Sr. Barbara E. Reid, O.P., Ph.D., is President-Elect, Academic Dean, and Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. A Dominican sister of Grand Rapids, Sr. Reid holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America, as well as an M.A. in Religious Studies and a B.A. from Aquinas College. She is immediate past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America.
Sr. Reid is the author of Wisdom’s Feast: An Invitation to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures (Eerdmans Press, 2016), Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections (3 volumes; Liturgical Press, 2011-2013), Taking Up the Cross: New Testament Interpretations Through Latina and Feminist Eyes (Fortress Press, 2007), The Gospel According to Matthew: New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series (Liturgical Press, 2005), Parables for Preachers (3 volumes; Liturgical Press, 1999-2001), and Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke (Liturgical Press, 1996). She is general editor for a new 58-volume feminist commentary on the Bible, The Wisdom Commentary Series (Liturgical Press), of which the first three volumes appeared in November 2015. She has also led many study trips and retreats in the Holy Lands.
Praise for Barbara Reid
“With finely honed critical skills, Barbara Reid, O.P., carefully examines the biblical tradition through a lens sensitive to women’s concerns.” – Dianne Bergant, Catholic Theological Union
“Sr. Barbara Reid is one of the most prominent leaders in the advancement of critical studies about women in the Bible in the 21st century.” – Ahida Calderón Pilarski, Ph.D., Saint Anselm College
“No one is more suited to expound the rich tradition of Women in the Bible than Barbara Reid, who has devoted many years of scholarship to this growing field of inquiry and delight.” – Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, Brite Divinity School
A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., is Professor of New Testament Studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, and an associate editor of The Bible Today. An internationally-known speaker, she has presented on a variety of biblical topics in Australia, Bolivia, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Trinidad & Tobago. Her most recent publications include: What does the Bible Say about Friendship (New City Press, 2019); “New Testament Archaeology,” in The New Jerome Biblical Commentary (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, forthcoming); Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days Year C (Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2018); and Biblical Foundations of Spirituality. Touching a Finger to the Flame. 2nd. Ed. (Barbara E. Bowe, with contributions from Laurie Brink and John R. Barker; New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017).