Sarah Hart

Dr Sarah L Hart

D. Theol. (University of Divinity, Melbourne, Australia)
BA, DipMus, MTheol 
(University of Auckland, NZ)

Role at Te Kupenga: Lecturer in Biblical Studies

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My earliest formal theology studies were at the Diocesan Theology Centre, Vienna, Austria where I pursued post-graduate music studies in the early 1980s. I have worked as a professional musician in Melbourne (Australia), Vienna (Austria), Norrköping (Sweden), and Auckland (New Zealand). I returned to New Zealand in the late 1990s since which I have continued to study theology alongside professional music commitments.

Sailing with the wind behind me in a P class as a child and nose diving from the Banks Peninsula Heads back into Akaroa Harbour put the “fear of God” into me. Other major experiences in my life are the Ignatian thirty day retreat and four years in Japan (Tokyo and Hiroshima). The multi-voices of the Hebrew Bible were a conceptual and religious inspiration for Jesus. They fascinate me too.

To relax I enjoy tramping, kayaking and cycling. Creating human communities and care of the earth, air and waterways for future generations concerns me


Forthcoming “Psalms and Popular Songs–New Informing Old” in God’s Exemplary Graduates (eds., Peter Bolt and Les Ball; Sydney: SCD Press).

“The Lectionary” Vol 45:2 June 2020 Liturgy


From Temple to Tent: Real to Virtual World (Exodus 24:15—Numbers10:28) (Adelaide: ATF Press, 2019)

“Land and the Rich/Poor Divide” in Auckland District Council Social Services ADCOSS March 2019 issue.

“Text and Interpreting: From Classical Music to Biblical Studies,” in Wondering About God Together. Research-Led Learning & Teaching in Theological Education (eds., Peter Bolt and Les Ball; Sydney: SCD Press, 2018), 270-283.

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