Dr Louise Lawrence

Publications

Books

Bible and Bedlam: Madness and Sanism in New Testament Interpretation, Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2018.

Sense and Stigma in the Gospels: Depictions of Sensory-Disabled Characters, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.

The Word in Place: Reading the New Testament in Contemporary Contexts, SPCK, 2009.

Reading with Anthropology: Exhibiting Aspects of New Testament Religion, Paternoster Press, 2005.

with Aguilar M, Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Research, Leiden, Deo Publishing, 2004.

An Ethnography of the Gospel of Matthew: A Critical Assessment of the Use of the Honour and Shame Model in Biblical Studies, Mohr Siebeck, 2003.

Articles

Exploring the Sense-scape of the Gospel of Mark, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, SAGE, 2011

'The Stilling of the Sea' and the Imagination of Place in a Cornish Fishing Village, EXPOSITORY TIMES, vol. 120, no. 4, 2009, 172-177

Structure, Agency and Ideology: A Response to Zeba Crook, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, vol. 29, no. 3, 2007, 277-286

Scribes Trained for the Kingdom of Heaven: Reflections on Reading the Bible for Politics in Community, Secondary and Higher Education Contexts in Scotland, Discourse, vol. 5, 2006, 99-122

'A Composer at the Cross' Interpreting John Stainer's Crucifixion, Theology in Scotland, 2004, 61-77

The Passion of the Christ: Gospel World Making and Reel Presence, Theology, vol. 2005, 83-90

Social-Scientific Criticisms, Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, IVP

Chapters

Evil and the Body of Antiochus IV Epiphanes: Disability, Disgust and Tropes of Monstrosity in 2 Maccabees 9:1−12, in Keith C, Stuckenbruck L (eds) Evil in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016

Emotions of Protest in Mark 11−13: Responding to an Affective Turn in Social-Scientific Discourse, in Gupta N, Bendoraitis K (eds) Matthew and Mark Across Perspectives, London/New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2016

Reading Matthew's Gospel with Deaf Culture, in Matthew: Texts @ Contexts, Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2013, 155-171

'Crumb Trails and Puppy-Dog Tales: Tracing the Reception History of the Canaanite Woman', in Rowland C, Joynes C (eds) From the Margins II: Women of the New Testament and their Afterlives, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010

'A Signs Source: Approaching Deaf Biblical Interpretation', in Coomber M (eds) Bible and Justice: Ancient Texts, Modern Challenges, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010

'Ritual and the First Urban Christians: Bounday Crossings of Life and Death', in Horrell DG, Still T (eds) After the First Urban Christians, T & T Clark, 2009

Tracing Tricksters: Creation and Creativity in John's Gospel, in Stichele CV, eds AGH (eds) Creation and Creativity : From Genesis to Genetics and Back, Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2006

'Men of Perfect Holiness' (IQS7.20) Social-Scientific Thoughts on Group Identity, Asceticism and Ethical Development in The Rule of the Community, in Lyons J, Campbell J, Pietersen LK (eds) New Directions in Qumran Studies, Continuum Press, 2005, 83-100

'A Taste for the Other': Interpreting Biblical Texts Anthropologically, in Anthropology and Biblical Studies: Avenues of Research, Leiden: Deo Publishing, 2005, 9-25

Reviews

'On a Cliff's edge': Actualizing Luke 8:22-39 in an intentional Christian community on the North Devon coast, Expository Times, vol. 119, no. 3, 2007, 111-115

Being 'hefted': Reflections on place, stories and Contextual Bible Study, Expository Times, vol. 118, no. 11, 2007, 530-535

Conferences

'Men of Perfect Holiness' (IQS7.20) Social-Scientific Thoughts on Group Identity, Asceticism and Ethical Development in The Rule of the Community. Conference Proceedings on New Exegetical Methods and the Dead Sea Scrolls, 2004, 83-100

Others

Christianity' Higher Level Religious Studies Support Notes, Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2005

Short surveys

Contextual Bible Studies resources on place, Expository Times, vol. 120, no. 3, 2008, 131-132

Contextual Bible Study (Luke 15:1-10), Expository Times, vol. 118, no. 11, 2007, 549-550