibilities in Christian and non-profit organisations. After his initial degree in English Literature and History he completed post-graduate studies in theology. His doctoral thesis offered a theological ethic of hospitality in conversation with French philosophers, Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida.

Teaching

  • CHTH224 Theology and the Environment
  • CHTH324 Theology and the Environment (Advanced)
  • CHTH231 Christianity, War and Violence
  • CHTH331 Christianity, War and Violence (Advanced)
  • CHTH320 Public Theology and Social Justice
  • CHTH420 Public Theology and Social Justice (Advanced)

Preferred areas of supervision

I am available to supervise in any of the areas listed under Main Research Interests below and open to considering supervising or co-supervising any research project around the broad areas of Christian social ethics, ecological theology, and/or political theology.

Main research interests

  • Ecological Theology and Environmental Ethics
  • The Ethics and Practice of Hospitality
  • Theology and Phenomenology
  • Theology and Economics
  • Peace Theology
  • Contemporary theologies of social transformation – including social movements and neo-monasticism

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Publications

Shepherd, A. (2020). Creaturely theology. Word & World, 8, 17-22. Retrieved from https://ifesworld.org/journal

Shepherd, A. (2019). Being "rich towards God" in the Capitalocene: An ecological/economic reading of Luke 12.13-34. Bible Translator, 70(3), 240-260. doi: 10.1177/2051677019882979

Hoggard Creegan, N., & Shepherd, A. (Eds.). (2018). Creation and hope: Reflections on ecological anticipation and action from Aotearoa New Zealand. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 230p.

Shepherd, A. (2018). Spirit, seabirds, & sacramentality: Ponderings on petrels and pneumatology. In N. Hoggard Creegan & A. Shepherd (Eds.), Creation and hope: Reflections on ecological anticipation and action from Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 44-61). Eugene, OR: Pickwick.

Shepherd, A. (2018). Restoring Karioi: Ecology, community and the practice of peace. In G. Troughton & P. Fountain (Eds.), Pursuing peace in Godzone: Christianity and the peace tradition in New Zealand. (pp. 178-193). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Authored Book - Research

Shepherd, A. (2014). The gift of the other: Levinas, Derrida, and a theology of hospitality. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 264p.

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Edited Book - Research

Hoggard Creegan, N., & Shepherd, A. (Eds.). (2018). Creation and hope: Reflections on ecological anticipation and action from Aotearoa New Zealand. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 230p.

Hoggard Creegan, N., & Shepherd, A. (Eds.). (2013). Taking rational trouble over the mysteries: Reactions to atheism. Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 258p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Shepherd, A. (2018). Spirit, seabirds, & sacramentality: Ponderings on petrels and pneumatology. In N. Hoggard Creegan & A. Shepherd (Eds.), Creation and hope: Reflections on ecological anticipation and action from Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 44-61). Eugene, OR: Pickwick.

Shepherd, A. (2018). Restoring Karioi: Ecology, community and the practice of peace. In G. Troughton & P. Fountain (Eds.), Pursuing peace in Godzone: Christianity and the peace tradition in New Zealand. (pp. 178-193). Wellington, New Zealand: Victoria University Press.

Shepherd, A. (2016). Being grounded, taking flight: Reflections on petrels and pneumatology. In N. Darragh (Ed.), Living in the planet Earth: Faith communities and ecology. (pp. 103-110). Auckland, New Zealand: Accent.

Shepherd, A. (2016). Restoring a mountain, reconciling communities: A Rocha in Aotearoa New Zealand. In C. Bell & R. S. White (Eds.), Creation care and the gospel: Reconsidering the mission of the church. (pp. 234-237). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson.

Shepherd, A. (2013). Face to face with violence: Hitchens & religion, hospitality, and peace-building. In N. Hoggard Creegan & A. Shepherd (Eds.), Taking rational trouble over the mysteries: Reactions to atheism. (pp. 23-46). Eugene, OR: Pickwick.

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Journal - Research Article

Shepherd, A. (2020). Creaturely theology. Word & World, 8, 17-22. Retrieved from https://ifesworld.org/journal

Shepherd, A. (2019). Being "rich towards God" in the Capitalocene: An ecological/economic reading of Luke 12.13-34. Bible Translator, 70(3), 240-260. doi: 10.1177/2051677019882979

Shepherd, A. (2010). Creation and Christology: The ecological crisis and eschatological ethics. Stimulus, 18(4), 51-57.

Shepherd, A. (2007). Arks and spaceships: Children's stories, political visions, and the environmental crisis. Stimulus, 15(4), 52-58.

Shepherd, A. (2007). The 'other', the 'gift', and 'priesthood': Zizioulas' eucharistic and eschatological theology of creation. Stimulus, 15(4), 3-8.

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Journal - Research Other

Shepherd, A. (2014). [Review of the book Animal suffering and the problem of evil]. Stimulus, 21(1), 60-62. [Book Review].

Shepherd, A. (2013). Forecasting the future: Credit, debt and perfect storms. Stimulus, 20(1), 2-3. [Editorial].

Shepherd, A. (2008). [Review of the book Beyond homelessness: Christian faith in a culture of displacement]. Stimulus, 16(4), 44-45. [Book Review].

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Shepherd, A. (2014, November). How do we understand the evil that led to the huge death toll? How can we be empowered to live peacefully together? Verbal presentation at the World War I Study Day: How Shall We Remember Them? Auckland, New Zealand.

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