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Dr. Nancy B. Klancher

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religion

Philosophy & Religion

Dr. Nancy B. Klancher

Office: Bowman 210 A
540-828-8029
nklanche@bridgewater.edu

Nancy B. Klancher, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of philosophy and religion. She earned her B.A. in English literature and her M.A. in medieval European literature from Boston University. She was awarded a Ph.D. in Religious Studies within the thematic subfield, “Text in Context,” by the University of Pittsburgh. She also studied Biblical Hermeneutics and New Testament at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.

Her scholarly interests include Biblical Interpretation and Transmission, the Uses and Abuses of Biblical Texts, Reception Theory, Religious Studies Methodologies, and Interfaith Studies. Dr. Klancher has published two books: A Massacre Averted: An Armenian Town, An American Nurse, and the Turkish Army They Resisted (2011) and The Taming of the Canaanite Woman: Constructions of Christian Identity in the Afterlife of Matthew 15.21-28 (2013). She also has two articles in peer-reviewed journals and several book reviews. Her current research is on depictions of Others in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Sacred Texts and the history of their relationship to possibilities for interfaith understanding over time. She has been a faculty member at Bridgewater College since 2012. She teaches courses on Biblical texts, including the history of their influence, religious studies and its methods, and the history of interfaith relations between the Abrahamic traditions.

Other Roles on Campus: advisor to first-year athletic training majors in the department of health and human sciences

Outside Interests: Contemporary Films, Crocheting, Interfaith Work, Off-Grid Living