Category: Biblical Studies

BOOK CHAPTERS

Marcia J. Bunge "Child, Children: Greco-Roman-Antiquity and New Testament" In The Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR). ed. Kristina Dronsch. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming
Elizabeth Huwiler "Proverbs: Annotations and excurses" In The New Interpreter's Study Bible: New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha. Nashville: Abingdon Press 2001
Elizabeth Huwiler "Ecclesiastes" In Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. eds. Elizabeth Huwiler and Roland E. Murphy. Peabody: Hendrickson Publishers 1999

Commentary on New International Version. Includes extensive introductory material, including theological relevance.

 

Elizabeth Huwiler "Song of Songs" In Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs. eds. Roland E. Murphy and Elizabeth Huwiler. Peabody MA: Hendrickson Publishers 1999

Commentary on New International Version. Includes extensive introductory material, including theological relevance.

Elizabeth Huwiler "Patterns and Problems in Psalm 132" In The Listening Heart: Essays in Wisdom and the Psalms in Honor of Roland E. Murphy, O. Carm. ed. Kenneth R. Hoglund, Elizabeth F. Huwiler, J. T. Glass. Sheffield. England: JSOT Press 1987

Argues for limited usefulness of Psalm 132 in theological reconstructions of ancient Israel.

Carol LaHurd "Participating in the Body of Christ" In Church Unity and the Corinthian Correspondence. ed. Robert Henry Crewdson. Buena Vista, VA: Mariner 2008 : 67-76

LaHurd reflects on the implications of Paul’s sacramental theology in 1 Corinthians 11 for current day ecumenical relations and for joint mission as the spiritual body of Christ.

Carol LaHurd "Re-Viewing Luke 15 with Arab Christian Women" In A Feminist Companion to Luke. ed. Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff. London and New York: Sheffield Academic Press 2002 : 246-248

Taking account of the religious perspectives of contemporary Arab Christian women and LaHurd’s own observations of women’s lives in Yemen, this chapter reinterprets Luke 15 in dialogue with other feminist and anthropological readings and finds new insights into women’s roles and informal power as displayed in the parables of lost sheep, lost coin, and lost son.

Carol LaHurd "Biblical Exorcism and Reader Response to Ritual in Narrative" In The Daemonic Imagination: Biblical Text and Secular Story. eds. Robert Detweiler and William G. Doty. Atlanta: American Academy of Religion 1990 : 53-63

Applying reader response criticism and ritual studies, LaHurd examines Jesus’ encounter with the Gerasene demoniac in Mark 5. Mark’s portrayal of Jesus is illuminated by analysis of such ritual elements as liminality, exorcism, and the categories of clean and unclean.

Kathryn Schifferdecker "Creation Theology" In Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings. eds. Tremper Longman and Peter Enns. InterVarsity Press 2008

Describes themes in the creation theology of the Wisdom books of the Old Testament and the Psalms.

Rivta H. Williams "Chapter 5: An Illustration of Historical Inquiry: Histories of Jesus and Matthew 1:1-25" In Handbook of Early Christianity and the Social Sciences. ed. Anthony J. Blasi, Paul-Andre Turcotte, Jean Duhaime. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Mira Press 2002 : 105-124

This essay integrates cultural anthropological insights about life in the ancient Mediterranean world with traditional historical critical methods for reconstructing the life of Jesus. As I assess the historicity of Matthew‘s birth narrative, I ask how its claims would have been understood by the 1st century Judeans in the text and who produced the text, specifically, would claims for virginal conception make sense to them?