Laurie Brink, OP

Professor of New Testament Studies

Director of the Certificate in Biblical Spirituality

Associate Editor, The Bible Today



MA, Maryknoll School of Theology
PhD, University of Chicago

A Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, Laurie Brink, O.P., is Professor of New Testament Studies and an associate editor of The Bible Today. A faculty member since 2004, Professor Brink teaches courses in the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, Pauline Letters, Catholic Epistles, Early Christian Literature, and Biblical Spirituality.
Currently she is researching the intersection of science, biblical hermeneutics, and religious life.
As a Dominican, she is keenly interested in promoting biblical literacy and to that end has given presentations throughout the U.S., Australia, Bolivia, Israel, Jamaica, New Zealand, the Philippines, the Solomon Islands, and Trinidad Tobago.
Sr. Brink has a Masters degree from Maryknoll School of Theology and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

The Heavens are Telling the Glory of God: An Emerging Chapter for Religious Life. Science, Theology, and Mission (Liturgical Press, 2022).
What does the Bible Say about Friendship (New City Press, 2019).
Soldiers in Luke-Acts: Engaging, Contradicting, and Transcending the Stereotypes. WUNT II.362 (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014).
Commemorating the Dead: Texts and Artifacts in Context (DeGruyter, 2008), co-edited with Deborah Green.
In This Place: Reflections on the Land of the Gospels for the Liturgical Cycle (Wipf & Stock, 2008), co-authored with Marianne Race, CSJ.

“Reconstructing the Cultural Horizon for Lucan Soldiers: Texts and Artifacts in Conversation,” in Forget Not God’s Benefits (Ps 103:2): A Festschrift in Honor of Leslie J. Hoppe, OFM (ed. Barbara E. Reid; Washington, D.C.: Catholic Biblical Association, 2022), 199-218.
“Archaeology and the New Testament,” The Jerome Biblical Commentary (ed. Donald Senior, John J. Collins, Barbara Reid and Gina Hens-Piazza. London: T&T Clark, 2022).
“‘For All the Earth’ (1 Cor 10:26): Mission and the Reign of God,” UISG Bulletin 117 (April 2022): 5-20. Translated into French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish.
“The Differences Among Us: The Results of a Survey of Women Religious and the New Cosmology,” Review for Religious 1.2 (2021): 257-272.
“From Multicultural Students to Intercultural Pedagogy: Creating Convivencia in the Classroom,” The Wabash Center Journal on Teaching 2.2 (May 2021).
“Rooted in the Word: Reading the Bible Interculturally,” in Becoming Intercultural: Perspectives on Mission (eds. Lazar T. Stanislaus and Christian Tauchner; New Delhi:ISPCK, 2021), 19-35.
“Here is our mother: Mary stands with all parents who mourn lost children,” US Catholic 85 (May 2020): 20-22.

Learn25: Christ’s Seven Last Words: Your Guide to Spiritual Growth (2018); Acts of the Apostles ( 2014); and Paul’s Letter to the Philippians (2009)