Professor Kathleen M. O’Connor is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, emerita, at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. She holds a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary and an M.A. from Providence College. Previously, she taught at the Maryknoll School of Theology and has taught frequently in local churches and given courses in Central America, Thailand, Japan, and Ireland.
The former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America, Professor O’Connor has also been active in the Society of Biblical Literature. Professor O’Connor received a Henry Luce III Fellowship (2004-5) to write Jeremiah: Pain and Promise (Fortress, 2011), in which she draws from trauma studies to show how the prophetic book addresses profound suffering. Another of her books, Lamentations and the Tears of the World (Orbis, 2002), received first prize in Scripture from the Catholic Press Association, 2003. She is also the author of Job: New Collegeville Bible Commentary (Liturgical Press, 2012); The Wisdom Literature (Liturgical Press, 1988); and The Confessions of Jeremiah (Scholars Press, 1988); and she is the co-editor of Troubling Jeremiah (Sheffield Academic Press, 1999).
Sr. Carla Mae Streeter, O.P., Th.D., is presently Professor Emerita of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology. A Dominican sister, she completed doctoral studies with the Canadian Jesuits at Regis College at the University of Toronto School of Theology in 1986. She was co-recipient of the first Jean-Marc Laporte Scholarship Award for academic excellence, and the first woman to complete a theological doctorate at Regis College. She is the author of Foundations of Spirituality: The Human and the Holy and Religious Love in Bernard Lonergan as Hermeneutical and Transcultural. She serves on the Board of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis and the Board of the Institute for the Theological Encounter with Science and Technology.
Praise for Carla Mae Streeter
“Her great skills as a communicator enable her to uncover why people are interested in thinking and talking about God. She provides questioning and commitment, substance and sensitivity, profundity and poetry, clarifications and illustrations.” – Louis Roy, O.P., Professor of Theology, Dominican University College in Ottawa
“As a teacher and author Sr Carla Mae’s mystical sensibility and unbridled imagination makes her vision of the Christian story consistently fresh, invigorating, bold and faithful.” – Fr. David Caron, O.P., President of Aquinas Institute
“Sister Carla Mae Streeter, OP, S.T.L., Th.D is the quintessential Systematic Professor of Theology. She embodies the rigor, scholasticism, and passion necessary to impart systematics to graduate students in any program of theological study.” – Donna M. Branca, MSW, ACSW, BCD, LCSW