Scholar Database

Below is a categorized list of women scholars from across the Divinity disciplines spanning the 19th-21st centuries. This list is not exhaustive but includes over 500 women who have published full-length books or book chapters within one of these areas (though some have published in more than one area). Given the interdisciplinary nature of many of these women’s work, the categorizations are not fixed, but will hopefully serve as a starting point for those wanting to learn from these scholars and integrate women’s scholarship into their course readings. The academic level of the intended audience also varies based upon each author’s purpose.

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Further, a new website has recently launched that is an amazing resource for finding women in Christian theology. It is also a work in process but very searchable and we would highly recommend you take a look at it here.

Biblical Studies

Loveday Alexander  (Emeritus Professor, The University of Sheffield)

Adesola Akala (Biblical and Theological Scholar, St John’s College, Durham University)

Cheryl B. Anderson  (Professor of Old Testament, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary)

Melissa Archer (Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, SouthEastern University)

Libby Backfish (Associate Professor – School of Theology and Leadership, William Jessup University)

Joyce G. Baldwin †

Margaret Barker

Penelope Barter  (Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Biblical Hebrew, Tilburg University)

Leslie A. Baynes  (Associate Professor in Religious Studies, Missouri State University)

Lissa Wray Beal  (Professor of Old Testament, Wycliffe College)

Holly Beers  (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Westmont College)

Adele Berlin  (Emeritus Robert H. Smith Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Maryland)

Helen Bond  (Professor in Christian Origins; Head of the School of Divinity, The University of Edinburgh)

Nancy R. Bowen  (Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Earlham School of Religion)

Miryam T. Brand  (Associate Fellow, W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research)

Valerie Bridgeman  (Associate Professor of Homiletics and Hebrew Bible, Methodist Theological School in Ohio)

Jeannine Brown (Professor of New Testament, Bethel University)

Denise Kimber Buell (Cluett Professor of Religion, Williams College)

Mette Bundvad (Post-Doc, University of Copenhagen)

Gay L. Byron (Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Howard University)

Rosemary Canavan (Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies, Catholic Theological College, University of Divinity)

Jin Young Choi (Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School)

L. Juliana M. Claassens  (Professor of Old Testament, Stellenbosch University)

Lynn Cohick  (Professor of New Testament, Northern Seminary)

Adela Yarbro Collins  (Buckingham Professor Emerita of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School)

Mary Coloe (Professor of New Testament, Yarra Theological Union, University of Divinity)

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder  (Associate Professor of New Testament and Culture, Chicago Theological Seminary)

Hélène Dallaire  (Earl S. Kalland Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Denver Seminary)

Ellen Davis  (Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, Duke Divinity School)

Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford  (Professor Emerita, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University)

Kindalee Pfremmer De Long  (Professor of Religion, Seaver College, Pepperdine University)

Kristin De Troyer  (Professor of Biblical Studies and Ecclesiastical History, University of Salzburg)

Katherine J. Dell  (Professor of Old Testament Literature and Theology, St Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge)

Carol Dempsey  (Professor of Biblical Studies, University of Portland)

Joanna Dewey  (Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies, Episcopal Divinity School Massachusetts)

Havilah Dharamraj  (Head of the Department of Biblical Studies, South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies)

Michal Beth Dinkler  (Associate Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School)

Mary Douglas

Susan Eastman  (Associate Research Professor Emerita of New Testament, Duke Divinity School)

Ruth B. Edwards  (Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen)

Pamela Eisenbaum  (Professor of Biblical Studies and Christian Origins, Iliff School of Theology)

Rebekah Eklund  (Associate Professor of Theology, Loyola University)

Mary J. Evans (Visiting Lecturer in Old Testament, Ethiopian Graduate School of Theology)

Danna Nolan Fewell  (John Fletcher Hurst Professor of Hebrew Bible, Drew University)

LeAnn Snow Flesher  (Professor of Biblical Interpretation, American Baptist Seminary of the West)

Michelle Fletcher  (Research Fellow, Visual Commentary on Scripture, King’s College London)

Paula Fredriksen  (William Goodwin Aurelio Chair Emerita of the Appreciation of Scripture, Boston University)

Deirdra Fulton  (Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Baylor University)

Wil Gafney  (Right Rev. Sam B. Hulsey Professor of Hebrew Bible, Brite Divinity School)

Susan R. Garrett  (Professor of New Testament, Louisville Seminary)

Beverly Roberts Gaventa  (Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Baylor University)

Sandra L. Glahn  (Professor of Media Arts and Worship, Dallas Theological Seminary)

Deirdre Good

Paula Gooder

Athena Evelyn O. Gorospe  (Professor of Biblical Studies, Asian Theological Seminary)

Louise Gosbell  (Principal and Lecturer in New Testament at Mary Andrews College)

Jacqueline Grey  (Professor of Biblical Studies, Alphacrucis University College)

A. Katherine Grieb  (Meade Professor of Biblical Interpretation and New Testament, Virginia Theological Seminary)

Jennie Grillo  (Tisch Family Associate Professor, Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame)

Judith Gundry  (Research Scholar and Associate Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School)

Jo Ann Hackett  (Professor Emerita of Middle Eastern Studies and Religious Studies, University of Texas at Austin)

Jeanette Hagen Pifer (Assistant Professor of New Testament, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University)

Esther J. Hamori  (Professor of Hebrew Bible, Union Theological Seminary)

Sarah Harris  (Lecturer in New Testament, Carey Baptist College)

Susan Ashbrook Harvey  (Willard Prescott and Annie McClelland Smith Professor of History and Religion, Brown University)

Christine Hayes  (Sterling Professor of Religious Studies in Classical Judaica, Yale University)

Elizabeth R. Hayes  (Affiliate Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Jane Heath  (Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion, Durham University)

Erin Heim  (Tutor in Biblical Studies, Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford)

Charlotte Hempel  (Professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism, University of Birmingham)

Gina Hens-Piazza  (Professor of Old Testament Studies, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University)

Jill Hicks-Keeton  (Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Oklahoma)

Mary Katherine Hom

Morna Hooker (Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge)

Denise Dombkowski Hopkins  (Woodrow W. and Mildred B. Miller Professor of Biblical Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary)

Alberdina Houtman  (Professor of Jewish Studies, Protestant Theological University, The Netherlands)

Melanie Howard  (Associate Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies, Fresno Pacific University)

JoAnna M. Hoyt  (Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics, Dallas International University)

Lynn R. Huber  (Maude Sharpe Powell Professor of Religious Studies, Elon University)

Edith Humphrey  (William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Carmen Imes  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Prairie College)

Mignon Jacobs  (Associate Provost; Professor of Old Testament, Virginia Union University)

Elaine T. James  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Sara Japhet (Yehezkei Kaufmann Professor Emerita of Biblical Studies, Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Ann Jervis  (Professor Emeritus, New Testament, Wycliffe College)

Karen Jobes  (Professor of New Testament Greek and Greek Exegesis Emerita, Wheaton College)

Kelly Johnson  (Associate Professor, Religious Studies, University of Dayton)

Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre  (Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity, Drew University Theological School)

Jutta Jokiranta  (Professor of Hebrew Bible and Cognate Studies, University of Helsinki)

Alison Joseph  (Adjunct Assistant Professor of Bible and its Interpretation, Jewish Theological Seminary of America)

Nyasha Junior  (Associate Professor, Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto)

Brigitte Kahl (Professor of New Testament, Union Theological Seminary)

Carol Kaminski  (Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Karen R. Keen

Sylvia Keesmaat (Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity College, Toronto School of Theology)

Meira Kensky (Joseph E. McCabe Associate Professor of Religion, Coe College)

Lyn Kidson  (Lecturer in New Testament, Alphacrucis University College)

Karen L. King  (Hollis Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School)

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge  (Professor of New Testament, Seminary of the Southwest)

Melody Knowles  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Virginia Theological Seminary)

Sara M. Koenig  (Professor of Biblical Studies, Seattle Pacific University)

Maia Kotrosits  (Research Associate, University of Waterloo Institute for Hellenistic Studies)

Judith Kovacs  (Associate Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, University of Virginia)

Mariam J. Kovalishyn  (Associate Professor of New Testament Studies, Regent College)

Deborah Krause  (Professor of New Testament, Eden Theological Seminary)

Catherine Clark Kroeger †

Barbara Leung Lai  (Research Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale Seminary, Ontario)

Hetty Lallemann

Jacqueline E. Lapsley  (Professor of Old Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Lydia Lee 李思琪 (Associate Professor, Department of History, Fudan University, Shanghai)

Amy-Jill Levine  (Mary Jane Werthan University Professor of Jewish Studies and University Professor of New Testament Studies, Emerita, Vanderbilt Divinity School)

Agnes Smith Lewis †

Liv Ingeborg Lied  (Professor of the Study of Religion, MF Norweigan School of Theology, Religion and Society)

Judith Lieu  (Lady Margaret’s Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge)

Vanessa Lovelace  (Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary)

AnneMarie Luijendijk  (William H. Danforth Professor of Religion, Princeton University)

Kara J. Lyons-Pardue  (Professor of New Testament, Point Loma Nazarene University)

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon  (Professor Emerita, Virginia Tech)

Carleen R. Mandolfo  (Assistant Professor, Colby College)

Hilary Marlow  (Graduate Tutor, Girton College, University of Cambridge)

Shelly Matthews  (Professor of New Testament, Brite Divinity School)

Dora Rudo Mbuwayesango  (George E. and Iris Battle Professor of Old Testament and Languages, Hood Theological Seminary)

Catherine McDowell  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Annette Merz  (Professor of New Testament, Protestant Theological University, Groningen)

Carol L. Meyers  (Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, Duke University)

Cynthia Miller-Naudé (Senior Professor in Hebrew, University of the Free State)

Margaret M. Mitchell  (Shailer Mathews Distinguished Service Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago Divinity School)

Candida Moss  (Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham)

Hindy Najman  (Oriel & Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Oriel College, University of Oxford)

Laura S. Nasrallah  (Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism and Interpretation, Yale Divinity School)

Madhavi Nevader  (Lecturer in Old Testament / Hebrew Bible, University of St. Andrews)

Carol A. Newsom  (Charles Howard Candler Professor Emerita of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology)

Wendy North

Irene Nowell  (Retired Adjunct Professor of Theology, Saint John’s School of Theology and Seminary)

Ann Nyland

Julia M. O’Brien  (Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary)

Kathleen O’Connor  (William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emerita of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary)

Gail O’Day

Janette H. Ok  (Associate Professor of New Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Sharon Pace  (Professor, Judaism and Christianity in Antiquity, Marquette University)

Carmen Palmer (Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Stetson University)

M. Sydney Park  (Associate Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School)

Julie Faith Parker  (Professor of Biblical Studies, General Theological Seminary)

Amy Peeler  (Associate Professor of New Testament, Wheaton College)

Lucy Peppiatt  (Principal; Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Centre)

Pheme Perkins  (Joseph Professor of Catholic Spirituality, Boston College)

Donna Petter  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Madison Pierce  (Associate Professor of New Testament, Western Theological Seminary)

Susan M. Pigott  (Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Logsdon Seminary)

Anathea Portier-Young  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Duke Divinity School)

Caryn Reeder  (Professor of New Testament, Westmont College)

Ruth Anne Reese  (Professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary)

Adèle Reinhartz (Professor, Classics and Religious Studies, University of Ottawa)

Sandra L. Richter  (The Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies, Westmont College)

Susan Rieske (Assistant Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute)

Ali Robinson  (Lecturer in New Testament, United Theological College, Charles Sturt University)

Clare K. Rothschild  (Professor of Scripture Studies, Lewis University)

Kimberly D. Russaw  (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary)

Katharine Doob Sakenfeld  (Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Andrea D. Saner (Associate Professor, Eastern Mennonite University)

Tammi J. Schneider (Danforth Professor of Religion, Claremont Graduate University)

Love L. Sechrest  (Associate Provost of Program Development and Innovation; Professor of Theology, Mount St. Mary’s University)

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott  (Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Baylor University)

Katherine A. Shaner  (Associate Professor of New Testament, Wake Forest University)

Carolyn J. Sharp  (Professor of Homiletics, Yale Divinity School)

Beth M. Sheppard

Elizabeth Evans Shively  (Senior Lecturer, St Andrews University)

Mitzi J. Smith  (J. Davison Philips Professor of New Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary)

Shanell T. Smith

Shively T. J. Smith  (Assistant Professor of New Testament, Boston University)

Aída Besançon Spencer  (Senior Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Francesca Stavrakopoulou  (Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Religion, University of Exeter)

Beth Stovell  (Professor of Old Testament, Ambrose University)

Jennifer Strawbridge  (Associate Professor in New Testament Studies, University of Oxford)

Laura C. Sweat Holmes  (Professor of New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary)

Kristin Swenson

Elsa Tamez

Marion Taylor  (Professor of Old Testament, Wycliffe College)

Myrto Theocharous  (Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Greek Bible College)

Liz Theoharis (Director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice, Union Theological Seminary)

Marianne Meye Thompson  (George Eldon Ladd Senior Professor of New Testament Interpretation, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer  (Professor in Old Testament Exegesis, Örebro School of Theology, Sweden)

Nicole Tilford

Phyllis Trible

Patricia K. Tull  (A. B. Rhodes Professor Emerita of Old Testament, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary)

Johanna Van Wijk-Bos  (Professor of Old Testament Emerita, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary)

Ellen van Wolde  (Professor Emeritus of Textual, Historical and Systematic studies of Judaism and Christianity, Radboud Universiteit)

Jacqueline Vayntrub  (Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Yale Divinity School)

Meredith Warren  (Senior Lecturer in Biblical and Religious Studies, University of Sheffield)

Renita J. Weems

Heather E. Weir (Instructor, Toronto School of Theology, Wycliffe College)

Jo Bailey Wells

Susan Wendel (Associate Professor of New Testament, Horizon College and Seminary)

Cynthia Long Westfall (Associate Professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College)

Brittany Wilson (Associate Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School)

Carla Works (Associate Professor in New Testament, Wesley Theological Seminary)

Alice Yafeh-Deigh (Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Azusa Pacific University)

Gale A. Yee (Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies Emerita, Episcopal Divinity School)

Linda L. Belleville (Adjunct Professor of New Testament, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary)

Julianne Burnett (Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Asbury University)

Aubrey Buster (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Wheaton College)

Kelly D. Dagley (Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Hope International University)

Maturu Milly Erema (Lecturer of Old Testament and Biblical Languages, Uganda Christian University)

Ingrid Spellnes Faro (Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Scandinavian School of Theology)

Jill Firth (Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament, Ridley College)

Denise Flanders (Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Taylor University)

Jen Gilbertson (Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Tyndale University)

Emmylou Grosser (Research Fellow, University of the Free State)

Jeannine Hanger (Assistant Professor, Biola University)

Dana M. Harris (Professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

Alison K. Hawanchak (Assistant Professor of Old Testament, South Nazarene University)

Rebecca Idestrom (Professor of Old Testament, Tyndale University)

Jennifer Matheny (Associate Professor of Christian Scriptures, George W. Truett Theological Seminary)

Lyn Nixon (Adjunct Faculty, Bethel University)

Meredith Faubel Nyberg (Adjunct Faculty, Bethel University, University of Northwestern, North Park Seminary)

Cyndi Parker

Helen Paynter (Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Violence, Bristol Baptist College)

Sylvia Raquel (Professor of Biblical Studies, Trinity International University)

Megan C. Roberts (Professor of Old Testament, Prairie College)

Jillian Ross (Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Liberty University)

Chakrita Saulina (Assistant Professor of New Testament, Seattle Pacific University)

Chloe Sun (Professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Robin Thompson (Instructor of New Testament and Greek, Grand Canyon University)

Rahel Wells (Professor of Biblical Studies, Andrews University)

Karen Strand Winslow (Professor Emerita, Azusa Pacific University)

May Young (Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Taylor University)

Monica Melanchthon (Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, Melbourne)

Emily Colgan (Manukura (Principal), St John’s Theological College/Hoani Tapu te Kaikauwhau i te Rongopai, Auckland)

Sandra Hack Polaski (Assistant Professor of New Testament, Baptist Theological Seminary, Richmond)

Indigenous Theology

Te Aroha Rountree (Senior Lecturer in Māori/Moana Studies, Trinity Methodist Theological College, Auckland)

Anne Pattel-Gray (Professor of Indigenous Studies, Head of the School of Indigenous Studies, University of Divinity)

Religious Studies/Sociology of Religion

Karen Armstrong

Kristin Aune  (Professor of Sociology of Religion, Coventry University)

Eileen Barker (Professor Emeritus of Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion, London School of Economics and Political Science)

Jung Choi (Associate Dean for Global and Intercultural Formation, Duke Divinity School)

Grace Davie  (Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of Exeter)

Penny Edgell (Professor, Sociology Department, University of Minnesota)

Sally Gallagher (Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University)

Jacqueline Hidalgo (Professor of Latina/o/x Studies and Religion, Williams College)

Nicole C. Kirk (Associate Professor, Rev. Dr. J. Frank and Alice Schulman Chair of Unitarian Universalist History, Meadville Lombard Theological School)

Bernice Martin

Sarah-Jane Page (Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Policy, Aston University)

Elaine Pagels (Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion, Princeton University)

Kimberley C. Patton (Professor of the Comparative and Historical Study of Religion, Harvard Divinity School)

Judith Plaskow (Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, Manhattan College)

Laurel Schneider (Professor of Religious Studies, Religion and Culture, Vanderbilt University)

Randi Rashkover (Nathan and Sofia Gumenick Chair of Judaic Studies, William & Mary)

Sonya Sharma (Lecturer in Sociology, University College London)

Bridget Gilfillan Upton

Linda Woodhead (F.D. Maurice Professor in Moral and Social Theology)

Meredith Lake (Honorary Associate of the Department of History, Sydney University)

Ann Gillian Chu (Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University)

Christian Theology

Nancy E. Bedford (Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary)

Maria Clara Bingemer (Professor of Theology, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro)

Rita Nakashima Brock (Senior Vice President and Director of the Shay Moral Injury Center at Volunteers of America)

Marcia Bunge (Professor and Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies in Religion, Gustavus Adolphus College)

Natalie Carnes (Associate Professor of Theology, Baylor University)

Ellen Charry (Margaret W. Harmon Professor of Systematic Theology Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Sarah Coakley (Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity Emerita, University of Cambridge)

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier (Academic Dean, Esperanza College)

Celia Deane-Drummond (Senior Research Fellow in Theology, University of Oxford)

Ruth Padilla DeBorst (Richard C. Oudersluys Associate Professor of World Christianity, Western Theological Seminary)

Megan DeFranza

Mary Ann Fatula

Elaine Graham (Emeritus Professor, University of Chester)

Georgia Harkness †

Carter Heyward

Amy Brown Hughes (Associate Professor of Theology, Gordon College)

Anne Hunt

Ada María Isasi-Díaz †

Beth Felker Jones (Professor of Theology, Northern Seminary)

Karen Kilby (Bede Professor of Catholic Theology, Durham University)

Charlotte Von Kirschbaum †

Han-luen Kantzer Komline (Professor of Church History and Theology, Western Theological Seminary)

Catherine Mowry LaCugna

Diana Lipton (Teaching Fellow, Department of Biblical Studies, Tel Aviv University)

Sara Maitland

Loida I. Martell-Otero (Dean and Professor of Constructive Theology, Lexington Theological Seminary)

Suzanne McDonald (Assistant Professor, Calvin College)

Sallie McFague

Dinorah B. Méndez (Resident Fellow, B.H. Carol Institute)

Cherith Fee Nordling (Associate Professor, Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies, Regent College)

Agustina Luvis Núñez (Associate Professor and Director of the D.Min. Program, Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico)

Jean Porter (John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame)

Marika Rose (Senior Lecturer, University of Winchester)

Tracey Rowland (St John Paul II Chair of Theology, University of Notre Dame Australia)

Sandra M. Schneiders (Professor Emerita of New Testament Studies and Christian Spirituality, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University)

Marguerite Shuster (Professor Emeritus of Preaching and Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Angela Shier-Jones

Katherine Sonderegger (Chair of Systematic Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary)

Chloë Starr (Professor of Asian Christianity and Theology, Yale Divinity School)

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker (Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, Université de Genève)

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki (Professor Emerita of Theology, Claremont School of Theology)

Kathryn Tanner (Frederick Marquand Professor of Systematic Theology, Yale Divinity School)

Susannah Ticciati (Professor of Christian Doctrine, King’s College London)

Leanne Van Dyk (Tenth President, Columbia Theological Seminary)

Mary Veeneman (Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies, North Park University)

Medi Volpe (Assistant Professor of Theology & Ethics, Durham University; Director of Research, Wesley House Cambridge)

Frances Ward

Andrea C. White (Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Union Theological Seminary)

A. N. Williams

Mildred Bangs Wynkoop

Christa McKirland (Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Carey Baptist College)

Victoria Lorrimar (Lecturer of Systematic Theology, Trinity College Queensland)

Seforosa Carroll (Lecturer of Cross Cultural Ministry and Theology, United Theological College, Sydney)

Jacqueline Service (Lecturer in Theology, St Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra)

Maja Whitaker (Lecturer of Practical Theology, School of Theology, Laidlaw College, Auckland)

Philosophical Theologians/Philosophy of Religion

Marilyn McCord Adams †

Pamela Sue Anderson †

Helen De Cruz (Danforth Chair in the Humanities, Saint Louis University)

Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin (Research Associate, Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge)

Katherine Dormandy (Professor of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck)

Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University)

Alicia Finch (Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University)

Amber L. Griffioen (Visiting Associate Professor of Philosophy, Duke Kunshan University)

Grace Jantzen

Anne Jeffrey (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University)

Nami Kim (Chair and Professor of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Spelman College)

Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung (Professor of Philosophy, Calvin University)

Jacqueline Mariña (Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University)

Esther McIntosh (Professor of Feminist Theology and Ethics, York St. John University)

Teri Merrick (Professor of Philosophy, Azusa Pacific University)

Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendell †

Francesca Aran Murphy (Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Notre Dame)

Nancey Claire Murphy (Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary)

Michelle Panchuk (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Murray State University)

Catherine Pickstock (Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

Kelli D. Potter (Associate Professor of Philosophy, Utah Valley University)

Gillian Rose †

Janet Soskice (Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of Cambridge)

Edith Stein †

Eleonore Stump (Robert J. Henle, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University)

Meghan Sullivan (Wilsey Family Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Christina Van Dyke (Professor Emerita of Philosophy, Calvin University)

Judith Wolfe (Professor of Philosophical Theology, University of St. Andrews)

Linda Zagzebski (George Lynn Cross Research Professor emerita, University of Oklahoma)

Patristic Historical Theologians

Roberta Bondi (Professor Emerita of Church History, Candler School of Theology, Emory University)

Pamela Bright †

Virginia Burrus (Bishop W. Earl Ledden Distinguished Professor of Religion, Syracuse University)

Elizabeth A. Clark †

Kate Cooper (Professor of History, Royal Holloway, University of London)

Susanna Elm (Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley)

Carolyn Hammond (Dean, Director of Studies in Theology, Religion & Philosophy of Religion, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge)

Carol Harrison (Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, University of Oxford)

Nicola Denzey Lewis (Professor of Religion; Margo L. Goldsmith Chair in Women’s Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University)

Morwenna Ludlow (Professor of Christian History and Theology, University of Exeter)

Kathleen McVey (Joseph Ross Stevenson Professor of Church History Emerita, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Patricia Cox Miller (The (Bishop) W. Earl Ledden Professor Emerita, Syracuse University)

Edwina Murphy (Deputy Dean and Director of Research, Australian College of Theology)

Alanna Nobbs (Emeritus Professor, Department of History and Archaeology, Macquarie University)

Sara Parvis (Senior Lecturer in Patristics, University of Edinburgh)

Karen Torjesen (Professor Emerita of Religion, Claremont Graduate University)

Christine Trevett

Frances Young (Emerita Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology, University of Birmingham)

Post-Patristic Theologians

Sarah Apetrei (Associate Director of Graduate Studies, University of Oxford)

Julie Canlis (Sessional Lecturer, Regent College)

Christine Helmer (Peter B. Ritzma Professor of the Humanities; Professor of German and Religious Studies, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences)

Charlotte Methuen (Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Glasgow)

Jeannine Olson (Rhode Island College)

Amy Plantinga Pauw (Henry P. Mobley Jr. Professor of Doctrinal Theology, Louisville Seminary)

Susan Schreiner (Professor Emerita of the History of Christianity and Theology, The University of Chicago)

Suzanne Selinger

Church Historians

Ellen Blue (Biggs Professor of the History of Christianity & United Methodist Studies Emerita, Phillips Theological Seminary)

Kate Bowler (Associate Professor of American Religious History, Duke Divinity School)

Caroline Walker Bynum (Professor Emerita, Institute for Advanced Study)

Sarah Foot (Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, University of Oxford)

Rona Johnston Gordon (Lecturer in English, Yale University)

Ruth Gouldbourne (Associate Fellow, Spurgeon’s College; Senior Research Fellow, IBTSC Amsterdam; Research Fellow, Bristol Baptist College)

Judith Herrin (Constantine Leventis Senior Visiting Fellow, King’s College London)

Frances Knight (Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity, University of Nottingham

Renate Kobler

Kristina LaCelle-Peterson (Professor of Religion, Houghton University)

Judith Maltby (Fellow and Reader in Church History, University of Oxford)

Jessica Martin (Canon of Ely Cathedral)

Frederica Mathewes-Green

Jennifer Powell McNutt (Franklin S. Dyrness Associate Professor in Biblical and Theological Studies, Wheaton College)

Margaret Miles (Professor Emerita of Historical Theology, Graduate Theological Union)

Yolanda Pierce (Professor and Dean, Howard University School of Divinity)

Priscilla Pope-Levison (Research Professor of Practical Theology, Southern Methodist University)

Helen Rhee (Professor of History of Christianity, Westmont College)

Meredith L. D. Riedel (Assistant Professor of History of Christianity, Duke Divinity School)

Dana L. Robert (William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University)

Jane Shaw (Professor of the History of Religion, University of Oxford)

Susie Stanley

Fredrica Harris Thompsett (Mary Wolfe Professor Emerita of Historical Theology, Episcopal Divinity School)

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Helen Wareing

Megan H. Williams (Associate Professor of History, San Francisco State University)

Renie Chow Choy (Associate Lecturer in Church History, Westcott House, Cambridge Theological Federation)

Historians of Religion/Christian Culture

Beth Allison Barr (James Vardaman Endowed Professor of History, Baylor University)

Elesha J. Coffman (Associate Professor of History, Baylor University)

Kristin Kobes Du Mez (Professor of History and Gender Studies, Calvin University)

Feminist/Womanist/Liberation Theology

Denise Ackermann

Marcella Althaus-Reid

Beatriz Melano Couch

María Pilar Aquino (Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies, University of San Diego)

Virginia Raquel Azcuy (Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina)

Alice Bach (Archbishop Hallinan Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, Case Western Reserve University)

Lilian Calles Barger

Teresa Berger (Professor of Liturgical Studies; Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology, Yale Divinity School)

Riet Bons-Storm

Athalya Brenner (Professor Emerita of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, University of Amsterdam)

Katharine Bushnell

Mary Daly

J. Cheryl Exum (Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield)

Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Katie Cannon

Esther Fuchs (Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Judaic Studies, University of Arizona)

Jacquelyn Grant (Fuller E. Callaway Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology, Interdenominational Theological Center)

Mary Grey (Professorial Research Fellow, St Mary’s University College)

Daphne Hampson (Professor Emerita of Divinity, The University of St Andrews)

Serene Jones (President and Johnston Family Professor for Religion & Democracy, Union Theological Seminary)

Namsoon Kang (Professor of Theology and Religion, Brite Divinity School)

Elaine Kaye

Catherine Keller (George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology, Drew University)

Rosemary S. Keller

Ingrid Kitzberger

Tara Hyun Kyung Chung (Associate Professor of Ecumenical Studies, Union Theological Seminary)

Janet Lees

Ann Loades

Sarojini Nadar (Desmond Tutu Research Chair in Religion and Social Justice, University of the Western Cape)

Mercy Oduyoye (Director of the Institute of African Women in Religion and Culture, Trinity Theological Seminary, Ghana)

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Susanne Scholz (Professor of Old Testament, Southern Methodist University)

Elisabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza (Krister Stendahl Research Professor of Divinity, Harvard Divinity School)

Elaine Storkey

Kirsty Thorpe

Sharon Welch (Affiliate Faculty, Meadville Lombard Theological School)

Linn Tonstad (Associate Professor of Theology, Religion, and Sexuality, Yale Divinity School)

Eboni Marshall Turman (Associate Professor of Theology and African American Religion, Yale Divinity School)

Ivone Gebara

Amy Laura Hall (Associate Professor of Christian Ethics and Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, Duke Divinity School)

Dorothee Sölle

Delores S. Williams

Grace Ji-Sun Kim (Professor of Theology, Earlham School of Religion)

Janice McRandal (Director of The Cooperative)

Michelle Eastwood (Director of Research, Australian Lutheran College)

Liturgical Theologians

Kimberly Belcher (Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame)

Teresa Berger (Professor of Liturgical Studies and Thomas E. Golden Jr. Professor of Catholic Theology, Yale Divinity School)

Jan Berry (Luther King House, Manchester)

Myra Blyth (Chaplain & Tutorial Fellow in Theology and Ecumenical Studies, Regent’s Park College)

Maggi Dawn (Professor in Theology and Religion, Durham University)

Marva Dawn

Siobhán Garrigan (Loyola Chair of Theology; Professor in the School of Religion, Theology, and Peace Studies, Trinity College Dublin)

Julie Gittoes (Tutor in Systematic Theology, St Augustine’s College of Theology)

Janet Morley

Gail Ramshaw Professor Emerita of Religion, La Salle University)

Melanie Ross (Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies, Yale Divinity School)

Nicola Slee (Director of Research, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham)

Lucy Winkett

Susan I. Bubbers (Dean, The Center for Anglican Theology, Liturgy, And Spiritual Formation)

Sue A. Rozeboom (Professor of Liturgical Theology, Western Theological Seminary)

Faith and Communication/Media

Heidi A. Campbell (Professor of Communication, Texas A&M University)

Pauline Hope Cheong (Professor, Arizona State University)

Joanne Jung (Professor, Biblical and Theological Studies, Biola University)

Ela Nutu (Researcher, Sheffield Centre for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies, Sheffield University)

Pam Smith

Rachel Wagner (Professor and Coordinator of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Ithaca College)

Literature and the Arts

Gillian Boughton (Honorary Fellow, University of Durham)

Lisa Coutras (Author)

Joy Davidman

Ruth Etchells †

Kathy Galloway (Poet, Hymnwriter)

Mary Karr (Poet)

Catherine Madsen (Writer, Poet, Musician)

Alison Milbank (Professor, University of Nottingham)

Sara Miles (Writer)

Flannery O’Connor (Writer)

Marilynne Robinson (Novelist)

Dorothy Sayers

Heather Walton (Professor of Theology and Creative Practice, University of Glasgow)

Ethics and Political Theology

Miriam Adeney (Professor Emerita of World Christian Studies, Seattle Pacific University)

Amy E. Black (Professor of Political Science, Wheaton College)

Lisa Sowle Cahill (J. Donald Monan Professor, Boston College)

Kate Coleman

Susannah Cornwall (Professor of Constructive Theologies, University of Exeter)

Wanda Deifelt (Professor of Religion, Luther College)

Lorraine Dixon

Kelly Brown Douglas (Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, Union Theological Seminary)

Musa W. Dube (William Ragsdale Cannon Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Candler School of Theology)

Emily J. Dumler-Winckler (Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology, Saint Louis University)

Nancy Eiesland

Margaret A. Farley (Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, Yale Divinity School)

Carrie Pemberton Ford

Elizabeth Gerhardt (Professor of Theology and Social Ethics, Northeastern Seminary)

Lisa Goddard

Jennifer A. Herdt (Gilbert L. Stark Professor of Christian Ethics, Yale Divinity School)

Lisa Isherwood (Research Supervisor, University of Wales)

Elizabeth A. Johnson (Professor Emerita, Fordham University)

Margot Käßmann

Hannah Lewis

Melba Padilla Maggay

Ann Morisy

Rachel Muers (Chair of Divinity, University of Edinburgh)

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey (Assistant Professor of Religion and Society, Drew Theological School)

Elizabeth Phillips (Public Engagement Fellow, Woolf Institute)

Kwok Pui-Lan (Dean’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Candler School of Theology)

Esther D. Reed (Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Exeter)

Mayra Rivera (Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Religion and Latinx Studies, Harvard Divinity School)

Anna Robbins (Dr. Millard R. Cherry Professor of Theology, Ethics and Culture, Acadia Divinity College)

Anna Rowlands (St Hilda Professor of Catholic Social Thought & Practice, Durham University)

Julie Hanlon Rubio (Professor of Christian Social Ethics, Santa Clara University)

Angela D. Sims

Emilie M. Townes (University Distinguished Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Gender and Sexuality, Vanderbilt University)

Melanie Webb (Research Associate & Lecturer, University of Texas at San Antonio)

Kristen Deede Johnson (G.W. and Edna Haworth Professor of Educational Ministries and Leadership, Western Theological Seminary)

Jennifer Brown Jones (Instructor, Liberty University)

Rebekah Josberger (Professor of Hebrew and Old Testament, Multnomah University)

Brittany Kim (Adjunct Professor of Old Testament, Northeastern Seminary)

Michelle E. Knight (Associate Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School)

Larisa Levicheva (Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Indiana Wesleyan University)

Kathy Maxwell (Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Palm Beach Atlantic University)

Brittany N. Melton (Associate Professor of Old Testament, Regent College)

Rosemary Dewerse (Academic Dean, Uniting College for Leadership and Theology, Adelaide)

Amy Erickson (Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, St. Mark’s National Theological Centre, Canberra)

Dianne Rayson (Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ethics, Pacific Theological College)

Alda Balthrop-Lewis (Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University)

Katalina Tahaafe-Williams (Programme Executive at the Commission on World Mission and Evangelism, World Council of Churches)


Kathy Black (Professor of Homiletics & Liturgics, Claremont School of Theology)

Barbara Brown-Taylor (Author)

Kate Bruce (Chaplain, St. John’s College, Cranmer Hall, Durham University)

Lorraine Cavanagh

Susan Durber

Anna Carter Florence (Peter Marshall Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary)

Fleming Rutledge

Leonora Tubbs Tisdale (Clement-Muehl Professor of Divinity, Yale Divinity School)

Pastoral/Applied Theology

Lynne Baab (Teacher, Writer)

Jenny Baker

Dorothy Bass

Lytta Basset

Christina Baxter (Reader, Church of England)

Alison M. Benders (Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology, Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University)

Zoe Bennett

Catherine Mumford Booth

Elizabeth Caldwell (Harold Blake Walker Professor of Pastoral Theology, McCormick Theological Seminary)

Joan Chittister

Mary Albert Darling (Associate Professor of Communication, Spring Arbor University)

Kenda Creasy Dean (Mary D. Synnott Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Rose Dowsett

Verna Dozier

Brita L. Gill-Austern

Barbara Glasson (Methodist Tutor, The Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham)

Elaine L. Graham (Emeritus Professor, University of Chester)

Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Vanessa Herrick

Sheryl A. Kujawa-Holbrook (Professor of Practical Theology, Religious Education and Christian Histories, Claremont School of Theology)

Carolyn Custis James (Author)

Jane Keiller (Associate, Ridley Hall, Cambridge)

Patricia O’Connell Killen (Professor of Religion, Seattle University)

Mary Jo Leddy

Bo Karen Lee (Associate Professor of Spiritual Theology and Christian Formation, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Joyce Mercer (Horace Bushnell Professor of Practical Theology and Pastoral Care, Yale Divinity School)

Bonnie Miller-McLemore (E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture, Emerita, Vanderbilt Graduate School)

Jeanne Stevenson Moessner (Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology, Perkins School of Theology)

MaryKate Morse (Professor of Leadership and Spiritual Formation, Portland Seminary)

Mary Clark Moschella (Roger J. Squire Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Yale Divinity School)

Phoebe Palmer †

Rebecca Ann Parker (6th President, Starr King School for the Ministry)

Stephanie Paulsell (Susan Shallcross Swartz Professor of the Practice of Christian Studies, Harvard Divinity School)

Helen Bruch Pearson

Christine Pohl

Elaine Ramshaw

Janet K. Ruffing RSM (Professor Emerita of the Practice of Spirituality and Ministerial Leadership, Yale Divinity School)

Margaret Silf

Margaret Whipp

Pamela Cooper-White (Christiane Brooks Johnson Professor of Psychology & Religion, Union Theological Seminary)

Almeda M. Wright (Associate Professor of Religious Education, Yale Divinity School)

Karen-Marie Yust (Josiah P. and Anne Wilson Rowe Professor of Christian Education, Union Presbyterian Seminary)

Lauren Winner (Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality, Duke Divinity School)

Lynne Taylor (Senior Lecturer in Theology, University of Otago)

Theological Memoir

Lillian Daniel

Dorothy Day

Rachel Held Evans

Anne Lamott

Margaret MacDonald (Professor, Saint Mary’s University)

Rachel Mann

Deanna Thompson

† Indicates this scholar is no longer living.

Many thanks go to Juliany González, Judith Wolfe, Anna Robbins, Karen Keen, Beth Felker Jones, Maggi Dawn, and the Logia Advisory Board for their recommendations for this list.