Kevin Waldie

Rev Dr Kevin Waldie SM

Rev Dr Kevin Waldie SM


Lecturer in Biblical Studies


I was born and bred in Timaru. After ordination I was appointed to the two very different Wellington parishes of St Francis de Sales and St Mary of the Angels. In 1982 I embarked upon post-graduate biblical study, living for varying periods of time in North America and Europe. Over the years I have lectured in various tertiary institutions in New Zealand. I love films of all kinds as well as theatre and enjoy critical discussion of these forms of entertainment.

Research Interests:
My research interests have evolved over time but I am especially interested in three areas: (1) compassion as a key idea in Luke’s Gospel; (2) how we speak of St Paul’s Damascus Road Experience; and (3) a newer trend among biblical scholars and theologians, that of reading the Scriptures in the light of contemporary films.

Professional Activities:
My doctoral thesis (“Compassion, Jesus and Luke – Words and Deeds in a Redaction-Compositional Study of Luke 6:12-8:3”) was recently accepted by the University of Otago.
March 2009: Guest Lecturer, St Paul’s Parish, Dallington, Christchurch, NZ: “The Damascus Road Experience”.
July 2009: Guest Lecturer, Mercy Spirituality Centre, Auckland, NZ: “Thinking and Talking about the Apostle Paul”.
July 2009: Paper delivered at the Australian Catholic Biblical Association Conference: “Of Angels and Demons – Priests, Pastors and the People of God”.
Treasurer to the Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Biblical Studies.