Carleen R. Mandolfo

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Office: Lovejoy 346 [ campus map ]
Box 4640

Phone: 207-859-4645
Fax: 207-859-4425
Mailing Address:
4640 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8846
Mandolfo, Carleen R.


Ph.D. Emory University, 2000, Hebrew Bible
M.A. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, 1993, Theology, concentration in Bible
B.A. Calif. State University, S.F., 1986, Radio and Television

Areas of Expertise

  • The Bible, especially the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • Literary approaches to the Bible
  • Ancient Judaism
  • Ancient Israelite ritual and prayer, especially lament
  • The Bible and culture (including violence studies; and film and literature)
  • Post-Holocaust theological approaches

Courses Currently Teaching

CourseCourse Title
RE143 AIntroduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
RE144 AIntroduction to the New Testament
RE357 AJesus Christ Superstar: The Bible in Film
RE398 AGender and Religion in U.S. Prisons


Daughter Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations (Forthcoming, SBL/Brill)
"Psalm 88 and the Holocaust: Lament in Search of a Divine Response" (Forthcoming, Biblical Interpretation)
"'You Meant Evil Against Me': Dialogic Truth and the
Character of Jacob in The Joseph Story" (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, June 2004)

Relating to the Text: Form-critical and Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Bible (editor; New York: T & T Clark, 2003)
From Earth's Creation to John's Revelation: The Interfaces
Biblical Storyline Companion
; with Barbara Green and
Catherine Murphy (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press,
God in the Dock: Dialogic Tension in Psalms of Lament (Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2002)
"Finding Their Voices: Sanctioned Subversion in
Psalms of Lament" Horizons in Biblical Theology (2001)


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