In the beginning of March, I was included in Englewood’s Review of Books‘ list of Ten Important Women Theologians That You Should Be Reading. That was a true honor. Now Eerdmans included me in “Five Great Women Scholars (and Their Books)“. This is a true honor.
A big huge thanks to Eerdmans for including me in your list and also to to Englewood for including me on your list. I am beyond words.
Below is a repost of Eerdmans’s Eerword’s Post.
Today we celebrate Women’s History Month by highlighting these outstanding women scholars in theology and biblical studies.
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1.Gisela H. Kreglinger
Author of The Spirituality of Wine
Gisela H. Kreglinger grew up on a winery in Franconia, Germany; her family has been crafting wine for many generations. She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of St. Andrews, and she taught Christian spirituality for four years before turning to writing full-time.
The Spirituality of Wine offers a fresh, holistic vision of the Christian life that sees God at work in all created things, including vineyards, the work of vintners, and the beauty of well-crafted wine shared with others around a table. Kreglinger examines wine in the Bible, in the history of the church, and in the Lord’s Supper, and these reflections culminate in a theology of joy and feasting that celebrates the human senses as gifts for tasting the goodness of God.
In the second part of the book Kreglinger brings Christian spirituality and the world of wine together in new ways, exploring such matters as technology and wine-crafting, the health benefits of wine, alcohol abuse, consumerism, and soul care. Her discussion is enriched by interviews with thirty vintners from around the world as well as her own experience growing up on a family winery in Bavaria.
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2.Ellen F. Davis
Author of Preaching the Luminous Word
Ellen F. Davis is the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. Her previous books include Wondrous Depth: Preaching the Old Testament and (with Richard B. Hays) The Art of Reading Scripture.
Preaching the Luminous Word is a collection of fifty-one sermons and five related essays Davis that invite serious theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible. Arranged in canonical order, the sermons treat a wide range of texts: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Gospels, Epistles, and Revelation. They are complemented by essays on various aspects of biblical interpretation for preaching.
At once accessible, theologically informed, and rhetorically rich, this volume will engage preachers, teachers, seminarians, church leaders, and serious lay readers.
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3.Grace Ji-Sun Kim
Author of Embracing the Other
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion and a regular blogger on The Huffington Post. Her other books include The Grace of Sophia: A Korean North American Women’s Christology; The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other: A Model of Global and Intercultural Pneumatology; and Contemplations from the Heart: Spiritual Reflections on Family, Community, and the Divine.
In Embracing the Other Grace Ji-Sun Kim argues that healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people—regardless of race or gender—is possible only through God’s Spirit.
Working from a feminist Asian perspective, Kim develops a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice. She draws on concepts from Asian and indigenous cultures to reimagine the divine as “Spirit God” who is restoring shalom in the world. Through the power of Spirit God, Kim says, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the Other.
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Author of The Concept of Woman, Volumes 1-3
Sr. Prudence Allen, R. S. M., is professor of philosophy at St. John Vianney Theological Seminary in Denver. She has spent more than twenty-five years engaged in research on the concept of woman in relation to the concept of man in philosophy.
The culmination of Allen’s lifetime of scholarly work, The Concept of Woman is a pioneering study that traces the concept of woman in relation to man in Western thought from ancient times to the present. In her third and final volume Allen covers the years 1500–2015, continuing her chronological approach to individual authors and also offering systematic arguments to defend certain philosophical positions over against others.
Building on her work from Volumes I and II, Allen draws on four “communities of discourse”—Academic, Humanist, Religious, and Satirical—as she traces several recurring strands of sex and gender identity from the Renaissance to the present. Now complete, Allen’s magisterial study is a valuable resource for scholars and students in the fields of women’s studies, philosophy, history, theology, literary studies, and political science.
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5.Megan K. DeFranza
Author of Sex Difference in Christian Theology
Megan K. DeFranza is a Christian theologian and liberal arts educator who has taught at both Gordon College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is currently a visiting researcher at the Boston University School of Theology.
How different are men and women? When does it matter to us—or to God? Are male and female the only two options? What about those caught in the middle? In Sex Difference in Christian Theology DeFranza explores such questions in light of the Bible, theology, and science.
Many Christians, entrenched in culture wars over sexual ethics, either ignore the existence of intersex persons or avoid the inherent challenge they bring to the assumption that everybody is born after the pattern of either Adam or Eve. DeFranza argues, from a conservative theological standpoint, that all people are made in the image of God—male, female, and intersex—and that we must listen to and learn from the voices of the intersexed among us.
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Discover more great Eerdmans books by women scholars:
- Helen K. Bond
- Kenda Creasy Dean
- Lisa J. DeBoer
- Celia Deane-Drummond
- Susan Grove Eastman
- Ruth B. Edwards
- Barbara Van Deusen Hunsinger
- Mignon R. Jacobs
- Jodi Magness
- Marcia Pally
- Pheme Perkins
- Lyra Pitstick
- Jean Porter
- Anathea E. Portier-Young
- Barbara Reid
- Fleming Rutledge
- Joy A. Schroeder
- Marion Ann Taylor
- Liz Theoharis
- Marianne Meye Thompson
- Susan J. Wendel