Graduate Theological Union

Rebecca Parker

Rebecca ParkerStarr King School for the Ministry
Professor of Theology

At GTU since 1990

D.Min., School of Theology at Claremont
B.A., University of Puget Sound

Phone: 510/ 549-4724

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Religion and Violence
  • Unitarian Universalist Theologies
  • Process/ Relational Theologies
  • Religion and the Arts
  • Feminist Theologies - Interpreting the Death of Jesus
  • Multi-Religious Engagements

Selected Publications

  • A House for Hope:  The Promise of Progressive Religion for the 21st Century, Beacon Press, 2010.
  • Saving Paradise:  How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, Beacon Press, 2008.
  • Blessing the  World: What Can Save us Now, Skinner House Books, 2006.
  • Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering and the Search for What Saves Us, Beacon Press, 2001.
  • “The Struggle for Racial Justice as the Struggle to Inhabit My Country,” in Soul Work: Anti-racist Theologies in Dialogue,  Skinner House Books, 2002.
  • “Education as Liberation,” in The Essex Conversations, Skinner House Books, 2001.