Dr Rob Fringer

Principal & Lecturer in Biblical Studies and Biblical Language, Nazarene Theological College
BA, MA (Theol), PhD (Manchester)

Dr Rob A. Fringer is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene with over 20 years of pastoral experience in various capacities and in a variety of areas including youth, adult discipleship and community outreach. He began his doctoral studies through Nazarene Theological College in 2010 and his thesis looked at Paul’s Christophanic experience (Damascus Road Experience) and how Paul referenced it to shape the church’s eschatological identity.

Rob is also a Lecturer in Language, Literature & Culture in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University and an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry, University of Queensland. He is a Research Fellow and a member of the Australasian Centre for Wesleyan Research.

Areas of Interest

  • Gospels
  • Pauline epistles
  • Hermeneutics
  • Biblical holiness



2019 Paul’s Corporate Christophany: An Evaluation of Paul’s Christophanic References in Their Epistolary Contexts
Pickwick Publications, 2019
2018 Engaging the Story of God
Frameworks for Lay Leadership Series. Edited by Rob A. Fringer. Lenexa, KS: Global Nazarene Publications, 2018
2015 Theology of Luck: Fate, Chaos, & Faith
Co-authored with Jeff K. Lane. Kansas City: Beacon Hill Press, 2015

Book Chapters and Refereed Articles

2019 Exploring the Nexus between Academic Freedom and Ecclesial Expectations
Rob Fringer. and Dean G. Smith. In Wondering about God Together: Research Led Learning and Teaching in Theological Education. Sydney: SCD Press, 2018
2017 Dying to be the Church: 1 Corinthians 15 and Paul’s Shocking Revelation about Death and Resurrection
Evangelical Review of Theology 41.2 (2017): 174-184
2015 The Antithetical Identity of the Philippian Opponents and Paul’s Shaping of Eschatological Identity
Aldersgate Papers 11 (2015): 94-106

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