Chris Marshall is a theological educator in New Zealand, with a special interest in community-based justice alternatives. His focus has been on the integration of theological insights and criminal justice theory in his published work, for which he has received international recognition.
He has also been highly involved in a voluntary capacity in the development of restorative justice practice in New Zealand. In 2004 he received an International Community Justice Award for his work in this area.
Dr. Marshall holds the St. John’s Senior Lectureship in Christian Theology at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. His Ph.D. in New Testament is from the University of London. He also holds an M.A. in Peace Studies from the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana.
In addition to many articles on biblical and ethical themes, he is author of Faith as a Theme in Mark’s Narrative; Kingdom Come: The Kingdom of God in the Teaching of Jesus; Crowned with Glory and Honor: Human Rights in the Biblical Tradition; and Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime and Punishment.