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Bishop Michael Stead holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of New South Wales, is an honours graduate of Moore College with a Bachelor of Divinity and a Diploma of Ministry, and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy by the University of Gloucestershire in 2007. He is a part-time lecturer in Old Testament at Moore Theological College.
Dr Stead has extensive experience in church affairs nationally and internationally. He is a member of the General Synod Standing Committee and has been the Secretary of the General Synod Doctrine Commission for the past decade. Internationally, he is an active supporter of the Global Anglican Future Conference or GAFCON and played a key part in the operations team that coordinated GAFCON 2013, as well as being a member of the writing group that produced the Nairobi Communique.
He is married to Felicity, and the couple have three teenage children. Bishop Stead was previously rector of St James Turramurra.
He was consecrated Bishop of South Sydney at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney on 5th December, 2015.
Dr Stead’s research interests include Biblical Theology, the Atonement, Hermeneutics and Eschatology.
He has written four books and a host of articles.Here is a list of publications.
2015, Zechariah - The Lord Returns, Sydney, Aquilla Press
2013, [Editor] Christ Died for Our Sins: Essays on the Atonement From the Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia,Canberra, Barton Books.
2009, The Intertextuality of Zechariah 1-8, London, T & T Clark (LHBOTS, 506)
2007, Zechariah and the ‘Former Prophets’: An Intertextual examination of the re-use of the Prophetic Tradition (University of Gloucestershire)
Articles and Book Sections
Forthcoming, "Haggai" in The ESV Expository Bible Commenary
2014 "The Interrelationship betwen Vision and Oracle in Zechariah 1-6" in Hayes, E.R and Tiemeyer, L-S (eds.) 'I Lifted my Eyes and Saw': Reading Dream and Vision Reports in the Hebrew Bible, London, Bloomsbury and T & T Clark, pp.149-168
2013 [with G. N. Davies] "Atonement and Redemption" in Christ Died for Our Sins: Essays on the Atonement From the Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia,Canberra, Barton Books.
2013 "Suffering David, Suffering Servant, Stricken Shepherd" in Christ Died for Our Sins: Essays on the Atonement From the Doctrine Commission of the Anglican Church of Australia,Canberra, Barton Books.
2013 "Herman Who? The Hermeneutics of the Homosexuality Debate", a paper written for the Mar 2013 meeting of the Australian Anglican Bishops.
2012 "Intertextuality and Innerbiblical Interpretation" in Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets pp.355-364
2012 "Visions, Prophetic" in Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets pp.818-826.
2011 "The Three Shepherds: reading Zechariah 11 in light of Jeremiah" in Grant, J.A Et al. A God of Faithfulness, pp.149-168
2010 "'To Rule' and 'To Subdue' in Genesis 1", St Mark’s Review, No.212, May pp. 13-24
2008 Sustained Allusions in Zechairah 1-2 in Boda, M. J. and Floyd, M. H. Tradition in Transition, pp.144-170
2008 [Co-authored with G. N. Davies] “A Biblical Appreciation of Sex”, St Mark’s Review, No.205, August pp. 87-105
2008 ὁ κατέχων in 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 in Donald Robinson: Selected Works - Appreciation pp.83-94
2006 "Introducing Mission Shaped Church", St Mark's Review, No. 200, pp.3-7
Level 2, St Andrew’s House
Sydney Square, NSW 2000
Postal address: PO Box Q190, QVB Post Office NSW 1230
(+ 61 2) 9265 1598
(+ 61 2) 9265 1543
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