Mary Hinkle Shore joined the Luther Seminary faculty as assistant professor of New Testament in the fall of 1997.
Shore received the B.A. degree summa cum laude from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, in 1982. In 1986 she graduated from Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, and was ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Following ordination she served for six years in rural and suburban parish settings in North Dakota. She currently is rostered in the Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the ELCA.
She earned the Ph.D. degree in New Testament and Christian Origins from Duke University in 1997. Her dissertation is entitled, "Proclaiming Peace: The Use of Scripture in Ephesians." While at Duke, she was a teaching assistant in undergraduate religion courses, as well as a preceptor for New Testament and homiletics courses in the Divinity School.
Shore currently is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.
Among Dr. Shore's recent publications is Signs of Belonging: Luther's Marks of the Church and the Christian Life, published by Augsburg Fortress in the Lutheran Voices series; and essays, "The Lord's Prayer: Empowerment for Living the Sermon on the Mount" (Word and World. 2002) and "Exegesis" (Lectionary Homiletics. 2002).