Faculty Directory

James McDonald

President and Professor of Faith and Public Life

Consortial Faculty
At the GTU since
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Degrees and Certifications

PhD, International Relations, American University, 1998
MDiv, Union Theological Seminary, 1975
VA, Princeton University, 1971

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Public Theology
  • The Church and Public Policy
  • The Politics of Hunger and Poverty
  • Global Christianity in the 21st Century
  • Leadership and the Practice of Ministry
Selected Publications
  • Lectionary reflections on World Food Day, all 4 texts, in 3-volume, Preaching God’s Transforming Justice, Year A, Year B, and Year C, Westminster John Knox Press, Release of Year B in summer 2011, with subsequent volumes in the following two years.
  • Contributing author to Lectionary reflections for Trinity Sunday through the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time in Hunger for the Word: Lectionary Reflections on Food and Justice, Year B, Collegeville, 2005.
  • Chapter 6 of the 2003 Hunger Report, Agriculture in the Global Economy, “Improving Agriculture for Poor, Hungry People,” Bread for the World Institute.
  • Chapter 5 of the 2002 Hunger Report, A Future with Hope, “Programs to End International Hunger,” Bread for the World Institute.