Staff Profiles: Dr. Adrian Long

Dr. Adrian Long

Staff Profile: Dr. Adrian Long
Senior Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

Dr. Adrian Long

Dr. Adrian Long

Senior Lecturer in Theology and Biblical Studies

Religious, Philosophical and Historical Studies

Exploring the socio-political potential of biblical texts within historical and contemporary contexts, and the constraints imposed by agendas and assumptions, provides opportunities to better understand what it means to be human.


Adrian’s work rests on the assumption that biblical texts and theological traditions offer significant potential for addressing contemporary socio-ethical questions if they can be properly understood and appropriated. The question is, what does ‘properly’ mean?


Award Title Institution Date
BA (Hons) Geography University of Portsmouth 1990
BA (Hons) Theology London School of Theology 1995
MA Aspects of Biblical Interpretation London School of Theology 1997
PhD Paul and Human Rights: A Dialogue with the Father of the Corinthian Community University of Gloucestershire 2005

Membership of professional bodies

British New Testament Society

Teaching and research


Across the range of biblical and theological studies, especially in New Testament and contextual theologies.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


The socio-political use, abuse and significance of biblical texts, particularly the Pauline letters and Luke-Acts. Contemporary and biblical pneumatology.

External responsibilities

External examining

University of Middlesex