Professor James McLaren - Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor

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The writings of Josephus; Late Second Temple Period Jewish history; Christianity and Judaism in the early Roman Empire; Roman provincial administration; military history (ancient and Australian).

Contact

Phone :(03) 9953 3129 (Melbourne)
Email :James.McLaren@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Writings Of ; Australian Military History ; The Writings of Josephus ; Late Second Temple Period Jewish History ; Jewish ; Late Second Temple Period ; Christianity ; Judaism ; Christianity and Judaism in the Early Roman Empire ; Roman Empire ; Rome ; Roman ; Roman Provincial Administration ; Military History ; Ancient ; Ancient Military History ; Josephus ;

Methods Expertise

No research method is currently recorded.

Research Projects

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Selected Publications

2010

Rome and the Jerusalem Temple, in Studies of Religion and Politics in the Early Christian Centuries

2009

Corruption among the High Priesthood: A Matter of Perspective, in A Wandering Galilean: Essays in Honour of Sean Freyne

A Note on Method in Historical Jesus Studies, in Australian Biblical Review (print version)

Rendering to God not Caesar: the Jewish Revolt of 66-70 AD, in Leidschrift

Poverty and the world of Jesus, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church V: Poverty and Riches

2008

Jews and Foreign Rule, in Judaism in Transition 175 BCE-150 CE. Christian and Jewish Perspectives

Introduction, in Judaism in Transition 175 BCE-150 CE. Christian and Jewish Perspectives

2007

Delving into the Dark Side: Josephus' Foresight as Hindsight, in Making History. Josephus and Historical Method (Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 110)

2006

Between the Desert and the Temple: Finding God in First-Century Judea, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church IV: The Spiritual Life

2005

The Census in Judea, in Australian Biblical Review

Josephus on Titus: The vanquished writing about the victor, in Josephus and Jewish History in Flavian Rome and Beyond

Jews and the Imperial Cult: From Augustus to Domitian, in Journal for the Study of the New Testament

A Reluctant Provincial: Josephus and the Roman Empire in Jewish War, in The Gospel of Matthew in its Roman Imperial Context

2004

Constructing Judean History in the Diaspora: Josephus's accounts of Judas, in Negotiating Diaspora: Jewish strategies in the Roman Empire

2003

The Jerusalem Temple in the life of the early Christian community, in Prayer and Spirituality in the Early Church III: Liturgy and Life

The coinage of the first year as a point of reference for the Jewish revolt (66-70 CE), in Scripta Classica Israelica