Storie, Deborah

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    Contesting public transcripts in Biblical studies: an adventure with Zacchaeus
    2016-01 Storie, Deborah
    This thesis investigates interpretive approaches that facilitate responsible readings. Part One explores the worlds behind the text. Part Two examines the worlds of, and in front of, the text. It offers a first-person reading of Luke 19.1-27, surveys pertinent schloarship, and proposes strategies to nurture cultures of transformative reading.
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    Reading Between Places: Participatory Interpretive Praxis
    (Pacifica; 18 (3) ) 2005-10 Storie, Deborah
    Abstract currently unavailable on this website.
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    Review of Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels
    (Pacifica; 22 (1) ) 2009 Storie, Deborah
    Review Article Kenneth E. Bailey, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels
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    A World View
    (Australian Veterinary Journal; 78 (3) ) 2000 Storie, Deborah
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    Disasters and Development: Towards a More Balanced Response
    (Res Publica; 14 (1) ) 2005 Storie, Deborah
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    Matthew 20:1–15: The ‘Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard’ or ‘of a Manager-Disciple?"
    2022 Storie, Deborah ; Thomas E Goud and Robert Cousland
    Matthew 20:1–16 is frequently expounded as a parable that depicts the boundless grace and generosity of God yet leaves many contemporary readers with an abiding sense of injustice. Predominant traditions of interpretation read this and other parables from the perspective of dominant rather than subordinate characters, often assuming that the dominant figure represents God or Jesus in some way. Approaching this parable from the allegedly divine perspective of the landowner has a decisive influence on how other characters and their actions are judged and the parable interpreted. The landowner is vindicated, the disgruntled labourers put in their place, the late-coming labourers grateful, and the agency of the manager or supervisor simply ignored. But that is not the only way to read. In this paper, I build on an alternative tradition of interpretation that takes seriously features of the parable that had real meaning in the world behind the text. These include dynamics of landownership, tenure and employment; vineyards and marketplaces; landowners, managers and labourers: unemployment and denarii (imperial currency). Contemporary studies of global labour and land relations, and personal experiences of somewhat analogous land and labour relations in Afghanistan and in Australia, inform my reading of these realia. Within its historical, narrative and canonical contexts, might this parable function as a ‘code’ that calls the socio-economic and political structures and practices it depicts into question? Despite the scant attention the manager is generally afforded, might this character play a pivotal role in the parable by opening the possibility of working quietly ‘within the system’ to do justice within whatever spheres of influence we enjoy? Read this way, might the parable present ongoing opportunities for transformative resistance in contemporary contexts similarly characterised by exploitative structures and practices?
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    At Jacob's Well: Regrounding the Samaritan Woman
    2021 Storie, Deborah ; Firth, Jill ; Cooper-Clarke, Denise
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    At Jacob’s Well: Regrounding the Samaritan Woman
    2020 Storie, Deborah ; Firth, J. ; Cooper-Clark, Denise