Dr. Charles Sommer Dr. Charles Sommer Associate Professor
Theology
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Dr. Charles Sommer’s areas of research include Biblical Wisdom Literature, the Canon of Scripture, the links between the Old and New Testaments, and the Poetry of the Hebrew Bible. He can speak on most biblical topics as well as general topics in Theology.

Areas of Expertise
Old Testament, Wisdom Literature, Matthew’s Gospel, Hebrew Poetry

Degrees

  • Master of Arts - Biblical Studies - The Catholic University of America (2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy (BA) - University of St. Thomas (1999)
  • Doctor of Philosophy - Biblical Studies - The Catholic University of America

Research

  • Lost in Translation (2018)
  • Structure of Psalms (2015)

Presentations

  • ""To Make the Hands Unclean": The Rabbinic Understanding of Canon" (2017)
    2017 HBU Theology Conference: How the Bible Came into Being
  • "The Alpha and Omega: Marriage in the Bible" (2015)
    26th Lenten Lecture Series
  • "Word of God in Human Words: Biblical Interpretation from Vatican II to Benedict XVI" (2013)
    24th Lenten Lecture Series
  • ""Word of God in Human Words: Biblical Interpretation from Vatican II to Benedict XVI"" (2013)
    24th Lenten Lecture Series, University of St. Thomas
  • ""Solomon: Portrait of Lost Wisdom (Sir 47:12-22)" (2008)
    Southwest Commission on Religious Studies
    In Hebrew Bible Section, Society of Biblical Literature