1986 …2017

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Biography

Dr Chris Forbes is a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History. His fields of research and teaching focus on New Testament history, Alexander the Great and Hellenistic history, Graeco-Roman History of Ideas and the intersection of early Christianity and Graeco-Roman culture. His current research is in the field of the relationship between religion and philosophy in Graeco-Roman thought. He gained his BA (Hons I) Dip.Ed. in Ancient History at Macquarie in 1978, and his PhD in Ancient History in 1987. He has taught at Macquarie in various positions since 1985, full time since 1987, and was appointed Senior Lecturer in 2001. He is a member of the international Society for Biblical Literature and the President of the University's Society for the Study of Early Christianity. In 2017 he was winner of the inaugural Faculty of Arts Teaching Champion award..

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Research Outputs

The Acts of the Apostles as a source for studying early Christianity

Forbes, C., 2017, Into all the World: Emergent Christianity in its Jewish and Greco-Roman Context. Harding, M. & Nobbs, A. (eds.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdsmans Publishing, p. 5-36 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Paul and rhetorical comparison

Forbes, C., 2016, Paul in the Greco-Roman world: a handbook. Sampley, J. P. (ed.). 2nd ed. London ; New York: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, p. 196-229 34 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

What everybody knows about the Delphic Oracle, and why much of it is wrong

Forbes, C., 2014, In : Classicum. 40, 1, p. 12-21 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paul among the Greeks

Forbes, C., 2013, All things to all cultures: Paul among Jews, Greeks, and Romans. Harding, M. & Nobbs, A. (eds.). Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, p. 124-142 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Ancient rhetoric and ancient letters: models for reading Paul, and their limits

Forbes, C., 2010, Paul and rhetoric. Sampley, J. P. & Lampe, P. (eds.). New York ; London: T & T Clark, p. 143-160 18 p. (T & T Clark biblical studies).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter