Jacqueline E. Lapsley
Jacqueline E. Lapsley is associate professor of Old Testament, and director of The Center for Theology, Women, and Gender at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her MA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her MDiv from Princeton Seminary, and her PhD from Emory University. Lapsley is interested in literary theory, ethics (especially creation ethics), theological anthropology, and gender theory, as tools for reading the Old Testament theologically. Her courses cover gender theory, and creation ethics in the Old Testament. Her current research and writing focuses on the relationship between human dignity and creational dignity. She edited the “Gender and Method” issue of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel (2016), and is co-editor (with Patricia K. Tull) of After Exegesis: Feminist Biblical Theology (2015), and A Women’s Bible Commentary, 3rd edition (2012, with C. Newsom and S. Ringe). She serves on the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, and the new Interpretation Commentary Series (with co-editors Brian Blount, Beverly Gaventa, and Samuel Adams). Lapsley is an ordained Presbyterian elder and teaches and preaches in congregations.
“One of the biggest lessons I learned was how to be charitable to views other than my own. Christian charity was shown to me, not just in the readings for class, but from the professors, and the Seminary community.”