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Kathleen Gallagher Elkins
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Kathleen Gallagher Elkins

Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Studies920-403-3207

Kathleen Gallagher Elkins is an associate professor of theology and religious studies at St. Norbert College. Her research focuses on early Christian and Jewish texts, including the texts of the New Testament. Gallagher Elkins joined SNC in 2014. She is a recipient of the Donald B. King Distinguished Scholar Award. Her current book project addresses violence against children in the Bible.

Her teaching focuses on the political, social and ethical impact of texts that can often be used for violent or harmful ends in order to develop reading strategies that result in a more livable world for everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable.

  • THRS 117 Theological Foundations
  • THRS 309 Biblical Exegesis and Research
  • THRS 324/WMGS 324 Women in the Bible
  • THRS 329 The New Testament
  • THRS 331 Judaism and Christianity: The Holocaust
  • THEO 503 Scripture and Biblical Interpretation
  • THEO 505 Christology

  • B.A. – Greensboro College
  • M.A. – Union Presbyterian Seminary
  • Ph.D. – Drew University

  • Feminist hermeneutics
  • Childhood studies
  • Trauma theory and post-Shoah (or post-Holocaust) interpretations of the Bible

Mary, Mother of Martyrs: How Motherhood Became Self-Sacrifice in Early Christianity, 2018, Feminist Studies in Religion Press.