Item Type: Book Chapters


Caryn D. Riswold "Imago Dei and Coram Mundo: Theological Anthropology for Human Life Today, or The World is the Woman" In Probing Theological Foundations in an Age of Biological Intervention. ed. Ratke, David C. Minneapolis: Lutheran University Press 2008 : 43-52


Kathryn Schifferdecker "Creation Theology" In Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings. eds. Tremper Longman and Peter Enns. InterVarsity Press 2008

Describes themes in the creation theology of the Wisdom books of the Old Testament and the Psalms.


Carolyn Schneider "Theological Meaning in Genetic Research and Evolutionary Theory" In Christianity and the Human Body: Proceedings of the ITEST Workshop, October, 2000. eds. Brungs, Robert, and Marianne Postiglione. St. Louis, MO: ITEST Faith/Science Press 2001

This article brings science and theology into conversation by looking at the Human Genome Project through the lens of theological anthropology. For example, the biblical portrayal of Wisdom as the creative logic of the universe can absorb the insights into the connection of all life gained from the study of DNA, and Wisdom‘s embodiment in Jesus can challenge the discriminatory use of DNA.


Joy Schroeder "Envying Jephthah‘s Daughter: Judges 11 in the Thought of Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-1652)" In Strangely Familiar: Protofeminist Interpretations of Patriarchal Texts. eds. Nancy Calvert-Koyzis and Heather E. Weir. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature 2009 : 75-91

Arcangela Tarabotti, a seventeenth-century Venetian nun, forced into a Benedictine convent against her will, wrote a protest against the involuntary monastic enclosure of women entitled Paternal Tyranny. In what may be the earliest extant example of a woman‘s exegesis of Judges 11, Tarabotti argues that the tragic sacrifice of Jephthah‘s daughter was less violent than imprisoning women in convents for their entire lives.

Joy Schroeder "Virgin and Martyr: Divine Protection from Sexual Assault in the Peristephanon of Prudentius" In Miracles in Jewish and Christian Antiquity: Imagining Truth. ed. John Cavadini. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press 1999 : 169-191

Schroeder argues that the earliest martyrdom accounts sensitively acknowledged the sexual assault of Christian martyrs. Later accounts, written after persecution had ceased, stressed the inviolability of the virgin martyr, who remained passive and was protected by Christ, her jealous bridegroom. Thus the literary virgin martyr who was truly faithful could not be raped against her will.


Kirsi Stjerna "First Sunday in Lent" In Abingdon Worship Manual 2004. eds. Mary Schifres and B.J. Beu. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press 2004
Kirsi Stjerna "Reformation Sunday" In Abingdon Worship Manual 2004. eds. Mary Schifres and B.J. Beu. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press 2004
Kirsi Stjerna "The Fruits of the Spirit" In Preaching 1 Corinthians 13. eds. Susan Hedahl and Richard Carlson. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press 2002


Kirsi Stjerna "Models of Interpretation: Psalm 51 in the Hands of Katharina Schütz Zell and Martin Luther" In Oppi ja Maailmankuva. Professori Eeva Martikaisen 60-vuotisjuhlakirja. ed. Tomi Karttunen. Helsinki:: Suomalainen Teologinen Kirjallisuusseura 2009 : 37-52

An article comparing Katharina Zell‘s and Luther‘s interpretation and use and theological emphasis with Psalm 51.

Kirsi Stjerna "Ruumillinen hengellisyys. Naisnäkökulmaa reformaation spiritualiteettiin ja ja teologiaan [Bodily Spirituality. Feminist Perspectives on the Reformation Spirituality and Theology.]" In Näen Jumalan toisin. Kristinuskon feministisiä tulkintoja [I See God Other Ways. Feminist Interpretations of Christian Faith]. eds. Pauliina Kainulainen and Aulikki Mäkinen. Kirjapaja: OY 2006

An article interpreting the changes in women‘s spirituality during the Reformation and women‘s theological contributions in what ensued.