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Johanna W.H.van Wijk-Bos is Dora Pierce Professor of Bible and Faculty Liaison for the Women’s Center at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where she has taught for the past 35 years. Ordained to the gospel ministry in 1977 in Rochester, New York, at the Downtown United Presbyterian Church she has served the church through teaching, lecturing, writing and speaking for the rights of those who are denied full citizenship in church and society. She is the proud parent of Kim and Martin Bos and grandmother of their daughters Emma Claire and Dylan McKenna Bos. Her husband, David Bos, who was a retired Presbyterian minister, author, poet and activist, died Feb.12, 2011. Johanna has written a number of books, and a great many articles . Her two last books are Making Wise the Simple – The Torah in Christian Faith and Practice (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 2005) and Reading Samuel – A Literary and Exegetical Commentary (Macon, GA: Smyth and Helwys, 2012). Her current project is called A People and a Land, to be published by Eerdmans in the near future.