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.

If you fit the above criteria and would like to be added to this list, or know of other scholars who should be added to this list, please email and include the scholar’s name and under which category she should be placed.

Please note: We are currently in the process of updating this page to include a more comprehensive overview of each scholar’s work and contributions to their field. We are also working to make the database easier to navigate and search through so as to better assist its patrons in their research. We thank you for your patience as we complete this work.

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)

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

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

Penny Edgell  (Associate Dean for Social Sciences, University of Minnesota)

Sally Gallagher  (Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University)

Jane E. Harrison

Jacqueline Hildago (Chair, Associate Professor, Williams College)

Nicole C. Kirk  (Associate Professor, Meadville Lombard Theological School)

Bernice Martin

Sarah Jane Page  (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Aston University, Birmingham)

Elaine Pagels  (Professor of Religion, Princeton University)

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

Judith Plaskow  (Professor Emerita, Manhattan College)

Sandra Hack Polaski

Laurel Schneider  (Professor of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University)

Mary Schmidt  (President, Spelman College)

Randi Rashkover  (Associate Professor Religious Studies, George Mason University)

Sonya Sharma  (Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Kingston University, London)

Bridget Gilfillan Upton  (Heythrop College, University of London)

Marina Warner

Linda Woodhead  (Professor, Lancaster University)

Christian Theology

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

Maria Clara Bingemer (Associate Professor of Theology, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro)

Rita Nakashimi Brock

Marcia J. 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

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Celia Deane-Drummond  (Professor of Theology, University of Notre-Dame)

Ruth Padilla DeBorst

Megan DeFranza

Mary Ann Fatula

Elaine Graham  (Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester)

Georgia Harkness †

Isabel Carter Heyward

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

Anne Hunt

Ada María Isasi-Díaz †

Beth Felker Jones  (Professor of Theology, Wheaton College)

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

Charlotte Von Kirschbaum †

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

Catherine Mowry LaCugna

Clara Luz Ajo Lázaro

Diana Lipton  (Tel Aviv University)

Sara Maitland

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

Suzanne McDonald  (Assistant Professor, Calvin College)

Sallie McFague

Dinorah B. Méndez

Beth Newman  (Associate Professor, Southern Methodist University)

Cherith Fee Nordling  (Associate Professor of Theology, Northern Seminary)

Agustina Luvis Núñez  (Associate Professor, Program at the Seminario Evangélico de Puerto Rico)

Jean Porter  (Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame)

Marika Rose  (Fellow, University of Winchester)

Tracey Rowland  (Professor, 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 in Systematic Theology, Virginia Theological Seminary)

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

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker  (Assistant Professor of Theological Ethics, University of Geneva)

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

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

Susannah Ticciati  (Reader in Christian Theology, King’s College London)

Angela Tilby  (Canon Emeritus, Christ Church, Oxford)

Evelyn Underhill †

Leanne Van Dyk  (Professor of Theology, Columbia Theological Seminary)

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

Medi Ann Volpe  (Lecturer, St. John’s College, Durham)

Frances Ward

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

Anna Williams (University of Cambridge)

Mildred Wynkoop

Philosophical Theologians/Philosophy of Religion

Marilyn McCord Adams †

Pamela Sue Anderson †

Helen De Cruz  (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Oxford Brookes University)

Adrienne Dengerink

Katherine Dormandy  (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck)

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

Alicia Finch  (Associate Professor, Northern Illinois University)

Amber Griffioen  (Philosophy, University of Konstanz)

Grace Jantzen

Anne Jeffrey  (University of South Alabama)

Nami Kim (Chair, Associate Professor, Spelman College)

Rebecca Konyndyk-DeYoung  (Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College)

Jacqueline Mariña  (Professor of Philosophy, Purdue University)

Esther McIntosh  (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 Murphy  (Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary)

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

Catherine Pickstock  (Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

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

Gillian Rose †

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

Edith Stein †

Eleonore Stump (Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University)

Meghan Sullivan (Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame

Christina Van Dyke (Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College)

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

Linda Zagzebski (Research Professor, University of Oklahoma)

Patristic Historical Theologians

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

Pamela Bright †

Virginia Burrus (Professor of Religion, Syracuse University)

Elizabeth A. Clark (John Carlisle Kilgo Professor Emeritus of Religion, Duke University)

Kate Cooper (Professor of Ancient History, University of Manchester)

Susanna Elm (Professor of European History, UC Berkeley)

Carolyn Hammond (Dean, Director of Studies, Gonville & Caius, Cambridge)

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

Nicola Denzey Lewis (Margo L. Goldsmith Chair in Women’s Studies in Religion)

Morwenna Ludlow (Professor of Theology and Religion, University of Exeter)

Kathleen McVey (Professor of Church History, Princeton Theological Seminary)

Patricia Cox Miller (Professor Emerita, Syracuse University)

Edwina Murphy (Lecturer in Church History, Morling College)

Alanna Nobbs (Emeritus Professor, Ancient History, Macquarie University)

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

Karen Torjesen (Professor of Women’s Studies in Religion, Claremont Graduate University)

Christine Trevett (Professor of Theological and Religious Studies, University of Wales – Cardiff)

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

Post-Patristic Theologians

Sarah Apetrei (Fellow, Keble College)

Julie Canlis

Christine Helmer (Professor of German and Religious Studies, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences)

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

Jeannine Olson (Rhode Island College)

Amy Plantinga Pauw (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 (Professor of History of Christianity, Phillips Theological Seminary)

Kate Bowler (Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, 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

Judith Herrin

Frances Knight

Renate Kobler

Kristina LaCelle-Peterson

Judith Maltby

Jessica Martin

Frederica Matthews-Greene

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

Margaret Miles

Yolanda Pierce

Priscilla Pope-Levison

Helen Rhee

Meredith L.D. Riedel

Dana Robert

Jane Shaw

Susie Stanley

Fredrica Harris Thompsett

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Christine Trevett

Helen Wareing

Megan Williams

Historians of Religion/Christian Culture

Beth Barr

Elesha Coffman

Kristin DuMez

Feminist/Liberation Theology

Denise Ackermann

María Pilar Aquino

Virginia Raquel Azcuy

Alice Bach

Lilian Calles Barger

Teresa Berger

Riet Bons-Storm

Athalya Brenner

Katharine Bushnell †

Mary Daly

Cheryl Exum

Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Esther Fuchs

Jacquelyn Grant

Mary Grey

Daphne Hampson

Serene Jones

Namsoon Kang

Elaine Kaye

Catherine Keller

Rosemary S. Keller

Ingrid Kitzberger

Chung Hyun Kyung

Janet Lees

Ann Loades

Sarojini Nadar

Mercy Amba Oduyoye

Rosemary Radford Ruether †

Suzanne Scholz

Elizabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza

Janet Soskice

Elaine Storkey

Kirsty Thorpe

Sharon Welch

Liturgical Theologians

Kimberly Belcher

Teresa Berger

Jan Berry

Myra Blyth

Maggi Dawn

Marva Dawn

Siobhan Garrigan

Julie Gittoes

Janet Morley

Gail Ramshaw

Melanie Ross

Nicola Slee

Lucy Winkett

Faith and Media

Heidi A. Campbell

Pauline Hope Cheong

Joanne J. Jung

Ella Nutu

Pam Smith

Rachel Wagner

Literature and the Arts

Gillian Boughton

Lisa Coutras

Joy Davidman †

Ruth Etchells †

Kathy Galloway

Mary Karr

Catherine Madsen

Alison Milbank

Sarah Miles

Flannery O’Connor

Marilynne Robinson

Dorothy Sayers †

Heather Walton

Ethics and Political Theology

Miriam Adeney

Marcella Althaus-Reid

Amy E. Black

Lisa Sowle Cahill

Katie Cannon

Kate Coleman

Susannah Cornwall

Beatriz Melano Couch

Dana Robert Daneel

Wanda Deifelt

Lorraine Dixon

Kelly Brown Douglas

Musa Dube

Emilee Dumler-Winckler

Nancy Eiesland

Margaret Farley

Carrie Pemberton Ford

Ivone Gebara

Elizabeth Gerhardt

Lisa Goddard

Amy Laura Hall

Jennifer Herdt

Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Lisa Isherwood

Elizabeth A. Johnson

Margot Kässmann

Hannah Lewis

Melba Padilla Maggay

Ann Morisy

Rachel Muers

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey

Mercy Amba Odoyoye

Elizabeth Phillips

Kwok Pui-Lan

Esther D. Reed

Mayra Rivera

Anna Robbins

Anna Rowlands

Julie Rubio

Angela D. Sims

Dorothee Sölle

Emilie Townes

Melanie Webb

Delores Williams


Kathy Black

Barbara Brown-Taylor

Kate Bruce

Lorraine Cavanagh

Susan Durber

Anna Carter Florence

Fleming Rutledge

Nora Tubbs Tisdale

Pastoral/Applied Theology

Lynne Baab

Jenny Baker

Dorothy Bass

Lytta Basset

Christina Baxter

Alison Benders

Zoe Bennett

Roberta C. Bondi

Catherine Mumford Booth †

Elizabeth Caldwell

Joan Chittister

Mary Albert Darling

Kenda Creasy Dean

Rose Dowsett

Verna Dozier

Brita L. Gill-Austern

Barbara Glasson

Elaine L. Graham

Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Vanessa Herrick

Sheryl Kujawa Holbrook

Carolyn Custis James

Jane Keiller

Patricia O’Connell Killen

Mary Jo Leddy

Bo Karen Lee

Joyce Mercer

Bonnie Miller-McLemore

Jeanne Stevenson Moessner

MaryKate Morse

Mary Clark Moschella

Phoebe Palmer†

Rebecca Ann Parker

Stephanie Paulsell

Helen Bruch Pearson

Christine Pohl

Elaine Ramshaw

Janet K. Ruffing

Margaret Silf

Frances Ward

Margaret Whipp

Pamela Cooper White

Almeda M. Wright

Karen Marie Yust

Theological Memoir

Lillian Daniel

Dorothy Day †

Rachel Held Evans

Anne Lamott

Margaret MacDonald †

Rachel Mann

Katherine Jefferts Schori

Deanna Thompson

Lauren Winner

† 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.