Professor Dermot Nestor
Contact OfficerMs Lyn Ditton
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BA Hons First Class, PhD, Trinity College Dublin
Dermot Nestor is the current Head of School for Theology at ACU and is based at the Strathfield Campus. He joined the Faculty of Theology & Philosophy in July of 2011 from the School of Religions & Theology, Trinity College Dublin where he completed his B.A (Hons) and where he received his PhD. This dissertation, on the theme of Israelite ethnic identity, was conducted under the supervision of Prof. A.D.H. Mayes and was supported through a prestigious Government of Ireland Postgraduate Fellowship. In addition to teaching at Trinity College, he has also taught at several other institutes including Katholikie Universiteit Leuven, and SI. Patrick's College, Dublin. He has served as an elected member of the Royal Irish Academy's Classical and Near Eastern Studies Committee, as well as several international scholarly communities based at Trinity College Dublin.
Cognitive Persepctives on Israelite Identity, Continuum/T&T Clark, 2010.
"Merneptah's Israel and the Absence of Origins in Biblical Scholarship." Currents in Biblical Research, Volume 13.3 (2015), 293-329
"We are Family: Deuteronomy 14 and the Boundaries of an Israelite Identity.' The Bible and Critical Theory, 9:1 (2013): 49-64.
"Somewhere under the Rainbow: Noah's Altar and the Archaeology of Cult in Ancient Israel." In Opening Heaven's Floodgates: The Genesis Flood Narrative its Context and Reception, ed. J. Silverman, 249-90. Gorgias Press, 2013.
"If not now, when? The Ecological Potential of Isaiah&rsquos &lsquoNew Things&rsquo.&rdquo In Creation is Groaning: Biblical and Theological Perspectives, ed. Mary L. Coloe, 33-56. Liturgical Press, 2013.
Biblical Studies, eraly Israelite history and religion, material culture
Ancient Languages, Biblical Studies, Sociology of Religion.
- SBL (Society for Biblical Literature)
- SOTS (Society for the Study of the Old Testament)
- ACBA (Australian Catholic Biblical Association)
- FBS (Fellowship for Biblical Studies)
- EAJS (European Association for Jewish Studies)
- EABS (European Association of Biblical Studies)