Dr. Mary Foskett

Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religious Studies and Albritton Fellow


Office: 120 Divinity and Religious Studies Building

Phone: 336.758.5653

Email: foskettm@nullwfu.edu

  • Bio

    Mary F. Foskett teaches in the area of New Testament Studies and has been a core faculty member of Women’s and Gender Studies. She was the inaugural director of the WFU Humanities Institute. Her primary research interest is in contemporary approaches to New Testament interpretation, especially feminist and culturally contextualized interpretations of biblical texts and traditions.

  • Education and CV

    Ph.D., Emory University (New Testament and Christian Origins)

    M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, NYC

    B.A., New York University

  • Publications


    Diverse Strands of a Common Thread: An Introduction to Ethnic Chinese Biblical ​Interpretation. Chuen King Lecture Series 11. Co-edited with Sze-kar Wan​Gen. ed., Lo Lung-Kwong.  Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Chinese​University of Hong Kong. 2014.

    Interpreting the Bible: Approaching the Text in Preparation for Preaching. Elements of Preaching. Fortress Press, 2009.

    Between Experience and Interpretation: Engaging the Writings of the New Testament. Co-edited withO. Wesley Allen.Abingdon Press, 2008.

    Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian-American Biblical Interpretation. Co-edited with Jeffrey Kah-Jin Kuan. Chalice Press, 2006.

    A Virgin Conceived: Mary and Classical Representations of Virginity. Indiana University Press, 2002.

  • Courses

    REL 102: Introduction to the Bible

    REL 106: The Bible in America

    REL 318/618: Feminist and Contemporary Interpretations of the Bible

    REL 320/620: The Search for Jesus

    REL 323/623 Jesus Traditions

    REL 324/624: Early Christian Literature

    REL 720: History of Biblical Interpretation

    REL 726: Seminar in Early Christianity Studies