Sarah K. Whittle BA, MA, PGCAP, PhD (Manc.), FHEA

Postgraduate Support Advisor, University of St. Andrews

Research Fellow in Biblical Studies, Nazarene Theological College

I graduated from NTC as a mature student with a BA in Theology and Pastoral Studies and then went on to postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester and lecturing at NTC. So I've been connected for fourteen years. Much of that was spent as a part of the Longsight Community Church of the Nazarene—a place where I learned to love church and worship. 

Current academic interests are in the areas of Paul and Scripture, Second Temple Judaism, and biblical interpretation, and I'm developing an appreciation for reception studies, particularly art-historical approaches, to the extent that they illuminate exegesis. I've been practicing Scriptural Reasoning as inter-faith dialog and have been part of the University of Cambridge's inter-faith programme. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have an ongoing interest in developing teaching and learning. 

I am co-chair of the British New Testament Society Paul Seminar, steering group member of the Annual Society of Biblical Literature Biblical Ethics group, and secretary to the Tyndale Fellowship New Testament Study Group. I supervise research students in the area of New Testament and will be happy to receive enquiries.


Covenant Renewal and the Consecration of the Gentiles in Romans. SNTSMS 161; New York/ Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014.  

Edited Volumes 

Noble, Thomas A., Sarah Whittle and Philip Johnston, eds. Marriage, Family and Relationships. London: InterVarsity Press, 2017. 

Journals Articles and Essays in Edited Volumes 

"Declared to Be Son of God in Power": Romans 1:4 and the Iconography of Imperial Apotheosis. In Son of God: Divine Sonship in Jewish and Christian Antiquity. Edited by Garrick V. Allen, Paul Sloan and Madhavi Nevader. Pennsylvania: Eisenbrauns, 2019.

“Philo of Alexandria and Mark 7:1-23: Developing Ideas of Defilement.” In Reading Mark in Context: Mark and Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich and Jason Matson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2018

“Let Those Who Have Wives be as Though They Had None: 1 Cor 7:29 and the Challenge of the Apocalyptic Paul.” In Marriage, Family, and Relationships. Edited by Thomas. A. Noble, Sarah Whittle and Philip Johnstone. London: InterVarsity Press, 2017

“Paul’s Priestly Ministry and the Offering of the Gentiles (Rom 15:16)." Judaïsme ancient – Ancient Judaism, 4. (2016: 57-78)

“Systemic Evil.” Pages 83-88 in Essential Beliefs: A Wesleyan Primer. Edited by Diane Le Clerk and Mark Maddix. Beacon Hill Press, Kansas City, 2016.

“Jubilees 15 and Romans 2:6-29; Circumcision, Law Observance and Ethnicity.” Pages 46-51 in Reading Romans in Context; Paul and Second Temple Judaism. Edited by Ben C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich and Jason Matson. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

“Purity in Paul.” Pages 134-152 in Purity: Essays in Bible and Theology. Edited by Andrew Brower Latz and Arseny Ermakov. Eugene, Or. Wipf and Stock, 2014.

Research supervision

Current Supervision: Gift Mtukwa, Ezekiel Shibemba (co-supervisor)

Past supervision: Richard Saunders-Hindley (co-supervisor)