Mary A. Tolbert
George H. Atkinson Professor of Biblical Studies
Dr. Tolbert’s writings on the Gospel of Mark have established her as a leading voice in the interpretation of the New Testament. Her scholarly teaching and writing focus on feminism, biblical interpretation and social location and, most recently, queer theory and gender construction. She played a pivotal role in the conception and realization of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry at PSR and served as its first executive director. Her publications include Sowing the Gospel: Mark’s World in Literary-Historical Perspective (1989) and Teaching the Bible: The Discourses and Politics of Biblical Pedagogy (1998), which she edited with Fernando F. Segovia.