Our last post (for now) highlighting our virtual exhibit of the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship focuses on the great feminist theologian, Phyllis Trible.
From the exhibit:
Phyllis Trible (1932- ). Originally from Virginia, Phyllis Trible earned a B.A. degree at Meredith College and then the Ph.D. from Union Seminary/Columbia University (1963) with an emphasis in Old Testament. By the time she earned her Ph.D., there were regularly 300+ women enrolled at Union Seminary—but women were still not correspondingly visible in the faculty. Trible taught at Wake Forest University and Andover-Newton Theological School before being appointed Professor of Old Testament at Union, and later the Baldwin Professor of Sacred Literature (1980). She became the first woman to hold that post. Trible has become a leading authority on what is now known as feminist interpretation of biblical texts, as well as literary and rhetorical methods of biblical criticism. She is an internationally known lecturer, and also has served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature (1994). Professor Trible left Union in 1998 to pursue a deanship at the new Wake Forest School of Divinity in Winston-Salem, NC. Her papers constitute the inaugural collection of the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship.
For more, please visit the exhibit.