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The Biblical Department

Austin Seminary recognizes the value of biblical studies for theological education and preparation for ministry. Introductory courses in the master's-level degree programs provide an overview and survey of the biblical witness in its proper context. Additional requirements in the MDiv program serve to develop students' abilities to integrate biblical exegesis, theological reflection, historical awareness, and cultural analysis.

 

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Rev. Dr. Gregory Cuellar

Name
 
Associate Professor of Old Testament 
Faculty Information
Location(s) McMillan Building
Department(s) Biblical Department, Faculty
Title(s) Associate Professor of Old Testament
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School Phone
512-404-4842
Office# 109 
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Education

Texas A&M University, Kingsville, 1999

MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2000, biblical languages, with honors, Theta Alpha Kappa

Exams: Form-Critical Exegesis of the Psalms, Rhetorical Criticism in the exegesis of Hebrew Poetry, Themes of Journey in Biblical Theology, Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation. Biblical Hebrew, German Reading, and Spanish Reading.

PhD, Brite Divinity Shcool at Texas Christian University, 2006, biblical interpretation-Hebrew Bible (with distinction); "Voices of Marginality: Exile and Return in Second Isaiah 40-55 and the Mexican Immigrant Experience"

 

Bio

Joining the Seminary faculty in 2012, Rev. Dr. Gregory Lee Cuéllar serves as Assistant Professor of Old Testament.

Dr. Cuéllar is an interdisciplinary and international biblical scholar. Prior to his current teaching position, he was Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts and the Colonial Mexican Imprint Collection at Cushing Memorial Library and Archives at Texas A&M University. His teaching experience reflects a strong commitment to ecumenical engagement—having taught courses at Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, Hispanic Summer Program, and Seminario Metodista Juan Wesley in Monterrey, Mexico. Professor Cuéllar is a three-time grant fellow of the Hispanic Theological Initiative and 2012-2013 Junior Scholar Grant recipient of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Dr. Cuéllar has presented papers at conferences in Spain, Mexico, South America, England, and Ireland.  He is author of Voices of Marginality: Exile and Return in Second Isaiah 40-55 and the Mexican Immigrant Experience (Peter Lang Publishing, 2008); as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. He has two forthcoming books titled, The British Museum and the Bible: the Indexes of Subjectivity in Modern Biblical Criticism (Brill) and Borderlands Hermeneutics: Transgressive and Embodied Readings of Scripture (Fortress Press)

As a biblical scholar, he is interested in alternative ways of reading the biblical text, in particular those that are rooted in a broader contrapuntal position of liberation. He has written on topics related to the U.S. Mexico borderlands, Latino/a immigration, race, and empire. Within the parameters of postcolonial theory, migration studies, museum studies, and various types of advocacy criticism, his biblical research seeks to expose the nefarious forms of power in Western hermeneutical and epistemological regimes.

At the juxtaposition of his interest in art and immigrant advocacy, he is also currently working on an art-based social action project called, Arte de Lágrimas: Refugee Artwork Project. 


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