Graduate Theological Union

Marion Grau

Marion GrauChurch Divinity School of the Pacific
Associate Professor of Theology
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2001

Ph.D. Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University, 2001
Double M.A. equiv. Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen, 1997

Phone: 510/204-0724

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Constructive Theological Approaches to Christian Doctrine in conversation with Contemporary Theories and Postcolonial Thought
  • Soteriology: Engaging Atonement, Redemption, Divine Economy, from diverse angles, contexts and perspectives
  • Theological Hermeneutics, Interpretation in History and Doctrine, Theories of Communication
  • Contemporary Progressive Approaches to Postcolonial Missiology and Intercultural Theology
  • Cultural Theories, Gender Theories, Postcolonial thought, intersections with Ethnography and Anthropology
  • Ecological Theology and Process Theology

Selected Publications

  • Rethinking Mission in the Postcolony: Salvation, Society, and Subversion. T&T Clark International/Continuum, 2011.
  • Interpreting Postmodernity: Responses to Radical Orthodoxy, ed. (with Rosemary Radford Ruether); T&T Clark International/Continuum, 2006.
  • Of Divine Economy: Refinancing Redemption. T&T Clark International/Continuum, 2004.
  • "Divine Commerce- A Post-Colonial Christology for Times of Neo-Colonial Empire," in: Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire, Catherine Keller, Michael Nausner, and Mayra Rivera, eds. Chalice Press, 2004.
  • "Business as Un-Usual: Reconstructing Divine Economy," in: Strike Terror No More: Theology, Ethics, and the New War, Jon Berquist, ed. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2002.
  • "Redeeming the Body" in Late Western Capitalism—Pondering Salvation and Artificial Intelligence,” Journal of Women and Religion. Vol. 20.