Graduate Theological Union

Elizabeth Liebert (SNJM)

Elizabeth LiebertSan Francisco Theological Seminary
Professor of Spiritual Life
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1987

Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1986
M.A., Vanderbilt University, 1983
M.A., Gonzaga University, 1975
B.A., Fort Wright College, 1968

Phone: 415/451-2880

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Discernment: Historical, Theological and Practical Approaches
  • Spiritual Direction in Protestant Contexts
  • Women's Experience of the Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola
  • Spiritual Formation

Selected Publications

  • The Soul of Discernment:  A Spiritual Practice for Communities and Institutions, Westminster/John Knox Press, 2015
  • The Way of Discernment: Spiritual Practices for Decision Making, Westminster/John Knox Press, 2008. 
  • A Retreat with the Psalms: Resources for Personal and Communal Prayer,  Paulist Press, 2001. 
  • The Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed: Uncovering Liberating Possibilities for Women, Paulist Press, 2001.
  • “Discernment for our Times: A Practice with Postmodern Implications,” Studies in Spirituality 18, 2008.
  • "The Role of Practice in the Study of Christian Spirituality," in Minding the Spirit: The Study of Christian Spirituality, John Hopkins University Press, 2005.  See also "Practice" in The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality,  Blackwell, 2005.