Rev. Dr. Oral Thomas

Qualifications & Tertiary Institutions Attended:

  • PhD Theology (Birmingham, 2007)
  • Post-Grad Teaching Certificate (Attendance), (Birmingham, 2007)
  • MTS (Eden Theology Seminary, 1996)
  • B.A. Theology (UWI, 1987)
  • Diploma in Ministerial Studies (UTCWI, 1987)

Courses Taught/ Currently Teaching:

  • Bible & Imperialism
  • Methodological Issues in the Caribbean
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Exilic Literature

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • Geographical & Cultural World of the Bible
  • The Pentateuch
  • Caribbean Theology
  • Contemporary Theology
  • Introduction to Homiletics
  • Biblical Preaching
  • Bible and Imperialism

Area(s) of Specialization & Research Interest:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Theology


  • Contextual Contestation in Biblical Hermeneutics within a Caribbean Context: A Case for a Biblical Resistant Hermeneutic”. PhD (Theology). Thesis, 2007.
  • A Resistant Biblical Hermeneutic within the Caribbean”, Black Theology, An International Journal, Volume 6 No. 3, 2008.
  • Genesis 1-2:4a and Exodus 1-15: A Basis for a Theology of Liberation” MTS Thesis, 1996.
  • Wesley Methodist Church, Tower Street, Kingston, Jamaica: A Case Study in Inner-city Ministry 1960-85”. B.A. (Theology). Thesis, 1987.
  • Biblical Interpretation within a Caribbean Context”, article in Book: black Theology, Slavery and Contemporary Christianity, Ashgate, surrey, England.
  • Review of “The Peoples’ Bibles” (NRSV with the Apocrypha, Fortress Press, Minneapolis, USA) in Black Theology: An International Journal.

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