Assistant Professor of New Testament


Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University

Th.M., Candler School of Theology

B.A., Diploma in Ministerial Studies, University of the West Indies (Kingston, Jamaica)

Prof. Althea Spencer-Miller’s teaching interests include the Gospels, Acts, the Pauline corpus, New Testament Apocrypha, Biblical languages, and ancient and contemporary mythologies. Her research interests include the cross-cultural politics of writing, comparative cultural studies, reconstruction of early Christianities within the Greco-Roman Empire using gendered and post-colonial perspectives, comparative mythology, and contextual, feminist, and post-colonial hermeneutics and the implications of all these for textual criticism and historical reconstruction. To both her teaching and research Prof. Spencer-Miller brings post-colonial, liberationist, feminist, and subaltern perspectives.



Feminist New Testament Studies: Global and Future Perspectives. Co-edited with Kathleen O’Brien Wicker (Palgrave MacMillan, 2006).

“Ecumenism, Gender and Ethics: A Biblical Vision.” In Serving with the Urban Poor, edited by Tetsunao Yamamori, Bryant L. Myers, and Kenneth Luscombe, 167-176 (Monrovia, Ca.: MARC, 1998).



Warriors, Wives, and Wenches: Women in the Bible (Bibst 159)

New Testament Exegesis: Gospel of Matthew (Bibst 113)




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