Dr. Sandie Gravett

Dr. Gravett continues to explore expressions of religion in film and novels in an article on female characters and faith in Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible and Kasi Lemmon's film Eve's Bayou.


  • Gravett, Sandra L. From Twilight to Breaking Dawn: Religious Themes in the Twilight Saga. Chalice Press: 2010.
  • Gravett, Sandra L., Karla G. Bohmbach, F. Volker Greifenhagen and Donald C. Polaski, An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach. Westminster/John Knox Press: 2008.
Articles, Chapters, Encyclopedia and Dictionary Entries, Newspaper/Online Pieces and Current Submissions
  • Gravett, Sandie, Mark Hulsether and Carolyn Medine, “Rethinking the Christian Studies Classroom: Reflections on the Dynamics of Teaching Religion in Southern Public Universities,” submitted to Teaching Theology and Religion, Volume 14, Issue 2, April 2011, 158-166.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “Americans Know Little about World Religions: Reason to Despair or Opportunity?”, January 2011, http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/Gravett_Pew.pdf
  • Gravett, Sandie, submitted articles on “Diaspora,” Education,” “Exile,” and “Ezekiel” in film to the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Walter deGruyter, publication pending.
  • Gravett, Sandie, submitted “The Place of Biblical Studies in the University Curriculum: Beyond the Religious/Secular Divide,” for a festschrift in honor of Carol Meyers, accepted/publication pending.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel” submitted by invitation to Vol. 1: All the Women Went Out After Her: A Retrospective of Feminist Hermeneutics of the Hebrew Bible, 1978-2004, Sheffield Phoenix Press, accepted/publication pending.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “Sexual Abuse” in the New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Abingdon Press, Volume 5: 2009.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “UNC’s Faculties are not Overpaid.” Greensboro News & Record, 7/12/09, H1 and H4.
  • Adam, A.K.M.; Ascough, Richard; Gravett, Sandra; Hunt, Alice; Martin, Dale; Wimberly, Edward; Yang, Seung Ai. “Should We Be Teaching Historical Critical Method?" Teaching Theology and Religion, 12, no. 2 (2009): 162-187. (Edited transcript)
  • Gravett, Sandie, “David’s Rise to Power,” “Genesis 22,” and “Paul and The Amazing Race.” In Teaching the Bible: Practical Strategies for Classroom Instruction. SBL Press (Resources for Biblical Studies Series), 2005, pp. 97-98, 150-152, 333-334.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “The Much-Maligned Large Class Lecture: Strategies for Success.” SBL Forum, Vol. 3: Number 7 (August 2005). Online: http://www.sbl-site.org/Article.aspx?ArticleId=424.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “Reading Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Consideration of Language.” Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 28:3 (March 2004): 279-299.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “Teaching Religion in Its Contemporary Contexts: A Case Study.” Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol. 6: Number 4 (October 2003): 198-201.
  • Gravett, Sandie, “Marla, Freud, Religion and Manhood: An Interpretation of David Fincher’s Fight Club.” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture Volume II (Fall 2002), http://www.usask.ca/relst/jrpc/article-fightclub.html ,13pp.
  • Bohmbach, Karla G. and Sandra L. Gravett, “A Tale of Two Teachers: How We Adapted the Same Graduate School Education To Two Different Institutional Realities.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 27.4 (2000) 427-33.
  • Gravett, Sandra L. , "The Old Testament as Literature." In Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, ed. by David Noel Freedman, Allen C. Meyers and Astrid B. Beck, 812-814. Grand Rapids, Mich: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2000.
  • Gravett, Sandra L., “(Ezek 16) female images for nations (Hittites, Sodom, Samarite, Aram, Philistines): daughters, sisters, mothers,” “ (Lam 5:11) raped women and virgins,” “(Zech 14:2) raped women,” “Oholah, woman Samaria (Ezek 23) and “Oholibah, woman/whore Jerusalem (Ezek 23).” In Women in Scripture: A Dictionary of Named and Unnamed Women in the Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha and New Testament, edited by Carol L. Meyers, Toni Craven and Ross Kramer, 523-524, 335, 356-357, 536-538, 538 respectively. Boston: Houghton-Mifflin Company, 1999.
  • Gravett, Sandie. “Which Version of the Bible Communicates Best?” Church Teachers 19:5 (Mar/May 1992): 188-189.
  • Gravett, Sandie and Ginny Chorley, “Covenant, Then and Now.” Church Teachers 17:5 (Mar/May 1990): 170-171.
Book Reviews
  • Review of Cinéma Divinité: Religion, Theology, and the Bible in Film, ed. By Eric S. Christianson, Peter Francis, and William Telford. Reviews in Religion and Theology, Vol 13:3 (2006), pp. 344-347.
  • Review of Sexual Politics in the Biblical Narrative: Reading the Hebrew Bible as a Woman, by Esther Fuchs. National Women’s Studies Association Journal 15:1 (Spring 2003): 177-179.
  • Review of The Particulars of Rapture: Reflections on Exodus, by Avivah Gottlieb Zornberg. Interpretation 56:4 (October 2002): 428.
  • Review of Literary Criticism and The Hebrew Bible, by Yairah Amit. Interpretation 56:2 (April 2002): 214.
  • Review of Women and Religion, by Majella Franzmann. Interpretation 55:2 (April 2001): 210-212.
  • Review of Gender in the Book of Jeremiah: A Feminist-Literary Reading, by Angela Bauer. Interpretation 55:1 (January 2001): 84-86.
  • Review of The Literary Structure of the Old Testament: A Commentary on Genesis-Malachi, by David A. Dorsey. Interpretation 54:4 (October 2000): 431.
  • Review of Escaping Eden: New Feminist Perspectives on the Bible, ed. by Harold C. Washington, Susan Lochrie Graham and Pamela Thimmes. National Women’s Association Journal 12:2 (Summer 2000): 195-197.
  • Review of The Book of Isaiah Chapters 40-66, by John N. Oswalt. Hebrew Studies 40(1999): 320-322.
  • Review of Thinking Biblically: Exegetical and Hermeneutical Studies, by André LaCocque and Paul Ricoeur. Interpretation 53:4 (October 1999): 431.