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Philosophy Department

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building
PHONE: (208) 885-6328
FAX: (208) 885-5102
E-MAIL: phil@uidaho.edu

Mailing Address:
Philosophy Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3173, 83844-3173
Moscow, ID 83844-1110

Janice Capel Anderson

Janice Capel Anderson

Office: Administration, Room 325
Phone: (208) 885-6065
Email: jcanders@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Philosophy Department - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS3173
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3173

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Philosophy Department
Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Biblical Studies
  • Biography

    Janice Capel Anderson received her B.A. from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota and her PhD from the University of Chicago.  Her teaching focuses on ethics, biblical studies, philosophy and feminism, and environmental philosophy and religion.  She received the University of Idaho Award for Teaching Excellence for 1994-95.  Prof. Anderson’s research focuses on literary analysis of the gospels, feminist biblical criticism, and the history of biblical scholarship. In 1997 she received the Phi Kappa Phi/University of Idaho Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award.  Currently, Prof. Anderson is Acting Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Religious Studies Minor.

  • Selected Publications


    • Janice Capel Anderson and Stephen D. Moore, eds. Mark and Method:  New Approaches in Biblical Studies.   2d. ed.  Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2008. 
    • Stephen D. Moore and Janice Capel Anderson, eds. New Testament MasculinitiesSBL Semeia Studies 45.  Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003 and Leiden: Brill, 2004
    • Janice Capel Anderson, Claudia J. Setzer, and  Philip Sellew, eds.  Pauline Conversations in Context: Essays in Honor of Calvin J. Roetzel. Sheffield, UK:  Sheffield Academic Press/Continuum, 2002. Published electronically by Logos Bible Software, 2007.
    • Janice Capel Anderson, Matthew’s Narrative Web:  Over and Over and Over Again.  JSNTS 91.  Sheffield, England: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994.

    Journal Issue/Monograph:

    • Janice Capel Anderson and Jeffrey L. Staley, Guest Editors; R. Alan Culpepper, Board Editor; Taking It Personally: Autobiographical Biblical CriticismSemeia 72 (1995 [actually published Feb. 1997]). 

    Selected Recent Journal Articles//Chapters:

    • Source, Form, Tradition, Redaction, and Literary Criticism of the Bible” in The New Cambridge History of the Bible.Vol. IV:. From 1750 to the Present. ed. John K. Riches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015, 149-59.

    • “Mark and Matthew in Feminist Perspective:  Reading Matthew’s Genealogy in Mark and Matthew II. Comparative Readings: Reception, History, Cultural Hermeneutics, and Theology. Eds. E-M. Becker and A. Runesson. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck. 2013, 271-88.
    • “Narratology, The Three Worlds of the Text and a Door to Engagement” in T-S. B. Liew, ed. Reading Ideologies: Essays on the Bible and Interpretation in Honor of Mary Ann Tolbert. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2011, 138-59. 
    •  “Reading Tabitha: A Feminist Reception History” in Feminist Companion to the Acts of the Apostles. Ed. A–J. Levine with M.Blickenstaff. NY/London: T & T Clark, 2004, 22-48.[orig. pub. in The New Literary Criticism and the New Testament (1994).]
    •  “Mateo: Género y lectura.” in Una Compañera para Mateo. En clave de mujer.  Ed. A-J. Levine with M. Blickenstaff.  Trans. L. Sánchez.  Bilbao: Desclée De Brouwer, 2003, 39-80.  (Trans. "Matthew, Gender, and Reading," in A Feminist Companion to Matthew. Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001, 25-51; orig published Semeia 28 (1983): 3-27]).
  • Awards and Honors
    • Disability Support Services Outstanding Faculty Award – 2011, 2004
    • SARB Apple Polisher, Spring 2004
    • Phi Kappa Phi/University of Idaho Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award, 1997
    • University of Idaho Award for Teaching Excellence, 1994-95
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1973