Angela Parker, M.T.S.
Ph.D. Candidate, Chicago Theological Seminary
Angela N. Parker, M.T.S. is a third year Ph.D. student at Chicago Theological Seminary. She is also a noted community leader in Hyde Park through her instruction at the Jewish Community Center’s Silver Sneakers program. Moreover, as an ordained minister in the Baptist Church, Angela brings many years of biblical studies to Catholic Theological Union.
Angela is also an active member of many different organizations such as the Society of Biblical Literature. Angela’s main research focus has been New Testament studies through a Womanist lens in addition to its interplay with postcolonial theory. Her academic presentations have included papers entitled “The Groaning of Creation - A Womanist/Ecological Reading of Romans 8:18-24” and “Translation Matters: A ‘Womanist-Postcolonial’ Reading of John 4:29-42.”
Angela is teaching the online course “Introduction to the New Testament” in Spring, 2013. As an instructor, Angela challenges herself to teach sacred writings in a fresh way. Understanding and explicating ancient texts in new ways is one of the cornerstones of her teaching philosophy. This method allows students to be well prepared for academic and pastoral work. Additionally, Angela allows conversations relevant to Jewish and Muslim interreligious dialogue within the sacred texts. These conversations provide ways to estrange students from familiar readings and to enrich their understanding of the sacred writings.