Dr. Richard Walsh
Womack Professor of Religion & Philosophy; Professor of Religion
B.A., Baylor University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Baylor University
Richard Walsh is Professor of Religion and Co-director of the Honors Program. His primary scholarly areas include theories of interpretation, the Gospel of Mark, and reception criticism of the gospels. In addition to authoring various articles, his published books include Mapping the Myths of Biblical Interpretation, Reading the Gospels in the Dark, Finding St. Paul in Film, and Three Versions of Jesus. He also co-wrote, with Jeffrey L. Staley, Jesus, the Gospels, and Cinematic Imagination: A Handbook. He is the editor of Screening Scripture (with George Aichele), Those Outside: Noncanonical Readings of Canonical Gospels (with George Aichele), Son of Man: An African Jesus Film (with Jeffrey L. Staley and Adele Reinhartz), and Borges and the Bible (with Jay Twomey). He is at work on a book on gospel horror and has been asked to edit a Bible and film handbook for Bloomsbury. Dr. Walsh was named Methodist University's first Womack Endowed Professor of Religion and Philosophy in August 2017.
Undergraduate Teaching Areas:
Biblical studies, Religion and Film, 20th Century Great Books
Criticism of the gospels, theory in biblical interpretation, Postmodernism in biblical interpretation, reception history of the Bible, myth, religion (and bible) and film
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