Santa Clara University

Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries
Phone: (408) 554-4763
Location: 3230 Alameda

John David Pleins, Ph.D.


Originally from Michigan, Dr. Pleins came to Santa Clara University in 1987. He received his A.B. in philosophy from the University of Michigan, Flint in 1980. He obtained his M.A. in near eastern studies in 1983 from the University of Michigan and then finished his Ph.D. in 1986. His area of interest for graduate courses is the Hebrew Bible. He has written When the Great Abyss Opened: Classic and Contemporary Readings of Noah's Flood; The Social Visions of the Hewbrew Bible: A Theological Introduction; and Psalms: Songs of Tragedy, Hope and Justice.

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