Stephen Breck Reid
B.A., M.Div., Ph.D.
Professor of Old Testament Studies
Ph.D. Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1981. Dissertation: “The Sociological Setting of the Historical Apocalypses of I Enoch and the Book of Daniel”; director Dr. Gene M. Tucker
M.Div. Bethany Theological Seminary, Oakbrook, Illinois, 1976
B.S. Manchester College, North Manchester, Indiana, Religion, 1973
ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS
1999-present Professor of Old Testament Studies, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1990-1999 Associate Professor of Old Testament Studies, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
1981-1990 Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures and Biblical Theology, Pacific School of Religion
1979-1981 Instructor, The Interdenominational Theological Center
GUEST LECTURER AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR
Xavier University, Institute for Black Catholic Studies 1999, 2000
Bethany Theological Seminary 1985-present
University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch South Africa 1999, 2000
King’s College, University of London and Ridley Hall Oxford 1995
Bible Study Leader Music and Worship Conference Mo Ranch 1993
Preacher Asilomar Mission Conference July 1991
Visiting Professor, Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji 1986
Summer School, Vancouver School of Theology 1983
Bible Study Leader National Association of Ecumenical Staff 1987
Speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast Alameda Naval Air Station, February 3, 1983
Khirbet Iskander Excavation, square supervisor 1982
Appearance on the Television Show “Mosaic,” KPIX Channel 5
San Francisco, December 10, 1981
Boston University School of Theology, January 24-27, 1980
Psalms and Practice. Worship, Virtue, and Authority, Collegeville, Minnesota: The Liturgical Press, 2001.
Uncovering Racism, (Covenant Bible Series), with Kathryn Goering Reid, Elgin: Brethren Press, 1999.
Listening In: A Multicultural Reading of the Psalms, Nashville: Abingdon, 1997.
Prophets and Paradigms: Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker. JSOT 2209 Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996 (ed.)
Experience and Tradition, A Primer in Black Biblical Hermeneutics, Nashville: Abingdon, 1991.
Daniel and Enoch: A Form Critical and Sociological Study, Berkeley: Bible Press, 1989.
"John McLeod Campbell on Christ's Cry of Dereliction: A Case Study in Trinitarian Hermeneutics,” with Jinkins, Michael, Evangelical Quarterly 70:135-149 Ap 1998.
“God’s Godforsakenness: The Cry of Dereliction as an Utterance Within the Trinity,” with Michael Jinkins, Horizons in Biblical Theology 19 (1997) pp. 33-57.
“Psalm 50: Prophetic Speech and God’s Performative Utterances,” Prophets and Paradigms. Essays in Honor of Gene M. Tucker Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1996. Stephen Breck Reid ed., pp. 217-230.
“Abraham” and “Ashkelon” in the HarperCollins Bible Dictionary, Revised Edition, P. Achtemeier, ed., San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1996.
“Reading Scripture as an African-American,” The Bible Today, vol. 34, no. 6, November/December, 1996.
“The Theology of the Book of Daniel and the Political Theory of W.E.B. DuBois,” The Recovery of Black Presence: An Interdisciplinary Exploration, Nashville: Abingdon, 1995. Randall C. Bailey and Jacquelyn Grant, eds. pp. 37-49.
“The Role of Reading in Multicultural Exegesis” in Text and Experience: Toward Cultural Exegesis of the Bible, Daniel Smith-Christopher (ed.), Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.
“Endangered Reading: The African-American Scholar between Text and People” in Cross Currents vol. 44, no. 4 Winter 1994/95.
“Worth the Wait, or Reasonable People Don’t Wait for Nothing” Psalm 130: 5-8, The Bible in Theology and Preaching: How Preachers Use Scripture, Donald K. McKim, Nashville: Abingdon, 1994.
“You Can Keep Your Mouth Open, but Don’t Swallow Any Flies: The Bible and Religious Pluralism,” Insights, A Journal of the Faculty of Austin Seminary, October 1991.
“The Art of Marc Chagall: An Interpretation of Scripture” in Visual Arts as Religious: Using Visual Arts as Primary Texts in Teaching Religious Studies, Ed. D. Apostolos-Cappadona and D. Adams, New York: Crossroads, 1987.
“The Book of Exodus: A Laboratory for Hermeneutics” in the volume Conflict and Context Hermeneutics in the Americas, eds. R. Padilla and M.L. Branson, Grand Rapids: Eerdmanns, 1986.
“The Gospel of Mark,” RSV Video Study, 1986.
“The Book of Joshua and Judges,” RSV Video Bible Study, 1986.
“The Structure of the Ten Week Apocalypse and the Book of Dream Visions,” Journal for the Study of Judaism 16 (1986) 189-201.
“A New Era in Biblical Studies: Goals, Strategies, and Rules,” a paper for a Consultation of Younger Black Scholars in Religion sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, October 1986, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia.
Approximately thirty articles for the New Harper Bible Dictionary including the Abraham article, Eds. Achtemeier, Boraas, Fishbane, Perkins, and Walker, San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985.
“An Evangelical Approach to Scripture,” TSF Bulletin March-April vol.8 no. 4 (1985) 2-4.
“The End of Prophecy in Light of Contemporary Social Theory: A Draft,” SBL Seminar Papers, Kent Richard ed., Scholars Press: Atlanta, 515-523, 1985.
“Hermeneutics and the Ten Week Apocalypse” delivered at the Regional SBL Meeting March 1985.
“Meditation and Beyond, A Review of The Tribes of Yahweh,” Pacific Coast Theological Society (November, 1983).
“Samuel Weir,” in The Brethren Encyclopedia, edited by D.F. Durnbaugh, 1937, Philadelphia/Oakbrook, IL: The Brethren Encyclopedia, Inc., 1983.
“I Enoch: The Rising Elite of the Apocalyptic Movement,” in Society of Biblical Literature Papers, 1983, edited by K.H. Richards, 147-156, Chico: Scholars Press, 1983.
“The Structure of the Historical Apocalypses of I Enoch,” Intertestamental Literature, Pacific Coast Section Society of Biblical Literature, March 26, 1982.
“Violence and Vengeance: Ingredients for Tragedy,” in Encounter with the Text: Form and History in the Hebrew Bible, Martin Buss, ed., Fortress/Scholar Press, 1979.
“The Kingdom and the Early Prophets: Interpreting the Bible,” in Guide for Biblical Studies, vol. 94 no. 3, 1979.
“The Superscriptions in the Book of Daniel: A Look at Sitz-im-Leben,” Form Criticism (Hebrew Scripture) Section, National Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, New Orleans, November 18-21.
“The Nature of the Apocalyptic Vision Report Form,” Regional Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina, March 1978.
“Black Brethren Heritage,” Messenger, vol. 124 no. 7, July 1975.
“Preparing the Way: Exploring the Bible,” Guide for Biblical Studies, vol. 90 no.1, 1974-75, pp 17-19.
“Celebrating the Promise: Exploring the Bible,” Guide for Biblical Studies, vol. 89 no. 4, 1974, pp 53-55.
“A Day with James H. Cone,” “Oak Leaves,” The Manchester College Newspaper, December 5, 1972.
“Man is No Commodity,” Messenger, vol. 120 no. 5, May 15, 1971.
CONVOCATIONS, SEMINARS, LECTURESHIPS AND SELECTED SPEECHES
Leader of workshop for Called to Make Justice: Religious Professional Responding to Domestic and Sexual Violence, 1993
Consultation Men in Solidarity with Women against Family Violence, National Council of Churches, 1990
Consultation on African-Americans and Biblical Interpretation, Institute for Ecumenical Research, 1987
Bible Study Leader, National Association of Ecumenical Staff, 1987
Consultation on African-Americans and Biblical Interpretation Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, 1986
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (UMC), 1986
Continuing Education Seminar, Austin Presbyterian Seminary, 1986
Consultation on the Theology of Diaconia; Justice and Equality Project--Center for Ethics and Social Policy, National Black Seminarians Conference, 1985
West Coast Military Chaplains Retreat (UCC), 1985
Nicaragua Study Trip, Ecumenical Peace Institute, 1985
Consultation on Unit III, WCC for North Americans, 1985
Ecumenical Conference on Creation
Ministering to Victims of Violence, Sacramento Clergy Symposium, 1984
American Schools of Oriental Research Symposium on Tell en-Nasbeh and the Development of Archeological Methodology, (national ASOR meeting) chair and organizer of the symposium
Speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast, Alameda Naval Air Station, 1983
Appearance on the television show “Mosaic,” KPIX Channel 5, San Francisco, February, 1983
Association of Theological Schools, Younger Scholars Grant 1983
Seminar with Jose Miguez Bonino, “Freedom through Unity, Liberation Through Ecumenism,” 1983
NEH Grantsmanship Workshop, Stanford Center for Chicano Research, 1982
Boston University School of Theology, January, 1980
Miller-Pinkerton Archeological Survey of Central Moab; staff member 1979
Institute for Scholarly Publishing, Scholar’s Press/SBL/AAR, 1977
“Foucault through Gates to a Foal of an Ass,” Southwest Regional SBL, 1999
“Julia Kristeva and the Woman in the Basket of Zechariah 5,” National SBL, Biblical Criticism and Literary Criticism Section 1998
“Psalms, Sachkritik and Reader Response Criticism” Texas Bible Seminar, 1993
“Exegesis” for Lectionary Homilectics, vol.III no.11, 1992
“Psalm 1: An Integrated Approach” Regional SBL, 1992
“Lone Ranger No More: A Multi-Cultural Reading of Psalm 1” Cassasa Conference Loyola Marymont, 1992
“A New Era in Biblical Studies: Goals, Strategies and Rules.” A paper for a Consultation of Younger Black Scholars in Religion sponsored by the Lilly Endowment, October 1986 Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia
“Hermeneutics and the Ten Week Apocalypse” delivered at the Regional SBL Meeting, 1985
“Meditation and Beyond, a Review of The Tribes of Yahweh,” Pacific Coast Theological Society, November 1983
“The Structure of the Historical Apocalypses of 1 Enoch,” Intertestamental Literature, Pacific Coast Section Society of Biblical Literature (March 26, 1982)
“The Superscriptions in the Book of Daniel: A Look at Sitz-im-Leben,” Form Criticism (Hebrew Scriptures) Section, National Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, New Orleans (November 18-21)
“The Nature of the Apocalyptic Vision Report Form,” Regional Society of Biblical Literature Meeting, Columbia, South Carolina (March 1978)
VIDEO AND ELECTRONIC PRESENTATIONS
“The Good Book of Love: Sex and the Bible,” Filmroos Productions, 1999
Consultant for “The Prince of Egypt,” Dreamworks, 1998
“The Ten Commandments,” on the Mysteries of the Bible Series, Filmroos Productions 1997
Heroines of the Hebrew Bible, RSV Video Bible Study, 1997
The Gospel of Mark, RSV Video Bible Study, 1986
The Book of Joshua and Judges, RSV Video Bible Study, 1986
Daniel Schibler, Le Livre de Michée Commentaire évangélique de la bible Vaux-sur-Seine, France: Edifac, 1989 Catholic Biblical Quarterly 54:333-334 Ap 1992 152
Lawrence A Hoffman, , ed The Land of Israel: Jewish Perspectives Critical Review of Books in Religion: 349-350 1991 x, 338 Notre Dame, Indiana: Univ of Notre Dame Pr, 1986 : Critical Review of Books in Religion ISSN: 0894-8860
James H. Cone, God of the Oppressed, New York: Seabury (1975). Appears in Drew Gateway.
E.P. Sanders, Jewish and Christian Self-Definition, Volume One, The Shaping of Christianity in the Second and Third Centuries, Philadelphia: Fortress (1980). Appears in Hebrew Studies, vol. 21 (1985) 181-183.
E.P. Sanders, A.I. Baumgarten and Alan Mendelson, editors, Jewish and Christian Self-Definitions, Volume Two: Aspects of Judaism in the Greco-Roman Period, Philadelphia: Fortress, 1981. For Hebrew Studies.
Norbert Lohfink, Great Themes from the Old Testament (tr. Ronald Walls; Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark (1982); first published as Unsere grossen Worter: Das Alte Testament zu Themen dieser Jahre (Feiburg: Herder, 1977). Appears in Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
Richard Elliott Friedman, The Exile and Biblical Narrative. The Formation of the Deuteronomistic and Priestly Works, Harvard Semitic Museum 22, Chico: Scholars Press (1981), for Journal of Biblical Literature, 1983.
Douglas Knight, editor, Tradition and Theology in the Old Testament, Philadelphia: Fortress (1977). For Drew Gateway.
J.G. McConville, I & II Chronicles, (The Daily Study Bible, Old Testament), Philadelphia: Westminster (1984). For Catholic Biblical Quarterly (Forthcoming).
George Coats and Burke Long, Canon and Authority: Essays in Old Testament Religion and Theology. Philadelphia: Fortress (1977). For Drew Gateway, vol. 48, no. 2, 58-60.
Rex Mason, The Cambridge Bible: The Books of Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, London: Cambridge University Press (1977). For Religious Studies Review (July 1978).
Burke Long, 1 Kings with an Introduction to Historical Literature, Volume Nine in The Forms of the Old Testament Literature Series, Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans (1984). For the TSF Bulletin.
Claus Westermann, Elements of Old Testament Theology, Translated by Douglas W. Stott, Atlanta: John Knox (1982). For TSF Bulletin.
William Oglesby, Biblical Themes for Pastoral Care, Nashville: Abingdon, 1980. For the Interdenominational Theological Center Journal.
National Council of Churches of Christ U.S.A. Governing Board 1984-1990
Vice President, Northern California Ecumenical Council 1986-87
Accredited Visitor, Sixth World Assembly of the World Council of Churches of Christ 1983
Board Member Pacific Southwest Conference of Christian World Mission
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Fund for Theological Education: Black Doctoral Fellow, 1976-1978
Fund for Theological Education: Dissertation Year Fellow 1980-1981
HONORS, AWARDS, AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Who’s Who in High School Students 1970
Who’s Who in American College and University Students 1973
Outstanding Young Man 1978
Society of Biblical Literature
American Schools of Oriental Research
Catholic Biblical Association
Pacific Coast Theological Society
American Schools of Oriental Research
Associate Trustee ASOR
Manchester Church of the Brethren, Summer Pastorate Program 1974
Dean of Camp Sugargrove: Southern Ohio District Church of the Brethren, Summer 1973
“Oak Leaves”: Manchester College Newspaper Sports and Photography Editor, January- May 1973
Manchester Church of the Brethren Youth Minister, October 1971-May 1972 and January 1973-May 1973
Methadone Maintenance Clinic: Montgomery County, Ohio
Bureau of Drug Abuse: Rehabilitation Worker, Dayton, Ohio Summer 1972
Associate Pastor Austin Mennonite Church November 1999 - present
Interim Pastor, Saint Paul Cumberland Presbyterian Church, November 1998-April 1999
Church of the Brethren National Older Adults Conference, Bible Study Leader, 1996
Review and Evaluation of the General Board Committee, 1995-97
Lecturer at numerous church conferences and pastors’ retreats in Hawaii, California,
Bethany Theological Seminary Board of Directors, 1990-98
Moderator Fellowship in Christ Fremont Church of the Brethren
Chair Church of the Brethren Study Committee on the Inclusion of Ethnic Minorities
Resource team “People of the Covenant” for the Church of the Brethren
Church of the Brethren Delegate to National Council of Churches Governing Board,
Ordained, May 1981
Bible Study Leader, Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Wichita, Kansas
(1976) and Richmond, Virginia (1977)
Church of the Brethren Conference on Higher Education, June 1976
Church of the Brethren Study Committee of Marriage and Divorce, 1975-77
Co-Dean of Indiana Youth Camp, Camp Mack, Indiana, August 1972 and August 1973
Steering Committee for the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference,
Valparaiso, Indiana, August 1971
Licensed to Ministry, May 1971
Church of the Brethren Youth Cabinet Southern Ohio District, 1968-1970
Born 1952, Dayton, Ohio
Spouse Reverend Kathy Reid
Children Derek, Jacob, Mary Carlisle, Jesse
Revised Monday, November 06, 2000
Dean Dr. J. Andrew Dearman
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
100 East 27th Street
Austin, Texas 78705
Pacific School of Religion
Berkeley, California 94707
Archie Smith, Jr.
Pacific School of Religion
Berkeley, California 94707