Kelley N. Coblentz Bautch
Professor of Religious Studies
Dr. Coblentz Bautch is Professor of Religious and Theological Studies. She teaches courses in biblical studies, religion in antiquity and classical languages.
The research interests of Dr. Coblentz Bautch include and her publications take up the history and religions of Israel during the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman periods, nascent Christianity, pseudepigraphical, deuterocanonical and apocalyptic texts, Enochic literature, textual criticism, the interpretation of Scripture and the history of women in the Second Temple period and Late Antiquity.
Membership: Society of Biblical Literature * Catholic Biblical Association * Enoch Seminar * Southwest Commission on Religious Studies * South Texas Jewish Studies Colloquium * Central Texas Religious Studies Colloquium
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Current projects concern the textual history of Enochic literature; depictions of women in apocalyptic literature; a commentary on 1-2 Maccabees (Liturgical Press); and a general introduction to the Pseudepigrapha (Eerdmans).
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Professor Coblentz Bautch enjoys mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and is an enthusiastic supporter of student research. She encourages her students to aim high in developing and meeting their academic goals. To that end, Dr. Coblentz Bautch celebrates student successes and works to make further opportunities available for students through the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology, Theta Alpha Kappa.
Professor Coblentz Bautch also encourages students io share their research with others at the St. Edward’s Symposium on Undergraduate Research and Creative Expression (SOURCE), the Central Texas Colloquium on Religion Research Conference, and the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies Annual Meeting. Graduate students who work in the area of Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity should look for the Enoch Graduate Seminar (St. Edward's University was pleased to partner with the University of Texas at Austin and Rice University in hosting the 2016 Enoch Graduate Seminar).