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Kelly Wilson

Adjunct Professor
Degree
Ph.D Catholic University of America
Office
JRC 121
Phone
(651) 962-5322
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5322
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 5510

Education

Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2013
Dissertation: “A Performance-Critical Analysis of Lamentations
M.A.T.S., Bethel Seminary, 2005
B.A., University of St. Thomas, 2001
 
Academic Interests

Old Testament
Lament literature
Biblical Hebrew
Performance Criticism
Women in the Bible
Feminist Biblical Interpretation

Publications

Daughter Zion Speaks at Auschwitz: A Post-Holocaust Reading of Lamentations,” in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 37 (September 2012): 93-108.
 
Contributor to the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible

Academic Presentations
“Once More with Feeling: A Performance-Critical Analysis of Lamentations 1,” paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature regional meeting (Luther Seminary, 2012)
 
“Daughter Zion Speaks at Auschwitz: A Post-Holocaust Reading of Lamentations,” paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature regional meeting (Luther Seminary, 2011)

Teaching Experience

University of St. Thomas, Adjunct Professor, 2005-2007; 2010-current
The Catholic University of America, Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow, 2007-2011.
 
Courses Taught

Theo 101: Introduction to Christian Theological Tradition
Theo 205: Introduction to the Old Testament
Theo 210: Introduction to the New Testament
Theo 345: Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke
Theo 352: The Pentateuch
Theo 428: Women in the Old Testament
TRS  260: Christianity and Culture (online)

Professional Membership

Society of Biblical Literature
Catholic Biblical Association

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 205 - L02 Old Testament M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 MHC 201

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

41242 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 210 - W04 New Testament - T - R - - - 0955 - 1135 SCB 211

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

0955 - 1135

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

43466 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 428 - 01 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43172 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 428 - 02 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43173 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 428 - 01 Women & the Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

10198 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

This course explores the topic of women and the Old Testament from several different vantage points. In the first place, it will try to reconstruct the status and roles of women during the biblical periods at various points in their ancient Near Eastern context. This reconstruction will involve an examination of the legal and narrative material of the Old Testament and cross-cultural studies on women and family life in non-industrial countries. Secondly, the course investigates the conceptions of gender in the Old Testament, including key texts such as the creation stories, the stories about the ancestors, the stories about family honor, the female characters of the historical books of the Bible, the books named after women (Ruth, Esther, Judith), the texts symbolizing women as evil (e.g., the foreign woman, the adulterous wife, the whore of Babylon). Finally, the course studies the interpretive work of biblical scholars and how they utilize various historical and literary-critical methodologies in order to bring issues of gender, race, and class to bear upon the biblical text. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 205 - 02 Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22774 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - 03 Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22775 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 205 - 04 Old Testament - - - - - - - -

Days of Week:

- - - - - - -

Time of Day:

-

Location:

Course Registration Number:

22776 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Kelly M. Wilson

An intensive reading and discussion of the Old Testament, also known as the Hebrew scriptures. The course investigates methods of biblical interpretation and the literature and theologies of the Israelite people in their ancient Near Eastern context. In addition, this course explores the Old Testament as a foundational document for the Jewish and Christian traditions (both ancient and modern) in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)