Jonny Rowlands
Jonny Rowlands
Lecture and Tutor in Theology


Jonny Rowlands is Undergraduate Formation Group Tutor at St Mellitus College, East Midlands, and is currently in the final stages of completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham. Jonny grew up in Liverpool and completed an undergraduate degree in Theology and Religious Studies in 2014 before completing an MPhil in New Testament Studies at Jesus College, Cambridge in 2015. Jonny is married to Joanna, follows Liverpool FC and has a keen interested in music and photography.

Research Projects

Jonny’s main current research is his PhD thesis (The Metaphysics of Historical Jesus Research), which seeks to evaluate the philosophical presuppositions that underpin modern academic historical Jesus research.

  • “Jesus and the Wings of YHWH: Bird Imagery in the Lament Over Jerusalem (Matt. 23.37-39; Luke 13.34-35).” Novum Testamentum 61.2 (2019), 115-36.
  • “John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme as Prayed Glossolalia: A Suggestion. Journal of Pentecostal Theology 28.1 (2019), 84-102.
  • “Difficult Texts: ‘A Dog at the Table’ in Matt. 15.21-28.” Theology 122.4 (2019), 285-88.
  • “Reception History, Theological Interpretation of Scripture, and the Future of New Testament Studies.” Journal of Theological Interpretation 13.2 (2019), forthcoming.