Meet the Faculty

Cameron B R. Howard

Cameron B R. Howard

Assistant Professor of Old Testament

Biography

Cameron B. R. Howard joined Luther Seminary as assistant professor of Old Testament in July 2012. She previously held visiting appointments at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta (2011-12) and at the School of Theology at Sewanee, the University of the South (2010-11). She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga.

Howard received the Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude with honors in religion from Davidson College, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She holds the Master of Theological Studies degree from Candler School of Theology and the Master of Theology degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2010. Howard is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature.

In addition to presenting numerous papers at regional and national meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, Howard has published commentaries in the 20th-anniversary edition of the “Women’s Bible Commentary”(Westminster John Knox, 2012) and the “New Interpreter’s One-Volume Commentary” (Abingdon, 2010). She is also a contributor to the 2014 and 2015 editions of “The Abingdon Creative Preaching Annual.”Her essays have appeared in the journal Word & World and the book “Exploring Ecological Hermeneutics”(Society of Biblical Literature, 2008). She is a contributor to WorkingPreacher.org and EntertheBible.org, where she co-hosts the podcast series “Everything You Wanted to Know About the Bible (But Were Afraid to Ask).”

Howard is an active member of a local congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Courses

OT 0110 01BIBLICAL EXEGESIS FOR MINISTRY Spring Semester 2014-2015

Drawing on and continuing the work of the core curriculum's language instruction, this course provides instruction and gives practice in biblical exegesis and theological interpretation in ministerial contexts. Each class will focus on a single book of the Bible or several related biblical texts and will require regular translation assignments from an ancient biblical language. Prerequisite: LG0110 Biblical Hebrew

OT 1124 01SEX GENDER AND THE OLD TESTAMENT Spring Semester 2014-2015

An exploration of ways men, women, masculinity, and femininity are portrayed and constructed in the Old Testament. Attention is given to literary characterization, social roles, metaphor, and understandings of sexuality in the biblical text and in the church today. The course also engages questions of scriptural authority and gendered portrayals of God. FULFILLS PROPHETS OT 2110-20 FOR MA STUDENTS

OT 1142 01 50ISAIAH 40-66 Spring Semester 2014-2015

A study of these chapters in the contexts of the entire book of Isaiah, the prophetic corpus, the history and theology of the post-exilic period, and New Testament and Christian interpretations. The course gives particular attention to important political and sociological issues facing post-exilic Judah, as well as to literary strategies for reading biblical poetry. Prerequisite: LG0110 Biblical Hebrew or equivalent for all MDiv and MA-Old Testament students.