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At the Graduate Theological Union, the proximity of our member schools, multifaith centers, and interdisciplinary programs creates a dynamic intellectual community that draws scholars from around the world. Our curriculum has grown beyond the traditional strengths in Bible, history, theology, and ethics to encompass a wide range of areas, including art and religion, religion and psychology, cultural and historical studies of religions, Christian spirituality, and interdisciplinary studies.

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

James Ryan Parker, Ministers of Movies: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement

Angela Yarber, Dancing Feet Find Holy Ground: Embodying the “Feminine” in the Dances of the World’s Religions

Roberta Dykema, Lucas Cranach, Martin Luther, and the Passional Christi and Antichristi: Propaganda and Prayer in an Early Lutheran Flugschrift

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Salvador A. Alcántara, The Theological Contribution of Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., to the Understanding of Violence

Chung-Hyun Baik, Ontology and Epistemology in Contemporary Discussions on the Relation between the Immanent Trinity and the Economic Trinity

Whitney A. Bauman, From Creatio ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius: The Colonial Mind and the Colonization of Creation

Gaymon Bennett, On the Care of Human Dignity: From Archon to Anthropos

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Hak Soon Im, The Korean Self: Exploring Confucian and Indigenous Perspectives

Jacob Hee Cheol Lee, Exploring Shame: Re-articulation through the Lens of Social Psychology and Korean Theology

Jeanne Choy Tate, Culture and Caregiving, The Untold Story: Cultural, Developmental and Theological Challenges to a Psychology of Individualism

 

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Francis Tae-Young Chung, Creating a New Space: Gendered Space and Worship in Korean Church Architecture

Jennifer Wilkins Davidson, The Narrative Practice of Memory as Identity in Concerns & Celebrations and the Pastoral Prayer: Constructing a Liturgical Theology of Prayer

Wade Christopher Evans, “To Reveal the Riches of Your Grace”:  Examining the Authorized Eucharistic Christologies of the Episcopal Church with Implications

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Jorge Alberto Aquino, “Ni Blanquitos, Ni Negritos”: Race, Nation, and Identity in U.S. Latino/a Theology

Michael Sepidoza Campos, From Bodies Displaced to Selves Unfurled: A Queer and Postcolonial Filipino-American Theological Anthropology

Jae Haeng Choi, A Group Spiritual Exercise for Healing Han/Brokenheartedness

Cynthia Col, Picturing the Canon: The Murals, Sculpture, and Architecture of the Derge Parkhang

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Brooks Berndt, Preaching Amidst Class Conflict: A Class Analysis of Preaching in Oakland

Young-Chang Cho, Understanding Metaphorical Sermons as Texts: Gadamer, Metaphor and Theological Interpretation of Sermons

Won Yuol Lyu, The Significance of the Socio-Cultural Context in Preaching: A Critical Analysis of the Preaching of Donald Owens

Debra J. Mumford, Above All Prosper: A Critical Analysis of the Preaching of Creflo Dollar, Jr.

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Karen Chaney, Thinking Globally, Acting Nationally: Negotiating the Duties of Justice within the First World Agricultural Protectionism Debate at the World Trade Organization

Kerry B. Danner-McDonald, Getting Behind Virtues: How Cognitive Linguistics Helps Explain the Function of the Imagination when Using Scripture in Christian Virtue Ethics

Lynne Gerber, Ruling the Unruly Body: Cultural Capital and Symbolic Power in Two Parachurch Ministries

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Andrei Antokhin, The Nature of Jerome’s Ascetic Hermeneutics in Adversus Jovinianum in the Light of the Fourth Century Christian, Textual and Theological Context

Youngkeun Choi, Rethinking Protestant Nationalism in Colonial Korea, 1910-1945: Chŏng In-gwa and the Christianization of Korea

Hee-Jung Ha, The Formation of Modern Womanhood in East Asia, 1880-1920: American Evangelical Gender Ideology and Modern Nation-Building

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Sean D. Burke, Reading the Ethiopian Eunuch as a Eunuch: Queering the Book of Acts

Michele A. Connolly, Disorderly Women and the Order of God: An Australian Feminist Reading of the Gospel of Mark

Pong Dae Im, Social Identity in Early Israel:  An Archaeological and Textual Study of Social Behaviors and Group Identity among Highland Villagers in Iron Age I Palestine

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