Graduate Theological Union

Mary Donovan Turner

Mary Donovan TurnerPacific School of Religion
Carl Patton Professor of Preaching
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 1991

PhD, Emory University, 1992
MDiv, Lexington Theological Seminary, 1982
MSSW, University of Louisville, 1974
BA, Mississippi College, 1971

Phone: 510/848-0528

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Hebrew Bible and Preaching
  • Women, Voice and Preaching
  • Progressive Christian Witness and Preaching

Selected Publications

  • The God We Seek, Chalice Press, 2010.
  • Old Testament Words: Reflections for Preaching, Chalice Press, 2003.
  • Saved from Silence: Finding Women’s Voice in Preaching, Chalice Press, 1999.
  • Storyteller's Companion to the Bible: Prophets I, Abingdon Press, 1996.
  • "Performance and the New Testament in Preaching," in Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life, edited by Jana Childers and Clayton J. Smith, Baker Academic, 2008.