Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Reverend Em. Prof. Francis Moloney

Reverend Em. Prof. Francis Moloney

Biblical and Early Christian Studies

BA, STL, SSL, D. Phil. (Oxon), STD (Honoris Causa), D. Univ. (Honoris Causa)

Professor Francis Moloney is an Emeritus Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. An experienced teacher, academic supervisor and researcher, he directs research dissertations, supervises and assists younger academic staff as they begin their teaching and research careers and conducts his own research. He has a long publishing record with over 50 books published as well as many scholarly articles and studies.  He teaches a number of graduate classes both in regular classroom mode and in various electronic modes. He acts as a senior consultant to the Executive Dean of the Faculty (he was the first Dean of Theology at Australian Catholic University) and was an editor of the Faculty’s Australian eJournal of Theology.

Key publications

‘Synchronic Interpretation’. In The Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, edited by Steven McKenzie, 345-54. 2 vols, vol. 2. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.


‘Constructing Jesus and the Son of Man’, in CBQ 75 (2013): 719-38.

Love in the Gospel of John. An Exegetical, Theological and Literary Study. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2013.

‘The Parables of Enoch and the Johannine Son of Man’, in Parables of Enoch: A Paradigm Shift, edited by James H. Charlesworth and Darrell L. Bock, 269-93. T. & T. Clark Jewish and Christian Text Series 11. London/New York: Bloomsbury, 2013.

The Resurrection of the Messiah. A Narrative Commentary on the Resurrection Accounts of the Four Gospels. New York: Paulist, 2013.