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Garrett Galvin, O.F.M.

Garrett Galvin PicFranciscan School of Theology
Assistant Professor of Sacred Scripture
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2009

LeAnn Snow Flesher

American Baptist Seminary of the West
Academic Dean and Professor of Old Testament
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1994

MPhil, PhD, Drew University
MDiv, Bethel Theological Seminary
BA, University of Minnesota

Aaron Brody

Pacific School of Religion
Robert & Kathryn Riddell Assistant Professor of Bible and Archaeology
Director of the Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2002

Biblical Studies



Student Work


Sean D. Burke, Reading the Ethiopian
Eunuch as a Eunuch: Queering the
Book of Acts

A Love of Writing and Learning

Reacting to her recognition as the Graduate Theological Union’s 2011 Alumna of the Year, Barbara Green, O.P., (M.A. ’76, Ph.D. ’80) said, “I wonder how I received this great honor. Some of my colleagues at GTU who are influential in such decisions were nice to put my name forward.” Green has been teaching as Professor of Biblical Studies at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for twenty years.

GTU Alumnus Gregory E. Sterling named Dean of Yale Divinity School

Yale University announced the appointment of Gregory E. Sterling, currently Dean of the Graduate School of the University of Notre Dame, as Dean of the Divinity School. Sterling earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies with a specialization in the New Testament from the Graduate Theological Union in 1990.

Contested Spaces: Houses and Temples in Roman Antiquity and the New Testament

How are archaeology and art related to understanding New Testament texts, for example, narratives of the Lord’s Supper and other meals? An international group of archaeologists, art historians, and New Testament scholars investigate the function of spaces in Roman houses and temples in Pompeii, Herculaneum, Corinth, Rome, Ostia, Ephesus, and Judaea.

First and Second Chronicles

In the era in which the Chronicler writes, the pressing question is: How will Judeans reestablish themselves after the Babylonian exile? The Chronicler’s answer is to encourage the people of Israel to live out of their memory of God’s mercy and compassion. Knowing and cherishing the books of Samuel and Kings, the writer interprets their message differently because the people of his era face new challenges to their life and faith.

Students to Present at SBL International

Two GTU doctoral students in Biblical Studies were recently selected to present papers at the Graeco-Roman Society and the New Testament section of the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Amsterdam in late July.

Biblical Studies Alumnus Uriah Kim Receives Lilly Research Grant

Uriah KimMarch 30, 2011 - Uriah Y. Kim (Ph.D. ’04), Professor of Hebrew Bible at Hartford Seminary, has received a prestigious 2011-2012 Lilly Theological Research Grant for his new book, The Politics of Othering in the Book of Judges.

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