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Kim Ian Parker

Department of Religious Studies
Memorial University
St. John's, NF A1C 5S7
709-864-8594 (office)
709-864-8166 (messages)
709-864-8059 (fax)
kparker@mun.ca (e-mail)

EDUCATION:

1988, McMaster University, Ph.D.

1982, McMaster University, M.A.

1980, McMaster University, Hons. B.A. (summa cum laude)

AWARDS AND HONOURS

SSHRC Standard Research Grant, $40,103 (2001 to 2004).

Vice-President's Research Grant, $4,340 (2001-2004, declined).

Vice-President's Research Grant, $2,575 (1998-2001) .

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Promoted to Full Professor, September 1, 2002

Promoted to Associate Professor, September 1, 1994

Granted tenure, September 1, 1990

Promoted to Assistant Professor, March 1, 1988 (on completion of Doctorate)

Appointed Lecturer (tenure-track), September 1, 1985

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Canadian Society of Biblical Studies

American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature

Canadian Jacques Maritain Society

CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROFESSION:

Assessor for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowships Programme (2000-2001)

Assessor for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Research Grant Programme (January, 2001)

External Reviewer for Studies in Religion (March, 2001, November, 1996)

External Reviewer for Edwin Mellen Press (February, 2000)

External Reviewer for McGill-Queen's University Press (October, 1998)

External Reviewer for Oxford University Press (July, 1997)

Elected to the Executive of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, as Membership Secretary and Treasurer, 1995-1997

Elected to the Executive of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, as Member-at-large, 1994-1995

Interim Editor of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Bulletin, 1987-88

Book reviews in Studies in Religion, Religion and Theology, Newfoundland Churchman,
Toronto Journal of Theology
.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Vice-President's Grant Committee (2001-2003)

Dean's Advisory Committee on the Budget (2001-2003)

Headship Committee:

2000-2001 (elected); 1994-1995 (elected).

Tenure and Promotion Committee:

2002-2003 (nominated); 2001-2002 (elected), 2000-2001 (elected); 1997-1998 (nominated); 1996-1997 (chair, elected); 1995-1996 (nominated); 1994-1995 (chair, nominated); 1992-1993 (nominated); 1990-1991 (chair, nominated).

Search Committee:

2002-2003 (nominated); 2001-2002 (elected); 2000-2001 (nominated); 1996-1997 (nominated); 1995-1996 (elected); 1994-1995 (elected); 1993-1994 (nominated); 1992-1993 (nominated); 1990-1991 (elected).

Graduate Studies and Honours Committee:

2000 - 2003 (chair and graduate officer);1994 - 1997 (chair and graduate officer ).

General Studies (First-Year) Coordinator:

1986 - 1996.

PUBLICATIONS:

Books:

John Locke's Biblical Politics (Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, forthcoming, 2004).

Wisdom and Law in the Reign of Solomon (Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: Mellen Biblical Press, 1993).

Liberal Democracy and the Bible, ed. (Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: Mellen, 1992).

Text and Tradition: A Guide to the Old Testament (Burlington, ON: Trinity Press, 1990).

Peer Reviewed Articles:

"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Must We Leave Eden Once and for All: A Lacanian Pleasure Trip through the Garden," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 83 (1999), 19-29.

"Biblical Criticism," in Modern Germany: an Encyclopaedia of History, People, and Culture, 1871-1990 (New York: Garland Publishing, 1998), 107-08.

"Solomon as Philosopher King? The Nexus of Law and Wisdom in I Kings 1-11," reprinted in Sheffield Old Testament Readers Series, J. Cheryl Exum, ed., The Historical Books: A Sheffield Reader (Sheffield: Sheffield, 1997), 233-248.

"John Locke and the Enlightenment Metanarrative," Scottish Journal of Theology 49 (1996), 57-73.

"Speech, Writing, and Power: Deconstructing the Biblical Canon," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 69 (1996), 91-103.

"Solomon as Philosopher King? The Nexus of Law and Wisdom in I Kings 1-11," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 53 (1992), 75-91.

"Reason, Revelation, and Liberal Democracy," Liberal Democracy and the Bible (Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: Mellen, 1992), 1-18.

"Locke's Theologico-Political Argument," Liberal Democracy and the Bible (Lewiston/Queenston/Lampeter: Mellen, 1992), 101-128.

"The Limits to Solomon's Reign: A Response to Amos Frisch," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 51 (1991), 15-21.

"Repetition as a Structuring Device in I Kings 1-11," Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 42 (1988), 19-27.

COURSES TAUGHT

1000 Introduction to World Religions (also as research/writing version)

1010 Religion in the Modern World

1020 Christianity in Western Civilization

2050 Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (also as research/writing version)

3030 The Torah

3060 The Prophets of Israel

3080 Hebrew Wisdom Literature

3081 Post-Exilic Judaism

3090 The Writings

3272 Interpreting the Bible

3700 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew I (now 1050)

3701 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew II (now 1051)

4211 Genesis 1-11

4218 Seventeenth-Century Biblical Criticism

6100 Methods in Religious Studies

6211 Biblical Narratology

6211 Biblical Poetics

6211 Postmodernism and the Bible

6212 Genesis 1-11 (Hebrew)

6215 Political Readings of Biblical Narratives

6215 Feminist Readings of Biblical Narratives

6216 Theological-Political Issues in 17th Century Europe

6901 Biblical Hebrew

6908 Nietzsche

STUDENT SUPERVISION

Honours Student Supervision:

Supervisor:

Mark Picco (Creative Writing, UPEI, Winter 1999)

Lindsay Rowe (Winter 1996)

John Dinn (Summer 1995)

Sonya Sooley (Fall 1994)

Pamela Thorne (Fall 1994)

Graduate Student Supervision (Master of Arts):

Supervisor:

Catherine Walsh (thesis stage)

Ben Carter (thesis stage)

Ian Sherwood (thesis stage)

Daniel Gilroy: "The Genesis and Ecology Debate" (May, 2002)

Sonya (Sooley) Meade: "Bless God and Die: An Examination of the Role of Job's Wife in the Masoretic Text of Job" (October, 1997)

Roy Bungay: "Narrative Structure and Character Development in 2 Samuel 11" (May, 1996)

Pat Duke: "The Numinous Experience and Self-Understanding in 1QH" (May, 1995)

Tony Lambe: "Genesis 38: Literary Design and Context" (May, 1994)

Internal Examiner:

David Williams (convocated October, 2002)

Beth Williams (convocated May, 2002)

Kayla Brett, M.A. (convocated Oct. 2001)

Matthew Mitchell, M.A. (convocated Oct., 2000)

Corinne Walsh, M. A. (convocated May, 1997)

Denise Reynolds, M.A. (convocated Oct., 1996)

Bryce Hodder, M.A. (convocated Oct., 1995)

Krista Gregory, M.A. (convocated Oct., 1995)

Carla Pike Jenkins, M.A. (convocated Oct., 1994)

PhD Comprehensive Examination Board:

Mark Plisier, Department of Geography (November, 2002)

David Clarke, Department of History (March 2000)

Maudie Whelan, Department of History (April 1997)

REVIEWS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

2002-2003 Invited to present a paper to the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Jacques Maritain Society, Halifax: "Human Rights, the Creator, and the Genesis of John Locke's Liberalism."

Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Toronto, Ontario.

Book review of Francis Landy's Beauty and the Enigma (Sheffield, 2001), JSOTSS 312; in Studies in Religion

Book review of Wayne G. Rollins's Soul and Psyche: The Bible in Psychological Perspective (Fortress, 1999), in Toronto Journal of Theology

2001-2002 Religious Studies and Philosophy Colloquium, "Widening Access to Sacred and Canonical Texts," University of Nottingham, England, July 2. Workshop participant on "Making the Bible Accessible."

1999-2000 Annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Edmonton:

Presented Paper: "Adam, the Postmodern Bourgeois Liberal."

Invited to a colloquium by the French Department, MUN, February:

Presented Paper: "What is a Discipline?"

1998-1999 Invited to guest lecture for English 4EE3, UPEI, March:

Presentation: "Filmer's and Locke's Biblical Exegesis."

1997-1998 Invited to a colloquium by the English/Women's Studies Research Seminar, UPEI:

Presented Paper: "Eve: Between the Pit and the Pedestal."

Book review of J. Cheryl Exum and David J. A. Clines, The New Literary Criticism and the Hebrew Bible, JSOTSS 143 (Sheffield, 1993), in Studies in Religion 26, NO. 4 (1997), p. 510.

1996-1997 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, St. John's:

Presented Paper: "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Must We Leave Eden Once and for All?: A Lacanian Pleasure Trip through the Garden."

Presented Treasurer's Report at the AGM.

Presented Membership Report at the AGM.

1995-1996 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, St. Catharine's:

Presented Treasurer's Report at the AGM.

Presented Membership Report at the AGM.

1994-1995 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Montreal:

Elected Membership Secretary and Treasurer.

1993-1994 Invited to present to the M. Phil programme, MUN:

Presented Paper: "Locke's Rationalized Christianity" (June).

Presented Paper: "Writing and Speech in the Bible" (March).

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Calgary:

Presented Paper: "Speech, Writing, and Power: The Biblical Canon in a Postmodern Age."

Co-ordinator of the "Bible and Politics" Seminar (with David Hawkin).

Elected Member-at-Large.

Invited to the monthly meeting of the Deans and Directors, May:

Presented Paper:"The Hebrew Bible and its Interpreters."

1992-1993 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Ottawa:

Presented Paper: "John Locke and Modern Critical Discourse: Showdown in Eden."

Co-ordinator of the "Bible and Politics" Seminar (with David Hawkin).

1990-1991 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Kingston:

Presented Paper: "Liberalism and the Bible: John Locke, Robert Filmer, and Genesis."

Co-ordinator of the "Bible and Politics" Seminar (with David Hawkin).

Book review of G. Gutierrez's The Truth Shall Make you Free: Confrontations (Orbis, 1990) for the Newfoundland Churchman, vol. 36, NO. 9 (November, 1990).

1989-1990 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Victoria:

Presented Paper: "Solomon the Philosopher King? The Nexus of Law and Wisdom in I Kings 1-11."

Joint Seminar for the Humanities, Memorial University, March, 1990:

Presented Paper: "The Biblical Politics of John Locke."

Book Review of Marc H. Ellis and Otto Maduro's (eds.) The Future of Liberation Theology: Essays in Honor of Gustavo Gutierrez (Orbis, 1989) for the Newfoundland Churchman, vol.36, NO. 4 (April 1990), pp. 16,18.

Book review of J. Blenkinsopp's Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament (Oxford, 1983) for Religious Studies and Theology, vol. 9, (1989), pp. 27-28.

1987-1988 Book review of G. Gutierrez's On Job (Orbis, 1987) for the Newfoundland Churchman, vol. 35, NO. 6 (June 1989).

Book review of L. Ryken's Words of Delight: A Literary Introduction to the Bible (Baker Book House, 1987) for Religious Studies and Theology, vol. 8, (1988), pp. 100-102.

1986-1987 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies, Hamilton:

Presented Paper: "Repetition as a Structuring Device in I Kings 1-11."

Book review of Frederick C. Holmgren's Israel Alive Again: A Commentary on the Books of Ezra and Nehemiah (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1985) for Religious Studies and Theology, vol. 7 (May 1987), pp. 92-93.

1985-1986 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Winnipeg: Workshop Participant in the "Canadian Charter of Rights Seminar."

1983-1984 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Guelph:
Workshop Participant in the "Theologico-Political Writings Seminar."

1980-1981 Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Halifax:
Presented paper: "The Theologico-Political Teaching of Genesis 1:22."

 

Correspondence Course Manuals:

Religious Studies 2050 Correspondence Course: An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (4th ed. 150 pp.)

Religious Studies 3030 Correspondence Course: The Torah (2nd ed. 200 pp.)

Religious Studies 3060 Correspondence Course: The Prophets (3rd ed. 200 pp.)

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