University of Queensland, B.Sc., B.A., Ph.D.
Reformed Theological Seminary, MDiv
Macquarie University, Ph.D.

About Dr. Lowe

Bruce received his first doctorate in Analytical Chemistry and taught, consulted and researched in a university setting over several years in both Chemistry and Chemical Engineering departments. He then completed his MDiv at RTS Orlando, becoming an ordained Presbyterian minister, and working in youth ministry and church revitalization. Bruce then completed his doctorate in New Testament Studies/ Ancient History, where his dissertation focused on the cultural backdrop to Romans. Bruce and Rachel have five children.



“James 2:1 in the Πιστίς Χριστοῦ Debate: Irrelevant or Indispensable?” in The Faith of Jesus Christ: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studiesed. M. F. Bird and P. M. Sprinkle (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2010), pp. 239-57.

“What Does προέχω Really Echo in Romans 3.9? Photius, Arethas and a ‘Fourth Possibility’,” in Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romansed. D. M. Patte and V. Mihoc (Romans Through History and Cultures Vol. 9; Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2013), pp. 179-202.

“Paul, Patronage and Benefaction: A ‘Semiotic’ Reconsideration,” in Paul and His Social Relations, ed. S. E. Porter and C. D. Land (Pauline Studies Vol. 7; Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 57-85.


“Oh διά! How is Romans 4:25 to be Understood?” Journal of Theological Studies 57 (2006), pp. 149-57.

“Salvation by Ideas? God Forbid!” Reformation 21, the online magazine of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, or (September 2019).


“Romans 1:16-5:21: ‘Already’ Eschatology Argued Rhetorically” (paper presented at the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Edinburgh, July 6, 2006).

“1½ Reasons for Romans (Debt Owed Turned to Debt Owing)” (paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature Washington D.C., November 18, 2006).

“What Does προέχω Really Echo in Romans 3.9” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, San Diego, November 17, 2007).

Discussion Panel for Πιστίς Χριστοῦ, Evangelical Theological Society, Atlanta, November, 2010.

“Money Talks: The Intersection of Benefaction & Hesedism in Jas 2:18” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Chicago, November 17, 2012).

“FROM G’DAY TO BLESS YOU: An Australian-American Reflects on Paul’s ‘Greetings’ and ‘Farewells’ in Philippians” (paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Baltimore, November 24, 2013).