Graduate Theological Union

Barbara Green, O.P.

Barbara GreenDominican School of Philosophy and Theology
Professor of Biblical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1992

PhD, Graduate Theological Union/University of California, Berkeley joint degree, 1980
MA, Graduate Theological Union, 1976
BA, Dominican College of San Rafael, 1969

Phone: 510/883-2076

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • Biblical Narrative and Hermeneutics
  • Literary Theory
  • Mikhail Bakhtin
  • Bible-based fiction (ancient and contemporary)

Selected Publications

  • David’s Capacity for Compassion: A Literary-Hermeneutical Study of 1-2 Samuel, Bloomsbury, 2017
  • “Genre Criticism and the Prophets.”  In Genre Criticism and the Prophets, ed. Carolyn J. Sharp.  Oxford University Press, 2016
  • “An Interpretation Map: Finding Paths to Reading Processes.”  Acta Theologica 35 (2015)
  • Jeremiah and God's Plans for Well-Being, University of South Carolina Press, 2013.
  • How Are the Mighty Fallen? A Dialogical Study of King Saul in 1 Samuel, Sheffield Academic Press, 2003.
  • King Saul's Asking, Liturgical Press, 2003.