Carolyn J. Sharp

Carolyn J. Sharp

Carolyn J. Sharp is Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School. Her research explores the poetics and theology of biblical texts as resources for homiletical theory and practice. She is interested in ways in which contemporary preaching can draw artfully on biblical studies, feminist perspectives on power, and emancipatory pedagogy. Her books include Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible (2009) and Wrestling the Word: The Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Believer (2010). Professor Sharp has edited or co-edited six volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of the Prophets (2016) and Feminist Frameworks and the Bible: Power, Ambiguity, and Intersectionality (with Juliana Claassens; 2017). A member of the Academy of Homiletics, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the Society of Biblical Theologians, Professor Sharp serves on the editorial board of the journal Horizons in Biblical Theology. An Episcopal priest, she preaches regularly at St. John's Church in Essex, CT and elsewhere.

Books by Carolyn J. Sharp