Author: Gregory C. Jenks

  • Book launch

    Join us at St John’s Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane for Choral Evensong at 6.00pm, Sunday, 20 August 2023, followed by the official launch of the Afterlives of Jesus series. Sermon: The Revd Dr Gregory Jenks, editorBook launch: The Revd Dr Ruth Mathieson, Principal, St Francis College Please reserve your free ticket to assist with catering.

  • Endorsements for Cultural Afterlives of Jesus

    Jesus through the eyes of First Nations, the LGBTQIA, the artistic, women, the homeless, Maoris, Latin Americans, and Asians, and drawing on liberation and indigenous theologies, this book is a sumptuous treat which inspires, challenges, and aids reflections. No longer can Jesus of Nazareth be filtered only through traditional western lenses or medieval doctrines and…

  • Cultural Afterlives of Jesus

    The third volume of the Jesus in Global Perspectives series is about to be released. Publication data: 30 June 2023. The three volumes are published by Cascade Books, an imprint of Wipf Stock. They appear within the Westar Studies series.

  • Interfaith Afterlives of Jesus

    The second volume of the three-volume Jesus in Global Perspective project has now been released, and volume three is due for release shortly. I currently have limited supplies of both volumes 1 and 2 in this three-part series. For those in Australia, these are available for $25.00 each, including postage. For those able to collect…

  • Endorsements for volume 2

    Jesus of Nazareth was interpreted through many eyes in the first centuries, long before Christian orthodoxy emerged. This excellent book tells those stories with interpretations from Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Confucianism, and Mormonism. Contemporary interpretations detour around almost two thousand years of church theology to allow Jesus to leak beyond dogmatism and become ‘a beacon to…

  • Endorsements for volume one

    A wonderful sweep of ‘afterlives’ that free Jesus of Nazareth from the confines of Christian orthodoxy, a Jesus who has fed the imagination of people, cultures, and contexts far beyond the streets of Jerusalem and Rome. We meet the Jesus of early church theological and philosophical pluralism, of historical research, as a changing face on…

  • The end of the beginning

    With the proofs for volume 3 of the Jesus in Global Perspective project now checked and returned to the copyeditor at Wipf & Stock, the Afterlives of Jesus project has reached the end of the beginning phase. We anticipate having the typeset pages for review in a couple of weeks, and in the meantime we…

  • Paper, hardcover and digital

    The first volume from Jesus in Global Perspectives is now available in multiple formats: paperback, hardcover and digital. Visit the publisher or other major booksellers to order your copy in your preferred format.

  • Historical Afterlives of Jesus NOW AVAILABLE

    Historical Afterlives of Jesus, the first of three volumes for the Jesus in Global Perspective project, was released by Cascade Books on 24 January 2023. The book is part of the Westar Studies series published by Wipf and Stock.

  • The afterlives of the afterlives

    This morning I have completed working through the 600+ Author Queries from Jeremy Funk—our copyeditor at Wipf & Stock—for volume two: Interfaith Afterlives of Jesus. Sadly, one of the chapters under review was the essay by Richard Freund: “Writing the Afterlives. From Jesus to the Vilna Gaon.” Of course, I was not able to refer…