About Phyllis Trible

Phyllis Trible

Dr. Phyllis Trible, an internationally known biblical scholar and rhetorical critic, is Baldwin Professor Emerita of Sacred Literature at Union Theological Seminary, New York. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, she is considered a leader in the text-based exploration of women and gender in scripture. Trible has lectured extensively in the United States and abroad. Her books include God and the Rhetoric of Sexuality; Texts of Terror: Literary-Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives; Rhetorical Criticism: Context, Method, and the Book of Jonah; with Letty M. Russell, Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives; and with B. Diane Lipsett, Faith and Feminism: Ecumenical Essays. Trible has also written numerous articles for magazines and scholarly journals and provided expert commentary for Bill Moyers’ public television series “Genesis: A Living Conversation.”

Presenter at

St. Olaf College, July 19 – July 25, 2015

Treks through the Tanakh with Biblical Characters
The ten lectures will explore literary, theological, and feminist perspectives on Biblical narratives with particular attention to select characters. The characters, by lecture, include the following:

  1. God the Creator
  2. Eve
  3. Adam
  4. Hagar, Sarah, and Abraham
  5. Ishmael and Isaac
  6. Jacob
  7. Miriam
  8. Elijah and Jezebel
  9. Jonah
  10. God Wrathful and Merciful