Hi there! I am a New Testament scholar from New Zealand who is resident in Perth, Western Australia. I was appointed Senior Lecturer in New Testament at Wollaston Theological College from July 2021. I am also accredited with the University of Divinity. I previously taught and researched full-time at the University of Auckland (2015-2016) and Murdoch University (2017-2021).
My writing focuses on the historical formation of the early Jesus movement and the socio-economic realities of first-century Palestine. I have published widely in historical Jesus studies, Gospel studies (particularly Matthew), and on the ideological contexts of contemporary New Testament research.
Contact me at rmyles at perth.anglican.org
Jesus: A Life in Class Conflict
A major biography of Jesus from a historical materialist perspective. Co-authored with James Crossley. Forthcoming with Zer0 Books
A focused study of Jesus' fishermen disciples against the backdrop of a changing Galilee
4 July, 2019