Frances Taylor Gench

Herbert Worth and Annie H. Jackson Professor of Biblical Interpretation

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Phone: 804.278.4276

Location: Richmond

Department: Bible

Education:

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. Recent publications include Faithful Disagreement: Wrestling with Scripture in the Midst of Church Conflict, Back to the Well: Women’s Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels and Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John.
 

Books, Publications & Workshops

Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture

Faithful Disagreement: Wrestling with Scripture in the Midst of Church Conflict

Encounters with Jesus: Studies in the Gospel of John

Back to the Well: Women's Encounters with Jesus in the Gospels

Women and the word: Studies in the Gospel of John (Horizons Bible study)

Wisdom in the Christology of Matthew (European Perspectives)

Hebrews and James (Westminster Bible Companion)

James and the integrity of faith (Horizons Bible study)

James and the Integrity of Faith, 1992-1993 Horizons Bible Study Volume 5, Number 3 (Horizons Bible Study, Volume 5, Number 3)

Faculty Speaking Engagements and Events

"Faithful Disagreement: Wrestling with Scripture in the Midst of Church Conflict"

9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday & Guest Preacher on Sunday at 8:30 & 11:00 am
Cary Presbyterian Church, Cary NC

"Reading the Bible with People on the Move"

10:00 am on April 12, 19 & 26, Adult Education Class
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, Washington DC

Seminar Leader: "Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts"

1 to 4 pm, Spring Saturday Seminar
Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI

Guest Preacher at Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI

Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Milwaukee, WI

"Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture"

July 6 to 10, Summer Institute, Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary
Gettysburg Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, PA

"Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture"

July 26 to 31, 2015 Massanetta Springs Bible Conference
Massanetta Springs Conference Center, Harrisonburg, VA