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.
Frances Taylor Gench is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and 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 for many years as 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. She is the author of six books, including Encountering God in Tyrannical Texts: Reflections on Paul, Women, and the Authority of Scripture (Westminster John Knox Press, 2015). She also serves as the Book Review Editor for Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology.
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)