Alum Publications by Name

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Below is a list of alum publications, organized alphabetically by last name.

Kathryn B. Alexander (PhD, ’13), Saving Beauty: A Theological Aesthetics of Nature (Fortress Press, Aug 2014).

Peter Ajer (PhD, ’14), The Death of Jesus and the Politics of Place in the Gospel of John (Pickwick Publications, Sept 2016).

José E. Balcells Gallarreta (PhD, '15), Household and Family Religion in Persian-Period Judah: An Archaeological Approach (SBL Press, 2017).

Whitney Bauman (PhD, ’07), Religion and Ecology: Developing a Planetary Ethic (Columbia University Press, Apr 2014); Whitney Bauman, Richard R. Bohannon II, and Kevin J. O'Brien, eds., Inherited Land: The Changing Grounds of Religion and Ecology (Pickwick Publications, Aug 2011).

Sharon Betsworth (PhD, ’07), The Reign of God is Such as These: A Socio-Literary Analysis of Daughters in the Gospel of Mark (T & T Clark, Dec 2010).

Kirk A. Bingaman (PhD, ’00), The Power of Neuroplasticity for Pastoral and Spiritual Care (Lexington Books, April 2014).

Matt Boswell (PhD, '16), The Way to Love: Reimagining Christian Spiritual Growth as the Hopeful Path of Virtue (Cascade Books, 2018).

Alexander Blair (PhD, ’84), Christian Ambivalence Toward Its Old Testament: Interactive Creativity Versus Static Obedience (Wipf & Stock Publishers, Jan 2011).

Erin Brigham (PhD, ’10), See Judge Act: Catholic Social Teaching and Service Learning (Anselm Academics, 2018); Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Postmodern World (Liturgical Press, Apr 2012).

Sean D. Burke (PhD, ’09), Queering the Ethiopian Eunuch: Strategies of Ambiguity in Acts (Fortress, August 2013).

Douglas Burton-Christie (PhD, ’88), The Blue Sapphire of the Mind: Notes for a Contemplative Ecology (Oxford, Nov 2012).

Colleen Calmann (MA, '05), The Musical Adventures of Molly DeForrest (SageLeaf Books, 2024).

Woody Carter (PhD, ’94), Theology for a Violent Age: Religious Beliefs Crippling African American Youth (, Dec 2010).

Joseph Cheah (PhD, ’04) and Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Theological Reflections on Gangnam Style: A Racial, Sexual, and Cultural Critique (Palgrave Pivot, July 2014); Joseph Cheah, Race and Religion in American Buddhism: White Supremacy and Immigrant Adaptation (Oxford University Press, Sept 2011).

Levi Checketts (PhD, '18), Poor Technology: Artificial Intelligence and the Experience of Poverty (1517 Media, 2024).

Hal Childs (Ph.D '98) God’s Autopsy and the Living Truth of Soul: A History of Western Consciousness (Wipf & Stock, August 2022).

Robert Collie (ThD, ’70) and Annelie Collie, The Apostle Paul and Post-Traumatic Stress: From Woundedness to Wholeness (Fairway Press, Sept 2011).

Steven Danver (MA, ’94) and John Burch, Encyclopedia of Water Politics and Policy in the United States (CQ Press, May 2011).

Elizabeth Drescher (PhD, ’08), Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Life of America's Nones (Oxford University Press, 2016); Drescher and Keith Anderson, Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse, May 2012); Drescher, Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, May 2011).

Patricia Dutcher-Walls (ThD, ’94), Reading the Historical Books: A Student's Guide to Engaging the Biblical Text (Baker, Mar 2014). 

Kevin Fauteux (PhD, ’82), Defusing Angry People: Practical Tools for Handling Bullying, Threats, and Violence (New Horizon Press, Feb 2011).

Peter Feldmeier (PhD, ’96), Encounters in Faith: Christianity in Interreligious Dialogue (Anselm Academic, Feb 2011); Feldmeier and Leo Lefebure, The Path of Wisdom: A Christian Commentary on the Dhammapada (Eerdmans, May 2011).

Lauren Friesen (PhD, '85), Anabaptist ReMix: Varieties of Cultural Engagement in North America (Peter Lang, 2022); Prairie Lands, Private Landscapes: Reframing a Mennonite Childhood (Archway Publishing, 2023).

Lauren Friesen's (PhD ‘85), Theatre, Peace, Justice: Toward a Mennonite Dramaturgy (Pandora Press, 2024).

Brian Froese (PhD, ’04), California Mennonites (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014).

Frank Fromherz (Ph.D. '90), A Disarming Spirit: The Life of Archbishop Raymond Hunthausen (Tsehai, 2018); No Guilty Bystander: The Extraordinary Life of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton (Orbis, 2023).

Steve Georgiou (PhD, '04), In the Beginning was Love: Contemplative Words of Robert Lax, 2nd ed. (Templegate, 2015).

Lynne Gerber (PhD,. ’09), Seeking the Straight and Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America (University of Chicago, Nov 2011).

Tricia Gibbs (as Sarah Isaias, MA student), A New Song (Derusha, June 2011).

Michelle Gonzalez (PhD, ’01), Shopping: Christian Explorations of Daily Living (Fortress Press, Nov 2010).

Cecilia González-Andrieu (PhD, ’07), Teaching Global Theologies: Power and Praxis, coedited with Kwok Pui-Lan and Dwight Hopkins (Baylor University Press, Sep 2015); Bridge to Wonder: Art as a Gospel of Beauty (Baylor UP, April 2012).

Rebecca Gordon (PhD, ’09), Mainstreaming Torture: Ethical Approaches in the Post-9/11 United States (Oxford University Press, May 2014).

Yudit Kornberg Greenberg (PhD, '84), Dharma and Halacha: Comparative Studies in Hindu-Jewish Philosophy and Religion (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018); The Body in Religion: Crosscultural Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2017).

Max Hammer, with Barry J. Hammer (PhD, ’92), and Alan C. Butler, Deepening Your Personal Relationships: Developing Emotional Intimacy and Good Communication (SBPRA, Jan 2014); Hammer, Hammer, and Butler, Psychological Healing Through Creative Self-Understanding and Self-Transformation (SBPRA, Jan 2014).

Chenxing Han (MA, '14), Be the Refuge: Raising the Voices of Asian American Buddhists (North Atlantic Books, 2021); One Long Listening: A Memoir of Grief, Friendship, and Spiritual Care (North Atlantic Books, 2023).

David Phillips Hansen (PhD, ’88), Native Americans, the Mainline Church, and the Quest for Interracial Justice (Chalice Press, Jan 2017).

Noreen Herzfeld (PhD, '00), The Artifice of Intelligence: Divine and Human Relationship in a Robotic Age (Fortress Press, 2023).

Kayko Driedger Hesslein (PhD, ’14), Dual Citizenship: Two-Natures Christologies and the Jewish Jesus (Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015).

Timothy Hessel-Robinson (PhD, ’06) and Ray Maria McNamara, RSM (PhD, ’06), Spirit and Nature: The Study of Christian Spirituality in a Time of Ecological Urgency (Pickwick Publications, Aug 2011).

John C. Holt (MA, ’73), ed., The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics, The World Readers Series (Duke University Press, Mar 2011).

Jonathan Homrighausen (MA, '18), Illuminating Justice: The Ethical Imagination of The Saint John's Bible (Liturgical Press, 2018).

Christina Hutchins (PhD, '08), Tender the Maker (University Press of Colorado, 2015).

Micah T.J. Jackson (PhD, '12), Preaching Face-to-Face: An Invitation to Conversational Preaching (Church Publishing Incorporated, 2019). 

Kevin Kaatz (MA, ’98), Early Controversies and the Growth of Christianity (Praeger, Feb 2012).

Julius-Kei Kato (PhD, '06), How Immigrant Christians Living in Mixed Cultures Interpret Their Religion: Asian-American Diasporic Hybridity and Its Implications for Hermeneutics (Edwin Mellen Press, 2012); Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016).

Kevin Keating (MA, '75), Papal Teaching in the Age of Infallibility, 1870 to the Present: A Critical Evaluation with Historical Illustrations (Pickwick, June 2018).

Heup Young Kim (PhD, ’92),  A Theology of Dao (Orbis, May 2017); with Fumitaka Matsuoka (PSR emeritus), and Anri Morimoto, eds., Asian and Oceanic Christianities in Conversation: Exploring Theological Identities at Home and in Diaspora, Studies in World Christianity and Interreligious Relations (Rodopi, Mar 2011).

James Kraft (PhD, ’01), The Epistemology of Religious Disagreement (Palgrave/Macmillan, May 2012).

Robert Lassalle-Klein (PhD, ’95), Blood and Ink: Ignacio Ellacuría, Jon Sobrino, and the Jesuit Martyrs of the University of Central America (Orbis, June 2014).

Richard Lindsay (PhD, ’12), Hollywood Biblical Epics: Camp Spectacle and Queer Style from the Silent Era to the Modern Day (Prager, June 2015).

Jennifer Howe Peace (PhD, ’05), co-editor, Interreligious/Interfaith Studies: Defining a New Field (Beacon Press, 2018); Or Rose, and Gregory Mobley, My Neighbor's Faith: Stories of Interreligious Encounter, Growth, and Transformation (Orbis, Feb 2012). Contributors include: Judith Berling (GTU), Ibrahim Farajaje (SKSM), Charles Gibbs (CDSP MDiv), Rita Nakashima-Brock (SKSM), and Rebecca Parker (SKSM).

Margaret Miles (PhD, '77), The Word Made Flesh: A History of Christian Thought (Wiley, 2005); Beyond the Centaur: Imagining the Intelligent Body (Wipf and Stock, 2014); The Long Goodbye: Dementia Diaries (Cascade Books, 2017); Reading Augustine on Memory, Marriage, Tears, and Meditation (Bloomsbury, 2021); Augustine on Beautiful Bodies, Nunc et Tunc (Wipf and Stock, forthcoming 2024).

Sarah Mohr (MA, '09), Islamic Liberation Psychology: The Transformational Force of Self-Development, Community Empowerment, and Revolutionary Change (Routledge, 2024), Loving the Present: Sufism, Mindfulness, and Recovery from Addiction and Mental Illness (Wipf and Stock, 2022).

Michelle Mueller (Ph.D, '16), New Religions and the Mediation of Non-Monogamy: Polyamory, Polygamy, and Reality Television (Routledge, August 2021). 

Debra Mumford (PhD, ’07, MABL, ’03), Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth, and Wisdom (Judson Press, May 2012).

Thao Nguyen (PhD, '13), Asian Catholic Women: Movements, Mission, and Vision (December 2019).

Christine Valters Paintner (PhD, '04), Birthing the Holy: Wisdom from Mary to Nurture Creativity and Renewal (Sorin Books, 2022); The Soul's Slow Ripening: 12 Celtic Practices for Seeking the Sacred (Sorin Books, 2018).

Nancy Pineda-Madrid (PhD, ’05), Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juarez (Fortress, May 2011).

Anathea E. Portier-Young (MA, ’98), Apocalypse Against Empire: Theologies of Resistance in Early Judaism (Eerdmans, Dec. 2010).

Adam Pryor (PhD, ’12), The Body of Christ Incarnate for You: Conceptualizing the God's Desire for the Flesh (Lexington, Oct 2016); The God Who Lives: Investigating the Emergence of Life and the Doctrine of God (Pickwick Publications, Jan 2014).

Martin Rawlings-Fein (PhD, '22) "Hatafat Dam Brit (Extracting a Drop of Blood)," in Balancing on the Mechitza: Transgender in Jewish Community edited by Noach Dzmura (2010); “Westward Amidah” and the “Blessing for the Bisexual Community,” in Mishkan Ga'avah: Where Pride Dwells (2020); “The Righteous” in The Year of Mourning: A Jewish Journey, edited by Rabbi Lisa D. Grant (2022); Bisexual Visibility in Ruth, "On Gender, Generations, and Care,” in Prophetic Voices: Renewing and Reimagining Haftarah (2022); "Choosing to Be Chosen": A Film Showing the Striking Similarities between Conversion and Transition,” in Liberating Gender for Jews and Allies: The Wisdom of Transkeit (2022).

Judith Rock (PhD, ’88), The Rhetoric of Death (Berkley Trade, Oct 2010).

Pravina Rodrigues (PhD, '21), A Śākta Method for Comparative Theology: Upside-Down, Inside-Out (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023).

Jaesung Ryu (PhD, ’22), Distinct But Inseparable (Peter Lang, 2022).

Cia Sautter (PhD, ’00), The Performance of Religion: Seeing the Sacred in Theater (Routledge, Jan 2017); The Miriam Tradition: Teaching Embodied Torah (University of Illinois, Nov 2010).

Kyle K. Schiefelbein-Guerrero (PhD '14), Church After the Corona Pandemic: Consequences for Worship and Theology (Springer, 2023).

Linda Seger (MA, '73; ThD, '76), Beyond Linear Thinking: Changing the Way We Live and Work (Red Typewriter Press, Aug 2022).

Marilyn Sewell (PhD, ’91), Raw Faith: Following the Thread (Fuller Press, 2014).

Andrea Sheaffer (PhD,’14), Envisioning the Book of Judith: How Art Illuminates Minor Characters (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2014).

Alan Shore (PhD, '16), Uncommon Allies: American Jews and Christians Uniting Against Hitler, 1933-1945 (Syracuse University Press, 2024).

Harry H. Singleton III (PhD, '98), Divine Revelation and Human Liberation (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, 2018). 

Emily Leah Silverman (PhD, ’08), Edith Stein and Regina Jonas: Religious Visionaries in the Time of the Death Camps (Equinox, May 2012).

Susan Marie Smith (PhD, ’02), Caring Liturgies: The Pastoral Power of Christian Ritual (Fortress 2012); Christian Ritualizing and the Baptismal Process: Liturgical Explorations toward a Realized Baptismal Ecclesiology (Pickwick, Nov 2011).

Janet Stickmon (MA, ’99), Midnight Peaches, Two O'Clock Patience (Broken Shackle Publishing, Jan 2012).

Laura Stivers (PhD, ’00), Disrupting Homelessness: Alternative Christian Approaches (Fortress, April 2011).

Sandy Sullivan-Dunbar (MA, '03), Human Dependency and Christian Ethics (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Jonathan Tan (MA, ’98), Christian Mission among the Peoples of Asia (Orbis, 2014). 

Jeanne Choy Tate (MA, ’98), Something Greater: Culture, Family, and Community as Living Story (Pickwick Publications, May 2013).

Wendy R. Terry (PhD, ’07), A Companion to Marguerite Porete and the Mirror of Simple Souls (Brill, 2017), Terry and Robert Stauffer, eds.; Seeing Marguerite in the Mirror: A Linguistic Analysis of Porete's “Mirror of Simple Souls,” Studies in Spirituality Supplements 21 (Peeters, Jan 2011).

Al Tizon (PhD, ’05), Missional Preaching: Engage, Embrace, Transform (Judson Press, March 2012); Whole & Reconciled: Gospel, Church, and Mission in a Fractured World (Baker Academic, 2018); Christ Among the Classes: the Rich, the Poor, and the Mission of the Church (Orbis, 2023); Tizon, M. Sydney Park, and Soong-Chan Rah, eds., Honoring the Generations: Learning with Asian North American Congregations (Judson Press, April 2012).

Timothy Wadkins (PhD, '88), The Rise of Pentalcostalism in Modern El Salvador: From the Blood of the Martrys to the Baptism of the Spirit (Baylor Press, 2018). 

Dr. Alan Weissenbacher (PhD ‘17), The Brain Change Program: 6 Steps to Renew Your Mind and Transform Your Life (BroadStreet Publishing Group, March 2024).

Dongsheng (John) Wu (PhD, ’06), Understanding Watchman Nee: Spirituality, Knowledge, and Formation (Wipf & Stock, April 2012).

Emily S. Wu (PhD, ’10), Traditional Chinese Medicine in the United States: In Search of Spiritual Meaning and Ultimate Health (Lexington Books, June 2013).

Angela Yarber (PhD, ’10), Holy Women's Icons (Parson's Porch Publishing, May 2014); Dance in Scripture: How Biblical Dancers Can Revolutionize Worship Today (Cascade Books, Oct 2013); The Gendered Pulpit: Sex, Body, and Desire in Preaching and Worship (Parson's Porch Books, April 2013); Embodying the Feminine in the Dances of the World's Religions (Peter Lang Press, Nov 2011).

Russell Yee (PhD, ’97), Worship on the Way: Exploring Asian North American Experience (Judson Press, April 2012).

Yeow Choo Lak (Th.D. ’71), Loving Hawai'i (Xulon Press, Sept 2011).

Jeremy D. Yunt (M.A.), Faithful to Nature: Paul Tillich and the Spiritual Roots of Environmental Ethics (Barred Owl Books, Oct 2017).