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Meira Kensky

Meira Kensky

Meira Z. Kensky is currently the Joseph E. McCabe Associate Professor of Religion at Coe College, where she teaches a variety of courses for the Philosophy and Religion department and the First-Year Seminar Program. She regularly works with advanced students as they prepare Honors Theses and independent research.

Kensky received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Biblical Studies (New Testament) from the University of Chicago.

Her first book, Trying Man, Trying God: The Divine Courtroom in Early Jewish and Christian Literature, was published by Mohr Siebeck in 2010, and was the inspiration for a conference on "The Divine Courtroom in Comparative Perspective" at Cordozo School of Law in New York. Currently, she is working on her second book for Mohr Siebeck, an examination of the figure of Timothy in Early Christian literature, and a proposal on the Apocalypse of Peter and Early Christian tours of Hell. Recent publications include articles on Romans 9-11, Tertullian of Carthage's Apologeticum, and the figure of Timothy in the Pauline and post-Pauline epistles.

Kensky has lectured widely around the Chicago and Cedar Rapids areas, and gave the 29th Annual Stone Lectureship in Judaism at Augustana College, IL and the Winter 2016 Dean's Craft of Teaching Seminar at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She was the recipient of Coe College's C. J. Lynch Outstanding Teacher Award in 2013. She currently serves as Coe College's Director of First-Year Experience.