Ken Stone (biblical scholar)

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Ken Stone is an author, Professor of Bible, Culture and Hermeneutics at Chicago Theological Seminary and a member of the United Church of Christ. He chairs the Reading, Theory and the Bible Section of the Society of Biblical Literature. The winner of a Lambda Literary Award, Stone focuses much of his research and writing on the relationship between biblical hermeneutics and matters of gender and sexuality (see queer theology). His other research and teaching interests include the relationship between critical theory and biblical interpretation and matters of gender, sexuality, animals, and ecology.[1]


  • B.A., Lee College, 1984
  • M. Div., Church of God School of Theology, 1987
  • Th.M., Harvard Divinity School, 1989
  • M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1992, 1995


  • Practicing Safer Texts: Food, Sex and Bible in Queer Perspective (T. & T. Clark, 2005)
  • Queer Commentary and the Hebrew Bible, ed. (Sheffield Academic Press/Pilgrim Press, 2001)
  • Sex, Honor and Power in the Deuteronomistic History (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996).


  1. ^ "Ken Stone". Chicago Theological Seminary website. Retrieved 2009-11-29.