September 9, 2011
Feminist Theologian Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza presents “Transforming Vision: Exploring Feminist The*logy” on February 1. Forenza, Krister Stendahl Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School, is this year’s Ann O’Hara Graff Memorial Lecturer. “Elizabeth Schussler Fiorenza is a pioneer in biblical interpretation and feminist theology who continues to be on the cutting edge of biblical scholarship,” said Professor Sharon Suh, Chair of the Theology and Religious Studies Department. “Her work engages biblical and theological epistemology, the politics of interpretation, democracy, and theological education.”Fiorenza is a co-founder and co-editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. She was elected the first woman president of the Society of Biblical Literature and has served on the editorial boards of major biblical journals and societies. In 2001, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A prolific scholar, her published work includes In Memory of Her (translated into 14 languages); Bread Not Stone;Discipleship of Equals; Revelation: Vision of a Just World; Jesus: Miriam's Child; Jesus and the Politics of Interpretation; and Wisdom Ways: Introducing Feminist Biblical Interpretation. Her most recent book is Democratizing Biblical Studies Toward an Emancipatory Educational Space. The Ann O'Hara Graff Lecture Series is a memorial series named in honor of Theology and Religious Studies Professor Ann O'Hara Graff. Well known for her commitment to the vitality of the Church, the role of women in Catholicism, and diversity issues, O’Hara Graff was one of the founders of the Women's Seminar for Constructive Theology in the Catholic Theological Society of America. The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 33 undergraduate and 7 advanced degrees.
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