Publications

Books


1.     Taboo or Not Taboo:  The Hebrew Bible and Human Sexuality,   Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2000.


2.     The Phallacy of Genesis:  A Feminist-Psychoanalytic Approach.  Louisville:  Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993.


3.     Upon the Dark Places: Anti-Semitism and Sexism In English Renaissance Biblical Translation.   Sheffield:  Sheffield Press,  1990.


 


Chapters in Books


1.     “Feminist Perspectives from the Bible,” Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights, Eds.  Michele Paludi and J. Harold Ellens, Praeger: 2016.  39-58.


2.     Judaism and Feminism,” Feminism and Religion: How Faiths View Women and Their Rights, Eds.  Michele Paludi and J. Harold Ellens, Praeger: 2016.  205-220.


3.     “Psychoanalytic Theory and Biblical Texts.” Built by Wisdom, Established by Understanding, Ed. Maxine L. Grossman, University of Maryland Press, 2013.  39-68


4.     “Psychology and the Hebrew Bible, Read Through the Lenses of Freud and Lacan,”  Psychological Hermeneutics for Biblical Themes and Texts:  A Festschrift in Honor of Wayne G. Rollins,  Ed. J. Harold Ellens,  Praeger Publishers, 2012.  235-256. 


5.     “Evil and Judaism.”  Exploring Evil, Ed. J. Harold Ellens,  Praeger Publishers, 2011.  145-161.


6.     “The Healing Power of Judaism”  The Healing Power of Spirituality,  Ed. J. Harold Ellens,  Praeger Publishers, 2010.  109-120. 


7.     “Psychoanalytic Literary Theory and Religious Studies” Psychological Insight into the Bible”  Ed.  Wayne G. Rollins and D. Andrew Kille. William H. Eerdmans Publishing Company,  2007.  48-50.


8.     “Phallacies and Fallacies”  Psychological Insight into the Bible.”  Ed.  Wayne G. Rollins and D. Andrew Kille. William H. Eerdmans Publishing Company,  2007.  50-52.


9.     “Phallo/Logo…More Sex!”   Psychological Insight into the Bible.”  Ed.  Wayne G. Rollins and D. Andrew Kille. William H. Eerdmans Publishing Company,  2007.  52-55. 


10.  “Psychology and the Bible:  What Hath Freud Wrought?”  Blackwells Companion to the Bible and Culture.  Ed. J. F. Sawyer.  Massachusetts:  Blackwell Publishers.  447-63.


11.   “Sexuality and Family in the Hebrew Bible:  Freud’s Lens.” Psychology and the Bible:  A New Way to Read the Scriptures. Ed.  Ellens and  Wayne G. Rollins. Westport: Greenwood, 2004. 33-74. 


12.  “What’s In A Name? That Which We Call A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet:  God’s Name, Lacan, And The Ultimate Phallus.” Psychology and the Bible:  A New Way to Read the Scriptures. Ed. Harold Ellens and  Wayne G. Rollins. Westport: Greenwood, 2004. 237-66.


13.  “What Is Wrong With This Picture?  Daughters and Fathers in Genesis.” Psychology and the Bible:  A New Way to Read the Scriptures. Ed. Harold Ellens and  Rollins Wayne G. Vol. 2. Westport: Greenwood, 2004. 41-64.


14.  “Hell Hath No Fury:  God, Language, and Lacan.” The Destructive Power of Religion:  Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  Ed.  Ellens. J. Harold.  Vol. 2.  London: Praeger, 2004. 155-76.


15.  “The Rape(s) of Dinah (Gen. 34):  False Religion and Excess in Revenge.” The Destructive Power of Religion:  Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Ed.  Ellens. J. Harold. Vol. 3.  London: Praeger, 2004. 53-80.


16.  “The Hermeneutical Agenda:  Between Text and Reader”  Pastoral Psychology 51.2 (2002): 151-6.


17.  “Isis and Osiris/ Moses and God:  The Power of the Rod.” Feminist Companion to Exodus Through Deuteronomy.  Ed.  Athalya Brenner.  Sheffield (UK):  Sheffield Academic Press (University of Sheffield).  2000.  64-80.


18.   “Daddy-Dearest and the ‘Invisible Spirit of Wine’”  Feminist Readings of the Book of Genesis.  Ed.  Athalya Brenner.  Sheffield (UK):  Sheffield Academic Press (University of Sheffield).  1998.  82-97.


19.  “Oedipus Wrecks: Moses and God’s Rod.”  Reading Bibles, Writing Bodies.  Ed.  David Gunn and Timothy Beal.  London: Routledge Press.  1996.  71-83.


20.  “Ruth:  The Power of Discourse and the Discourse of Power.”  Feminist Readings of the Book of Ruth.  Ed.  Athalya Brenner.  Sheffield (UK):  Sheffield Academic Press (University of Sheffield), 1993.  26-41.


21.  “Daughters and Fathers in Genesis … Or, What is Wrong With This Picture?”  The New Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible.  Ed. J. Cheryl Exum and David Clines.  Sheffield (UK):  Sheffield Academic Press (University of Sheffield), 1993.  250-265.


22.  “Father and Daughter Incest in the Hebrew Bible.”  Feminist Readings of Exodus to Deuteronomy.  Ed.  Athalya Brenner.  Sheffield (UK):  Sheffield Academic Press (University of Sheffield), 1993.  220-235.


23.  “Intertextuality, Transference, and the Reader in/of the Biblical Text.”  Reading Between Texts.  Ed. Danna Nolan Fewell.  Louisville:  Westminster/John Knox Press, 1992.  57-73.



Academic Journal Articles


1.     “Psychoanalysis and the Bible,”  AJS Perspectives. 2015.  11-13.


2.     “In Our Image We Create Him, Male and Female We Create Them:  The E/Affect of Biblical Characterization.”  Semeia 64 (1993):  105-113.


3.     “Abimelech’s Interpretation of a Dream and the Dream of Interpretation.”  Literature and Psychology.  Ed.  Frederico Pereira.  Lisbon:  Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada, 1992.  189-197.   


4.     “Hebrew Bible Translation and the Fear of Judaization.”  Sixteenth Century Journal 21 (1990): 217-33.


5.     “The Rape of Dinah: Crime and Punishment?”  Mid-Hudson Language Studies 12 (1989): 1-15.


 


Articles in Academic Reference Works


1.     “Psychoanalytic Theory and the Hebrew Bible: An Overview”. Ed. D. Leeming. Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2015.


2.     “Ritual, Psychology, and the Hebrew Bible”. D. Leeming. Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, 2015.


3.     “Feminist Approaches to the Bible,”  In Lexham Bible Dictionary:  Lexham Press, 2014.


4.     “Bible and Culture During the Renaissance.”  Blackwells Companion to the Bible and Culture.  Ed. J. F. Sawyer.  Massachusetts:  Blackwell Publishers.  54-68. 


5.     “Religious Taboos”  Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics:  Religion and Language.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2005.  451-3.


6.     “Esther.”  Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdman’s Publishing Company.  2000.  427-29.


7.     “Lacan.”  A Handbook for Postmodern Biblical Interpretation.  St. Louis:  Chalice Press.  2000.  151-155.


8.     “Psychoanalytic Literary Theory.”  Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation.  Nashville:  Abingdon Press.  1999.  Vol. 2.  335-338.


 


Book Reviews


1.     Review of Finding Morality in the Diaspora?  Moral Ambiguity and Transformed Morality in the Books of Estherby Charles D. Harvey.  Shofar:  In Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies.


2.     Review of  Seeking Ezekiel by David J. Halperin.  Journal of the American Academy of Religion   44/3 (1996): 678-681.


3.     Review of  Countertraditions in the Bible:  A Feminist Approach by Ilana Pardes.  Bible Review 11 (1995):  15-16.


4.     Review of  Hagar the Egyptian by Savina Teubal.  Bible Review 8 (1992):  13-14.


 

5.     Review of Lethal Love by Mieke Bal. Hebrew Studies 30 (1989): 100-106.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

1.     December 2020:  Association for Jewish Studies:  “Supernatural Creatures in the Ancient Near East:  Good, Bad, and…”


2.     November 2020: Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference: “Monsters in the Ancient Near East:  A Bridge Between the Terrestrial and the Divine”


 

3.     November 2020:  Society of Biblical Literature Annual Conference: “Ancient Near Eastern Gods and Their Animal Totems”

Memberships

1.     Society of Biblical Literature


2.     Association for Jewish Studies


3.     American Academy of Religion


4.     American Schools of Oriental Research


5.     Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions


 

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