BOOKS

This page is dedicated to four categories: handbooks/dictionaries of women biblical interpreters, period or collective studies,  autobiographies/biographies of scholars, and books that discuss women in academia, especially in religious studies. If you know of a book that belongs here, e-mail: women.biblical.scholars@gmail.com.

  • HANDBOOKS/DICTIONARIES
  • PERIOD OR COLLECTIVE STUDIES
  • BIOGRAPHIES/AUTOBIOGRAPHIES
  • WOMEN BIBLICAL SCHOLARS AND THE ACADEMY

HANDBOOKS/DICTIONARIES

Taylor, Marion Ann, ed. Handbook of Women Biblical Interpreters: A Historical and Biographical Guide. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2012.

PERIOD OR COLLECTIVE STUDIES

De Groot, Christiana and Marion Ann Taylor. Recovering Nineteenth-Century Women Interpreters of the Bible. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2007. (this book is available online through your library EBSCOhost system)

Freeman, Curtis W. A Company of Women Preachers: Baptist Prophetesses in Seventeenth-Century England. Waco: Baylor University Press, 2011.

AUTOBIOGRAPHIES/BIOGRAPHIES

Adams, Amanda. Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure. Vancouver, BC: Greystone Books, 2010.

Adams, Hannah. A Memoir of Miss Hannah Adams, Written by Herself with Additional Notices by a Friend. Boston: Gray and Bowen, 1832.

Achtemeier, Elizabeth Rice. Not Till I Have Done: A Personal Testimony. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999.

Bondi, Roberta C. Memories of God: Theological Reflections on a Life. Nashville: Abingdon, 1995.

Cazden, Elizabeth. Antoinette Brown Blackwell: A Biography. Old Westbury, NY: Feminist Press, 1983.

Clark, Liz. “The Retrospective Self.” The Catholic Historical Review 101 (2015): 1-27.

Davis, Ellen F. “A Sudden Scholar.” Pages 43-54 in I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

Gaventa, Beverly Roberts. “A Word of Gratitude.” Pages 83-92 in I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

Hooker, Morna. “On Trust.” Pages 117-128 in I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

Humphrey, Edith M. “Believing More.” Pages 120-144 in I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

Lossky, Olga. Toward the Endless Day: The Life of Elisabeth Behr-Sigel. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2010.

Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob. “Again and Again God’s Spirit Surprises.” Pages 211-222 in I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

Soskice, Janet. Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels. New York: Vintage Books, 2010.

Trible, Phyllis. “Wrestling with Words, Limping to Light.” Pages 223-236 in I (Still) Believe: Leading Bible Scholars Share Their Stories of Faith and Scholarship. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

WOMEN BIBLICAL SCHOLARS AND THE ACADEMY

Aisenberg, Nadya and Mona Harrington. Women of Academe: Outsiders in the Sacred Grove. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1988.

Creegan, Nicola Hoggard and Christine D. Pohl. Living on the Boundaries: Evangelical Women, Feminism, and the Theological Academy. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2005.

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