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Karin Heller

Karin Heller

Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4299
Fax: (509) 777-3274
Office Location: Westminster Hall 102
E-mail: kheller@whitworth.edu

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Education:

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:

Theology and gender; Biblical theology; Christian spirituality and vocation


Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

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: “I fraintendimenti della tolleranza e la via della misericordia”. In: La Misericordia, verità pastorale. A cura di Perez-Soba Juan Josè, edizioni Cantagalli, 157-178, 2014.

"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 d’Israël au sein de l’Eglise" in Communio (2008); "Martin Luther on Marriage: His teachings and experience" in Anthropotes, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (2006);

Presentations include: 

A Woman Between the Roman Catholic Church’s Crossfire and Exaltation: Teresa of Avila--1515-2015. Keynote talk for the Teresian Festivity organized by Gonzaga University, Spokane, October 3, 2015;

« Quand la Bible parle d’Engendrement », Cycle culturel « Matrices » proposé par l’Université Ouverte de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, February 12, 2015 ;

« Misunderstandings of Tolerance and the Path of Mercy. » Study Seminar organized by the Lateran University, Rome, in preparation of the Extraordinary Synod on Marriage and the Family convened by Pope Francis, May 29-30, 2014.

"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 Missiology, 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 Tilburg University, Netherlands (2008).


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