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Ahida Pilarski

Ph.D., 2008, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
M.L.A., 2006, The University of Chicago, Liberal Arts
Th.M., 1999, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Old and New Testaments
M.A., 1998, Catholic Theological Union, Theology (Old Testament)
B.A., 1992, Facultad de Teología Pontificia y Civil de Lima (Perú), Theology


  • TH100: Biblical Theology
  • TH 102: The Pentateuch
  • TH 103: The Prophets
  • TH 369: Wisdom Literature
  • TH 369: The Biblical Concept of Peace (see video at
  • TH401-Honors: Women in the Old Testament

Research Interest:

My research focuses on the intersection of gender and culture/ethnicity/race in the interpretation of the Bible. Areas that informed my analysis include Biblical Hermeneutics, Gender Studies, Feminist Theory, Latina Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnicity and Race.

I am also a member of the editorial board of a multi-volume biblical commentary project. Please watch this video and visit the website for more information.

Recent Publications

By Bread Alone: Reading the Bible Through the Eyes of the Hungry. Edited by Sheila McGinn, Lai Ling Ngan, and Ahida E. Calderón Pilarski. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2014.

Pentateuco.  Introducción al Antiguo Testamento/La Biblia Hebrea en Perspectiva Latinoamericana. Edited by Alejandro F. Botta and Ahida E. Calderón Pilarski. Estella  (Navarra): Editorial Verbo Divino, 2014. (see page 7)

"A Study of the References to BaT-'ammî in Jer 8:18-9:2(3): A Gendered Lamentation." In Why? ... How Long? Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry. Edited by LeAnn Snow Flesher, Carol J. Dempsey, and Mark J. Boda. New York and London: T & T Clark International, 2013. 20-35.

"The Past and Future of Feminist Biblical Hermeneutics." Biblical Theology Bulletin 41 (2011): 16-23.

Contact Information

Prof. Ahida Pilarski
Ahida Pilarski

Associate Professor
Department of Theology
Saint Anselm College
Box #1767
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

(603) 641-7686

Bradley House

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