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Karen Baker-Fletcher

Professor of Systematic Theology

kbakerfl@smu.edu
214.768.3801

Education

PhD, Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Theology and Literature, 1991; M.A. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Religious Studies & Theology, 1987; MDiv Harvard Divinity School, Theology and Literature, 1984; B.A. Wellesley College, Philosophy and French, 1981

Teaching Specialties

Constructive theologies, systematic theology, process theology, eco-theology, historical theology, theological method, Wesleyan and Methodist theology, feminist and womanist theologies, mujerista theology, women and theology, religion and culture, theology and culture, theology and literature, African American liberation theology, global theologies

Research Interests

Concepts of God, divine love, process theism, ecology, relational theologies, women and theology, contemporary and historical African American religious thought, 19th century holiness women, global theologies, Wesley's concepts of divine grace and perfect love, intercultural constructive theology, religion and literature, religion and culture

Selected Publications

:: Dancing With God: A Womanist Perspective on the Trinity (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2006; 2007).
:: Sisters of Dust, Sisters of Spirit: Womanist Wordings on God and Creation (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 1998).
:: Baker-Fletcher, Karen, with Baker-Fletcher, Garth Kasimu, My Sister, My Brother: Womanist and Xodus God-Talk (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1997).
:: A Singing Something: Womanist Reflections on Anna Julia Cooper (New York: Crossroad, 1994).

Professional Distinctions

Listed as one of 15 top religious leaders on ecological issues by Grist magazine, 2007; Member, Workgroup for Constructive Theology; Board Member, International Process Network; Member, Society for the Study of Black Religion (SSBR)

 

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