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

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union/University of California, Berkeley joint degree, 1980
M.A., Graduate Theological Union, 1976
B.A., Dominican College of San Rafael, 1969

Phone: 510/883-2076

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Biblical Narrative and Hermeneutics
  • Christian Spirituality and its Relationship to OT/HB
  • The Book of Jeremiah
  • Thought and theory of Mikhail Bakhtin
  • Biblical-based fiction

Selected Publications

  • Plans for Well-Being: Jeremiah as Literary Persona.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, forthcoming 2013.
  • "Experiential Learning: The Construction of Jonathan in the Narrative of Saul and David." Semeia Studies: Bakhtin and Genre in Biblical Studies. Atlanta: SBL Press (2007): 43-58.
  • "Profound Anger as an Optic for Reading the Prophet Jonah," Studies in Spirituality 16 (2006): 1-20.
  • "This Old Text: An Analogy for Biblical Interpretation," Biblical Theology Bulletin 36 (2006): pp. 72-83.
  • “The Old Testament in Christian Spirituality” in The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality, (Blackwell, 2005).
  • How Are the Mighty Fallen? A Dialogical Study of King Saul in 1 Samuel (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2003).