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Hi there! I am an Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Divinity based at Wollaston Theological College in Perth, Western Australia. Originally from Aotearoa New Zealand, I previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Auckland (2015-2016) and Murdoch University (2017-2021).

I have authored and edited several books and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles. Most recently, I am the co-author of Jesus: A Life in Class Conflict (with James Crossley).

On this website you can find out about my research, download academic articles and book chapters, and find links to popular and open-access articles.

Contact me at robertjmyles at

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Podcast Appearances


Jesus Christ: Historical Materialism, Class Conflict, & the Jesus Movement

Revolutionary Left Radio

22 May, 2023

Black and White Star in Circle

Jesus: A Life in Class Conflict Interview

New Books Network

2 August, 2023

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Popular Articles

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Solidarity in the Early Jesus Movement

Displacement Through Time

From Millenarianism to Dictatorship of God: The Radical Ideology of the Early Jesus Movement

Jesus: a product of the class struggle in Galilee


Eunuchs for the Kingdom?

Beware of the Dogs!

Matthew's Gospel and Apocalypticism

How Historical Materialism Explains the Origins of Christianity

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Media Appearances

Class conflict in the time of Jesus

7 April, 2023

Radio interview, ABC Radio National (25 mins)


Going with the Crowd, "All things considered"

4 April, 2022

Radio interview, BBC Wales (28 mins)

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