Dr. David M. Carr

Guest Scholar

Dr. David M. Carr (Union Theological Seminary, New York) is a leading scholar on the textual formation of the Hebrew Bible. His books include: Holy Resilience: The Bible's Traumatic Origins; The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction; and The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible. In this profound conversation with Dr. Yeshaya Gruber of the Israel Bible Center, Prof. Carr explains the role of personal and communal trauma in the composition of the Bible and describes the place of academic study in enabling us to decipher ancient messages today.