Laurie Brink, OP

Professor of New Testament Studies

Director of the Certificate in Biblical Spirituality



MA, Maryknoll School of Theology
PhD, University of Chicago


Laurie Brink is a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa and has served on the faculty since 2004. She has taught courses on the Gospels, Letters of Paul, Acts of the Apostles, and Early Christian Literature. Her current research and pedagogical interests are contextualization and hermeneutics. Engaging the theological work of her colleagues, Laurie examines the biblical texts through an intercultural and integrative lens, recognizing that meaning is found at the intersection of text, reader, and tradition. As a Dominican, she is keenly interested in promoting biblical literacy and to that end has given presentations and workshops throughout the United States and in Australia, Bolivia, Jamaica, the Philippines, and Trinidad & Tobago.


Having served on the staff of the Combined Caesarea Expeditions in Israel, Laurie’s experience in archaeology informs both her teaching and her research. She frequently leads CTU’s Biblical Study and Travel Programs.

“From Wrong-doer to New Creation: Reconciliation in 2 Corinthians,” Interpretation 71 (2017): 298-309.


Biblical Foundations of Spirituality. Touching a Finger to the Flame. 2nd. Ed. Barbara E. Bowe, with contributions from Laurie Brink and John R. Barker (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017)


“The History and Archaeology of the New Testament,” The Catholic Study Bible, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2016).


Living the Word: Scripture Reflections and Commentaries for Sundays and Holy Days Year A, B, C (Franklin Park, IL: World Library Publications, 2013-2016).


“Picturing Paul: The Good General Addressing His Troops,” TBT 53 (2015): 281-287.


“Going the Extra Mile: Reading Matt 5:41 Literally and Metaphorically,” in The History of Religions School Today: Essays in Honor of Hans Dieter Betz (Mohr Siebeck, 2014).


“Acts of the Apostles” and “Introduction to Pauline Literature,” Anselm Academic Companion to the New Testament (Anselm Academic, 2014).


Soldiers in Luke-Acts: Engaging, Contradicting, and Transcending the Stereotypes. WUNT II.362 (Mohr Siebeck, 2014).


“In Search of the Biblical Foundations of Prophetic Dialogue: Engaging a Hermeneutics of Otherness,” Missiology 41 (2013): 9-21.


“Seen But Not Heard: Women Prophets in Caesarea,” Finding A Woman’s Place: Essays in Honor of Carolyn Osiek (Pickwick, 2010).


Commemorating the Dead: Texts and Artifacts in Context. Co-edited with Deborah Green (Walter de Gruyter, 2008).


In This Place: Reflections on the Land of the Gospels for the Liturgical Cycles. Co-authored with Marianne Race, C.S.J. (Wipf & Stock, 2008).


“A General’s Exhortation to His Troops: Paul’s Military Rhetoric in 2 Cor 10:1-11. Part I,” Biblische Zeitschrift 49 (2005): 191-201.


“A General’s Exhortation to His Troops: Paul’s Military Rhetoric in 2 Cor 10:1-11. Part II,” Biblische Zeitschrift 50 (2005-6): 74-89.


Acts of the Apostles. 12 lectures on 4 DVDs (NowYouKnowMedia, 2014)


Acts of the Apostles. 12 lectures on 4 CDs (NowYouKnowMedia, 2010)


Paul’s Letter to the Philippians. 12 lectures on 4 CDs (NowYouKnowMedia, 2009)

Salt & Light – Witness – aired March 13, 2016.


Salt & Light –“Birth of the Messiah” –aired  December 24, 2015.