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Biblical Studies

Recent Events

November 9, 2017 | Panel Discussion: “The Bible and Ethics in Christian Life: Race, Class, Gender, and Ecological Justice”

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November 15, 2017 | Lecture: “The Case of the Trafficked Princesses: Trauma Hermeneutics as Pedagogical Tool for Teaching on Gender-Based Violence”

Lecturer: Dr. Juliana Claassens ’01 PhD, professor of Old Testament, chair, Department of Old and New Testament, head of gender unit, Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

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Faculty Recommended Commentaries

Recommending commentaries on biblical books is something like recommending restaurants in a large city. Possibilities are nearly endless and depend in large measure on one’s taste and interests. 

But given a commitment to excellent critical scholarship and interpretation that serves theological interpretation for the life of the church, here are a few recommendations. There are many more excellent options than can be listed here so none of these recommendations should be taken as necessarily excluding other candidates. 

Old & New Testament Commentaries

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Kathleen M. O’Connor , Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature, altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”