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Barbara E. Reid, OP, elected President of Catholic Biblical Association

July 29, 2014

Barbara E. Reid, OP, Vice President and Academic Dean of Catholic Theological Union (CTU), has been elected the President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (CBA). The CBA was founded in 1936 and has over 1500 members, including Catholics, Protestants, and Jews from countries all over the world.  Since 1939 it has published the premier scholarly journal, Catholic Biblical Quarterly

In assuming this new role, Sr. Reid said, "It is an unexpected honor and a humbling experience to be named President of the Catholic Biblical Association.  I feel proud to join the long line of CTU colleagues who have served as President of CBA: Carroll Stuhmueller, CP; Donald Senior, CP; Dianne Bergant, CSA; Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ; and Robert Karris, OFM.  

Also elected was CTU Professor of Old Testament Studies Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM. He will serve as Vice-President (and President-elect).

Sr. Reid joined the CTU faculty in 1988 and became Vice President and Academic Dean in 2009.  She holds a master's degree from Aquinas College in Religious Studies and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  She is the author of Abiding Word: Sunday Reflections for Year B (Liturgical Press, 2011; Year C, 2012, Year A, 2013), Taking Up the Cross: New Testament Interpretations Through Latina and Feminist Eyes (Fortress Press, 2007; Spanish translation:Reconsiderar la Cruz, Editorial Verbo Divino, 2009), The Gospel According to Matthew. New Collegeville Bible Commentary Series (Liturgical Press, 2005),Parables for Preachers (3 volumes; Liturgical Press, 1999, 2000, 2001; Spanish translation: Las Parábolas: Predicándolas y Viviéndolas (Ciclo A, B, 2008, 2009),Choosing the Better Part? Women in the Gospel of Luke (Liturgical Press, 1996), A Retreat With St. Luke (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2000), and many journal articles.  Currently she is writing Sophia’s Table: An Introduction to Feminist Interpretation of the Scriptures (forthcoming from Eerdman’s Press) and is General Editor for Wisdom Commentary Series, a new 60-volume feminist commentary on the Bible (forthcoming from Liturgical Press).