Category: Biblical Studies


Rivta H. Williams 1-2 Corinthians, Leader and Learner., Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress 2011

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"Preaching: the Preservation of Fire" In Proceedings: North American Academy of Liturgy Annual Meeting. ed. Stephanie Perdew VanSlyke. Notre Dame, IN: North American Academy of Liturgy, Inc. 2018

Vice-Presidential Address to the North American Academy of Liturgy, January 2018, Vancouver, British Columbia, focused on applying a quote about tradition attributed to Gustav Mahler to the practice of preaching: “Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire.”


"At Home With Wisdom: Structural Observations in Proverbs 7-9" In Word & World. vol. 40, no. 3, Waverly: Summer 2020

This essay argues that when reading Proverbs 7-9 as a single instruction within Proverbs 1-9, the description of Wisdom’s home in Proverbs 9:1-6 is the chiasmic center of the instruction. This structural observation joins thematic observations by scholars such as William P. Brown and Silvia Schroer to emphasize Wisdom’s home as the cosmos.

"Forgetting While Remembering: The Annunciation Type-Scene in Isaiah 40-55" In "Worship the Lord with Gladness": Essays in Honor of Frederick J. Gaiser. eds. Mark A. Throntveit and Rolf A. Jacobson. vol. 7, St. Paul: Word & World October 2017 (This is part of Word & World's Supplement Series.)

Isaiah 49:14-23 and 54:1-3 evoke an annunciation type-scene, more commonly found in narrative portions of the Hebrew Bible. In doing so, personified Zion is placed in continuity with women of Israel’s past, thus “remembering the former things.” At the same time, she is recreated so substantially that she forgets those former things.

"Review: Isaiah, the Eighth-Century Prophet: His Times and Preaching" In Homiletic 13/2. 1998 : 20-21
Sarah Hinlicky-Wilson "God on the Loose" In Christian Century. 2004
Sarah Hinlicky-Wilson "Plato Was Wrong" In Christianity Today. 2004

Lectionary reflections on John 1 and a psalm.

Elizabeth Huwiler "Authorized Conflicts: the Bible in Church Conversations" 34 In Biblical Theology Bulletin. 2004 : 41-45

Suggests that arguments within biblical-heritage religions are often between those whose greatest fear is fall into chaos and those whose greatest fear is oppression from tyrannical forces. The Bible reflects corresponding arguments within ancient Israel and the nascent church. The use of biblical texts often functions to fuel those arguments rather than to resolve them.

Elizabeth Huwiler "Review: Wise and Discerning Hearts: an Introduction to Wisdom Liturgical Theology" In Theology Today 58. 2001 : 446-448
Elizabeth Huwiler "Review: Searching the Scriptures, Volume 1: A Feminist Introduction" In Homiletic 19/2. Winter 1994 : 19-21