Sr. Dianne, a Sister of St. Agnes of Fond du Lac, WI, served on the faculty at CTU from 1978 to 2023.  She served as President of Catholic Biblical Association of America (2000-2001) and as the Rev. Robert J. Randall Distinguished Professor of Christian Culture, Providence College, Providence, RI  (2009-2010).  She was awarded honorary doctorates  from the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University, CA (2013), Marian University, Fond du Lac, WI. (2014), and the Catholic University of Australia, Melbourne, Victoria (2015).  She was an active member of the Chicago Catholic/Jewish Scholars Dialogue (1988-2017), a member of the Board of Trustees, Sacred Heart School of Theology (1983-1989), and of St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee, WI (1996-2005).  She sat on the editorial boards of The Bible Today (1979-2005), Biblical Theology Bulletin (1990-2014), Catholic Biblical Quarterly (1992-2001),  New Theology  Review (1997-2003), Teaching Theology and Religion (2003-2005), and Chicago Studies (2003-2009). She has taught and lectured in various places in the United States, as well as in South Africa and Namibia, Trinidad, England and Ireland, Kiribati, Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, Nicaragua, Rome, Australia and New Zealand.

Dianne Bergant, CSA


  • God So Loved the Cosmos – But Do We?, Los Angeles, CA: Marymount  Institute Press & Tsehai Books, 2017.
  • A New Heaven, A New Earth, Maryknoll: Orbis, 2016.
  • Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Lent and Easter.  Liguori, MO: Liguori, 2014.
  • Daybreaks: Daily Reflections for Advent and Christmas.  Liguori, MO: Liguori, 2013.
  • Psalms 73-150 (New Collegeville Bible Commentary).  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2013.
  • Psalms 1-72 (New Collegeville Bible Commentary).  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2013.
  • Genesis: In The Beginning.  Collegeville, MN: The Liturgical Press, 2013.
  • Rejoice in God’s Reign: Daily Advent Reflection and Prayer (booklet).  Fenton, MO: Creative Communications for the Parish, 2011.
  • A Word for Every Season (A).  New York: Paulist Press, 2010.
  • Living the Word: Scripture Reflections & Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days (November 28, 2010 through November 20,2011  Year A).  Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2010
  • A Word for Every Season (C).  New York: Paulist Press, 2009.
  • A Word for Every Season (B).  New York: Paulist Press, 2008.
  • Scripture (Engaging Theology: Catholic Perspectives).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press (A Michael Glazier Book), 2008.
  • Israel’s Story: Part Two. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2007.
  • Israel’s Story: Part One. Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2006.
  • Lamentations (Abingdon Old Testament Commentary).  Nashville: Abingdon, 2003.
  • Sirach (God’s Word Today).  Mystic, CT: Bayard Publications, 2002.
  • Song of Songs (Berit Olam series).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2001.
  • People of the Covenant: An Invitation to the Old Testament.  Franklin, WI: Sheed and Ward, 2001.
  • Preaching the New Lectionary (Year A).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press,  2001
  • Preaching the New Lectionary (Year C).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 2000.
  • Preaching the New Lectionary (Year B).  Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1999.
  • Song of Songs: The Love Poetry of Scripture.  Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 1998.
  • The Earth is the Lord’s: The Bible, Ecology, and Worship (American Essays in Liturgy). Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1998.
  • Israel’s Wisdom Literature: A Liberation-Critical Reading.  Minneapolis: Fortress, 1997.
  • Collegeville Concise Glossary of Biblical Terms.  Collegeville, MN:  The Liturgical Press, 1994.
  • The Psalms: Grail Translation From the Hebrew (1993 Revision).  Chicago: GIA Publications, 1993.
  • The World is a Prayerful Place.  Wilmington:  Michael Glazier, Inc. 1987;  Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 1992.
  • Introduction to the Bible (Collegeville Bible Commentary Series). Collegeville:  The Liturgical Press, 1985.
  • What Are They Saying About Wisdom Literature?  New York:  Paulist  Press, 1984.
  • Job & Ecclesiastes  (Old Testament Message Series).  Wilmington: DE, Michael Glazier, Inc.,1982.
  • She has also authored numerous articles and chapters in books.
  • “The Psalms: Prayer of the Church,” 12 lectures , audio/video, Nowyouknow Media, 2012.
  • “Genesis: A Bible Study Course,” 12 lectures, audio/video, Nowyouknow Media, 2011.
  • Serve Our Schools (television series),” Mar 4 & 18, Golden Dome Television Production, Notre Dame, IN, 1997.
  • “The Earth is the Lord’s,” Alba House, Canfield, OH, 1992.
  • “Women in the Church,” “The Dynamic Parish” video series, Institute for Pastoral and Social Ministry, Notre Dame, IN, 1991.
  • “Through the Mighty Waters to Life,” Religious Education Conference, LA, 1991.
  • “Women in the Bible,” Women’s Support Network, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988.
  • “Exodus as a Paradigm for Feminist Theology,” Women’s Support Network, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988.
  • “Biblical Interpretation: An Inclusive Worldview,” Women in the Church Conference, Washington, DC, 1987.
  • “Suffering,” NCR (A1227), 1980.
  • ”The Personal God of the Old Testament,” NCR (A-1089), 1979.
  • She is currently working in the areas of biblical interpretation and biblical theology, particularly issues of peace, ecology, and feminism.