Dr Stephen Carlson - Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)


Dr Carlson is a research fellow in the Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry with a focus on the New Testament and Early Christianity. Generally, his research interests in Christian origins concern the production and use of early Christian documents, including the composition, transmission, and canonization of the texts that make up the New Testament.

Dr Carlson's particular areas of interest include the formation of the Pauline collection, the Synoptic problem, and early Christian witnesses to the development of the canon. He is also interested in the Greek language of early Christian texts, particularly the application of contemporary linguistic theory for exegesis and textual criticism on such topics as information structure, discourse cohesion, and verbal semantics.


Phone :3991 (Melbourne)
Email :stephen.carlson@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

New Testament, Early Christianity ;

Methods Expertise

Textual Criticism ; Source Criticism ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications


The Polysemy of PALIN with Particular Attention to Mark 15:13 (and John 18:40), in Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses

Eschatological Viticulture in 1 Enoch, 2 Baruch, and the Presbyters of Papias, in Vigiliae Christianae


On Paul's Second Visit to Corinth: PALIN, Parsing and Presupposition in 2 Cor 2:1, in Journal of Biblical Literature


Problems with the Non-Aversion Principle in Reconstructing the Text of Q, in Marcan Priority Without Q: Explorations in the Farrer Hypothesis

The Text of Galatians and its History


The Davidic Key for Counting the Generations in Matthew 1:17, in Catholic Biblical Quarterly (print version)

Origen's use of the Gospel of Thomas, in Sacra Scriptura: How 'Non-Canonical' Texts Functioned in Early Judaism and Early Christianity

'For Sinai is a mountain in Arabia': A note on the text of Galatians 4,25, in Zeitschrift fur die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der Alteren Kirche