Dr Ann Conway-Jones

Honorary Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

Ann specialises in biblical interpretation, early Jewish–Christian relations, and the development of Christian mysticism. She combines up-to-date scholarship with over twenty years’ experience of teaching adults.

She is actively involved in Jewish–Christian dialogue and is Chair of the Birmingham Council of Christians and Jews.


Ann’s PhD thesis was published by OUP in 2014 as Gregory of Nyssa’s Tabernacle Imagery in its Jewish and Christian Contexts.

Alongside more academic articles, she has written several accessible pieces reflecting on the complexities of Christianity’s relationship to Judaism:

‘Challenging Anti-Judaism in the New Testament: A Case Study from Luke’, Theology (forthcoming)

‘The New Testament: Jewish or Gentile?’, Expository Times 130:6 (2019), 237-242

‘Sermon Preached in the Chapel of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge: Evensong, Remembrance Sunday, 2016’, Expository Times 128:8 (2017), 385–8

‘Contempt or Respect? Jews and Judaism in Christian Preaching’, Expository Times 127:2 (2015), 63–72

Lecture titles

  • Biblical Responses to Crisis
  • Moses, Mysticism and the Mountain
  • Sibling Rivalry: Early Jewish-Christian Relations and their Legacy