Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity
Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza

Theologicum (MDiv), Lic., University of Würzburg
Dr. Theol., University of Münster Dr. hc. mult.

Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity, has done pioneering work in biblical interpretation and feminist theology. Her teaching and research focus on questions of biblical and theological epistemology, hermeneutics, rhetoric, and the politics of interpretation, as well as on issues of theological education, radical equality, and democracy. She is a co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and has been a founding co-editor of the feminist issues of Concilium. She was elected the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature and has served on the editorial boards of major biblical journals and societies. In 2001, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her published work includes In Memory of Her (translated into 14 languages); Bread Not Stone; But She Said; Discipleship of Equals; Revelation: Vision of a Just World; The Power of Naming; Jesus: Miriam's Child; Sharing Her Word; Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation; Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation; Grenzen überschreiten: Der theoretische Anspruch feministischer Theologie; and The Power of the Word: Scripture and the Rhetoric of Empire. Her most recent book, Democratizing Biblical Studies Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space, will be published by Westminster John Knox Press.

Professor Schüssler Fiorenza will be on leave for Fall 2016.

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