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Faculty Profiles

Faculty biographical information in this bulletin is subject to change. Readers may obtain more up-to-date information, as well as CVs and contact information, by consulting the individual faculty information pages on the Yale Divinity School Web site, http://divinity.yale.edu/faculty-listing.

Harold W. Attridge Sterling Professor of Divinity. Professor Attridge, dean of Yale Divinity School from 2002 to 2012, has made scholarly contributions to New Testament exegesis and to the study of Hellenistic Judaism and the history of the early Church. His publications include Essays on John and Hebrews, Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, First-Century Cynicism in the Epistles of Heraclitus, The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus, Nag Hammadi Codex I: The Jung Codex, and The Acts of Thomas, as well as numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. He has edited twelve books, including, with Dale Martin and Jürgen Zangenberg, Religion, Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Galilee; and The Religion and Science Debate: Why Does It Continue? Professor Attridge is the general editor of the HarperCollins Study Bible Revised Edition (2006). He has been an editorial board member of Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, and the Hermeneia commentary series. He has been active in scholarly organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, which he served as president in 2001, and the Catholic Biblical Association, of which he was president in 2012. Professor Attridge is a fellow of Saybrook College. A.B. Boston College; B.A., M.A. University of Cambridge (Marshall Scholar); Ph.D. Harvard University (Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows). (Roman Catholic)

Joel S. Baden Associate Professor of Old Testament. Professor Baden is a specialist in the Pentateuch, Biblical Hebrew, and disability criticism. He is the author of the books J, E, and the Redaction of the Pentateuch (Mohr Siebeck, 2009), The Composition of the Pentateuch: Renewing the Documentary Hypothesis (Yale University Press, 2012), and The Promise to the Patriarchs (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has published numerous articles and essays on individual pentateuchal texts, critical methodology, and Biblical Hebrew in The Journal of Biblical Literature, Vetus Testamentum, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, and Hebrew Studies, as well as in various edited volumes. Future projects include commentaries on Deuteronomy (IECOT) and Exodus (Anchor). Professor Baden is a fellow of Calhoun College. B.A. Yale University; M.A. University of Chicago; Ph.D. Harvard University. (Jewish)

Christopher A. Beeley Walter H. Gray Associate Professor of Anglican Studies and Patristics. Professor Beeley teaches early Christianity and modern Anglican tradition. His research specializes in dogmatic theology, the history of biblical interpretation, pastoral theology, and the intersections between Christian spirituality and secular methods of psychological and psychoanalytic treatment. He is the author of Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today (Eerdmans, 2012), The Unity of Christ: Continuity and Conflict in Patristic Tradition (Yale University Press, 2012), and Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God (Oxford University Press, 2008), which won a 2010 John Templeton Award for Theological Promise. Professor Beeley is the editor of the Patristic Monograph Series and a director of the North American Patristics Society, a previous director of the American Society of Church History, a steering committee chair of the Society of Biblical Literature, a founding member of the Episcopal Gathering of Leaders, and a trainee in adult psychoanalysis. He lectures widely on patristic theology and church leadership. An Episcopal priest, he has served parishes in Connecticut, Indiana, Texas, and Virginia. He contributes regularly to Berkeley Divinity School’s Anglican formation program. Professor Beeley is a fellow of Saybrook College. B.A. Washington and Lee University; Dip. Angl. Stud. Berkeley Divinity School at Yale; M.Div. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame. (Episcopal)

Teresa Berger Professor of Liturgical Studies. Originally from Germany, Professor Berger came to Yale in 2007 after having taught theology at Duke Divinity School for many years. She holds doctorates both in liturgical studies and in constructive theology. Her scholarly interests lie at the intersections of both disciplines with gender theory, specifically gender history. Her latest research project and book in this area, Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History, was published in the Ashgate series Liturgy, Worship and Society in 2011. Previous publications include Dissident Daughters: Feminist Liturgies in Global Context (2001); Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in the Hands of Women (2005); and a video documentary, Worship in Women’s Hands (2007). Professor Berger has also written on the hymns of Charles Wesley and on the liturgical thought of the nineteenth-century Anglo-Catholic revival. She coedited, with Bryan Spinks, the volume The Spirit in Worship: Worship in the Spirit (2009) and is editor of the recent volume of essays Liturgy in Migration: From the Upper Room to Cyberspace (2012). An active Roman Catholic, Professor Berger has produced (with MysticWaters Media) a CD-ROM, Ocean Psalms: Meditations, Stories, Prayers, Songs and Blessings from the Sea (2008); and she contributes to the liturgy blog Pray Tell. Professor Berger has been a visiting professor at the Universities of Mainz, Münster, Berlin, and Uppsala. In 2003 she received the distinguished Herbert Haag Prize for Freedom in the Church. L.Th. St. John’s College, Nottingham; M.Th. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz; Dr.Theol. Ruprecht Karl-Universität, Heidelberg; Dipl.Theol. Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz; Dr.Theol. and Habilitation Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster. (Roman Catholic)

Joseph H. Britton President and Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, Associate Dean for Anglican Studies at Yale Divinity School, and McFaddin Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Pastoral Theology. Dean Britton has extensive pastoral experience in parishes of the Episcopal Church in the United States and Europe. He served as canon missioner of the Convocation of American Churches in Europe and was the founding director of the Institute for Christian Studies. With wide involvement in ecumenical relationships, he has a particular academic interest in piety as the synthesis of religious faith and practice in the lives of believing men and women, and he is the author of Abraham Heschel and the Phenomenon of Piety (forthcoming). An Episcopal Church Foundation Fellow, Dean Britton has served as associate editor of the Anglican Theological Review and is a member of the Episcopal Gathering of Leaders and the Council of Seminary Deans. He has published articles in the Anglican Theological Review, Sewanee Theological Review, and Anglican and Episcopal History, and he is the recipient of an honorary D.D. from the General Theological Seminary. Professor Britton is a fellow of Berkeley College. A.B. Harvard University; M.Div. The General Theological Seminary; Th.D. Institut Catholique de Paris. (Episcopal)

Adela Yarbro Collins Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation. Professor Collins joined YDS in 2000, after teaching at the University of Chicago Divinity School for nine years. Prior to that, she was a professor in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Her first teaching position was at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. She served as president of the Society for New Testament Studies from July 2010 until August 2011. She was president of the New England Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in 2004–5. She was awarded an honorary doctorate in theology by the University of Oslo, Norway, in 1994 and a Fellowship for University Teachers by the National Endowment for the Humanities for 1995–96. Her most recent books are King and Messiah as Son of God, coauthored with John J. Collins (2009), and Mark: A Commentary in the Hermeneia commentary series, published in 2007. Among her other publications are Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism; The Beginning of the Gospel: Probings of Mark in Context; Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse; The Apocalypse (New Testament Message series); and The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation. She served as editor of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Monograph Series from 1985 to 1990. She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Hermeneia Commentary series, New Testament Studies, and the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. Professor Yarbro Collins is a fellow of Trumbull College. B.A. Pomona College; M.A., Ph.D. Harvard University. (Roman Catholic)

John J. Collins Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation. A native of Ireland, Professor Collins was a professor of Hebrew Bible at the University of Chicago from 1991 until his arrival at YDS in 2000. He previously taught at the University of Notre Dame. He has published widely on the subjects of apocalypticism, wisdom, Hellenistic Judaism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. His books include the commentary on Daniel in the Hermeneia series; The Scepter and the Star: The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature; Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls; Jewish Wisdom in the Hellenistic Age; The Apocalyptic Imagination; Between Athens and Jerusalem: Jewish Identity in the Hellenistic Diaspora; Introduction to the Hebrew Bible with CD-ROM; Does the Bible Justify Violence?; Jewish Cult and Hellenistic Culture; Encounters with Biblical Theology; The Bible after Babel: Historical Criticism in a Postmodern Age; King and Messiah as Son of God (with Adela Yarbro Collins); Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls; and The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Biography (2012). He is coeditor of the three-volume Encyclopedia of Apocalypticism, The Eerdmans Dictionary of Early Judaism, and The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and has participated in the editing of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He is general editor of the Yale Anchor Bible series. He has served as editor of the Journal for the Study of Judaism Supplement Series, Dead Sea Discoveries, and Journal of Biblical Literature, and as president of both the Catholic Biblical Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. He holds an honorary D.Litt. from University College Dublin. Professor Collins is a fellow of Trumbull College. B.A., M.A. University College Dublin; Ph.D. Harvard University. (Roman Catholic)

Maggi E. Dawn Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Theology and Literature and Associate Dean for Marquand Chapel. Originally from England, Professor Dawn came to Yale in 2011 after teaching and serving as chaplain and fellow at the University of Cambridge for a number of years. She teaches on S.T. Coleridge, performative theology, and theology and literature. She is the author of five books: Like the Wideness of the Sea: Women Bishops and the Church of England (Darton, Longman and Todd, 2013), The Accidental Pilgrim: Modern Journeys on Ancient Pathways (Hodder and Stoughton, 2011), The Writing on the Wall: High Art, Popular Culture and the Bible (Hodder and Stoughton, 2010), Giving it Up: Daily Bible Readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day (Oxford: BRF, 2009), and Beginnings and Endings (and What Happens in Between): Daily Bible Readings from Advent to Epiphany (Oxford: BRF, 2007). In addition to publishing articles and essays in journals and periodicals, she has contributed chapters to four collections of essays: An Acceptable Sacrifice?: Homosexuality and the Church (ed. Dormor and Morris, SPCK 2007), Anglicanism: The Answer to Modernity (ed. Dormor, McDonald, and Caddick, Continuum, 2003), The Rite Stuff: Ritual in Contemporary Christian Worship and Mission (ed. P. Ward, BRF, 2004), and Post-Evangelical Debate (Dawn et al., SPCK 1997). She is the composer of contemporary songs and hymns, published variously by EMI (Kingsway) and Big Jungle Music. Professor Dawn is an ordained priest in the Church of England, an accredited pastoral supervisor with APSE (Association of Pastoral Supervisors & Educators), a writer member of PRS for Music, and a member of the Society for the Study of Theology (UK). She serves on the advisory board for the Royal School of Church Music and is a senior member of King’s College and Robinson College in the University of Cambridge, where she was formerly chaplain and fellow. B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University of Cambridge, England. (Ecumenical)

William Goettler Assistant Dean for Assessment and Ministerial Studies. Dean Goettler is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has served urban parishes in Albany, New York, and Wilmington, Delaware, and since 1998 as the co-pastor at First Presbyterian Church of New Haven. During that time he has also taught Presbyterian Polity and in the Supervised Ministries program at YDS. His writing in the area of ministry includes recent essays in Interpretation Journal, the Bulletin of the Institute for Reformed Theology, the Feasting on the Word lectionary series, and Christian Century. Other areas of interest include interfaith dialogue and the broad welcome of gay and lesbian people within the Christian church. B.A. Allegheny College; M.Div. Union Theological Seminary; D.Min. Andover Newton Theological School. (Presbyterian Church USA)

Bruce Gordon Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History. A native of Canada, Professor Gordon taught from 1994 to 2008 at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, where he was professor of modern history and deputy director of the St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute. His research centers on European religious cultures of the late-medieval and early modern periods, with a focus on the Reformation in German-speaking lands. He is the author of Calvin (Yale University Press, 2009), a biography that seeks to put the life of the influential reformer in the context of the sixteenth-century world. The Swiss Reformation (Manchester, 2002), named as an “Outstanding Publication” for 2003 by Choice magazine, studies the emergence of the Reformation in the multilingual world of the Swiss Confederation and its influence across Europe in the sixteenth century. His first book, Clerical Discipline and the Rural Reformation (1992), examined the creation of the Protestant ministry in Zurich and its numerous parishes. In addition, he has edited books on the development of Protestant historical writing, the place of the dead in late-medieval and early-modern society, and the Swiss Reformer Heinrich Bullinger. He was the principal investigator of a major grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of the United Kingdom on Protestant Latin Bibles of the Sixteenth Century. This project explores the new translations of the Old and New Testaments into Latin during the Reformation and the questions they raise concerning translation, authority, identity, and theology. These Bibles map many of the crucial debates within the new churches. Professor Gordon teaches courses on the Reformation, the culture of death in medieval and early-modern Europe, historiography of early-modern religion, Calvin, and interpretations of medieval religion in literature and film. He teaches in the History department and the Renaissance Studies program, of which he was acting chair in 2011. He is on the editorial board of four monograph series, St Andrews Studies in Reformation History (Ashgate), Zürcher Beiträge zur Reformationsgeschichte (Theologischer Verlag Zürich), Studies in Early Modern Religious Traditions, Culture and Society (Springer), and Refo500 Academic Series (Vandenhoecke + Ruprecht). He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in 2012 received an honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich. B.A. (Hons) King’s College; M.A. Dalhousie University; Ph.D. University of St Andrews. (Presbyterian)

John Grim Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar in Religion and Ecology. Mr. Grim, from the Missouri drift plains of North Dakota, came east to study for a Ph.D. with Thomas Berry in the history of religions at Fordham University. His area of scholarly exploration is indigenous traditions. For more than three decades he participated in summer ceremonials with Crow/Apsáalooke people on their Montana reservation and, for more than a decade, in the winter with Salish-speaking Okanagan-Lakes peoples in eastern Washington state on the Colville Reservation. With Mary Evelyn Tucker, he is the cofounder of the Forum on Religion and Ecology and series editor of World Religions and Ecology, a ten-volume publication from Harvard University Press and Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. In that series he edited Indigenous Traditions and Ecology: The Interbeing of Cosmology and Community (Harvard, 2001). He has been a professor of religion at Bucknell University and Sarah Lawrence College, where he taught courses in Native American and Indigenous religions, world religions, and religion and ecology. His published works include The Shaman: Patterns of Religious Healing among the Ojibway Indians (University of Oklahoma Press, 1983); edited volumes with Mary Evelyn Tucker titled Worldviews and Ecology (Orbis, 1994); and a Daedalus volume titled Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? (2001). He coedited Thomas Berry’s The Christian Future and the Fate of the Earth. Mr. Grim is president of the American Teilhard Association. He has just completed a book with Ms. Tucker, Ecology and Religion, for Island Press, forthcoming in 2013. With Ms. Tucker he is an executive producer of the film Journey of the Universe, which has drawn national and international attention for its narration of humanities perspectives on scientific data regarding the emergence of galaxies, solar system, earth, and life. He is also a member of Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics. B.A. St. John’s University (Minnesota); M.A., Ph.D. Fordham University.

Judith M. Gundry Research Scholar and Associate Professor (Adjunct) of New Testament. Professor Gundry taught at the Evandjeosko-Teoloski-Fakultet in the former Yugoslavia (1986–91) and Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California (1991–98), before coming to YDS in 1998. Her book Paul and Perseverance: Staying In and Falling Away deals with the relationship between divine faithfulness and human faith/faithfulness in the letters of Paul (Westminster/John Knox, 1991). She is the author of numerous articles on women, gender, and children in the New Testament, and on soteriological issues in the letters of Paul. She is the coauthor with Miroslav Volf of A Spacious Heart: Essays on Identity and Belonging. She is currently working on two scholarly monographs: one on Paul’s view of marriage and celibacy in 1 Corinthians 7, and the second on Paul’s view of women, gender, and the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians and Galatians. Professor Gundry is the recipient of research grants from the Pew Evangelical Scholars Program, the Lousiville Institute, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of Germany, and the Evangelische Kirche of Germany. She was elected to the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas in 1997 and has served on various editorial boards (Bulletin for Biblical Research, New Cambridge Bible Commentary, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament). An active member of the Society of Biblical Literature, she cochaired the Pauline Epistles Section and is a member of the steering committee of the Children in the Biblical World Section. She is a frequent speaker at scholarly conferences. Professor Gundry is a fellow of Berkeley College. B.A. Westmont College; M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary; Th.D. University of Tübingen. (Episcopal)

Jan L. Hagens Assistant to the Dean for Special Projects, Senior Research Scholar in the Center for Faith and Culture, and Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on German and comparative drama (1550 to the present), drama theory, and philosophical and theological approaches to literature. He has published articles on seventeenth-century Jesuit drama, dramatic genre theory, theater semiotics, German film, Nietzsche, Freud, and language pedagogy. A current research project, “The Wounded Embrace: An Essay on the Drama of Reconciliation,” examines potentially tragic plays that achieve productive resolution. Teaching interests include world literature, the Western canon, and comparative drama; forgiveness and reconciliation in drama, theater, and film; German literature, film, and intellectual history; as well as general linguistics and German language. He taught at Carleton College, Eckerd College, and the University of Notre Dame before joining YDS in 2010. He has won fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Templeton Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Max Kade Foundation; in 2007 he won the University of Notre Dame’s first Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He serves on the editorial board of Text and Presentation and the conference board of the Comparative Drama Conference. M.A. University of Virginia; Staatsexamen Eberhard-Karls-Universität Tübingen; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University. (Roman Catholic)

Clarence E. Hardy III Assistant Professor of the History of American Christianity. Professor Hardy is the author of James Baldwin’s God: Sex, Hope and Crisis in Black Holiness Culture. He has published articles considering various aspects of black religious culture in the twentieth century in The Journal of Religion, Church History, and The American Quarterly. Professor Hardy is especially interested in the evolution of black religious rhetoric in the United States during the interwar period and how the study of black religion evolved in the twentieth century. He is currently working on a book that considers how black descriptions of the divine have evolved in the modern period and another that focuses on how the multidisciplinary, theological, and political character of the study of African American religious culture has developed over time. He has taught American religious history and culture for several years at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, and at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. A.B. Princeton University; M.Div., Ph.D. Union Theological Seminary. (Baptist)

John E. Hare Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology. Professor Hare’s book God and Morality: A Philosophical History gives a framework for a history of ethics, emphasizing the theological premises present in the original versions of the main types of ethical theory. An earlier book, The Moral Gap, develops an account of the need for God’s assistance in meeting the moral demand of which God is the source. In God’s Call he discusses the divine command theory of morality, analyzing texts in Duns Scotus, Kant, and contemporary moral theory. In Why Bother Being Good? he gives a nontechnical treatment of the questions “Can we be morally good?” and “Why should we be morally good?” He has also written a commentary on Plato’s Euthyphro in the Bryn Mawr series, and Ethics and International Affairs with Carey B. Joynt. His interests extend to ancient philosophy, medieval Franciscan philosophy, Kant, Kierkegaard, contemporary ethical theory, the theory of the atonement, medical ethics, international relations (he has worked in a teaching hospital and for the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives), and aesthetics (he is a published composer of church music). Professor Hare is a fellow of Berkeley College. B.A. Oxford University; Ph.D. Princeton University. (Anglican)

Peter S. Hawkins Professor of Religion and Literature. Professor Hawkins’s work has long centered on Dante, most recently in Dante’s Testaments: Essays on Scriptural Imagination (winner of a 2001 AAR Book Prize), The Poets’ Dante: Twentieth-Century Reflections (2001), coedited with Rachel Jacoff, and Dante: A Brief History (2006). The poet features as well in his expansion of his 2007 Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching in Undiscovered Country: Imagining the World to Come (2009). His research in the history of biblical reception has led to three coedited volumes to which he also contributed essays: Scrolls of Love: Ruth and the Song of Songs (2006), Medieval Readings of Romans (2007), and From the Margins I: Women of the Hebrew Bible and Their Afterlives (2009). Together with Paula Carlson he has edited the Augsburg Fortress four-volume series Listening for God: Contemporary Literature and the Life of Faith. He has also written on twentieth-century fiction (The Language of Grace), utopia (Getting Nowhere), and the language of ineffability (Ineffability: Naming the Unnamable from Dante to Beckett). Professor Hawkins’s essays have dealt with such topics as memory and memorials, televangelism, scriptural interpretation, and preaching. From 2000 to 2008 he directed the Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts at Boston University. While at BU he won the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has served on the editorial boards of PMLA and Christianity and Literature and on the selection committees of both the Luce Fellows in Theology and the Dante Society of America. In spring 2012 he was a research fellow at the Centro Studi Ligure in Bogliasco (Genoa), Italy, and a senior visiting professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He has chapters forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of the Psalms and in a Cambridge University Press volume, Dante in Context. Professor Hawkins is a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College and also teaches regularly in the Directed Studies Program in Yale College. B.A. University of Wisconsin at Madison; M.Div. Union Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D. Yale University. (Episcopal)

Jennifer A. Herdt Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics. Professor Herdt joined YDS in 2010 after eleven years on the faculty of theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Religion and Faction in Hume’s Moral Philosophy and Putting on Virtue: The Legacy of the Splendid Vices. Her primary interests are in early modern and modern moral thought, classical and contemporary virtue ethics, natural law theory, and contemporary theological ethics and political theology. Her articles have appeared in a variety of journals, including the Journal of Religious Ethics, the Journal of Religion, Modern Theology, Soundings, Studies in Christian Ethics, and the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. They deal with subjects ranging from Aquinas’s Aristotelian defense of martyr courage to Augustine’s critique of pagan mimesis, transcendence and collective identity in Charles Taylor, and Milbank’s critique of political economy. In 2013 she delivered the Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary on Christian eudaimonism and divine command morality. An ongoing project on ethical formation, Bildung, and the Bildungsroman, is supported by a research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has been the recipient of a Carey Senior Fellowship at the Erasmus Institute (2004–5), a postdoctoral fellowship from the Center for Philosophy of Religion (1998–99), a Mellon Graduate Prize Fellowship from the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University (1992), and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities (1989). She has served on the board of directors of the Society of Christian Ethics and is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Religious Ethics. B.A. Oberlin College; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University. (Episcopal)

M. Jan Holton Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Professor Holton’s research, broadly speaking, uses ethnographic methodology to investigate issues of pastoral care in conflict (or post-conflict) and disaster zones. She is the author of Building the Resilient Community: Lessons from the Lost Boys of Sudan (2011), a study that focuses on field research in South Sudan. Here, she challenges conventional Western models of healing and explores how faith serves as a resource for resilience in refugee communities facing traumatic circumstances in times of war and displacement. Professor Holton’s current book project examines forced displacement through understanding why home is so important and proposes that loss of home and security for self and family creates more than just grief—it can shatter frames of meaning. The book proposes that such displacement demands a response from all communities of faith in the form of a hospitality of care that compels us to step out of familiar spaces in order to learn what home is for the other. She has also begun field research in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo for a project on the role of faith-based organizations and faith communities in the care of victims of sexualized violence and torture. Other research and teaching interests include intercultural pastoral theology, travel seminars to former conflict areas (Uganda and Bosnia), ethnographic perspectives of suffering, pastoral care in times of crisis, death and dying, addiction, the transition of hope, and ritual in pastoral care. Her pastoral and clinical experience includes chaplaincy at a level-one trauma center. Professor Holton is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. B.A. Randolph-Macon College; M.Div. Union Theological Seminary (Richmond); Ph.D. Vanderbilt University. (United Methodist)

Martin D. Jean Director of the Institute of Sacred Music, Professor in the Practice of Sacred Music, and Professor of Organ. Professor Jean has performed widely throughout the United States and Europe and is known for his wide repertorial interests. He was awarded first place at the international Grand Prix de Chartres in 1986 and at the National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance in 1992. A student of Robert Glasgow, he spent a sabbatical with Harald Vogel in Germany in the fall of 1999. He has performed on four continents and in nearly all fifty states. In 2001 he presented a cycle of the complete organ works of Bach at Yale, and his compact discs Charles Tournemire’s The Seven Last Words of Christ and The Complete Symphonies of Louis Vierne, both recorded in Woolsey Hall, have been released by Loft Recordings. Recordings of the organ symphonies and Stations of the Cross of Marcel Dupré are forthcoming. Professor Jean is on the board of directors of the Lutheran Music Program. He is a fellow of Saybrook College. B.A., A.Mus.D. University of Michigan.

Vasileios Marinis Assistant Professor of Christian Art and Architecture. Professor Marinis’s research focuses on the art and architecture of early Christianity and the Middle Ages. He has a particular interest in the ritual, liturgical arts, and material culture of these periods. He has published on a variety of topics ranging from early Christian tunics decorated with New Testament scenes to medieval tombs and Byzantine transvestite nuns. He has recently completed a monograph on the interchange of architecture and ritual in the medieval churches of Constantinople. Professor Marinis has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including the Aidan Kavanagh Prize for Outstanding Scholarship at Yale, a Junior Fellowship at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, D.C., the S.C. and P.C. Coleman Senior Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a membership at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Before coming to Yale he was the first holder of the Kallinikeion Chair of Byzantine Art at Queens College, CUNY. B.A. University of Athens; D.E.A. Université de Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne; M.A.R. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Greek Orthodox)

Mary Clark Moschella Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. Prior to joining YDS in 2010, Professor Moschella taught at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., for ten years. Before that, she was a pastor in United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts for thirteen years. Her publications include Ethnography as a Pastoral Practice: An Introduction and Living Devotions: Reflections on Immigration, Identity, and Religious Imagination. She has edited, with Jane F. Maynard and Leonard Hummel, Pastoral Bearings: Lived Religion and Pastoral Theology. One of her current research projects, supported by a Henry Luce III Fellowship in Theology for 2010–11, is a pastoral theological study of joy. She teaches courses in ethnography, psychopathology, and feminist and womanist pastoral theology and care. Her interests include narrative pastoral care as well as cognitive-behavioral approaches. She is a 2012–13 Public Voices Thought Leadership Fellow at Yale and writes op-eds for the Huffington Post, Al Jazeera, and the Washington Post. Professor Moschella serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Pastoral Theology and the Journal of Childhood and Religion. She is a fellow of Calhoun College. B.S. Southern Connecticut State College; M.Div. Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D. Claremont School of Theology. (United Church of Christ)

Dale Wood Peterson Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Lecturer in History and Polity of the Baptist Church. Dean Peterson is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., and served as pastor of the United Church of Stonington, Connecticut, a congregation affiliated with the American Baptist Churches and the United Church of Christ (UCC), and the First Baptist Church of West Haven, Connecticut, an American Baptist congregation. He served as Baptist chaplain of Yale University for thirteen years before coming to YDS as dean of students in February 2000. Previous ministry positions include college chaplaincy at Dartmouth College, nursing home chaplaincy in Texas, and high school teaching and church youth work in Nazareth, Israel. He has been a member of Yale Religious Ministries and has served on the boards of the Alliance of Baptists, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and the Nazareth Baptist School, Nazareth, Israel. He currently serves on the boards of the American Baptist Churches of Connecticut and Connecticut Baptist Homes, Inc. He is a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College. B.A. University of Virginia; M.Div. Southern Seminary. (American Baptist)

John Pittard Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Religion. Professor Pittard specializes in epistemology and the philosophy of religion and has secondary interests in ethics and early modern philosophy. Much of his current research is focused on the rational implications of disagreement. He has two essays forthcoming in Oxford University Press publications: “When Beauties Disagree: Why ‘Halfers’ Should Affirm Robust Perspectivalism” in Oxford Studies in Epistemology, vol. 5, and “Conciliationism and Religious Disagreement” in Challenges to Religious and Moral Belief: Disagreement and Evolution. A.B. Harvard University; M.Div. Princeton Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D. Yale University.

Sally M. Promey Deputy Director and Professor of Religion and Visual Culture (ISM) and Professor of American Studies (Faculty of Arts and Sciences). Professor Promey is director of the Initiative for the Study of Material and Visual Cultures of Religion, generously supported in its founding years by a grant awarded in 2008 from the Henry Luce Foundation. She convenes the Sensory Cultures of Religion Research Group at Yale. Prior to arriving in New Haven in 2007, she was chair and professor in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, where she taught for fifteen years. Her scholarship explores relations among visual/material cultures and religions in the United States from the colonial period through the present. Current book projects include volumes titled “Religion in Plain View: The Public Aesthetics of American Belief” and “Written on the Heart: Sensory Cultures, Material Practices, and American Christianities.” She has recently completed editing a substantial multiauthor volume titled Sensational Religion: Sensory Cultures in Material Practice, to be published by Yale University Press in 2014. A volume on American Religious Liberalism, coedited with Leigh Eric Schmidt, was published by Indiana University Press in 2012. Among earlier publications, Painting Religion in Public: John Singer Sargent’s “Triumph of Religion” at the Boston Public Library received the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the historical study of religion, and Spiritual Spectacles: Vision and Image in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Shakerism was awarded the Charles C. Eldredge Prize for outstanding scholarship in American art. Recent articles and book chapters include essays titled “Hearts and Stones: Material Transformation and the Stuff of American Christianities”; “Sensory Cultures: Material and Visual Religion Reconsidered” (coauthored with Shira Brisman); “Mirror Images: Framing the Self in Early New England Material Piety”; and “Taste Cultures and the Visual Practice of Liberal Protestantism, 1940–1965.” Professor Promey is a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a residential fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, two Ailsa Mellon Bruce Senior Fellowships (1993 and 2003) at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers. In 2001 she received the Regent’s Faculty Award for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity from the University System of Maryland, and in 2002 the Kirwan Faculty Research and Scholarship Prize, University of Maryland. She was codirector (with David Morgan, Duke University) of a multiyear interdisciplinary collaborative project, “The Visual Culture of American Religions,” funded by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Lilly Endowment Inc. A book of the same title, coedited by Professors Promey and Morgan, appeared in 2001 from University of California Press. In 2004 she was senior historian in residence for the Terra Summer Residency Program in Giverny, France. She serves on the editorial boards of Material Religion, Images: A Journal of Jewish Art and Visual Culture, and Winterthur Portfolio and on the Advisory Committee of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the American Antiquarian Society. She is editorial adviser to American Art. Professor Promey is a fellow of Berkeley College. B.A. Hiram College; M.Div. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Chicago. (United Church of Christ)

Eric D. Reymond Lector in Biblical Hebrew. Before joining YDS in 2010 to teach Hebrew, Mr. Reymond taught Aramaic and related languages and topics at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Author of two books—Innovations in Hebrew Poetry: Parallelism and the Poems of Sirach and New Idioms within Old: Poetry and Parallelism in the Non-Masoretic Poems of 11Q5 (=11QPsa)—and many articles, he researches the language and literary idiom of biblical and postbiblical Hebrew literature, especially that found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. He also is interested in the pedagogy of teaching ancient languages; his lessons on Aramaic grammar have been incorporated into BibleWorks software. Mr. Reymond is also a published poet whose poems have appeared in the New Orleans Review, the Portland Review, and New South, among other journals. B.A. Bennington College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Chicago. (Unitarian)

Melanie C. Ross Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies. Professor Ross joined the YDS faculty in the fall of 2012 after teaching at the University of Notre Dame, Saint John’s School of Theology, and Huntington University. Her research lies at the intersection of ecumenical liturgical theology, North American evangelism, and the worship practices of contemporary congregations. Her book “Evangelical vs. Liturgical? Defying a Dichotomy” is forthcoming from Eerdmans Press. She edited (with Simon Jones) The Serious Business of Worship: Essays in Honour of Bryan D. Spinks. Her articles have appeared in Liturgy, Scottish Journal of Theology, Pro Ecclesia, and Worship. Professor Ross is a member of the American Academy of Religion and the North American Academy of Liturgy. B.A. Messiah College; M.A.R. Yale University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame. (Evangelical Free Church)

Janet K. Ruffing Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership. Originally from California, Professor Ruffing, a Sister of Mercy, was professor of spirituality and spiritual direction at Fordham University from 1986 until her arrival at YDS in the spring of 2010. She has published six books, most recently a volume of the letters of Élisabeth Leseur, Lettres sur la souffrance: Correspondance avec soeur Marie Goby (1910–1914), and numerous articles on spiritual direction and supervision, mercy spirituality, female religious life and leadership, kataphatic mysticism, prayer, and other technical topics in spirituality. She has lectured or given workshops in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Thailand, Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Macau. She was a founding member of Spiritual Directors International and the Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality. She has also chaired the mysticism group in the AAR, is an associate editor for The Way, and serves on the editorial board for Presence. She has experience in teaching religion and English in secondary schools, and in the formation of spiritual directors, permanent deacons, and women religious. B.A. Russell College; M.A.S. University of San Francisco; C.T.S., S.T.L. Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley; Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union. (Roman Catholic)

Lamin Sanneh D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity, Professor of History, and Professor of International and Area Studies. Professor Sanneh is the author of several books and more than two hundred articles on religious and historical subjects. He is author of Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa and Faith and Power: Christianity and Islam in “Secular” Britain (with Lesslie Newbigin and Jenny Taylor). He has also written The Crown and the Turban: Muslims and West African Pluralism; Religion and the Variety of Culture: A Study in Origin and Practice; Piety and Power: Muslims and Christians in West Africa; Het Evangelie is Niet Los Verkrijgbaar; Whose Religion is Christianity?: The Gospel beyond the West; and Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2008), the inaugural volume in the Oxford Studies in World Christianity series, of which he is series editor; Translating the Message: The Missionary Impact on Culture (2nd edition, 2009); and Summoned from the Margin: Homecoming of an African (2012). He is coeditor of The Changing Face of Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2005) and editor of the collected essays of Richard Gray, Christianity, the Papacy, and Mission in Africa (2012). Professor Sanneh writes articles for scholarly journals including Church History: Studies on Christianity and Culture; Newsletter of the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (University of Leiden, The Netherlands); The Times Literary Supplement; and The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. He is editor of “The Oxford Handbook on African Christianity” (forthcoming) and is finishing the book “Beyond Jihad: Islam and Society in West Africa (The Pacifist Achievement)” (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He is honorary research professor in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He has been chair of Yale’s Council on African Studies. He is an editor-at-large of the ecumenical weekly The Christian Century and a contributing editor of the International Bulletin of Missionary Research, and he serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and encyclopedias. He has served as consultant to the Pew Charitable Trusts; was an official consultant at the 1998 Lambeth Conference in London; and was a founding member of the Council of 100 Leaders of the World Economic Forum. He was appointed by Pope John Paul II to the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences, and twice by Pope Benedict XVI to the Pontifical Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims. He was the recipient of the John W. Kluge Chair in the Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress. For his academic work, Professor Sanneh was made Commandeur de l’Ordre National du Lion, Senegal’s highest national honor, and he is also the recipient of an honorary D.D. from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and another from Liverpool Hope University, England. Professor Sanneh is a fellow of Trumbull College. M.A. University of Birmingham (England); Ph.D. University of London. (Roman Catholic)

Carolyn J. Sharp Professor of Hebrew Scriptures. Professor Sharp’s research explores aspects of the composition and theology of Hebrew Scripture texts. In recent articles, she has analyzed the figuring of Moab in Jeremiah 48 as reinscription of the Judean body and offered a feminist and postcolonial reading of Joshua 2–12 for the contemporary church. Professor Sharp’s first book, Prophecy and Ideology in Jeremiah (2003), treats literary-critical issues in Jeremiah as revelatory of a post-exilic power struggle over the prophet’s legacy. Irony and Meaning in the Hebrew Bible (2009) explores literary and hermeneutical issues regarding irony in biblical texts, and Old Testament Prophets for Today (2009) offers theological reflections on the prophets in terms accessible to readers with little or no biblical training. Wrestling the Word: The Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Believer (2010) addresses historical, literary, and ideological-critical issues in Hebrew Scripture studies for the seminary classroom. Her most recent book is Living Countertestimony: Conversations with Walter Brueggemann (2012). Current projects include a commentary on Joshua (Smyth & Helwys) and a commentary on Jeremiah 26–52 (Kohlhammer Verlag). Professor Sharp serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Biblical Literature and is on the steering committee of the Writing/Reading Jeremiah group of the Society of Biblical Literature. An Episcopal priest, she serves a parish in New Haven, Connecticut. B.A. Wesleyan University; M.A.R., Ph.D. Yale University. (Episcopal)

Frederick V. Simmons Assistant Professor of Ethics. Professor Simmons’s research and teaching examine the moral implications of Christian theological commitments and the relationships between philosophical and theological ethics. He is completing a book on the ethical and potential soteriological significance of ecology for contemporary Christians, and is coediting a volume on love and Christian ethics. He has taught at Amherst College, La Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, and La Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Ecuador. B.A. Carleton College; M.Div., M.A., Ph.D. Yale University. (United Methodist)

Bryan D. Spinks Bishop F. Percy Goddard Professor of Liturgical Studies and Pastoral Theology. Professor Spinks teaches courses on marriage liturgy; English Reformation worship traditions; the eucharistic prayer and theology, Christology, and liturgy of the Eastern churches; and contemporary worship. Research interests include East Syrian rites, Reformed rites, issues in theology and liturgy, and worship in a postmodern age. His most recent books are Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From the New Testament to the Council of Trent (2006); Reformation and Modern Rituals and Theologies of Baptism: From Luther to Contemporary Practices (2006); and Liturgy in the Age of Reason: Worship and Sacraments in England and Scotland, 1662–c. 1800 (2008). The Worship Mall: Liturgical Initiatives and Responses in a Postmodern Global World was published by SPCK (London 2010; New York 2011). He coedited, with Teresa Berger, The Spirit in Worship: Worship in the Spirit (2009). Other recent publications include “German Influence on Edwardian Liturgies,” in Sister Reformations/Schwesterreformationen, ed. Dorothea Wendebourg (Mohr Siebeck, 2010); “The Mystery of the Holy Leaven (Malka) in the East Syrian Tradition,” in Issues in Eucharistic Praying in East and West, ed. Maxwell E. Johnson (Liturgical Press, 2010); “Embodying a Reformed Liturgic in Today’s Ecumenical Convergence,” Supplement to the AR&LW Newsletter (Fall 2011); “The Sacraments,” in Companion to Reformation Theology, ed. David M. Whitford (T&T Clark, 2012); “Handing on Tradition: Some Themes and Images in the Maronite Baptismal Ordo,” in Portraits of Jesus, ed. Susan E. Myers (Mohr Siebeck, 2012); “Gregory Dix and Reformation Liturgy,” in Reformed and Catholic, ed. Roberta Bayer (Pickwick Publications, 2012); “Revisiting Egyptian Anaphoral Development,” in A Living Tradition, ed. David A. Pitt, Stefanos Alexopoulos, and Christian McConnell (Liturgical Press, 2012); “The Transition from ‘Excellent Liturgy’ to being ‘Too narrow for the religious life of the present generation’: The Book of Common Prayer in the Nineteenth Century,” in Comfortable Words, ed. Stephen Platten and Christopher Woods (SCM Press, 2012); and “The Elizabethan Primers: Symptoms of an Ambiguous Settlement or Devotional Weaning?,” in Worship and the Parish Church in Early Modern Britain, ed. Natalie Mears and Alec Ryrie (Ashgate, 2013). Professor Spinks is coeditor of the Scottish Journal of Theology, a former consultant to the Church of England Liturgical Commission, president emeritus of the Church Service Society of the Church of Scotland, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and of Churchill College, Cambridge. He is vice president and president-elect of the Society of Oriental Liturgy. He is a regular Sunday Presbyter in the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry. Professor Spinks is a fellow of Morse College. B.A. (Hons), Dip.Th. University of Durham; M.Th. University of London; B.D., D.D. University of Durham. (Church of England)

Chloë F. Starr Assistant Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology. Professor Starr taught previously at the University of Durham, where she was senior tutor of St. John’s College, and the University of Oxford, where she taught classical Chinese literature. Her work focuses on late Qing Christian texts and contemporary Chinese theology. She is currently editing and translating a reader in Chinese Christian theology and working on a volume on Chinese intellectual Christianity, a project supported in 2011–12 by a Luce Fellowship in Theology. Her courses explore a range of approaches to East Asian theology, including theological surveys, Chinese and Japanese Christian literatures, and Asian American theologies. Publications include Red-light Novels of the late Qing (2007); a coedited volume, The Quest for Gentility in China (2007); an edited volume, Reading Christian Scriptures in China (2008); and a coedited textbook, Documenting China: A Reader in Seminal Twentieth-Century Texts (2011). She recently guest-edited the Chinese Journal for the Study of Christian Culture (2012). B.A., M.A. University of Cambridge; D.Phil. University of Oxford.

Gregory E. Sterling The Reverend Henry L. Slack Dean of Yale Divinity School and Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament. Dean Sterling, a New Testament scholar with a specialty in Hellenistic Judaism, has concentrated his research on the writings of Philo of Alexandria, Josephus, and Luke-Acts, with a focus on the ways in which Second Temple Jews and early Christians interacted with one another and with the Greco-Roman world. He assumed the deanship in 2012 after more than two decades at the University of Notre Dame, where he served in several capacities at the College of Arts and Letters before becoming the first dean of the independent Graduate School. Dean Sterling is the author of several books—Coptic Paradigms: A Summary of Sahidic Coptic Morphology; Armenian Paradigms; and Historiography and Self-Definition: Josephos, Luke-Acts, and Apologetic Historiography—and more than sixty scholarly articles and essays. He is finishing a book titled “Defining the Present through the Past” (Eerdmans), which examines how indigenous authors defined their people’s identities through the past and is an extension of his earlier Historiography and Self-Definition. Dean Sterling is general editor for the Philo of Alexandria Commentary Series (E.J. Brill) and coeditor of the Studia Philonica Annual. He is the editor of the Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity Series (University of Notre Dame Press) and a member of the editorial board of Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft. He has also edited or coedited three books. A Churches of Christ minister, Dean Sterling has held numerous leadership positions in the Society of Biblical Literature, the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, and the Catholic Biblical Association. B.A. Houston Baptist University; M.A. Pepperdine University; M.A. University of California (Davis); Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union. (Churches of Christ)

Harry S. Stout Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Christianity. Professor Stout is the author of several books including Upon the Altar of the Nation: A Moral History of the Civil War, a finalist for the Lincoln Prize and winner of Christianity Today’s Best History Book of 2007, the Philip Schaff Prize for best book on the history of Christianity 2006–7, and the New England Historical Association Best Book Award 2007; The New England Soul, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for history; The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism, which received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for biography as well as the Critic’s Award for History in 1991; Dictionary of Christianity in America (of which he was coeditor), which received the Book of the Year Award from Christianity Today in 1990; A Religious History of America (coauthor with Nathan Hatch); and Readings in American Religious History (coedited with Jon Butler). With Kenneth Minkema he coedited Jonathan Edwards at 300: Essays on the Tercentenary of His Birth. He most recently contributed to and coedited Religion in the American Civil War and is currently coediting Religion in American Life, a seventeen-volume study of the impact of religion on American history for adolescent readers and public schools (with Jon Butler). He is general editor of both The Works of Jonathan Edwards and the “Religion in America” series for Oxford University Press. He has written articles for the Journal of Social History, Journal of American Studies, Journal of American History, Theological Education, Computers and the Humanities, and Christian Scholar’s Review. He is a contributor to the Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching, Biographical Dictionary of Christian Missions, and the Reader’s Encyclopedia of the American West. In 2003 Professor Stout was awarded the Robert Cherry Award for Great Teaching. In 2011–12 Professor Stout held the Rogers Distinguished Senior Fellowship at the Huntington Library. He currently serves as general editor and director of the Jonathan Edwards Center and is working with Tony Blair in the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, an organization designed to promote interfaith dialogue around the world. Professor Stout is a fellow of Berkeley College. B.A. Calvin College; M.A., Ph.D. Kent State University. (Presbyterian)

Frederick J. Streets Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Pastoral Theology. Professor Streets served from 1992 to 2007 as the Yale University chaplain and senior pastor of the Church of Christ in Yale, where he established a model of multifaith campus ministry. In honor of Yale’s tercentennial, Yale University Press published his Preaching in the New Millennium (2005). A licensed clinical social worker, Professor Streets is the former Carl and Dorothy Bennett Professor in Pastoral Counseling at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, in New York City. As senior pastor of the Mount Aery Baptist Church in Bridgeport, Connecticut, from 1975 to 1992, he led the congregation in significant growth, building a new church edifice and developing many social outreach programs and ministries. He is currently senior pastor of the historic Dixwell Avenue Congregational Church in New Haven, Connecticut. He is a member of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, through which he assists in the training of mental health professionals across disciplines, religions, and cultures in providing mental health services to those throughout the world who have been traumatized by war and natural disasters. In 2008 Professor Streets was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, where he taught in the Department of Practical Theology and explored the intersection of religious, social welfare, and medical institutional outreach services to those affected by, and infected with, HIV and AIDS. He returned to South Africa as a Fulbright specialist in 2010 and 2012 to assess the transition of the University of the Free State in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in becoming a multicultural and ethnic institution since the fall of apartheid. His larger involvements include membership on the board of the Fund for Theological Education. He was a 2009–10 fellow of the Connecticut Health Foundation. A native of Chicago, he has published numerous articles and book chapters, and he is the recipient of many awards as well as an honorary D.D. degree from Ottawa (Kansas) University. B.A. Ottawa (Kansas) University; M.Div. Yale University; M.S.W., D.S.W. Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. (American Baptist/Progressive National Baptist/UCC)

Paul F. Stuehrenberg Divinity Librarian and Associate Professor (Adjunct) of Theological Literature. Professor Stuehrenberg’s areas of academic interest include the history of the interpretation of the Bible; theological bibliography, especially the documentation of world Christianity; and the role of the library in theological education. His articles have been published in Novum Testamentum, Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of Religious and Theological Information, Elenchus Bibliographicus Biblicus, Theological Education, Theological Librarianship, Journal of Pacific History, and Anchor Bible Dictionary. He is active in the American Theological Library Association and the Society of Biblical Literature. He is a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College. B.A. Concordia Senior College; M.Div. Concordia Seminary; S.T.M. Christ Seminary; M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota. (Lutheran)

Kathryn E. Tanner Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology. Professor Tanner joined the Yale Divinity School faculty in 2010 after teaching at the University of Chicago Divinity School for sixteen years and in Yale’s Department of Religious Studies for ten. Her research relates the history of Christian thought to contemporary issues of theological concern using social, cultural, and feminist theory. She is the author of God and Creation in Christian Theology: Tyranny or Empowerment? (Blackwell, 1988); The Politics of God: Christian Theologies and Social Justice (Fortress, 1992); Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology (Fortress, 1997); Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology (Fortress, 2001); Economy of Grace (Fortress, 2005); Christ the Key (Cambridge, 2010); and scores of scholarly articles and chapters in books that include The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology, which she edited with John Webster and Iain Torrance. She has served on the editorial boards of Modern Theology, International Journal of Systematic Theology, and Scottish Journal of Theology, and is a former coeditor of the Journal of Religion. Active in many professional societies, Professor Tanner is a past president of the American Theological Society, the oldest theological society in the United States. She is a member of the Theology Committee that advises the Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops. In the academic year 2010–11, she had a Luce Fellowship to research financial markets and the critical perspectives that Christian theology can bring to bear on them. In 2015–16, she will deliver the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Yale University. (Episcopal)

Leonora Tubbs Tisdale Clement-Muehl Professor of Homiletics. Professor Tisdale teaches the theory and practice of preaching, with research interests in prophetic preaching, congregational studies and preaching, and women’s ways of preaching. She is the author or editor of nine books, including Prophetic Preaching: A Pastoral Approach; Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art; and Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice (coedited with Thomas G. Long). Her other works include Making Room at the Table: An Invitation to Multicultural Worship (coedited with Brian K. Blount); The History of the Riverside Church in the City of New York (for which she wrote the chapter on the Riverside Church preachers); and three volumes of The Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual. Her most recent volume, forthcoming from Abingdon Press and coauthored with Yale colleague Thomas Troeger, is A Sermon Workbook: Exercises in the Art and Craft of Preaching. It is based on the innovative way the two authors co-teach the introductory preaching course at YDS. A former president of the Academy of Homiletics, Professor Tisdale has served on the faculties of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (now Union Presbyterian Seminary) and Princeton Theological Seminary, and as adjunct faculty at Union Theological Seminary in New York. She also served on the pastoral staff of Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City, where she provided theological oversight for the Center for Christian Studies, an innovative lay theological academy offering courses for more than 2,000 people in the greater New York area. B.A. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; D.Min. Union Theological Seminary in Virginia; Ph.D. Princeton Theological Seminary. (Presbyterian Church USA)

Linn Marie Tonstad Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology. Professor Tonstad joined the Yale Divinity School faculty in 2012 after teaching for a year at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, where she also served as a member of the faculty of the Graduate Program in Religious Studies. From 2009 to 2011, she was a Lilly Fellow in theology at Valparaiso University. Her teaching interests include systematic theology, feminist and queer theology, philosophy of religion, and theological method. Professor Tonstad has made contributions to various journals, including Modern Theology, Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie, and Conversations in Religion and Theology. She is currently completing her first book, provisionally titled “God and Difference: Experimental Trinitarian Theology.” She is a member of the American Academy of Religion. B.A. La Sierra University; M.A.R., Ph.D. Yale University.

Thomas H. Troeger J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication. Professor Troeger has written twenty books in the fields of preaching, poetry, hymnody, and worship, is a frequent contributor to journals dedicated to these topics, and is a monthly columnist for Lectionary Homiletics. His most recent books include Sermon Sparks: 122 Ideas to Ignite Your Preaching; Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music and Poetry; God, You Made All Things for Singing: Hymn Texts, Anthems, and Poems for a New Millennium; So That All Might Know: Preaching That Engages the Whole Congregation (with H. Edward Everding, Jr.); Preaching While the Church Is Under Reconstruction; and Above the Moon Earth Rises: Hymn Texts, Anthems, and Poems for a New Creation. He is also a flutist and a poet whose work appears in the hymnals of most denominations and is frequently set as choral anthems. For three years Professor Troeger hosted the Season of Worship broadcast for Cokesbury, and he has led conferences and lectureships in worship and preaching throughout North America, as well as in Denmark, Holland, Australia, Japan, and Africa. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1970 and in the Episcopal Church in 1999, he is dually aligned with both traditions. He has served as national chaplain to the American Guild of Organists and is a former president of the Academy of Homiletics (the North American guild of scholars in homiletics) and past president of Societas Homiletica (the international guild of scholars in homiletics). He was awarded an honorary D.D. degree from Virginia Theological Seminary. Professor Troeger is a fellow of Silliman College. B.A. Yale University; B.D. Colgate Rochester Divinity School; S.T.D. Dickinson College. (Presbyterian and Episcopal)

Mary Evelyn Tucker Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar in Religion and Ecology. Ms. Tucker is cofounder and codirector (with John Grim) of the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale. Together they organized a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions. They are series editors for the ten volumes from the conferences distributed by Harvard University Press. They are also editors for a twenty-volume series on ecology and justice from Orbis Press. Forthcoming by Ms. Tucker and Mr. Grim is Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2013).Ms. Tucker is the author of Worldly Wonder: Religions Enter Their Ecological Phase (2004); Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism (1989); and The Philosophy of Qi (2007). She coedited Worldviews and Ecology; Buddhism and Ecology; Confucianism and Ecology; Hinduism and Ecology; and When Worlds Converge. With Tu Weiming she edited the two-volume Confucian Spirituality. She also coedited a Daedalus volume titled Religion and Ecology: Can the Climate Change? She edited Thomas Berry’s Evening Thoughts: Reflecting on Earth as Sacred Community; Sacred Universe; and The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth. In 2011 she published Journey of the Universe with Brian Thomas Swimme. Together they also brought out a film and an educational DVD series with the same title. She received a doctorate in East Asian religions with a concentration in Confucianism in China and Japan. She is a research associate at the Reischauer Institute at Harvard. From 1993 to 1996 she held a National Endowment for the Humanities Chair. Since 1987 she has been a member of the Interfaith Partnership for the Environment at the United Nations Environment Programme. She served on the International Earth Charter Drafting Committee from 1997 to 2000 and is now a member of the Earth Charter International Council. B.A. Trinity College; M.A. SUNY Fredonia; M.A. Fordham University; Ph.D. Columbia University.

Denys Turner Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology. Professor Turner has taught on a wide range of subjects including contemporary philosophy of religion, metaphysics, ethics, political and social theory, medieval philosophy and theology, and the history of medieval mysticism. His area of concentration is the study of the traditions of Western Christian mysticism, with special emphasis on doctrines of religious language and of selfhood and on the links between the classical traditions of spirituality and mysticism and the social and political commitments of Christianity. He has written numerous books and articles on these subjects, most recently Thomas Aquinas: A Portrait; Julian of Norwich, Theologian; Faith, Reason and the Existence of God; Faith Seeking; The Darkness of God: Negativity in Christian Mysticism; and Eros and Allegory: Medieval Exegesis of the Song of Songs. He is editing (with Philip McCosker) the Cambridge Companion to the Summa Theologiae of Thomas Aquinas; and, in the longer term, is working on a monograph drawing together issues in Christian spirituality with the political commitments of Christians. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee and as chair of the Catholic Institute for International Relations; is a member of both the Committee for the World of Work and the Laity Commission of the Roman Catholic Conference of Bishops of England and Wales; and was a member of the Anglican Roman Catholic Commission for England. Prior to his appointment at Yale, Professor Turner served as the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge. He holds an honorary D.Litt. degree from University College Dublin. He is a fellow of Jonathan Edwards College. B.A., M.A. University College Dublin; D.Phil. University of Oxford. (Roman Catholic)

Miroslav Volf Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology. Professor Volf is the founding director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His books include Allah: A Christian Response (2011); A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good (2011); Captive to the Word of God (2010); Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), which was the Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award and named by Christianity Today as one of one hundred most influential religious books of the twentieth century; and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award. A member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Professor Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues and was a member of the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum. A native of Croatia, he lectures in Europe, Asia, and across North America. Professor Volf is a fellow of Berkeley College. B.A. Evandjeoski teološki fakultet, Zagreb; M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena; Dr.Theol., Dr.Theol.Habil. University of Tübingen. (Episcopal)

Tisa J. Wenger Assistant Professor of American Religious History. Professor Wenger’s research and teaching interests include the history of Christianity in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States (especially the American West), the politics of religious freedom, and the intersections of race and religion in American history. Before joining the YDS faculty, she taught at Arizona State University and was a Bill and Rita Clements Research Fellow at Southern Methodist University’s Clements Center for Southwest Studies. Her book We Have a Religion: The 1920s Pueblo Indian Dance Controversy and American Religious Freedom (2009) argues that dominant ideologies of religious freedom have been an ambivalent tool for Native Americans struggling to protect indigenous traditions and sacred lands. While sometimes successful as a strategy of self-defense, these appeals have nonetheless imposed assumptions about religion that reshape the traditions they seek to protect. Professor Wenger is now writing a history of religious freedom in American culture, tracing the multiple and shifting meanings of this concept throughout U.S. history. Her publications include articles in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, History of Religions, Journal of the Southwest, and Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, along with chapters in several edited volumes. Professor Wenger was recently awarded a Lilly Foundation Research Grant from the Association of Theological Schools. She currently serves on the Council of the American Society of Church History; cochairs the American Academy of Religion’s Law, Religion, and Culture Group; and is an active member of the American Studies Association, the Western History Association, and the Organization of American Historians. She is a fellow of Berkeley College and holds a secondary appointment in American Studies. B.A. Eastern Mennonite University; M.A. Claremont Graduate University; M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University.

Robert R. Wilson Hoober Professor of Religious Studies and Professor of Old Testament. Professor Wilson is a former chair of Yale’s Department of Religious Studies. His areas of academic interest include Israelite prophecy, the Deuteronomistic history, and ancient Israelite religion in its social and cultural context. His books include Genealogy and History in the Biblical World; Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel (which has been translated into Korean and Portuguese); Sociological Approaches to the Old Testament (which has been translated into Japanese); and Canon, Theology, and Old Testament Interpretation (edited with Gene M. Tucker and David L. Petersen). His scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Biblical Literature, among others, and he has been a contributor to the Encyclopedia of Religion, the HarperCollins Study Bible, and the Anchor Bible Dictionary. He has been actively involved in the Society of Biblical Literature, serving as chair of the Social Roles of Prophecy in Israel Group, and as the Old Testament editor of the Society of Biblical Literature dissertation series. Professor Wilson is a fellow of Morse College. A.B. Transylvania University; B.D., M.A., Ph.D. Yale University. (Disciples of Christ)

Christian Wiman Senior Lecturer in Religion and Literature. Mr. Wiman is the author, editor, or translator of eight books including, most recently, My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013). His most recent book of poems, Every Riven Thing (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010), won the 2011 Ambassador Book Award for poetry and was listed as one of the eleven best poetry books of 2010 by The New Yorker. Mr. Wiman has been a Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford and a visiting assistant professor of English at Northwestern, and for three years he served as a visiting scholar at Lynchburg College in Virginia. From 2003 until 2013 he was the editor of Poetry magazine, the premiere magazine for poetry in the English-speaking world. During that time the magazine’s circulation tripled, and it garnered two National Magazine Awards from the American Society of Magazine Editors. For the magazine’s centennial year, Mr. Wiman edited, with Don Share, The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of Poetry Magazine (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Mr. Wiman has written for The New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, and numerous other publications. He is a former Guggenheim Fellow and holds an honorary doctorate of humane letters from North Central College. His particular interests include modern poetry, the language of faith, “accidental” theology (that is, theology conducted by unexpected means), and what it means to be a Christian intellectual in a secular culture. B.A. Washington and Lee University

Almeda M. Wright Assistant Professor of Religious Education. Professor Wright’s research focuses on African American religion, adolescent spiritual development, and the intersections of religion and public life. Prior to her arrival at Yale, she served for four years as assistant professor of religion and youth ministry at Pfeiffer University and, before that, from 2004 to 2009, was an adjunct faculty member and teaching assistant at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. At Candler, she also served as program director of the Wisdom of Youth Project for one year and in various positions over four years with the Youth Theological Initiative. She has served as a consultant to the Women’s Theological Center in Boston and has taught at several schools in the Greater Boston area, including Shady Hill School, the Young Achievers Science and Math Academy, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Open School. Professor Wright’s publications include a book she coedited with Mary Elizabeth Moore, Children, Youth, and Spirituality in a Troubling World, and an issue of Practical Matters Journal that she edited. She has given presentations at a number of conferences, including the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, and delivered the keynote address at the Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity conference in Washington, D.C., in May 2012. Professor Wright is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches and has been on the ministerial staff of several churches, including Union Baptist Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Victory for the World United Church of Christ in Stone Mountain, Georgia. B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.A.T. Simmons College; M.Div. Harvard University; Ph.D. Emory University. (American Baptist)

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