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Janice Capel Anderson

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Religious Studies

Mailing Address

Department of Politics and Philosophy
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3165
Moscow, Idaho 83844-3165

Janice Capel Anderson is a professor at the University of Idaho and her areas of research and teaching are early Christianity, biblical Judaism, ethics, philosophy and feminism.

  • Ph.D., Divinity School, University of Chicago, 1985
  • M.A., Divinity School, University of Chicago, 1975
  • B.A., Macalester College, 1974

  • Biblical Studies

Janice Capel Anderson received her bachelor's from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and her doctorate from the University of Chicago.  Her teaching focuses on ethics and biblical studies. She received the University of Idaho Award for Teaching Excellence for 1994-95. 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, Anderson is coordinator of the interdisciplinary religious studies minor.


  • 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]).

  • 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


Department of Politics and Philosophy

Physical Address:
205 Administration Building

Mailing Address:
Department of Politics and Philosophy
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3165
Moscow, ID 83844-3165

Phone: 208-885-6328