Dr Jessie Rogers

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Jessie Rogers

Dr Jessie Rogers

Dean of the Faculty of Theology / Lecturer in Sacred Scripture


Contact Details

Email: jessie.rogers@spcm.ie
Phone: +353 (0)1 708 3360
Office: Room 4, Dunboyne House.


Thursdays 12-1, or by appointment

Office hours:

Research Interests

  • Ancient and modern readings of the book of Job
  • Biblical Spirituality (Psalms and Prophets)
  • Godly Play and the theology and spirituality of childhood
  • Scripture and Social Justice
  • Biblical themes in Irish Stained Glass


'Karl Rahner on Childhood,' Irish Theological Quarterly 86/2 (8 March 2021), https://doi.org/10.1177/0021140021995908.

“Theology and Translation Technique in the Old Greek Version of Job 28,” Towards a Theology of The Septuagint, ed Johann Cook and Martin Rősel (Atlanta GA: SBL Press, 2020): 201-223.

“To Tear Down and to Build Up: insights from Jeremiah for the Irish Church,” The Furrow 71/2 (February 2020): 75-81.

“Discovering God in the Desert,” in Luke Macnamara and Martin Browne, eds., The Glenstal Companion to the Easter Vigil, (Dublin: Dominican Publications, 2019), 71-84.

"The Honan Chapel's St John Window: Journey of the Beloved Disciple," in Salvador Ryan and Liam M. Tracey (Eds.),The Cultural Reception of the Bible. Explorations in Theology, Literature and the Arts, (Dublin: Four Courts Press 2018), 240-248.

"Women in Church Leadership Roles," The Furrow (July/ August 2018): 407-413.

"Where is Wisdom to be found and how do we apprehend her?" Septuagint, Sages and Scripture: Studies in Honour of Johann Cook, Randall X Gauthier, Gideon Kotze and Gert J Steyn (Eds) (Vetus Testamentum Supplement Series 172. Leiden: Brill, 2016), 84-107.

M. Hayes and J. Rogers, “Lost in Translation” Irish Arts Review (Winter: Dec 2012 to Feb 2013), pp 128-131.

“Testament of Job as an Adaptation of LXX Job”, Text-critical and Hermeneutical Studies in the Septuagint, J. Cook and H.-J. Stipp (eds). (Vetus Testamentum Supplement Series 157 (Leiden: Brill, 2012) pp. 409-422.

Review of Blessed among Women? Mothers and Motherhood in the New Testament, by Alicia D Myers, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 41/5 (August 2019): 9.

Review of Finding God in a Leaf: The Mysticism of Laudato Sí, by Brian Grogan, The Furrow (June 2019), 376-377.

Review of Reading the Gospels with Karl Barth, ed. Daniel L.Migliore, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 40(5), (August 2018): 150.

Review of Tribals, Empire and God: A Tribal Reading of the Birth of Jesus in Matthew's Gospel, by Zhodi Angami, Journal for the Study of the New Testament 40(5) (August 2018): 35.

"Broadening Our Approach to Sacramental Theology," Review of Sacramentality Renewed: Contemporary Conversations in Sacramental Theology, by Lizette Larson-Miller, Doctrine and Life 67/10 (December 2017): 50-61.

“To Tear Down and to Build Up: A prophetic path through grief to hope for the Irish Church,” The International Congress of the European Society for Catholic Theology, Bratislava, 29 August 2019.

“The Lectionary: Reading Scripture with the Church” Glenstal Liturgical Conference, Living Stones: Celebrating 90 Years of Monastic Life, 20 Oct 2017. 

"That all may be free," Doctrine and Life 68/2 (2018): 43-47

“Homilies for July,” The Furrow (June 2019), 361-365.

"That all may be free," Doctrine and Life 68/2 (February 2018), 43-47.

“We Three Kings of Orient Are …” Reality (December 2016), 32-33.

“Scripture and the Art of Remembering Well,” The Furrow 67/3 (Mar., 2016), 149-153.

“Our Comfort Zone and the Tower of Babel,” The Furrow 65/12 (Dec 2014), 606-610.

Treasurer and Executive Committee Member, Irish Biblical Association

Subject External Examiner, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts (Hons), Waterford Institute of Technology, 2014-2018.


Undergraduate studies at the University of Natal, Durban (BSc 1989) and Bible Institute of South Africa (LTh 1992); Graduate Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Stellenbosch (M.A. 1994; D.Phil 2000). Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Cornerstone Christian College, Cape Town (2000-2007) and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick (2007-2014). Concurrent lecturing roles at University of Stellenbosch (2000-2001), George Whitefield College (1997-2007), Baptist Theological Seminary (1998-2004), Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2007) and Dominican Biblical Institute, Limerick (2008 to 2014). Research Fellow, University of Stellenbosch (2012-present); Godly Play trainer; Member of the Irish Biblical Association, South African Society for Near Eastern Studies and European Society for Catholic Theology.

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