Category: Theology

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Kirsi Stjerna "Koulutusmahdollisuuksia USA:ssa [Study Prospects in the USA.]" In Reseptio (Kirkon ulkomaanasiain keskuksen teologisten asiain tiedotuslehti). vol. 3, 1993

An article discussing the opportunities with studying theology in USA. (in Finnish)

Kirsi Stjerna "Tarvitseeko kirkko feministiteologiaa [Does the Church Need Feminist Theology]" In Kotimaa. vol. 6, 1992

A column making the case for the urgent contribution of feminist theology in the church. (in Finnish)

Kirsi Stjerna "Birgitan merkitys [Birgitta’s Significance]" In Birgitan Ystävät Jäsenlehti. vol. 3, 1991

An article re-evaluating the significance of Birgitta of Sweden as a 14th century female mystic, a church leader and a visionary theologian. (in Finnish)

Kirsi Stjerna "Isä kirkon valossa. Teologiaa ja feminismiä [In the Shadow of the Father Church: On Theology and Feminism]" In Naistutkimus [Journal of Women's Studies]. vol. 1, 1991

An article discussing the importance of feminist perspectives in theological work. (in Finnish)

Deanna Thompson "Luther, Feminism, Friendship and the Future" Fall In Dialog: A Journal of Theology. 2010

This article recounts my journey of becoming a Lutheran feminist theologian. Drawing on insights from both Lutheran and feminist traditions, I propose a shift in Christian vocation imagery from that of servant to friend, arguing that the call to friendship includes subverting global structures of domination. I end with an invitation to join the expanding conversation about how Lutheran and feminist frameworks address the needs of our contemporary world.

Deanna Thompson "The Trouble with Miracles; Word Wrangling; Embraced by the Virtual Body of Christ" Summer-Fall In Working Preacher. 2010 http://www.workingpreacher.org/contributor_detail.aspx?author_id=237

These articles represent attempts to think theologically about living with stage IV cancer.

Deanna Thompson "Hoping for More" Fall In Faith and Leadership (Duke University website). 2010 http://faithandleadership.com/content/hoping-for-more

This article addresses the challenge of hoping for more—both in this life and the next—while facing a stage IV cancer diagnosis.

Rivta H. Williams "Homosexuality and the Bible – An ELCA Lutheran Scholar‘s Perspective" Winter In Journal of Theological and Justice Opinion. vol. 1, no. 1, 2004

This is an op-ed piece arguing for a critical traditionalist hermeneutic that avoids both literalism and liberalism in reading the biblical texts most frequently used to condemn homosexuality.