Barbara Bowe

 Barbara Bowe
Address5401 South Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL

Professor of New Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union

M.Ed., Boston College, Department of Theology,
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School,
Th.D., Harvard University,

Barbara Bowe is a Religious of the Sacred Heart. She received both her Masters and Doctorate in New Testament and Christian Origins from Harvard University, and also holds a Masters degree in Religious Education from Boston College, Department of Theology. Her dissertation on First Clement, A Church in Crisis: Ecclesiology and Paraenesis in Clement of Rome, was published by Fortress Press in 1988 as part of the Harvard Dissertations in Religion Series. In 1989, she returned to the U.S. from the Philippines where she had taught for three years at Maryhill School of Theology and the Sister Formation Institute in Manila. She is a member of the Catholic Biblical Association, The Chicago Society of Biblical Research, the North American Patristics Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature. She is currently Professor of New Testament at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago where she teaches courses in New Testament and early Christianity and serves as the Director for CTU’s Biblical Spirituality Certificate program. Her specialties include Pauline and Johannine studies as well as the integration of Bible and Spirituality.Her articles have appeared in Missiology, the Journal of Early Christian Studies, The Bible Today, U.S. Catholic and other scholarly and popular journals. She has served on the editorial boards of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly, DA’AN (“the Way” – published in Manila), The Bible Today, and Theological Education. Her publications include A Key to the Letter to the Ephesians, published by Claretian Press in the Philippines (1996) and, as Associate Editor and Contributor for Prayer from Alexander to Constantine. A Critical Anthology, published by Routledge Press (1997). She has recently contributed seven articles to the new Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations published by Cambridge University Press and an article on 1 Clement for the Feminist Companion to Gnostic and Patristic Literature. Her newest book, Biblical Foundations of Spirituality: Touching a Finger to the Flame, was published by Rowman & Littlefield [Sheed and Ward] in September 2003 receiving two First Place awards from the Catholic Press Association in 2004. She was one of the Coordinating Editors for the new Saint Mary’s Press College Study Bible released in February, 2007.

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