Claudia V. Camp

Weatherly Professor of Religion


817-257-6449 | BEA 312


Claudia Camp was an undergraduate religion major at Duke University; earned an M.Div. at Harvard Divinity School; and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies at Duke. She has taught at TCU since 1980 and is currently the John F. Weatherly Professor of Religion. She teaches an introductory course, Thinking About the Old Testament, and upper level courses in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible that include Love and Sex in the Biblical World and Religion and the Search for Meaning in the Old Testament. She has also taught the Religion Department’s Senior Seminar, as well as courses in Women’s Studies and in the Brite Divinity School Ph.D. program. She has received the Deans’ Award for Research and Creative Activity Award and the award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, AddRan College, Humanities Division.

Camp’s research has focused on feminist interpretation of the Bible, as well as methodological issues in biblical interpretation more generally. In addition to numerous essays, she has authored two monographs and co-edited five essay collections, which include:


  • The Fate of King David: The Past and Present of a Biblical Icon. Essays in Honor of David M. Gunn, 2010
  • Constructions of Space II: The Biblical City and Other Imagined Spaces, 2008
  • Constructions of Space I: Theory, Geography, Narrative, 2007
  • Wise, Strange and Holy: The Strange Woman and the Making of the Bible, 2000
  • Setting the Table: Feminist Theologians in Conversation, 1995
  • Women, War and Metaphor: Language and Society in the Study of the Hebrew Bible, 1993
  • Wisdom and the Feminine in the Book of Proverbs, 1985


She is currently at work on two major projects--a monograph analyzing the role of gender ideology in the rise of the biblical canon and a feminist commentary on the book of Numbers—and planning future publication on gender and identity formation in the Hebrew Bible.

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