Sr. Barbara Green, OP
BA, Dominican College (San Rafael, CA); MA, Graduate Theological Union; PhD, Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley.
Sr. Barbara coordinates questions of meaning with general interpretive procedures as well as with standard critical methods of modern biblical study to explore the interface between biblical studies and biblical spirituality. She addresses how scholarship aids the appropriating of meaning in scripture. Her primary goal is to promote the growth and the development of the student as a learner. By fostering a student's learning, Sr. Barbara helps make a student a better teacher. Sr. Barbara acknowledges the dynamic relationships between teacher and student and student to student which she uses to provide better learning and teaching opportunities, such as group projects, study groups, mentoring and research assistants. It is not unusual for Sr. Barbara to apply for fellowships and then employ her best students to work with her on research, teaching and various other projects.
Sr. Barbara is a member of the Sisters of St. Dominic, Congregation of the Most Holy Name, from 1964 to the present. Sr. Barbara has been teaching at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology for twenty years. Before that she taught religious studies at Dominican College in San Rafael and was responsible for their Humanities Program.
Her interests include Biblical Studies, Biblical Spirituality; Hermeneutics; Early Biblical narratives, such as Genesis, 1 Samuel, Jonah, and the Wisdom of Solomon, Deuteronomy. Sr. Barbara is currently working on the Book of Jeremiah and its rich complexity, on issues of the Bible and violence. She has also written a work of fiction inspired by the journey of return from exile implied in several biblical books.
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