Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious & Theological Studies, June 1989, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
Doctoral Exams: Early Church; New Testament; Recent Roman Catholic Theology;
Recent Protestant Theology.
Committee: Profs. Rosemary Radford Ruether (Chair), Robert Jewett and Richard Kieckhefer
Dissertation: The New Prophecy of Asia Minor and the Rise of Ecclesiastical Patriarchy in Second Century Pauline Traditions
Bachelor of Arts in the History & Literature of Religions, June 1978, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Honors Thesis: "Grace and Free Will according to Augustine of Hippo and John Cassian."
|AREAS OF TEACHING COMPETENCE|
New Testament Studies
|History, literature, and theology of early Christianity in its Jewish and Greco-Roman context. Methods of interpretation of early Christian writings (including textual, rhetorical, and feminist critical approaches). Paulinism in I-II CE. Apocalypticism. Early Christian Apocrypha. Dead Sea Scrolls|
|Hebrew Bible||History, literature and religion of ancient Israel in its ancient Near Eastern context. Redaction history, textual criticism, and literary analysis of the Tanakh. Intertestamental (especially apocalyptic) literature.|
|Religious Studies & Catholic Theology||Study of the development of doctrines. Sociological, philosophical, archaeological, and anthropological approaches to the study of religion.|
|AAR||American Academy of Religion||CBA||Catholic Biblical Association|
|AIBI||Association Internationale Bible et Informatique||EGLBS||Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society|
|AIEP||Association Internationale d'Études Patristiques, Lyons (International Association for Patristic Studies)||NAPS||North American Patristic Society|
|CARG||Computer-Assisted Research Section of the Society for Biblical Literature||SBL||Society of Biblical Literature|