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Senior Research Fellow

Revd Dr Rosa Hunt

PhD (IBTS, VU Amsterdam)

Revd Dr Rosa Hunt is a Senior Research Fellow at IBTS. She also serves as Co-Principal of Cardiff Baptist College and as minister of Tabernacl Baptist Church, Cardiff.

Research Interests

"My PhD was in the area of patristic hermeneutics, looking at readings of the Genesis 1-3 creation and fall narratives in the early church – specifically Jon Chrysostom and Ephrem Syrus. Since then I have written a number of papers in the field of hermeneutics and translation. My latest paper was on how understanding the incarnation as God’s ultimate act of translation can have positive repercussions for our attitude to (and practice of) bilingual worship."


“Reading Genesis with the Church Fathers: metaphors of creation in John Chrysostom's Homilies on Genesis”, Journal of European Baptist Studies Vol.12  Iss.2 (2012)

(This was recently reprinted under the entry for Chrysostom in Jelena Krstovic (ed.), Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism (Cengage Gale, 2020) )

“The Mystery of the Divine Self-giving”, Actes du 11e Symposium Syriacum, Parole de l’Orient, Vol. 40 (2015)

Contributor to: Prayer for the Day Volume II: 365 Inspiring Daily Reflections, (London: Watkins Publishing, 2016)

“‘A Tiny Theophany’: What can 21st century Baptists learn from a 4th century poet-theologian about prayer?”, Journal of European Baptist Studies, 18:1 (2018).

“Scripture or Tradition? - foregrounding some hermeneutical assumptions in readings of Genesis 1 - 3”, Baptist Quarterly, Vol. 49, No. 2, April 2018.

“Speaking Fluent Christian: Language Learning and the Grammar of Faith” : paper presented to the Hearts and Minds conference, South Wales Baptist College, Cardiff, May 2018.

A chapter in Aled Davies a Beti Wyn James (eds.), Yr Alwad  (Bangor: Cyhoeddiadau’r Gair, 2019)

“A Warm Welsh Welcome?” Journal of European Baptist Studies, 20:2 (2020) 90 - 101

Ddwyn Ffrwyth" Cristion, September 2021

Upcoming: “Lost in Translation” - Journal of European Baptist Studies, 2023

Other Activities

Dr Hunt is a regular contributor to the BBC (radio 4, Radio Wales and Radio Cymru) in both English and Welsh. In 2023 she had the honour of giving the annual public theology lecture in the National Eisteddfod in Wales.