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Karin Heller

Karin Heller

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4299
Fax: (509) 777-3274
Office Location: Westminster Hall 102

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Courses Taught

Ph.D. University of Paris, Sorbonne-Paris IV
D.Theology, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome
D. habil – University of Munich

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  2003

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:
Dogmatic and biblical theology; Christian spirituality and vocation; theology of the "word" and the "image"; research dealing with the relationship between man and woman and myths within contemporary literature

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Selected Most Influential Female Professor by the 2007 senior class. Received the 2009 Whitworth Award for Outstanding Integration of Vocation in the Classroom.

Publications include: journal articles: "La Ordenacion de las Mujeres a Prueba de una Teologia del Agape en Las Iglesias Protestantes de Los Estados Unidos," in Selecciones de Teologia, Faculty of Theology of the University of Cataluna, selected as best international article in theology (2011); "Missio Dei: Envisioning an Apostolic Practical Theology," in Missiology (2009); "Olivier Messiaen et le Renouveau Liturgique dans l’Eglise de France du XXe siècle," in La Maison-Dieu (2009); co-author, "Zwei Stellungnahmen zur Liturgiereform des Zweiten Vatikanischen Konzils, in Musik des Unsichtbaren, Symposium mit Konzerten zum 100 (2008); "In Memoriam Jean-Marie cardinal Lustiger (1926-2007), Hommage à un Curé de Paris" in Nouvelle revue théologique (2008) and "Trois éclairages sur litinéraire spirituel dun fils dIsraël au sein de lEglise" in Communio (2008); "Martin Luther on Marriage: His teachings and experience" in Anthropotes, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (2006); "Marriage or Singleness for the sake of Christ?" in A Story for College Faith 3: 150 Christian Leaders and Educators share Faith Stories from their Student Days, Andrews University Press (2006); reviews: "A propos dun ouvrage écent. Christine Pellistrandi, Femmes d Evangile" in Nouvelle Revue théologique (2008); "Christian marriage in the New Testament. The views of Francis Martin and Bruno Ognibeni" in Josephinum (2008); A propos d’un ouvrage récent: PELLISTRANDI, C., Femmes de l’Evangile, Paris, Ecole Cathédrale, Parole et Silence (2007); books: Olivier Messiaen and Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger: Two views of the Liturgical reform according to the second Vatican Council, in: Messiaen the Theologian, edited by Andrew Shenton, Boston University (Ashgate, 2010).

Presentations include: "Sex, Love and the Absence of Death. A Theological Reading of Genesis 1-3," at the Conference on "Genesis and Christian Theology," organized by the University of St. Andrews, UK, (2009); "Bonhoeffers Prison Theology: A Resource for a Renewal of Ecumenical Spirituality,” at the Conference for Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Theology in Today’s World...A Way between Fundamentalism and Secularism?, International Bonhoeffer Congress, Prague (2008); "Missio Dei Envisioning an Apostoloc Practical Theology" at the Conference for the American Society of Mossiology, Chicago (2008); "Liturgical movements between ressourcement and aggiornamento in the Context of the 20th century Church of France" given at the Symposium on The Church and Modernity at Catholic Faculty of Theology at Tolburg University, Netherlands (2008).

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