Frances Taylor GenchHerbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation
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Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, M.Div., Ph.D.
Davidson College, B.A.
An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Gench was on the faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg from 1986 to 1999. She served as a member of the PC(USA) General Assembly’s Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity, and Purity of the Church (2001-2006), and is a parish associate at The New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. Her research and teaching interests include the Gospels, women in the biblical world and feminist biblical criticism, global and intercultural perspectives on the Bible, and issues of biblical authority and interpretation. The author of six books, her most recent publication is Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015).
Frances Taylor Gench, Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (Westminister John Knox Press)
Frances Taylor Gench, Faithful Disagreement: Wrestling with Scripture in the Midst of Church Conflict (Westminster John Knox)
Frances Taylor Gench, Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John (Westminster John Knox Press)
Frances Taylor Gench, Back to the Well: Women's Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels (WJK)
Frances Taylor Gench, Wisdom in the Christology of Matthew (UPA)
Frances Taylor Gench, Hebrews and James (Westminster John Knox Press)
Frances Taylor Gench, Women and the word: Studies in the Gospel of John (Presbyterian Women, Presbyterian Church)
Frances Taylor Gench, James and the Integrity of Faith (Horizons, Presbyterian Church)
The Gospel of Matthew: Challenges and Resources for Preachers Today
Led by UPSem professors John Carroll, Frances Taylor Gench, and Richard W. Voelz ~ Paisley Hall on the Richmond campus ~ Cost: $195 ($150 for those who register by April 4); includes lunch on May 16
Union Presbyterian Seminary: Paisley Hall, 1204
Palmyra Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227