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Lisa Wilson Davison, PhD

  • Johnnie Eargle Cadieux Professor of Hebrew Bible
denominationChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
phone(918) 270-6407


  • Hebrew Bible (Christian First Testament)
  • Women in the Bible
  • Sexuality and the Bible
  • Contemporary issues (justice, gender, race, economics) and the Bible
  • Christian use and mis-use of the Hebrew Bible (Christian First Testament) 


  • BA, Lynchburg College, 1988
  • MDiv, Brite Divinity School, TCU, 1991
  • MA, Vanderbilt University, 1996
  • PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1999

Key Facts

  • Joined PTS in 2010
  • Ordained minister in Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Member of the Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member of the Forrest-Moss Disciple Institute
  • Member of the Association of Disciples for Theological Discussion 

Recent Publications

  • Contributed to the New Proclamation Series, Year C (Fortress, 2009). 
  • Sermon included in Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection (Judson, 2008)
  • Introductory essays on the major prophets for The College Study Bible (St. Mary’s Press, 2007). 
  • Contributed entries for the Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement  (Eerdmans, 2005). 
  • Preaching the Women of the Bible (Chalice Press, 2006),
  • “Job Commentary” for The New Interpreter’s Study Bible (Abingdon Press, 2003)
  • Essay in Tabletalk (Chalice Press, 2003)
  • Several articles in DisciplesWorld magazine

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