Graduate Theological Union

Gina Hens-Piazza

Gina Hens-PiazzaJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Professor of Biblical Studies
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1992

PhD, Union Theological Seminary
MA, Vanderbilt University
BA, Canisius College

Phone: 510/549-5000

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Prophets
  • Deuteronomistic History
  • Feminist Readings
  • New Historicism and Cultural Studies

Selected Publications

  • Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries - 1 & 2 Kings, Abingdon Press, 2006.
  • Nameless, Blameless and Without Shame - The Tale of Two Cannibal Mothers Before a King (II Kings 6.24-33), Liturgical Press, 2003.
  • New Historicism and Biblical Interpretation, Fortress Press, 2002.
  • Of Methods, Monarchs, and Meanings - An Approach to Socio-Rhetorical Exegesis, Mercer University Press, 1996.
  • "Jean-François Lyotard," in A Handbook of Postmodern Biblical Interpretation, ed. A.K.M. Adam, Chalice Press, 2001.
  • "Learning to Curse," in Praying as a Christian, ed. David L. Fleming, S.J., Review for Religious Press, 2000.