Whitworth Communications

For Immediate Release

April 13, 2009

Women's Studies Expert to Discuss Feminism and Christianity April 27 at Whitworth

What: A lecture, "Feminism and Christianity: Notes from Luther and Daly, Questions for the Third Wave," by Caryn Riswold, Ph.D.

When: Monday, April 27, at 7 p.m.

Where: Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall at Whitworth University

Cost: Admission is free. For more information, please call (509) 777-3275.

Caryn Riswold is an associate professor of religion and chair of gender and women's studies at Illinois College. Her teaching areas include women & religion, contemporary theology, religion & literature, and the study of evil. Her research interests include feminist theology, Luther and Lutheran theology, process theology, pedagogy in religion, race and gender issues in theology, and atonement and Christology.

Riswold is the author of Two Reformers: Martin Luther and Mary Daly (Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2007), Coram Deo: Human Life in the Vision of God (Wipf & Stock, 2006), and Feminism and Christianity: Questions, Answers, and Options (Cascade Books, forthcoming). She also has written an article, "Coram Mundo: A Lutheran Feminist Anthropology of Hope," in Dialog: A Journal of Theology (Summer 2009). Riswold earned a B.A. in English and religion from Augustana College, in Sioux Falls, S.D. She received a master's degree in theological studies from the Claremont School of Theology and a master's in theology and doctorate in philosophy from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago.

Riswold's upcoming lecture at Whitworth is sponsored by the Lilly Endowment and is part of the university's ongoing Lilly lecture series promoting the theological exploration of vocation. The series is presented by Whitworth's Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning.

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA). The university, which has an enrollment of 2,600 students, offers 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.


Michelle Pace, program coordinator, Weyerhaeuser Center for Christian Faith & Learning, Whitworth University, (509) 777-3275 or mpace@whitworth.edu.

Emily Proffitt, public information officer, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or eproffitt@whitworth.edu.

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