Michael Gilmour



Professor of New Testament and English Literature
Department Head of Biblical Studies & Practical Theology
Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

B.A. Lakehead University, History, 1991
M.A. Providence Seminary, New Testament, 1994
M.A. University of Manitoba, English Literature, 2008
Ph.D. McGill University, New Testament, 2000 

Blog: www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-gilmour/






Currently in the Works

Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis (Palgrave Macmillan)







Eden's Other Residents: The Bible and Animals. Eugene, Oregon:  Cascade, 2014.

The Gospel According to Bob Dylan: The Old, Old Story for Modern Times. Westminster John Knox Press, 2011.

Gods and Guitars: Seeking the Sacred in Post-1960s Popular Music. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2009.

Tangled Up in the Bible: Bob Dylan and Scripture. New York: Continuum, 2004.

The Significance of Parallels Between 2 Peter and Other Early Christian Literature. Academia Biblica 10. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature / Leiden: Brill, 2002.


Edited Volumes 

With Mary Ann Beavis. Dictionary of the Bible and Western Culture. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

Call Me the Seeker: Listening to Religion in Popular Music. New York: Continuum, 2005.


Recent Articles/Book Chapters

"Bob Dylan's Bible." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Ed. Timothy Beal. 1.285-289. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

"New Testament Literature." In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Ed. Timothy Beal. 2.151-60. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.

"C.S. Lewis Proposes a Toast: Health to All Animals, Real and Imagined." Direction 44.2 (2015): 173-82.

"C.S. Lewis and Animal Experimentation." Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 67.4 (2015): 254-62.

"The Bible is for the Birds." Geez: Contemplative Culture Resistance 38 (Summer 2015): 30-31

""God,' 'God Part II,' and 'God Part III': Exploring the Anxiety of Influence in John Lennon, U2, and Larry Norman." Reception History and Biblical Studies: Theory and Practice. Ed. Emma England and W.J. Lyons. 231-39. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015.

"Raging Against the Machine: Tom Morello's Nightwatchman Persona and the Sound of Apocalypse-Inspired Schadenfreude." In Anthems of Apocalypse: Popular Music and Apocalyptic Thought. Ed. Christopher Partridge. 43-54. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012.

"Bob Dylan's Bible." In The Oxford Handbook of Reception History of the Bible. Ed. Michael Lieb, Emma Mason, Christopher Rowland, and Jonathan Roberts. 355-68. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

"The Living Word Among the Living Dead: Hunting for Zombies in the Pages of the Bible." In Zombies Are Us: Essays on the Humanity of the Walking Dead. Ed. Christopher M. Moreman and Cory James Rushton. 87-99. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011.


Reviews Appearing In:

The Ark: Journal of Catholic Concern for Animals

Catholic Biblical Quarterly


Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society

Journal for Religious and Cultural Theory

Journal of Religion and Popular Culture

Philosophy in Review

Review of Biblical Literature

Toronto Journal of Theology



  Provf Talks

2015: Knock Knock...Who's There?...Jehovah's Witness...Who?

2014: Welcome to the Jungle: C.S. Lewis on Cruelty to Animals


Course Information


Course Syllabi

115.21 Christian Thought I: The Bible in Nineteenth-Century Literature

115.22 The Bible and Popular Music

121.11 Introduction to the Bible and Christian Theology I

133.31 New Testament Literature I: Pauline

136.32 Special Studies in New Testament: Animals and the Bible

212.28 Studies in C.S. Lewis



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