Le Ann Snow Flesher

Dean LeAnn Snow Flesher
Professor of Old Testament and CAO / Academic Dean
Education
  • PhD Drew University
  • MPh Drew University
  • MDiv Bethel Theological Seminary
  • BA University of Minnesota
Contact

Email: lflesher@absw.edu
Twitter: @lasnow52

Philosophy of Teaching

The seminary classroom at ABSW is a laboratory (physical & cyber) where a diverse group of learners may come together to critically address the increasingly more complex socio-cultural concerns of our day through biblical, ethical & theological reflection, toward the goal of creating a theo-praxis relevant to our time and location.

Professional Associations
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • International Society of Biblical Literature
  • Catholic Biblical Association
  • International Conference on Religion and Spirituality in Society
  • Review & Expositor
Current Research

The intersection between Bible, Theology, Hermeneutics, US Politics, and Global Economics

Teaching Interests and Courses Taught

Introduction to the Old Testament

Apocalyptic Literature

Laments/Reading the Bible thru the lens of Trauma Theory)

Bible and the Newspaper

Contextual Theologies/Hermeneutics

Bible, Theology, Ethics, and Political Economic Theory

Selected Publications

Books & Journals

Why?. . .How Long? (co-edited anthology of SBL papers 2005-2007), eds. LeAnn Snow Flesher, Carol Dempsey, Mark Boda (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).

Daughter Zion (co-edited anthology of SBL papers 2008), eds. Mark Boda, Carol Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher (Atlanta: SBL, 2012).

“The New Poor,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, issue editor, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014).

“Prophetic Preaching,” Review & Expositor: A Consortium Baptist Theological Journal, issue editor, vol. 109, no. 3 (Summer, 2012).

Left Behind? The Facts Behind the Fiction, Valley Forge: Judson Press, 2006.

Articles

“First Words . . . Editorial Introduction: The War on Poverty 50 Years Later,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014), 91-94.

“Poverty in the US: Its Portrait, Our Response,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014), 121-133.

“Mercy Triumphs over Judgment: James as Social Gospel,” Review & Expositor: An International Baptist Journal, vol. 111, no. 2 (May, 2014), 180-186.

“Tricksters & Martyrs, Reading Daniel 9 as Lament within the Context of the Entire Book,” in Why? . . . How Long? Studies on Voice(s) of Lamentation Rooted in Biblical Hebrew Poetry, eds., LeAnn Snow Flesher, Carol J. Dempsey, and Mark J. Boda. T & T Clark Library of Biblical Studies (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), 132-156.

“Job as Dispossessed,” Hoseo Global Mission Theological Review, vol. 20 (December, 2013), 223-243.

“Daughter Zion: Codependent No More,” in Daughter Zion: Her Portrait, Her Response, eds. Mark J. Boda, Carol J. Dempsey, and LeAnn Snow Flesher. Society of Biblical Literature Ancient Israel and Its Literature, (Atlanta: SBL, 2012), 293-320.

“Daniel 9:24-27 and the Tribulation,” Review & Expositor, vol. 109, no. 4 (Fall, 2012), 583-591.

“Premillennial Dispensationalism: Its Origins,” Review and Expositor, vol. 106, no. 1 (Winter 2009), 21-34.

“The Historical Development of Premillennial Dispensationalism,” Review and Expositor, vol. 106, no. 1 (Winter 2009), 35-45.

Book Reviews

“Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks” by Walter Brueggemann, RBL, (March, 2015).

“A Word About . . . The Cross and the Lynching Tree by James Cone,” Review & Expositor, vol. 109, no. 2 (Spring, 2012).

GTU Involvement
  • Core Doctoral Faculty Representative to the Executive Committee of the GTU Board of Trustees (2014 to present)
  • Core Doctoral Faculty Representative to the GTU Board of Trustees (2013 to present)
  • Council of Deans (2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2008 to present)
  • Core Doctoral Faculty Member (2002 to present)
Hobbies and Interests
  • Hiking
  • Running
  • Skiing
  • Sailing
  • Weight lifting
  • Traveling
  • Reading
  • Jazz
  • Theater
  • Family & Friends