Dr. Mary Foskett

Dr. Mary Foskett

Wake Forest Kahle Professor of Religious Studies and Albritton Fellow
Associate Chair
Graduate Program Director
Office: 120 May 7, 1860 Hall
Phone: 336-758-5653
Email: foskettm@wfu.edu


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.



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

M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, NYC

B.A., New York University



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


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

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