Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Research Staff

Dr Geoffrey Dunn

Dr Geoffrey Dunn
BA Hons (Qld), MLitt (New Eng), PhD (ACU), GradCertHEd (ACU)

Biblical and Early Christian Studies

Dr Geoffrey D Dunn has been a member of the Centre for Early Christian Studies since the completion of his doctoral study in 2000. From 2007 to 2011 he was an Australian Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council. In the past 15 years, he has published approximately 100 books, book chapters, journal articles and reviews focusing primarily on the history, theology and literature of North African Christianity between the third and fifth centuries (Tertullian, Cyprian, Augustine) and fifth-century Roman bishops (Innocent I, Zosimus, Boniface I).

Key publications

Mary’s Virginity in partu and Tertullian’s anti-Docetism Reconsidered, in the Journal of Theological Studies no 58 (2007), 467-484

Tertullian, The Early Church Fathers, London and New York: Routledge, 2004

Cyprian and the Bishops of Rome: Questions of Papal Primacy in the Early Church, in Early Christian Studies, vol. 11. Strathfield NSW: St Pauls Publications, 2007

Tertullian’s Aduersus Iudaeos: A Rhetorical Analysis, in the North American Patristics Society Monograph Series, vol. 19. Washington DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2008

The Clerical cursus honorum in the Late Antique Roman Church, in Scrinium 9 (2013), 132-145

Augustine’s Homily on Almsgiving, in the Journal of Early Christian History (2013) 3-16

Rhetoric and Tertullian: A Response, in Studia Patristica, vol. 65, Vinzent, M (ed) papers presented at the 16th International Conference on Patristic Studies, Oxford 2011, 349-356. Leuven: Peeters, 2013

The Church of Rome as a Court of Appeal in the Early Fifth Century: The Evidence of Innocent I and the Illyrian Churches, in the Journal of Ecclesiastical History 64 (2013), 679-699

Zosimus and the Gallic Churches, in Religious Conflicts from Early Christianity to the Rise of Islam, Mayer, W and Neil, B (eds) Arbeiten zur Kirchengeschichte, vol. 121, 169-185. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2013