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Caryn D. Riswold, Ph.D.

Professor of Religion

Gender and Women’s Studies

Illinois College

 

Courses Taught

Scholarly Work

Background Information

Faculty Awards

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Books:

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: FemChrbook.jpgFeminism and Christianity:  Questions and Answers in the Third Wave.  (Eugene, Ore.:  Cascade Books, Wipf and Stock Publishers, October 2009).

 

 

 

 

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: caryncover2.jpgTwo Reformers:  Martin Luther and Mary Daly as Political Theologians.  (Eugene, Ore.:  Cascade Books, Wipf and Stock Publishers,  July 2007.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Coram Deo:  Human Life in the Vision of God.  (Eugene, Ore.:  Pickwick Publications, Wipf and Stock Publishers, July 2006.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blog:

·         feminismxianity, a blog on the Progressive Christian Channel at Patheos.com.  Launched July 24, 2012.

 

Articles, Chapters, Essays:

§  “‘We Knocked’:: A Review of Mormon Feminism.” Feminism And Religion. September 20, 2015.

§  “Black Lives Matter – here as well.” Jacksonville Journal-Courier, August 21, 2015.

§  “Vocation and Humanization.” in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education, edited by David S. Cunningham. Oxford University Press, 2015.

§  “Teaching the College ‘Nones’: Christian Privilege and the Religion Professor.”  Teaching Theology and Religion 18:2 (April 2015).

§  “Dr. Caryn D. Riswold, Connecting Feminism and Christianity.” Profile in She Lives! Sophia Wisdom Works in the World, by Jann Aldredge-Clanton. Skylight Paths Publishing, 2014.

§  “The Search for Reproductive Justice.” Jacksonville Journal-Courier, September 10, 2014.

§  “Boundary-breaking, But It’s Just Church.” Jacksonville Journal-Courier, July 10, 2014.  Reprinted in Alton Telegraph, July 11, 2014.

§  “Church, State, and Marriage.”  Jacksonville Journal-Courier, September 25, 2013.

§  “Being Woman, Being Human, Doing Justice” Journal of Lutheran Ethics, September 2013.

§  “At the Intersection of Fruitvale & Clay.” Jacksonville Journal-Courier, August 8, 2013.

§  “The Face of Sexual Terrorism.” Jacksonville Journal-Courier, March 14, 2013.

§  “Growing Up With Roe”  RhRealityCheck.org.  January 21, 2013.  Online:  http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/article/2013/01/17/growing-up-with-roe

§  “Seriously, Where’s Jesus?”  Jacksonville Journal-Courier, November 30, 2012.

§  “Conversations & Intersections: A Third Wave Feminist Approach to Gender, Christianity, and Theology,” in Sex, Gender, and Christianity.  Eds. Jack Levison and Priscilla Pope-Levison.  Cascade Books, 2012.

§  “Contraception & Conscience:  Between Athens & Jerusalem.”  TheReligiousLeft.org  July 23, 2012.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2012/07/contraception-conscience-between-athens.html

§  “The War on Women Theologians.”  Patheos.com  July 11, 2012.  Online:  http://www.patheos.com/Progressive-Christian/War-Women-Theologians-Caryn-Riswold-07-12-2012.html

§  “Sisterhood is Ecumenical Part II:  ‘An Open Letter to Dr. Margaret Farley RSM.”  TheReligiousLeft.org  June 25, 2012.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2012/06/sisterhood-is-ecumenical-partt-ii-open.html

§   “A War on Women Protects Male Power.”  TheReligiousLeft.org  June 4, 2012.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2012/06/war-on-women-protects-male-power.html

§  “Commands.  Not Choices.”  TheReligiousLeft.org  April 20, 2012.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2012/04/commands-not-choices.html

§  “When the Private is Political.”  Sightings.  The Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion, at The University of Chicago.  March 29, 2012.  Online: http://divinity.uchicago.edu/martycenter/publications/sightings/archive_2012/0329.shtml 

§  “Where Are The Women?”  TheReligiousLeft.org  February 23, 2012.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2012/02/where-are-women.html 

§  “Shop Away the Fear, Girls!  Man Up, Boys!”  Journal of Lutheran Ethics 12:1  (January 2012).

§  “Trust Women.  God Does.”  TheReligiousLeft.org.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2011/12/trust-women-god-does.html  December 23, 2011.

§   “Who’s Afraid of a Mormon?”  TheReligiousLeft.org.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2011/11/whos-afraid-of-mormon.html  November 7, 2011.

§  “Those Cats and These Kids.”  TheReligiousLeft.org.  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2011/10/by-caryn-d.html

§  “Ann Pederson,” in Creating Women’s Theology:  A Movement Engaging Process Thought, eds. Monica A. Coleman, Nancy R. Howell, and Helene Tallon Russell. (Eugene, Ore.:  Pickwick Publications, 2011.)

§   “Our Own Hunger Games.”  TheReligiousLeft.org  Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2011/08/our-own-hunger-games.html

§   “Sisterhood is Ecumenical: ‘An Open Letter to Elizabeth Johnson.’”  TheReligiousLeft.org Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2011/07/sisterhood-is-ecumenical-open-letter-to.html

§  “We Are Daniel.” TheReligiousLeft.org Online:  http://www.thereligiousleft.org/2011/06/we-are-daniel.html .  June 24, 2011.

§  “Here I Stand, Without the Goddess.”  Feministing.com Online:  http://feministing.com/2011/02/03/faith-feminism-here-i-stand-without-the-goddess/ .  February 3, 2011.

§  Coram Meipso: Presence, Privilege, and Vocations in Feminist and Lutheran Languages.”  Dialog: a Journal of Theology 49:3 (Fall 2010), 202-209.

§  “Historical and Theological Legacies of Feminism and Lutheranism,” co-authored with L. DeAne Lagerquist, in Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, Mujerista Perspectives, ed. Mary J. Streufert.  (Minneapolis:  Fortress, 2010), 15-30.

§  “Inhabiting Paradox:  God and Feminist Theology in the Third Wave,” in in Transformative Lutheran Theologies: Feminist, Womanist, Mujerista Perspectives, ed. Mary J. Streufert.  (Minneapolis:  Fortress, 2010), 45-56.

§  “Annoying the Student with Her Rights:  Human Life Coram Hominibus, Reflections on Vocation, Hope, and Politics,  Intersections (Spring 2010), 36-41.

§   Coram Mundo:  A Lutheran Feminist Anthropology of Hope  Dialog:  a Journal of Theology 48:2 (Summer 2009) 132-139.

§  “Is This Going to be on the Test?  Religion in the ’08 Election  Editorial, Political Theology 9:4  (October 2008).

§  Imago Dei and Coram Mundo:  Theological Anthropology for Human Life Today, or The World is the Woman.”  Journal of Lutheran Ethics 8:1 (January 2008) Also in Probing Theological Foundations in an Age of Biological Intervention.  (Minneapolis:  Lutheran University Press, 2009).

§  “The Rhetoric of Evil and Eradicating Terrorism,” In Religion, Terror, and Violence: Religious Studies Perspectives, edited by Bryan Rennie and Philip L. Tite.  (London: Routledge, 2008.)

§  “Certainty, Heaven, and Kittens.”  The Lutheran, November 2007.

§  “The Future of the Presidency:  What America Needs in 2008  Political Theology 8:4  (October 2007). 

§  “Two Reformers:  Martin Luther and Mary Daly as Political Theologians?”  Political Theology 7:4 (October 2006).  

§  “Confessing Christ in a World of Violence.”  Collaborative statement with Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School, George Hunsinger, Princeton Theological Seminary, Richard V. Pierard, Gordon College, Glen Stassen, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Jim Wallis, Sojourners.  Released to and covered by national media October 2004.  Published in God’s Politics:  Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, by Jim Wallis (Harper San Francisco, 2005).  Text also available at  Sojourners

§  “A Theological Response to ‘The Case for a Preemptive Strike.’”  Political Theology 5:2  (March 2004).

§  “A Religious Response Veiled in a Presidential Address.”  Political Theology 5:1  (January 2004).

§  “Four Fictions and their Truths.”  Dialog: a Journal of Theology 42:2 (Summer 2003).

§  “From a Babylonian Captivity to the Otherworld:  Martin Luther and Mary Daly.”  Currents in Theology and Mission 24:1 (February 1997).

 

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

Member, Lilly Fellows Program National Network Board.  2011-2015.

Member, Editorial Board, Political Theology

Member, Steering Committee, Religion, Social Conflict, and Peace Section, American Academy of Religion 2004-2009.

 

Courses Taught

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Introduction to the Bible;  Religion and Literature;  God, Suffering, and Evil;  Women, Race, and Theology;  Contemporary Religious Issues: Women’s Ordination;  Questions of Christianity;  The Christian Tradition;  Process Theology and Philosophy;  Philosophy of Religion;  Senior Seminar: Religion, War, and Peace (2005);  Interfaith Dialogue (2008);  First Year Seminar: Vocation – God & Work;  Introduction to Gender and Women’s Studies;  Sociology of Religion ~ team taught with Dr. Kelly Dagan;  Crisis Intervention Training ~ taught in partnership with the Prairie Center Against Sexual Assault;  Contemporary Religious Issues: Sex and God;  Women in Islam;  First Year Seminar: Religious Tolerance and Christianity; First Year Seminar: Food, Faith & Justice in Religious Autobiographies;  Contemporary Religious Issues: Religion & Violence;  Theory in Gender & Women’s Studies;  Advanced Feminist Theories.

 

At Valparaiso University 2000 – 2002:

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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EDUCATION

Ph.D.                              Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago        2000  

Th.M.                              Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago        1997

M.A.T.S.                          Claremont School of Theology                       1995  

B.A.                                Augustana College, Sioux Falls                       1993  

 

Awards and Honors

§  2007 Ambassador Award, from the Illinois College Alumni Association for representation of the college through service and work in the greater community.

§  James A. Roehm Outstanding Advisor Award.  From the Board of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Circle K International, March 2008. 

 

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E-mail

criswold@mail.ic.edu

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Last revised: November 2015