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Susanne Scholz

Susanne Scholz

Professor of Old Testament



Ph.D., M.Phil., S.T.M., Union Theological Seminary, New York; M.Div (equivalent), University of Heidelberg, Germany

Teaching Specialties

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament; gender in biblical literature; Hebrew Bible in film; historiography; narrative literature; social location and biblical hermeneutics

Research Interests

Feminist hermeneutics; epistemologies and sociologies of interpretation; cultural and literary studies; violence against women in sacred texts

Selected Publications


:: Feminist Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Retrospect: Biblical Books (Volume 1). Editor. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2013.
:: God Loves Diversity and Justice: Progressive Scholars Speak about Faith, Politics, and the World. Editor. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013.
:: Sacred Witness: Rape in the Hebrew Bible (Fortress, 2010).
:: Introducing the Women’s Hebrew Bible (T&T Clark, 2007).
:: Biblical Studies Alternatively: An Introductory Reader (ed.; Prentice Hall, 2003).

Professional Distinctions

Member of the SBL Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession Committee since January 2013; Chair of the North American Section of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (NA ESWTR) since 2002; Editorial Board Member of the e-journal lectio difficilior: European Feminist Journal for Feminist Exegesis since September 2004; SMU Faculty Senator since Fall 2010 (on the Executive Board from 2011-2013).

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