Amy Erickson


Dr. Amy Erickson

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Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Iliff School of Theology

B.A., Bates College, 1992
M.Div., Columbia Theological Seminary, 2000
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 2009

Amy Erickson’s teaching and scholarship is informed by her conviction that the Hebrew Bible is a rich resource for theological reflection.

Erickson joined the Iliff faculty in 2007. Her dissertation explores the metaphor of God as enemy in Job’s speeches and the relationship of that metaphor to the biblical laments.

Her research interests include Hebrew poetry, metaphor theory, Semitic languages and philology, creation texts and theology, poetic and mythological texts in ancient Near Eastern literature, and preaching Old Testament/Hebrew Bible texts. She is currently pursuing a study of metaphors in the Psalter from a feminist perspective.

Erickson has taught a wide range of courses, including Feminist Approaches to the Bible, Gender, Race and Power in the Hebrew Bible, Poetry in the Hebrew Bible, the Book of Jeremiah, the Book of Job, and Psalms and Prophets. The question of how the Hebrew Bible can inform the life of faith motivates her to teach and lecture in local churches.

Erickson is a contributor to the Feasting on the Word Lectionary Commentary Series. She has also written an article on depictions of Job in early Christian art for the Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology.

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