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TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Bernadette J. Brooten
HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
Spring 1979
Courses
175
Marriage in Ancient Judaism and Christianity
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AT CLAREMONT
Fall 1980
Courses
BS 355.1
BS 460.1
Spring 1981
Courses
BS 355
BS 455
Women and the New Testament
Art, Architecture and Organization of the Ancient
Synagogue
Pauline Ethics
Introduction to Early Rabbinic Literature (Hebrew
prerequisite)
UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN
Spring/Summer 1981
Courses
Frau and Christentum (co-taught with Hans Küng, Elisabeth
Moltmann-Wendel and Anne Jensen)
SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AT CLAREMONT
Fall 1981
Courses
BS 358
Biblical
BS 453
Women in the Hebrew Scriptures and in PostJudaism
The Pastoral Epistles (Greek exegesis)
Directed Studies
Patricia Zulkosky, Ph.D. student, Women's Spirituality
The Reverend Robert B. Shepard, D.Min. student, Anti-Judaism
within the Gospels
Spring 1982
Courses
BS 454
BS 359
Summer 1982
Course
BS 367
Readings in Papyri of the Hellenistic, Roman, and
Byzantine Periods (Greek prerequisite)
Introduction to the New Testament
Inclusive Language and the Bible
THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL
Fall 1982
Courses
BS 363
BS 433
Women and Sexuality in Early Christianity
Acts of the Apostles (Greek exegesis) (co-taught
with Kathleen O'Brien Wicker)
New Testament Doctoral Seminar (co-taught with other New
Testament faculty)
Directed Studies
Ruth Krall, Ph.D. student, Women's Spirituality
Deborah L. Mencken, Ph.D. student at Fuller Theological
Seminary, Female Prophecy in Post-Biblical Judaism
Nanette Kelly, M.A. student, The Art of the Ancient
Synagogue at Dura-Europos
THE HAWAII CONSORTIUM FOR THEOLOGICAL
EDUCATION
Winterim 1982
Course
RELST 290
Preaching on New Testament Texts
UNIVERSITY OF TÜBINGEN
Spring/Summer 1983
Course
Frauen und Sexualität im frühen Christentum
THE CLAREMONT GRADUATE SCHOOL
Fall 1983
Courses
BS 459
BS 445
Women's Daily Life in Antiquity
Introduction to Early Rabbinic Literature (Hebrew
prerequisite)
New Testament Doctoral Seminar (co-taught with other New
Testament faculty)
Fall 1984
Courses
BS 355.1
Women and the New Testament
BS 470
Paul's Letter to the Romans (Greek exegesis)
New Testament Doctoral Seminar (co-taught with other New
Testament faculty)
Directed Study
Abayomi Lawal, M.Div student, Polygamy Reconsidered
HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
Fall 1985
Courses
1210
1980
New Testament Theology
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students: "Early
Christian Women's History: Issues of
Method"
(seminar director) (FAS: Religion 3420)
4240
Graeca: Reading of Greek Texts (with other new
Testament faculty)
1995
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
1995
Workshop on Exegesis and Preaching (taught one of
four units)
RELI-1210 (Extension) New Testament Theology
Examining Committees
Th.D. Generals, Karl Cooper
Th.D. Prospectus Committee, Margaret D. Hutaff, "The Use of
Sayings in the Composition of Discourses and Dialogues in
the Gospel of John"
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, Elizabeth Castelli (The
Claremont Graduate School)
Ph.D. Qualifying Examination, Lori Krafte-Jacobs (The
Claremont Graduate School)
Spring 1986
Courses
1202
Introduction to the New Testament (FAS: Religion
1400)
1520
The Epistle to the Romans (Greek exegesis)
1980
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students (with
other New Testament faculty) (FAS: Religion
3420)
1995
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
4240
Graeca: Reading of Greek Texts (with other New
Testament faculty)
RELI-E 1201 (Extension) Introduction to the New Testament
Directed Studies
Leslie Kobayashi, Ph.D. I, Jewish Women's History in the Roman
Period
Rebecca Lesses, Ph.D. I, Jewish Women's History in the Roman Period
Cynthia Baker, M.T.S. I, Jewish Women's History in the Roman Period
Beatrice Michals, M.Div. Senior Tutorial
Jesse T. Todd, M.Div. Senior Tutorial
Advisor
B.A. Senior Thesis. Kathan Hickey, "Interpreting Apocalypse
for Our Time: Nuclear Weapons and Apocalyptic Myth and
Imagery in Revelation"
Examining Committees
Th.D. Dissertation, Valerie Abrahamsen, "The Rock Reliefs and
the Cult of Diana at Philippi"
Th.D. Dissertation, Barbara Bowe, "A Church in Crisis:
Ecclesiology and Paraenesis in Clement of Rome"
Th.D. Dissertation, Anthony Guerra, "Romans 3:29-30 and the
Apologetic Tradition"
Th.D. Dissertation, René Josef Rüttimann, "Asclepius and
Jesus: The Form and Character and Status of the Asclepius
Cult in the Second Century C.E. and Its Influence on Early
Christianity"
Ph.D. Dissertation, Sara J. Tanzer, "The Sages of Qumran"
Th.M. Gary A. Mitchener, "Homosexuality: A Continuing
Conversation on of the Basis of Three New Testament Texts"
and
"Love as the Law's Fulfillment: An Exegesis of Roman 13:814"
Th.M. Julia J. Sheetz-Willard, "Faith Development and the
Preacher" and "Authority in Ministry: An Ethical Challenge
to the Church in the 1st and 20th Centuries"
M. Div. Senior Thesis, Charles Busch, "Three Visual Homilies"
M. Div. Senior Thesis, Karen Chaney, "Radical Feminism 1986:
Implications for Amazon ministers in the 1980's"
M.Div. Senior Thesis (chair), Beatrice Michals, "All Things in
Common: A Consideration of Community and Acts 2.42-47;
4.3239; and 5.12-16"
M.Div. Senior Thesis (advisor), Terry Todd, "Veritas: A Mass
of the Partial Revelation"
B.A. Senior Thesis, Eliza Morss, "The Tombs of Vincentius: A
Study in Syncretism"
Th.D. Generals, Bruce Beck
Th.D. Generals, Judy Haley
Th.D. Generals, Michael Waldstein
Fall 1986
Courses
4230
1570
Advanced Greek
Women and the New Testament (FAS: Religion 1402) -two student papers written in this course were
subsequently published
1980
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students (with
other New Testament faculty) (FAS: Religion 3420)
1995
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
4240
Graeca: Reading of Greek Texts (with other New
Testament faculty)
RELI-E 1213 (Extension) Women and the New Testament
Directed Study
Jill Reidel, M.T.S. II
Examining Committee
Th.D. Generals, Daniel Schowalter
Spring 1987
Courses
1202
The New Testament: An Historical Introduction (FAS:
Religion 1400)
1525
The Epistle to the Galatians (Greek exegesis)
1980
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students (with
other New Testament faculty) (FAS: Religion 3420)
1995
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
RELI-E 1201 (Extension) The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Directed Studies
Elizabeth Ruddick, M.T.S. II
Erika Fechner, Th.M.
Vicki Phillips, R.G.
Lucille Ferranti, M.Div. Senior Tutorial
Constance Jordan, M.Div. Senior Tutorial
Examining Committees
Th.D. Dissertation (chair), Thomas M. Scott, "Egyptian
Elements in the Hermetic Literature"
Th.D. Prospectus, Karl Cooper, "The Apocalypse of Paul and
Early Christianity"
M.Div. Senior Thesis, Lucille Q. Ferranti, "Jesus and the
Samaritan Woman: A Story of Faith and Witness"
M.Div. Senior Thesis, Constance M. Jordan, "God 'Our Father'?
A Study of God-language with a Focus on the Address of the
Lord's Prayer"
M.Div. Senior Thesis, Rachel Rasmussen, "A Question of
Authority: The Role of Scripture in Lutheran Theology"
M.Div. Senior Thesis, Douglas McCaleb, "Aspects of Early
Christian Prayer which Evangelists Tend to Neglect"
B.A. Senior Thesis (advisor), Angela L. Padilla, "Subordinate
But Not Inferior: Women in the New Christian Right"
Th.D. Generals, Cyril Karam
Fall 1987
Courses
4510
Introduction to Theological Education for Ministry
(with John Carman, Harvey Cox and assistants)
1950
Seminar: The Bible and Public Policy
1980
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students (with
other New Testament faculty) (FAS: Religion 3420)
1995
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
RELI-E 1500 (Extension) The Bible and Public Policy
Examining Committees
Th.D. Prospectus, Michael Waldstein, "The Mission of Jesus in
John"
Th.D. Prospectus, Sze-Kar Wan, "Quaestiones et Solutiones in
Genesim at Exodum: Tradition and Composition in Philo
Judaeus"
Th.D. Prospectus, Daniel Schowalter, "Rome and the Christians:
Aspects of Roman Imperial Religious Policy and Developments
within Christianity in the Early Second Century"
M.A. John Lanci, "Women's Economic Situation in the Roman
World" and "An Analysis of Aspects of C. G. Jung's Theory of
Religion"
M.A. Leslie Kobayashi, "Exodus 1:15-22: The Pious Midwives"
and "The Herakleion at Thasos"
Spring 1988
Courses
1202
The New Testament: An Historical Introduction (FAS:
Religion 1400)
1980
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students:
"Pauline Theology" (seminar director) (FAS:
Religion 3420)
1995
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
RELI-E 1201 (Extension) The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Examining Committees
Th.D. Prospectus, Christopher Matthews, "The Tradition of
Philip The Apostle"
Ph.D. Generals (chair), John Lanci
Ph.D. Generals (chair), Leslie Kobayashi
Th.M. (chair), Erika Fechner, "Weibliche Namen auf -as. Erste
Untersuchung weiblicher Namen griechischer Zeit" and "Frauen
in
hohen Staatsämtern und im Staatskult in Kleinasien und den
ägäischen Inseln in den ersten zweieinhalb Jahrhunderten
n. Chr. unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der
Stephanephoria"
Th.M. (chair), Monika Renninger, "Mary Magdalene" and "On
Intermarriage Between Jews and Gentiles: A Study of Halakhic
Texts"
Th.M. Robert Wafawanaka, "Theological Implications for Isaiah
59 for Apocalyptic and Contemporary Thought" and "The
Problem of a New Testament Theology"
B.A. Senior Thesis, Andrea Smith, "Virginia Ramey Mollenkott:
An Evangelical Feminist Vision"
Fall 1988
Courses
4230
1950
1995
Advanced Greek
Seminar: The Bible and Public Policy
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(with other New Testament faculty)
RELI-E 1500 (Extension) Seminar: The Bible and Public Policy
Workshop on Exegesis and Preaching (in conjunction with the
Foundation for Biblical Research: taught one of four
units)
Examining Committees
Ph.D. Generals, Allen Callahan
Th.M. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, "Rudolf Bultmann's Theology of
Paul" and "Jesus' Exorcism in Mark 5:1-20: A Reading of Both
Healing and Drowning"
Spring 1989, on leave
Fall 1989, on leave
Directed Study
Denise Buell, M.Div III, Medical Understandings of Conception
and the Theology of Lactantius
Examining Committee
Th.D. Generals (chair), Ruth Clements
Spring 1990
Courses
1202
The New Testament: An An Historical Introduction
(FAS: Religion 1400)
1875
Religious Constructions of the Female in the Roman
World (FAS: Religion 1342) Hebrew, Greek or Latin
prerequisite)
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students
1980B
(taught
1995B
Dissertations
with other New Testament faculty)
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral
(directed, taught with other members of the
department)
RELI-E 1201 (Extension) The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Directed Studies
Ellen Aiken, Th.D. I, "Romans"
Examining Committees
Ph.D. Prospectus (chair), John Lanci, "The Community as a
Temple in Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians"
Ph.D. Generals (chair), Rebecca Lesses
Ph.D. Generals (chair), Georgia Frank
Fall 1990
Courses
1202
1980A
(with
The New Testament: An Historical Introduction
(FAS: Religion 1400)
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students
1995A
Dissertations
other New Testament faculty)
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral
(directed, taught with other New Testament
faculty)
4590A-BB
Master of Divinity Senior Seminar
RELI-E 1201 (Extension) The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Examining Committee
Ph.D. Dissertation, Gregory J. Riley, "Doubting Thomas:
Controversy between the Communities of Thomas and John"
Spring 1991
Courses
1526
The First Epistle to the Thessalonians (co-taught
with Lawrence Wills)
1980B
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students
(with
other New Testament faculty)
1995B
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral
Dissertations
(directed, taught with other New Testament
faculty)
4590B-BB
Master of Divinity Senior Seminar (co-taught
with
Christopher Elwood)
Examining Committees
Th.D. Dissertation, Patrick A. Tiller, "A Commentary on the
Animal Apocalypse (1 Enoch 85-90)"
Ph.D. Dissertation, Steven John Friesen, "Ephesus, Twice
Neokoros"
Th.D. Dissertation, Joe Snowden, "The Redactors of the PseudoClementines in the Tripolis Discourses"
Ph.D. Prospectus (chair), Rebecca Lesses, "The Hekhalot
Literature, Jewish Adjurations and Greek Revelatory Magic"
Fall 1991
Courses
1202
1980A
(taught
The New Testament: An Historical Introduction
(FAS: Religion 1400)
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students
1995A
Dissertations
with other members of the department)
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral
(directed, taught with other members of the
department)
4230A
Advanced Greek
RELI-E 1201 (Extension) The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Examining Committees
Th.D. Dissertation, Irmiya Taduggoronno, "Paul in Athens: The
Athenian Agora"
Ph.D. Generals, Jennifer Berenson
Th.D. Generals, Allen Aitken
Spring 1992, on leave
Fall 1992
Courses
1875
Religious Constructions of the Female in the Roman
World
(FAS: Religion 1342) (Greek prerequisite)
1980A
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students (taught
with
other New Testament faculty)
1995A
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(directed, taught with other New Testament faculty)
4230
Advanced Greek
Examining Committees
Th.D. Dissertation, Sze-Kar Wan, "Quaestiones et solutiones in
Genesim et Exodum: Tradition and Composition in Philo
Judaeus"
Th.D. Prospectus, Ruth A. Clements, "The Interpretation of the
Passover Narrative and Related Midrashic Traditions in
Origen's Peri Pascha"
Ph.D. Generals, Mara Schiffren
Ph.D. Dissertation (chair), John Rock Lanci, "Building a Temple
of God: Paul's Metaphor of the Community as a Temple in its
Roman Corinthian Context" (published as A New Temple for
Corinth: Rhetorical and Archaeological Approaches to Pauline
Imagery.
Studies in Biblical Literature 1; New York:
Peter Lang, 1997)
Spring 1993
Courses
1202
The New Testament: An Historical Introduction (FAS:
Religion 1400)
1980B
Seminar for Advanced New Testament Students (taught
with
other members of the department)
1995B
New Testament Seminar for Doctoral Dissertations
(directed, taught with other members of the department)
Examining Committees
Th.D. Prospectus, Ellen Aitken, "The Morphology of the
Passion
Narrative"
Th.D. Generals, Shelly Matthews
Th.D. Generals, Demetrius Williams
Ph.D. Generals, Denise Kimber Buell
Ph.D. Prospectus (chair), Denise Kimber Buell, "Procreative
Language in Philo of Alexandria and Clement of Alexandria"
Ph.D. Dissertation, Michael Satlow (The Jewish Theological
Seminary of America), "Rabbinic Rhetorics of Sexuality"
M.Div. Senior Thesis, Curtis Brettin, "Bernard Lonergan's
Protean Notion of Mediation, the Mediation of Christ in
Prayer, and the Redemptive Dimension of Mediation as a
Dispute
Resolution Process"
M.Div. Senior Thesis, Ashley Squier, "Christ Crucified: A
Christian Perspective on the Suffering of AIDS"
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Fall 1993
Courses
NEJS 130a.
The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Brandeis Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Seminar in Early
Christianity and Judaism (co-taught with
Reuven
Kimelman)
Examining Committees
Ph.D. Dissertation, Christopher R. Matthews (Harvard
University), "Trajectories Through the Philip Tradition"
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, Bruria Nevo-Hacohen,
Qumran
Ph.D. German language examination, Mara Schiffren (Harvard
University)
Spring 1994
Courses
NEJS 153b.
The History of Jewish and Christian
Women in
the Roman Empire.
Brandeis Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Seminar in Early
Christianity and Judaism (co-taught
with Reuven Kimelman)
Examining Committee
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, Julian Ungar, Talmud:
History
Fall 1994
Courses
NEJS 135a.
USem 3a.
Law
NEJS 366a.
Early
Reuven
Spring 1995
Courses
NEJS 133b.
Mary
NEJS 192b.
Christianity
NEJS 366a.
Early
Reuven
Examining Committees
Jesus of Nazareth and the Christian Faith
University Seminar: Nature and Natural
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Kimelman)
Seminar: Religion and Law (co-taught with
Davis)
Ancient Greek-Speaking Judaism and
(GRK 133b)
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Kimelman)
M.A. Thesis, Eliyana Adler, "Jewish Women's Spirituality
Through
the Ages: A Syllabus and Teacher's Guide"
Ph.D. Dissertation (chair), Rebecca Macy Lesses, "Ritual
Practices
to Gain Power: Adjurations in the Hekhalot
Literature, Jewish
Amulets, and Greek Revelatory
Adjurations" (Harvard University,
April 1995; New York:
Trinity Press International, 1998)
Ph.D. Dissertation, Aryeh Cohen, "Rereading Talmud:
Literary
Theory and the Interpretation of Sugyot"
Fall 1995
Courses
NEJS 153b.
History of Jewish and Christian Women in
the
Roman Empire
NEJS 130a. The New Testament: An Historical Introduction
NEJS 366a.
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Early
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Reuven
Kimelman)
Examining Committees
Ph.D. Dissertation (chair), Denise Kimber Buell, "Procreative
Language in Clement of Alexandria" (Harvard
University, July
1995; soon to be published by Princeton
University Press)
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, Beruria Nevo-Hacohen,
Qumran
Texts
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, Eliyana Adler, Jewish
History:
Ancient Period
Spring 1996
Courses
NEJS 148b. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Jews and Christians:
Sources and Interpretations
NEJS 150a. The Perception of the Other
NEJS 366a.
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Early
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Reuven
Kimelman)
Examining Committee
B.A. Senior Honors Thesis: Mary Eaton (American Studies),
"The
History of Female Leadership within American
Methodism"
Fall 1996
Courses
NEJS 132a.
NEJS 135a.
NEJS 366a.
Early
Reuven
Introduction to Christianity
Jesus of Nazareth and the Christian Faith
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Kimelman)
Directed Study
Richard Sobel, B.A. cand.
Spring 1997
Courses
NEJS 153b.
the
NEJS 192b.
Christianity
NEJS 366a.
Early
Reuven
History of Jewish and Christian Women in
Roman Empire
Ancient Greek-Speaking Judaism and
(GRK 133b)
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Kimelman)
Fall 1997
Courses
NEJS 148b. Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Jews and Christians:
Sources and Interpretations
NEJS 130a.
The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
NEJS 366a.
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on
Early
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Reuven Kimelman); presented a formal
response to Reuven Kimelman, "The
Shema> and Its Rhetoric: From Covenant
Ceremony to Coronation"
Directed Study
Jennifer Thompson, B.A. cand. "Different Religions, Similar
Struggles: The Question of Women's Ordination for
Orthodox Jews and Roman Catholics"
Examining Committee
Th.D. Dissertation, Ruth Anne Clements, "Passover and the
Displacement of Jewish Interpretation Within Origen's
Exegesis" (Harvard University, September 1997)
Spring 1998
Courses
NEJS 132a.
NEJS 153b.
the
NEJS 366a.
Introduction to Christianity
History of Jewish and Christian Women in
Roman Empire
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar on Early
Judaism and Christianity (co-taught with
Reuven Kimelman); presented a paper:
"Response to Reviews of Brooten, Love
Between Women, by Ken Stone, Natalie
Boymel Kampen, David Halperin,
Deirdre Good, and Ann Pellegrini"
Examining Committees
B.A. Senior Thesis. Sara Marks, "School Vouchers and Jewish
Opinion on Separation of Church and State"
M.A. Thesis Examination. Leslie Morrell-Norwood
UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
Fall 1998
Courses
Jewish and Christian Women in the Roman
Empire
Special Seminar Introduction Session on Early
Rabbinic Literature
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Spring 1999
Examining Committees
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination. Jonathan Krasner, Jewish
History: Ancient Period
M.A. Thesis Examination (chair). Heather Wilson, "Women as
Slaves in First and Second Century Palestine"
M.A. Thesis Examination. Ginan Rauf, “Leila Abou-Zeid, The
Year of the Elephant:” A Muslim Woman’s Spiritual
Journal”
Fall 1999
Examining Committee
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination. Jonathan Krasner,
Dissertation Area: “Changing Images of the Self and Other
in American Jewish History Schoolbooks and Children’s
Literature”
Spring 2000
Course
NEJS 366a.
Fall 2000
Course
NEJS 132a.
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Seminar
on Early Judaism and Christianity
(co-taught with Reuven Kimelman).
One session with two presenters and
two respondents.
Introduction to Christianity
Prof. Jessica Gugino served as the
principal instructor; I lectured several
times and arranged for James Carroll
to speak about his then forthcoming
book (Constantine’s Sword) to the
class.
Examining Committee
B.A. Senior Thesis. Aron Freidenreich
Spring 2001
Courses
NEJS 148b.
NEJS 192b.
Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Jews and
Christians: Sources and
Interpretations
Ancient Greek-Speaking Judaism
and Christianity
Examining Committees
Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination, Naomi Jacobs, Hellenistic
and Roman-Period Greek-Speaking Judaism, New
Testament, Early Christian Literature
Ph.D. Dissertation, Jonathan Krasner, “Representations of Self
and Other in American Jewish History and Social Studies
Schoolbooks: An Exploration of the Changing Shape of
American Jewish Identity”
Fall 2003
Courses
Fall 2003
University Seminar 3a.
NEJS 132a.
Spring 2004
NEJS 130a.
NEJS 29a.
Slavery, Religion, and Women
Introduction to Christianity
The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Feminist Sexual Ethics within
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Examining Committees
B.A. Senior Thesis. Marina Wangh, “The Spirituality of
Female Victim-Survivors of Childhood Priest Sexual
Abuse: Its Relationship to Recover, the Church, and
Forgiveness,” Research Paper and Theatrical Performance
B.A. Senior Thesis. Benjamin L. Yudkoff, “Animals in
Biblical Creation Stories”
B.A. Senior Thesis. Kerri Sheingold, “Paradoxes of Culture:
The Nature and Function of Trickster Figures and the
Liminal Period”
Fall 2004
Courses
University Seminar 3a.
WMNS 198a.
NEJS 369a-1.
Spring 2005
Courses
NEJS 128a.
NEJS 128b.
Slavery, Religion, and Women
Women’s Studies Research
Seminar
Readings in the New Testament
Introduction to Christianity
History of Jewish and Christian
Women in the Roman World
Examining Committee
M.A. Thesis. Carla Harris-Pascal, “Constructions of
Masculinity in Dominica”
Fall 2005
Courses
University Seminar 3a.
WMNS 198a.
NEJS 369a-1
Slavery, Religion, and Women
Women’s Studies Research
Seminar
Readings in the New Testament
WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Spring 2006
Courses
REL 209(S)
Seminar: Slavery and Women in
Early Christianity and Ancient
Judaism
(=Women's and Gender Studies 209)
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Fall 2006
Courses
University Seminar 3a.
Slavery, Religion, and Women
NEJS 130a.
Spring 2007
Courses
NEJS 128a.
NEJS 29a.
The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Introduction to Christianity
Feminist Sexual Ethics within
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Examining Committees
B.A. Senior Thesis (chair). Sara Ronis. “’And the Whole Earth
was Being Stirred Up Over the Matter’”: A Study of NonJudean and Non-Jewish Participation in the Bar-Kochba
Revolt”; winner of the Doris Brewer Cohen Endowment
Award for the best senior thesis in the Humanities and the
Arts
B.A. Senior Thesis. Sara D. Kranzler. “Origins of the VeRahum: An Evaluation of the Medieval Assumptions”
B.A. Senior Thesis. Michael P. Mello. “The Influence of
Epicurean Philosophy on Augustine’s Confessions”
M.A. Thesis. Ilana Snapstailer. “Chic and Trendy in Crown
Heights: Feminism and Aesthetics in the Gender
Performance of Modern Chabad Hasidic Women”
BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
Fall 2008
Courses
University Seminar 3a.
NEJS 128a.
Spring 2009
Courses
NEJS 130a.
WGS 120b.
Slavery, Religion, and Women
Introduction to Christianity
The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Women and Gender in Religion
Examining Committees
B.A. Senior Thesis. Rachel Lewis. “Negotiating Commitment
in Majority and Minority Communities: Comparing the
Brandeis Jewish and GLBT Collectives”
M.A. Thesis. Lee A. Koelliker. “For Knowledge and Love:
The Mystical Experience of Suhrawardi and San Juan de la
Cruz”
Fall 2009
Courses
NEJS 29a.
NEJS 128a.
Spring 2010
Courses
NEJS 130a.
NEJS 148b.
Slavery, Religion, and Women
Introduction to Christianity
The New Testament: An Historical
Introduction
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and
Transgender Jews and Christians:
Sources and Interpretations
Directed Study
Karyn Spero. The Book of Mormon and the Pseudepigraphical
Enoch Literature
Examining Committee Chair
M.A. Thesis. Karyn Spero. “When Christians Were Jews: The
Early Jesus Movement in its Jewish Context: A Curriculum”
Fall 2010
Courses
NEJS 29a
Feminist Sexual Ethics in Judaism,
Christianity, and Islam
GCWS
Contesting Gender and Sexuality;
Making Early Christianity
(co-taught with Karen King, Harvard Divinity School)
Examining Committee Chair
M.A. Thesis. Cody Mansley. “Who is the ‘Son of God’? A
Look at Titles through the Prism of Qumran”
Spring 2011
Course
NEJS/Soc 171b
Religions in Greater Boston
(co-taught with Wendy Cadge, Sociology)
Examining Committees
M.A. Thesis. Annie Torres. “Religion Out of Destruction.”
B.A. Senior Honors Thesis. Emily Jaeger. “Differences
Within: Gender and Gender-Bending in Ugaritic Mythological,
Epistolary, Legal and Administrative Texts.
B.A. Senior Honors Thesis. Megan Straughan. “From Sickness
to Sin: Understanding Secular and Faith-based Substance
Abuse Treatment in Oklahoma.”