Dr. Forlini Burt was delighted to join the faculty at Baylor in the fall of 2016. Prior to coming to Baylor, she taught various courses in biblical studies at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, and Judson College. With a firm belief that the biblical text is a living document, Dr. Forlini Burt loves to walk alongside students as they ask deep questions about how this text intersects with their own lives. She strives to affirm students’ faith traditions while also exposing them to diverse ways of reading the text. She is married to Brian.
Dr. Forlini Burt's doctoral dissertation is entitled “Facing the Dark: Encounters at the Jabbok” (Gen.32:22-32). She is interested in darkness, home, and wounding as metaphors of trauma in Judah’s experience of the exile. Additionally, she is interested in expressions of theophany and its intersection with apophatic theology in the Hebrew Bible, the patriarchal and matriarchal narratives, and the Wisdom literature.