Graduate Theological Union

Darleen Pryds

Darleen PrydsFranciscan School of Theology
Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality
Core Doctoral Faculty

At GTU since 2001

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin—Madison, 1994
M.A., University of Southern California, 1985
B.A., University of Southern California, 1983

Phone: 510/848-5232

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Medieval Lay Preaching
  • Medieval Spirituality
  • Mysticism
  • Lay Spiritual Practices
  • Sports and Spirituality
  • Spirituality of Dying and Death

Selected Publications

  • “Angela of Foligno, Magistra Theologorum Outside the Universities: A Case of Somatic Theology,” in Festshrift for Ingrid Peterson (St. Bonaventure, New York: Franciscan Institute, 2012).
  • “Franciscan Lay Women and the Charism to Preach,” In Medieval Franciscans and Preaching Every Miracle from the Beginning of the World Came about through Words, ed. Tim Johnson, (Leiden: Brill, 2012)
  • “The Scandal of Equality: Franciscans and Women in the 13th and 14th Centuries and Today” in Greed, Lust, and Power: Franciscan Strategies for Building a More Just World. Proceedings of  The Franciscan Symposium May, 2010 at Washington Theological Union, ed. Daria Mitchell (St. Bonaventure: Franciscan Institute, 2011).
  • Women of the Streets: Early Franciscan Women and their Mendicant Vocation (St. Bonaventure, New York: Franciscan Institute, 2010).
  • The King Embodies the Word: Robert d'Anjou and the Politics of Preaching, (Leiden: Brill, 2000)
  • "Proclaiming Sanctity through Proscribed Practices: The Case of Rose of Viterbo," in Women Preachers and Prophets through Two Millennia of Christianity, eds. Pamela Walker and Beverly Mayne Kienzle (Berkeley, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998).