Sherri Brown

Sherri Brown, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
New Testament

Contact:
Humanities 124
402-280-3086
SherriBrown@creighton.edu

Background:

After undergraduate study at Washington and Lee University and early graduate work at Yale University Divinity School and Columbia University School of Social Work, and following a stint in the US Peace Corps and several years working in the international development field, Sherri Brown returned to graduate school at the Catholic University of America to pursue a PhD in Biblical Studies. Her research interests focus primarily on the Gospel and Letters of John, but she also writes on the Letters of Paul and the General Letters. She loves traveling and facilitating study internationally, particularly in the lands of the Bible.


Recent Publications:

Books and Edited Volumes
Apostles to the Apostles: The Role of Women in the Gospel of John. Lanham, MA: Lexington, forthcoming for 2020.

Interpreting the New Testament: An Introduction. Co-written with Francis J. Moloney, SDB.  Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, in the press for 2019.

Johannine Ethics: The Moral World of the Gospel and the Epistles of John. Co-edited volume of essays with Christopher W. Skinner. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2017.

Interpreting the Gospel and Letters of John: An Introduction. Co-written with Francis J. Moloney, SDB. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2017.
Winner of the 2018 Catholic Press Association First Place Award for “Reference Books”

God’s Promise: Covenant Relationship in John. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2014.

Gift upon Gift: Covenant through Word in the Gospel of John. Princeton Theological Manuscript Series. Eugene: Pickwick/Wipf & Stock, 2010.

Book Chapters, Commentary Entries, and Journal Articles
“Second Peter.” In The Paulist Biblical Commentary. Edited by José Enrique Aguilar Chiu, Richard Clifford, SJ, Carol J. Dempsey, OP, Eileen M. Schuller, OSU, Thomas Stegman, SJ, Ronald Witherup, SS. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018.

“Believing in the Gospel of John: The Ethical Imperative to Becoming Children of God.” Pages 3-24 in Johannine Ethics: The Moral World of the Gospel and the Epistles of John. Edited by Sherri Brown and Christopher W. Skinner. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.

“The Challenge of 2 Peter and the Call to Theosis.” Expository Times 128 (2017): 583-92.

“Water Imagery and the Power and Presence of God in the Gospel of John.” Theology Today 72 (2015): 289-98.

“What’s in an Ending? John 21 and the Performative Force of an Epilogue.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 42 (2015): 29-42.

“What is Truth? Jesus, Pilate and the Staging of the Dialogue of the Cross in John 18–19.” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 77 (2015): 69-86.

“The Priests and Levites: Identity and Politics in the Search for a Messiah.” Pages 110-115 in Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel. Edited by Steven A. Hunt, D. Francois Tolmie, and Ruben Zimmermann.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

“The Greeks: Jesus' Hour and the Weight of the World.” Pages 397-402 in Character Studies in the Fourth Gospel. Edited by Steven A. Hunt, D. Francois Tolmie, and Ruben Zimmermann.  Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

“John the Baptist: Witness and Embodiment of the Prologue in the Gospel of John.” Pages 145-62 in Characters and Characterization in the Gospel of John. Edited by Christopher W. Skinner. Library of New Testament Studies.  London: T&T Clark, Continuum, 2013.

“Faith, Christ, and Paul's Theology of Salvation History.” Pages 249-71 in Unity and Diversity in the Gospels and Paul: Essays in Honor of Frank J. Matera. Edited by Christopher W. Skinner and Kelly R. Iverson. Early Christianity and its Literature 7. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2012.

Commissioned Popular Articles
“And Finally … Women, Creativity, and Power around the World” Expository Times 129 (2018): 586.

“1 John 1:1–2:2: Second Sunday of Easter” for the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary post on www.workingpreacher.org, April 8, 2018.

“John 19:16b-22: The Crucified Messiah” for the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary post on www.workingpreacher.org, March 25, 2018.

“The Passion of Jesus and the Hope of the Easter Season.” Creighton University Magazine (April 2017) back cover.

“Jesus and his Power over the Elements: Walking on Water in the Gospel Narratives.” The Bible Today (July 2015): 221-28.

Professional Collaborations:

Series Co-Editor, Interpreting Johannine Literature (2018-present)
(A new series for the Lexington Academic imprint of Rowan & Littlefield that focuses on emerging hermeneutical approaches to the Johannine Literature.)

Teacher, Lay Mission Formation Project, Berkeley, CA (2017-present)
(Filmed hybrid online/in-person course entitled, “Scripture II: The Witness to Christ of the First Communities,” for USCCB diocesan training across the country.)

Translation Team Member, Johannine Literature, New American Bible (2015-present)
(Participate in revising NAB translation of the Gospel and Letters of John as well as the Book of Revelation including cross references, textual and explanatory notes, as well as book and section introductions. Final publication is expected by 2020.)

Associate Editor, Catholic Biblical Quarterly (2014-present)
(Provide peer reviews of journal submissions in New Testament literature; chair, 80th anniversary volume planning committee.)