Logia Resource Database

Below is a categorized list of women scholars from across the Divinity disciplines spanning the 19th-21st centuries. This list is not exhaustive but includes over 500 women who have published full-length books or book chapters within one of these areas (though some have published in more than one area). Given the interdisciplinary nature of many of these women’s work, the categorizations are not fixed, but will hopefully serve as a starting point for those wanting to learn from these scholars and integrate women scholars into their course readings. The academic level of the intended audience also varies based upon each author’s purpose. For a printable version of this list, see Logia Resource Database.

Eventually, we hope to link CV’s to each woman’s name, however, time and resources currently do not allow for this. Further, if you fit the above criteria and would like to be added to this list, or know of other scholars who should be added to this list, please email cm373@st-andrews.ac.uk and include the scholar’s name and under which category she should be placed.

Biblical Studies

Loveday Alexander

Cheryl B. Anderson

Joyce G. Baldwin †

Margaret Barker

Penelope Barter

Leslie A. Baynes

Lissa Wray Beal

Holly Beers

Adele Berlin

Helen Bond

Nancy R. Bowen

Miryam Brand

Valerie Bridgeman

Jeannine Brown

Mette Bundvad

Gay L. Byron

Rosemary Canavan

L. Juliana Claassens

Lynn Cohick

Adela Yarbro Collins

Mary Coloe

Stephanie Buckhanon Crowder

Hélène Dallaire

Ellen Davis

Nancy L. deClaisse-Walford

Kindalee Pfremmer DeLong

Kristin De Troyer

Katherine J. Dell

Carol Dempsey

Joanna Dewey

Havilah Dharamraj

Michal Beth Dinkler

Mary Douglas

Susan Eastman

Ruth Edwards

Pamela Eisenbaum

Rebekah Eklund

Mary Evans

Danna Nolan Fewell

LeAnn Snow Flesher

Michelle Fletcher

Paula Fredriksen

Deirdra Fulton

Wil Gafney

Susan Garrett

Beverly Gaventa

Margaret Dunlop Gibson †

Sandra Glahn

Deirdre Good

Paula Gooder

Athena Gorospe

A. Katherine Grieb

Jennie Grillo

Judith Gundry

Joann Hackett

Jeanette Hagen

Esther J. Hamori

Sarah Harris

Susan Ashbrook Harvey

Christine Elizabeth Hayes

Elizabeth R. Hayes

Jane Heath

Erin Heim

Charlotte Hempel

Gina Hens-Piazza

Jill Hicks-Keeton

Mary Katherine Hom

Morna Hooker

Denise Dombkowski Hopkins

Alberdina Houtman

Melanie Howard

JoAnna M. Hoyt

Lynn R. Huber

Edith Humphrey

Carmen Joy Imes

Mignon Jacobs

Elaine James

Sara Japhet

Ann Jervis

Karen Jobes

Kelly Johnson

Jutta Jokiranta

Alison Joseph

Nyasha Junior

Brigitte Kahl

Carol Kaminski

Karen R. Keen

Sylvia Keesmaat

Meira Kensky

Karen King

Cynthia Briggs Kittredge

Melody D. Knowles

Sara M. Koenig

Maia Kotrosits

Judith Kovacs

Mariam Kamell Kovalishyn

Deborah Krause

Catherine Kroeger

Barbara Leung Lai

Hetty Lallemann

Jacqueline E. Lapsley

Lydia Lee

Amy-Jill Levine

Agnes Smith Lewis †

Liv Ingeborg Lied

Judith Lieu

Vanessa Lovelace

Kara Lyons-Pardue

Elizabeth Struthers Malbon

Carleen Mandolfo

Hilary Marlow

Dora Rudo Mbuwayesango

Catherine McDowell

Annette Merz

Carol Meyers

Cynthia Miller-Naudé

Margaret M. Mitchell

Candida Moss

Hindy Najman

Madhavi Nevader

Carol A. Newsom

Wendy Sproston North

Irene Nowell

Ann Nyland

Julia M. O’Brien

Kathleen O’Connor

Gail O’Day

Janette Ok

Sharon Pace

Carmen Palmer

Sydney Park

Julie Faith Parker

Amy Peeler

Lucy Peppiatt

Pheme Perkins

Donna Petter

Madison Pierce

Susan M. Pigott

Anathea Portier-Young

Caryn Reeder

Ruth Anne Reese

Adele Reinhartz

Sandra L. Richter

Susan Rieske

Clare K. Rothschild

Kimberly D. Russaw

Catherine Doobs Sakenfeld

Andrea D. Saner

Tammi J. Schneider

Love L. Sechrest

Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Katherine A. Shaner

Carolyn J. Sharp

Beth M. Sheppard

Elizabeth Shively

Mitzi J. Smith

Shanell T Smith

Shively T. J. Smith

Aida Spencer

Francesca Stavrakopoulou

Beth Stovell

Jennifer Strawbridge

Laura Sweat

Kristin Swenson

Elsa Tamez

Marion Ann Taylor

Myrto Theocharous

Liz Theoharis

Marianne M. Thompson

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Nicole L. Tilford

Phylis Trible

Patricia K. Tull

Johanna Van Wijk-Bos

Ellen Van Wolde

Jacqueline Eliza Vayntrub

Meredith J. C. Warren

Renita Weems

Heather Weir

Jo Bailey Wells

Susan Wendel

Cynthia Westfall

Brittany Wilson

Carla Works

Alice Yafeh-Deigh

Gale A. Yee

Religious Studies/Sociology of Religion

Karen Armstrong

Kristin Aune

Eileen Barker

Grace Davie

Penny Edgell

Sally Gallagher

Jane E. Harrison

Nicole C. Kirk

Bernice Martin

Sarah Jane Page

Elaine Pagels

Kimberley Patton

Judith Plaskow

Sandra Hack Polaski

Laurel Schneider

Mary Schmidt

Randi Rashkover

Sonya Sharma

Bridget Gilfillan Upton

Marina Warner

Linda Woodhead

Christian Theology

Nancy E. Bedford

Maria Clara Bingemer

Rita Nakashimi Brock

Marcia J. Bunge

Natalie Carnes

Ellen Charry

Sarah Coakley

Elizabeth Conde-Frazier

Celia Deane-Drummond

Ruth Padilla DeBorst

Megan DeFranza

Mary Ann Fatula

Elaine Graham

Georgia Harkness

Isabel Carter Heyward

Amy Brown Hughes

Anne Hunt

Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Beth Felker Jones

Karen Kilby

Charlotte Von Kirschbaum †

Han-luen Kantzer Komline

Catherine Mowry LaCugna

Clara Luz Ajo Lázaro

Diana Lipton

Maria Clara Lucchetti

Sara Maitland

Loida I. Martell-Otero

Suzanne McDonald

Sallie McFague

Dinorah B. Méndez

Beth Newman

Cherith Fee Nordling

Agustina Luvis Núñez

Jean Porter

Marika Rose

Tracey Rowland

Sandra M. Schneiders

Marguerite Shuster

Angela Shier-Jones

Katherine Sonderegger

Chloe Starr

Sarah Stewart-Kroeker

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

Kathryn Tanner

Susannah Ticciati

Angela Tilby

Evelyn Underhill †

Leanne Van Dyk

Mary Veeneman

Medi Ann Volpe

Frances Ward

Andrea C. White

Anna Williams

Mildred Wynkoop

Philosophical Theologians/Philosophy of Religion

Marilyn McCord Adams †

Pamela Sue Anderson †

Helen De Cruz

Adrienne Dengerink

Katherine Dormandy

Alicia Finch

Grace Jantzen

Anne Jeffrey

Rebecca Konyndyk-DeYoung

Jacqueline Mariña

Teri Merrick

Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendell

Francesca Aran Murphy

Nancey Murphy

Catherine Pickstock

Gillian Rose

Janet Soskice

Edith Stein †

Eleonore Stump

Meghan Sullivan

Christina Van Dyke

Judith Wolfe

Linda Zagzebski

Patristic Historical Theologians

Roberta Bondi

Pamela Bright

Virginia Burrus

Elizabeth A. Clark

Kate Cooper

Susanna Elm

Carolyn Hammond

Carol Harrison

Nicola Denzey Lewis

Morwenna Ludlow

Kathleen McVey

Patricia Cox Miller

Alanna Nobbs

Sara Parvis

Karen Torjesen

Christine Trevett

Frances Young

Post-Patristic Theologians

Sarah Apetrei

Julie Canlis

Christine Helmer

Jennifer Powell McNutt

Charlotte Methuen

Jeannine Olson

Amy Plantinga Pauw

Susan Schreiner

Suzanne Selinger

Church Historians

Ellen Blue

Kate Bowler

Caroline Walker Bynum

Sarah Foot

Rona Johnston Gordon

Ruth Gouldbourne

Judith Herrin

Frances Knight

Renate Kobler

Kristina LaCelle-Peterson

Judith Maltby

Jessica Martin

Frederica Matthews-Greene

Margaret Miles

Yolanda Pierce

Priscilla Pope-Levison

Helen Rhee

Meredith L.D. Riedel

Dana Robert

Jane Shaw

Susie Stanley

Fredrica Harris Thompsett

Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

Christine Trevett

Helen Wareing

Megan Williams

Feminist/Liberation Theology

Denise Ackermann

María Pilar Aquino

Virginia Raquel Azcuy

Alice Bach

Lilian Calles Barger

Teresa Berger

Riet Bons-Storm

Athalya Brenner

Katharine Bushnell †

Mary Daly

Kristin Du Mez

Cheryl Exum

Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Esther Fuchs

Jacquelyn Grant

Mary Grey

Daphne Hampson

Serene Jones

Namsoon Kang

Elaine Kaye

Catherine Keller

Rosemary S. Keller

Ingrid Kitzberger

Chung Hyun Kyung

Janet Lees

Ann Loades

Sarojini Nadar

Mercy Amba Oduyoye

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Suzanne Scholz

Elizabeth Schüssler-Fiorenza

Janet Soskice

Elaine Storkey

Kirsty Thorpe

Sharon Welch

Liturgical Theologians

Kimberly Belcher

Teresa Berger

Jan Berry

Myra Blyth

Maggi Dawn

Marva Dawn

Siobhan Garrigan

Julie Gittoes

Janet Morley

Gail Ramshaw

Melanie Ross

Nicola Slee

Lucy Winkett

Faith and Media

Heidi A. Campbell

Pauline Hope Cheong

Joanne J. Jung

Ella Nutu

Pam Smith

Rachel Wagner

Literature and the Arts

Gillian Boughton

Lisa Coutras

Joy Davidman †

Ruth Etchells †

Kathy Galloway

Mary Karr

Catherine Madsen

Alison Milbank

Sarah Miles

Flannery O’Connor

Marilynne Robinson

Dorothy Sayers †

Heather Walton

Ethics and Political Theology

Miriam Adeney

Marcella Althaus-Reid

Amy E. Black

Lisa Sowle Cahill

Katie Cannon

Kate Coleman

Susannah Cornwall

Beatriz Melano Couch

Dana Robert Daneel

Wanda Deifelt

Lorraine Dixon

Kelly Brown Douglas

Musa Dube

Emilee Dumler-Winckler

Nancy Eiesland

Margaret Farley

Carrie Pemberton Ford

Ivone Gebara

Elizabeth Gerhardt

Lisa Goddard

Amy Laura Hall

Jennifer Herdt

Ada María Isasi-Díaz

Lisa Isherwood

Elizabeth A. Johnson

Margot Kässmann

Hannah Lewis

Melba Padilla Maggay

Ann Morisy

Rachel Muers

Elaine Nogueira-Godsey

Mercy Amba Odoyoye

Elizabeth Phillips

Kwok Pui-Lan

Esther D. Reed

Mayra Rivera

Anna Robbins

Anna Rowlands

Julie Rubio

Angela D. Sims

Dorothee Sölle

Emilie Townes

Melanie Webb

Delores Williams

Preaching/Homiletics

Kathy Black

Barbara Brown-Taylor

Kate Bruce

Lorraine Cavanagh

Susan Durber

Anna Carter Florence

Fleming Rutledge

Nora Tubbs Tisdale

Pastoral/Applied Theology

Lynne Baab

Jenny Baker

Dorothy Bass

Lytta Basset

Christina Baxter

Alison Benders

Zoe Bennett

Roberta C. Bondi

Catherine Mumford Booth †

Elizabeth Caldwell

Joan Chittister

Mary Albert Darling

Kenda Creasy Dean

Rose Dowsett

Verna Dozier

Brita L. Gill-Austern

Barbara Glasson

Elaine L. Graham

Kathryn Greene-McCreight

Vanessa Herrick

Sheryl Kujawa Holbrook

Carolyn Custis James

Jane Keiller

Patricia O’Connell Killen

Mary Jo Leddy

Bo Karen Lee

Joyce Mercer

Bonnie Miller-McLemore

Jeanne Stevenson Moessner

MaryKate Morse

Mary Clark Moschella

Phoebe Palmer†

Rebecca Ann Parker

Stephanie Paulsell

Helen Bruch Pearson

Christine Pohl

Elaine Ramshaw

Janet K. Ruffing

Margaret Silf

Frances Ward

Margaret Whipp

Pamela Cooper White

Almeda M. Wright

Karen Marie Yust

Theological Memoir

Lillian Daniel

Dorothy Day †

Rachel Held Evans

Anne Lamott

Margaret MacDonald †

Rachel Mann

Katherine Jefferts Schori

Deanna Thompson

Lauren Winner

† Indicates this scholar is no longer living.

Many thanks go to Juliany González, Judith Wolfe, Anna Robbins, Karen Keen, Beth Felker Jones, Maggi Dawn, and the Logia Advisory Board for their recommendations for this list.