Walter C. Bouzard, Ph.D.

        Department of Religion & Philosophy

        Grossman Hall 101
        Wartburg College
        100 Wartburg Blvd.,
        Waverly, IA 50677-0903
        e-mail: chip.bouzard@wartburg.edu

EDUCATION

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ. Ph.D. (cum laude), 1996
DISSERTATION: "We Have Heard with Our Ears, O God: Sources of the Communal Laments in the Psalms"

Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN. M.Th. (cum laude), 1988
THESIS: Interpretive Approaches to the Imprecatory Psalms

Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN. M.Div. 1980

The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. B.A., 1976

EXPERIENCE & ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

Wartburg College, Waverly IA

Instructor, Church in the Modern Word
Instructor, Science and Religion
Instructor, Literature of the Old and New Testaments
Instructor, Biblical Hebrew
Instructor, Life & Culture of the Middle East
Instructor, Old Testament Thought
Instructor, New Testament Thought
Instructor, Old Testament Themes (Prophets, Creation, Wisdom, alternating)

Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, Courses on the Pentateuch, Prophets 1993-1994

Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Instructor, Summer Hebrew Program, 1993

Teaching Assistant, Prof. P.D. Miller, Prayer in the Bible, 1993
Research Assistant, Prof. P.D. Miller, 1992-1994
Research Assistant, PTS Hebrew Lexicon Project 1991-1993
Teaching Fellow, Orientation to OT Studies, 1990 & 1991

Pastor, Christus Victor Lutheran Church, League City, TX. 1985-1989
Associate Pastor, St. Martin's Lutheran Church, Houston, TX. 1981-1984

PUBLICATIONS & PAPERS

Commentary for Working Preacher (www.workingpreacher.org), March 1, April 9, April 15, & June 11, 2017.

"The Date of the Psalms Scroll from the Cave of Letters." In Dead Sea: Cave of Letters. Edited by Carl Savage. New York: Peter Lang, 2016, pp. 252-72.

"A Lutheran Educator Reflects on Religion and Science." In Together by Grace: Introducing the Lutherans. Edited by Kathryn Kleinhans. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2016, pp. 136-140.

"Sovereignty of God" (Isaiah; Matthew; Hebrews; Revelation). Augsburg Adult Bible Studies. Vol. 49, Number 4. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2016. Leader's Guide and Participant books.

Commentary for Working Preacher (www.workingpreacher.org), July 31, October 23, November 6 & 13, 2016.

Devotionals for July 16-31, Christ in Our Home. Light for Today. July, August, September 2015. Vol. 62, no. 3. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2015. 19-34.

Contributions to Colaborate Lutheran Student Bible. Minneapolis: Sparkhouse, 2015. Introductions to Genesis, Exodus, Joshua, Lamentations, Daniel.

Commentary for Working Preacher (www.workingpreacher.org), June 21 & 28, 2015, Sept. 6 & 13, 2015.

Review of Psalms 1-72 and Psalms 73-150 by Dianne Bergant. New Collegeville Bible Commentary. (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2013). In Biblical Theology Bulletin, Volume 45 Number 2 (2015),  Pages 116-17.

Commentary for Working Preacher (www.workingpreacher.org), June 29, July 6, 13, 20, 2014.

"Boxed by the Orthodox: The Function of Lamentations 3:22-39 in the Message of the Book." In Why?... How Long? Edited by LeAnn Snow Flesher, Mark J. Boda,  and Carol J. Dempsey. New York: T & T Clark, 2013, pp. 68-82.

"First Things" (Genesis,Exodus, Psalm 104). Augsburg Adult Bible Studies. Vol. 46, Number 4. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2013. Leader's Guide and Participant books.

Commentary for Working Preacher (www.workingpreacher.org), Sept. 8, 2013, Oct. 6, 2013, Oct. 13, 2013.

New Proclamation: Year C 2013, Easter through Christ the King. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012. Pentecost 10 to 19, pp. 123-190.

Jeremiah -- Lamentations
. Book of Faith Bible Study Series. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2012. Leader's Guide and Participant books.

"The Inescapable God" (Exodus, Psalms). Augsburg Adult Bible Studies. Vol. 43, Number 4. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2010. Leader's Guide and Participant books.

"Bible Study in a Box." The Clergy Journal 85, no. 4 (March/April 2009): 6-8.

"Old Testament Overview." Lutheran Study Bible. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2009. Also in that publication, "Pentateuch: Genesis--Deuteronomy," "Historical Books: Joshua--Esther," "Prophets: Isaiah--Malachi," "Writings: Job--Song of Solomon," "Lamentations."

Images of Christ (Hebrews, Gospels). In Augsburg Adult Bible Studies, Vol. 41/3. Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2008. [Participant Book and Leader's Guide]

"Review of Crying for Justice. What the Psalms Teach Us About Mercy and Vengeance in an Age of Terrorism." Word & World, 26/4 (2006): 441-442, 444.

Devotionals for October 1-15.  Christ in Our Home. Light for Today. October, November, December 2006. Vol. 53, no. 54 (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2006), 4-18.

"Cavalry." In The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld,  575. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

"Chief."  In The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, 588. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

"Coal."  In The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, 696. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

"Coat of mail."  In The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, 697. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

"Credo,"  In The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible, vol. 1, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, 788. Nashville: Abingdon, 2006.

"Forest of Ephraim," in The New Interpreter's Dictionary of the Bible. vol. 2, edited by Katharine Doob Sakenfeld, 283. Nashville: Abingdon.

"Review of  Fortress Introduction to the Prophets." Word & World, 26/1 (2006): 108-109.

"Review of Useless Beauty. Ecclesiastes through the Lens of Contemporary Film."  Word & World, 25/4 (2005): 459-460.

"Doves in the Window: Isaiah 60:8 in Light of Ancient Mesopotamian Lament Traditions." In David and Zion. Biblical Studies in Honor of J.J.M. Roberts, edited by Bernard F. Batto and Kathryn L. Roberts, 307-317. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns, 2004.

"Tiglath-pileser III." In Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. Edited by Christina A. Salowey. 2 volumes. Pasadena: Salem, 2004:  892-895.

The Date of the Psalms Scroll from the Cave of Letters (5/6 HevPs) Reconsidered. Dead Sea Discoveries 10/3 (2003): 319-337.

[with Ramona Bouzard] Conflicting Texts: Biblical Texts on War. Ignite series. Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 2003.

[with Ramona Bouzard and Kathryn Kleinhans] Wordy Texts: Biblical Texts on Interpretation. Ignite series. Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 2003.

[with Ramona Bouzard] Challenging Texts: Biblical Texts that Shock and Appall. Ignite series. Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 2003.

[with Ramona Bouzard] Contradictory Texts: Biblical Texts that Stand in Tension. Ignite series. Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 2003.

[with Ramona Bouzard and Kathryn Kleinhans] Creating Texts: Some Biblical Basis for Faith Claims. Ignite series. Minneapolis: Augsburg/Fortress, 2003.

MLouie
(ELCA Confirmation materials). Minneapolis:Augsburg/Fortress. Fall, 2002.

MLouie (ELCA Confirmation materials). Minneapolis:Augsburg/Fortress. Fall, 2001

MLouie (ELCA Confirmation materials). Minneapolis:Augsburg/Fortress. Winter, 2002.

"Bathsheba." In Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. I, 336. Pasadena: Salem, 2002.

"Esarhaddon." In Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. II, 506-7. Pasadena: Salem, 2002.

"Josiah." In Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. II, 686. Pasadena: Salem: 2002.

We Have Heard with Our Ears, O God: Sources of the Communal Laments in the Psalms. SBLDS 159; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1997.

"Review of A God of Vengeance" Theology Today 54/1 (April, 1997): 144.

"Review of Out of Eden: Reading, Rhetoric and Ideology in Genesis 2-3, Lutheran Quarterly

"Review of The Woman's Bible Commentary," Koinonia Fall (1992): 232-234.

"Review of Interpretation and Obedience: From Faithful Reading to Faithful Living, by Walter Brueggemann," Word & World 12 (1992): 189-190, 192.

"Review of Jesus and the Kingdom of God." Word & World 7 (1987): 231-232.

"The Theology of Wisdom in Romans 1 and 2: A Proposal," Word and World 7 (1987): 281-291.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

"Boxed by the Orthodox: The Function of Lamentations 3:22-39 in the Message of the Book." A paper presented at the SBL Annual Meeting,  New Orleans, Louisiana, November 23, 2009.

"The Book of Lamentations: Remembering Jerusalem by the Exiles." A paper presented at the University of Hartford's Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies' 25th Anniversary Conference on the Land of Israel, Nof Ginosaur, Sea of Galilee, Israel, Tuesday June 30, 2009.

"On the Road with Biblical Studies." A paper presented at the SBL Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, November 19, 2001.

"The Psalm Fragment from the Cave of Letters Reconsidered." A paper presented at the International meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Rome, Italy, July 2001.

"Psalms 74, 79, and the Sumerian City Lament." Paper presented to the SBL Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 1992.

"Do Unto Them as They Have Done to Me." By Thomas W. Walker and Walter C. Bouzard, Jr. Paper presented to the SBL Annual Meeting, Kansas City, November 1991.

      PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

         "Creation, Fall, and Flood: Stories from Genesis that Frame Our Faith." Guest lecturer for a course at the Lay School of Ministry, Northwest Synod of
         Wisconsin (ELCA), September 2014.

         "Second and Third Isaiah." Guest lecturer for a course at the Lay School of Ministry, Northwest Synod of Wisconsin (ELCA), March, 2010.
 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

      Society of Biblical Literature
      Catholic Biblical Association
      Bethsaida Excavations, Associate Director      

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