Patricia K. Tull

 Patricia K. Tull

Address1044 Alta Vista Road
Louisville, KY 40205

A. B. Rhodes Professor of Old Testament, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.S.Ed., University of Texas in Austin,
M.Div., Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary,
Ph.D., Emory University,

University of Texas in Austin, B.S.Ed.; Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, M.Div.; Emory University, Ph.D.

      Patricia Tull studied literature and foreign language education before pursuing seminary. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), she served in parish ministry prior to joining the faculty of Louisville Seminary in 1994.

      â€œLouisville Seminary provides a rich environment for students who desire to explore Christian ministry, and faith itself, in all its depth and complexity. The critical question that influences my teaching is ‘What is scripture to us?’ How do we hear God’s word through such a text, that is compelling and sophisticated, and at the same time often foreign and strange?”

      Dr. Tull’s teaching responsibilities include a January middle-east travel seminar entitled “History, Religion, and Culture in the Land of the Bible.” This seminar offers course credit for students, but pastors, graduates, and other friends of the Seminary are encouraged to participate as well.

      Dr. Tull’s expertise in scriptural interpretation and its history, as well as in Jewish-Christian relations, are reflected in her publications: Remember the Former Things: The Recollection of Previous Texts in Second Isaiah (Scholars Press, 1997); Esther’s Feast (Horizons Bible Study for the Presbyterian Women of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), 2001-2002); Esther and Ruth, Interpretation Bible Study Series (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003); As Those Who Are Taught: The Interpretation of Isaiah from the LXX to the SBL (Scholars Press, 2006); chapters in a variety of works on biblical interpretation, including the Theological Bible Commentary (ed. Gail O’Day and David Petersen, forthcoming); Women’s Bible Commentary (ed. Carol Newsom and Sharon Ringe, 1998); To Each Its Own Meaning: An Introduction to Biblical Criticisms and their Application (ed. Steven McKenzie and Stephen Haynes, 1999); and Strange Fire: Reading the Hebrew Bible after the Holocaust (ed. Tod Linafelt, 2000), as well as a variety of journals including Biblical Interpretation, Currents in Research, Horizons, Reformed World, and Interpretation.

      Outside of the Seminary, Dr. Tull lectures and preaches in a variety of settings, teaches a regular adult Bible study class, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature.

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