BSc (Hons), GradDipEd, BTh (Hons), DipPS, MTh, PhD
The Rev’d Dr Ruth Mathieson is Principal of St Francis College (since July, 2022). She has been engaged with theological education as a sessional lecturer in New Testament Studies for over a decade and has ministry experience as both a Chaplain in Anglican Schools and as a Parish Priest.
Ruth completed a doctorate using socio-rhetorical interpretation to explore the textures of the Parable of the Royal Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14). She offers a new interpretation of why the inappropriately dressed wedding guest was cast into the outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth. This will be published in the Emory Series of Early Christianity by SBL Press during 2023. Ruth contributed a chapter on Ruth and Naomi in the essay collection entitled “Pieces of Ease and Grace”, edited by Alan Cadwallader and published by ATF Press in 2013. Since then she presented papers at Fellowship of Biblical Studies (FBS), Centre of Gospel and Acts Research (CGAR) Conferences and ANZATS.
Ruth has taught Introduction to the New Testament, Synoptic Gospel and Johannine Literature and looks forward to teaching Reading the Bible 1: An Introduction to Biblical Texts in 2023.
In 2022, Ruth presented the Bible Studies at Adelaide Diocese Clergy Conference and at General Synod and since arriving in Brisbane has provided keynote addresses at Regional Clergy Conferences and the Clergy Summer School. Ruth has also been a guest preacher in various parishes and will lead the St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, Lent Retreat in 2023.