Dr Hilary Marlow

Email: hm309@cam.ac.uk

Hilary Marlow is Graduate Tutor and Fellow of Girton College Cambridge and an affiliated lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge. Until very recently she was a Senior Researcher at the Faraday Institute, working on a Templeton-funded research project entitled ‘Science and Scripture in Christianity and Islam’. Hilary’s on-going academic research focuses on the use of the Bible in environmental ethics and her PhD was published by Oxford University Press as Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics  (2009). In addition she involved in interfaith dialogue and reconciliation, in particular through the medium of Scriptural reasoning. Hilary continues to write and speak widely on the theme of religion and the environment, both to academic and non-specialist audiences.

Selected Publications

 “The Human Condition” in The Hebrew Bible: A Critical Companion.  Ed. John Barton (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016)

“’What am I in a Boundless Creation?’ An Ecological Reading of Sirach 16 & 17” (Biblical Interpretation 22 (2014) pp. 34-50)

“The Hills are Alive: The Personification of Nature in the Psalter” in Leshon Limmudim: Essays on the Language and Literature of the Hebrew Bible in honour of A.A. Macintosh. Eds. David Baer and Robert Gordon (London: T & T Clark, 2013)

“Law and the Ruining of the Land: Deuteronomy and Jeremiah in Dialogue” (Political Theology 14 (2013) pp. 650-660)

“Ecology, Theology, Society: Physical, Religious and Social Disjuncture in Biblical and Neo-Assyrian Prophetic Texts” in “Thus Speaks Ishtar of Arbela”: Prophecy in Israel, Assyria and Egypt in the Neo-Assyrian Period. Eds. Robert P. Gordon and Hans M. Barstad, (Winona Lake: Eisenbraun, 2013)

“Creation Theology” and “Land” in Dictionary of the Old Testament: Prophets. Eds Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012)

“Creation Themes in Job and Amos: An Intertextual Relationship?” in Reading Job Intertextually. Eds. Katharine Dell and William Kynes (London: T & T Clark, 2012)

“Justice for Whom? Social and Environmental Ethics and the Hebrew Prophets” in Ethical and Unethical Behaviour in the Old Testament. Ed. Katharine Dell (Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2010)

Biblical Prophets and Contemporary Environmental Ethics: Re-Reading Amos, Hosea and First Isaiah. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)

“The Other Prophet! The Voice of the Earth in the Book of Amos” in Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics. Eds. Norman Habel and Peter Trudinger, (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008).