Melanie Howard, Ph.D.

    Education

    • Ph.D., New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary
    • M.T.S., Biblical Studies, University of Notre Dame
    • B.A., Biblical Studies, Messiah College

    Publications & Presentations

    • Articles
    • "Jesus Loves the Little Children: A Theological Reading of Mark 9:14-29 for Children with Serious Illness or Disabilities," Word & World 33, no. 3 (Summer 2013): 275-283.
    • "Life is in the Blood: Envisioning Atonement with Regards to Levitical Theology," Princeton Theological Review 37 (Fall 2007): 61-71. (published under maiden name, "Bair")
    • Select Book Reviews
    • Review of Richard Hays, Reading Backwards: Figural Christology and the Fourfold Gospel Witness, Biblical Interpretation, forthcoming.
    • Review of Robert H. Stein, Jesus, the Templte, and the Coming Son of Man: A Commentary on Mark 13, Princeton Theological Review 18, no. 1 (2015).
    • Review of Jocelyn McWhirter, Rejected Prophets: Jesus and His Witnesses in Luke-Acts, Biblical Interpretation 23, no. 2 (2015): 285-87.
    • Review of Cheryl Kirk-Duggan and Tina Pippin (eds.), Mother Goose, Mother Jones, Mommie Dearest: Biblical Mothers and Their Children, Review of Biblical Literature, May 15, 2012.
    • Review of Gail P.C. Streete, Redeemed Bodies: Women Martyrs in Early Christianity, Koinonia 22 (2011): 140-42.
    • Select Invited Presentations
    • 2015 "A Miscarried Messiah: The Lukan Jesus as a Source for Liturgy When Coping with Miscarriage," Annual Meeting of the SBL in the Bible and Practical Theology section, Atlanta, GA, forthcoming.
    • 2015 "Verbal and Nonverbal Rhetoric in Mark 6:14-29," Valparaiso University, Department of Theology Colloquium, forthcoming.
    • 2014 "Boogie with the Bible: Movement as an Interpretive Lens for Mark 6:14-29 and Beyond," Annual Meeting of the SBL in the Islands, Islanders, and Scriptures section, San Diego, CA, November 25.
    • 2014 "Money, Medium, and Message: The Historical Development of Reading Media for Christian Scriptures and the Impact of Wealth on Bible-Reading Today," Society for Values in Higher Education Fellows Meeting, St. Paul, MN, July 17.
    • 2013 "Mary, Mark and Matronyms: The Role of the Mother of Jesus in Mark 6:1-6," Annual Meeting of the SBL in the Women in the Biblical World section, Baltimore, MD, November 26.
    • 2013 "Meritorious Maternity: Rebekah as a Model Mother in the Abrahamic Family," Princeton Theological Seminary Old Testament Research Colloquium. Princeton, NJ, November 1.
    • 2013 "'Change Me': The Agency of Female Converts in Twilight and Joseph and Aseneth," Princeton Theological Seminary Koinonia Forum. Princeton, NJ, March 8.
    • 2012 "Casting out for Outcasts: Reading Mark with Children with Disabilities and Their Caregivers," Annual Meeting of the SBL in the Mark Seminar. Chicago, IL, November 19.
    • 2011 "Mark's Meddling Mamas: The Role of 'Mother' in the Second Gospel as 'Tricky Woman,'" Annual Meeting of the Mid Atlantic Region of the SBL. New Brunswick, NJ, March 18.
    • Invited Responses
    • 2012 "Seeking in the Gospel of John and the Oedipus Tyrannos of Sophocles" by George Parsenios at the Princeton Theological Seminary New Testament Research Colloquium. Princeton, NJ, February 10.
    • 2011 "Rhetoric of Fear: Ekphrasis, Emotion, and Persuasion in Revelation 1:9-20," by Robyn Whitaker at the Princeton Theological Seminary New Testament Research Colloquium. Princeton, NJ, October 21.
    • Invited Panelist
    • 2013 "Non-Traditional Hermeneutics Graduate Student Mentoring," Session at the Annual Meeting of the SBL, Baltimore, MD, November 25.
    • 2011 "Reading the Bible with Mary Ann Tolbert," Session at the Annual Meeting fo the SBL. San Francisco, CA, November 20.
    • Panels Organized
    • 2014 "Non-Traditional Hermeneutics Mentoring Session," Annual Meeting of the SBL and AAR. San Diego, CA. Forthcoming
    • 2014 Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum, Annual Meeting of the SBL and AAR. San Diego, CA. Forthcoming
    • 2013 ""Non-Traditional Hermeneutics Mentoring Session," Annual Meeting of the SBL and AAR. Baltimore, MD. November 25.
    • 2013 Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum, Annual Meeting of the SBL and AAR. Baltimore, MD. November 23.
    • 2012 Mennonite Scholars and Friends Forum, Annual Meeting of the SBL and AAR. Chicago, IL. November 18.
    • 2012 ""Non-Traditional Hermeneutics Mentoring Session," Annual Meeting of the SBL and AAR. Chicago, IL. November 18.