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Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Professor Emerita

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Professor Emerita
Elizabeth Struthers Malbon, Professor Emerita

Department of Religion and Culture

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Religion and Culture. 

  • Biblical narrative criticism
  • Gospel of Mark
  • Early Christian sarcophagi
  • PhD, Florida State University, 1980
  • MA, Florida State University, 1970
  • BA, Florida State University, 1969
  • Society of Biblical Literature (past nominating committee, section chair, et al.)
  • Journal of Biblical Literature (past editorial board member)
  • Southeast Region/Society of Biblical Literature (past president)
  • Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars (program coordinator)
  • Studiourm Novi Testamenti Societas (elected member)
  • William E. Wine Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2014
  • Alumni Award for Excellence in Research, 2014
  • Omicron Delta Kappa G. Burke Johnston Award for Excellence in Teaching and Leadership in the Academic Community, 2004


Mark’s Jesus: Characterization as Narrative Christology (Baylor University Press, 2009; paperback 2015).

In the Company of Jesus: Characters in Mark’s Gospel (Westminster John Knox Press, 2000; French translation, Le Cerf, 2009).

The Iconography of the Sarcophagus of Junius Bassus: NEOFITVS IIT AD DEVM (Princeton University Press, 1990; paperback  2014).

Narrative Space and Mythic Meaning in Mark (Harper & Row, 1986; Sheffield Academic Press, 1991).

One of five area editors, Oxford Encyclopedia of Biblical Interpretation, 2 vols. (Oxford University Press, 2013). 

Journal Articles

“Teaching Mark’s Narrative in a Markan Narrative Way,” in Communication, Pedagogy, and the Gospel of Mark, edited by Elizabeth Shively and Geert Van Oyen (Society of Biblical Literature Press, 2016, pp. 29-43).

“The Healing of the Hemorrhaging Woman on Fourth-Century Sarcophagi from Rome,” in The Woman with the Blood Flow (Mark 5:24-34): Narrative, Iconic, and Anthropological Spaces, ed. Barbara Baert (Peters Publishers, 2014, pp. 109-142).

“Narrative Criticism: Learning to Listen to the Story,” Journal of Catholic Theology and Thought (Korea; invited for special issue on biblical hermeneutics) 72 (2013) 11-43.

“Echoes and Foreshadowings in Mark 4-8: Reading and Rereading,” Journal of Biblical Literature 112 (1993) 213-32. 

  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar, American Academy in Rome, 1987.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Travel Grant, Sheffield, UK, 1988.
  • American Council of Learned Societies Research Fellowship for Recent Recipients of the Ph.D, 1984.

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