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Kathleen Gallagher Elkins

Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies

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

Programs: Theology and Religious Studies

Kathleen Gallagher Elkins researches early Christian and Jewish texts, including the texts of the New Testament. The ongoing legacy of the Bible and other early Christian texts is hard to overstate, so her research and teaching focus on the political, social and ethical import of texts that can often be used for violent or harmful ends.

Her current research project is a revision of her doctoral dissertation, which explored the connections between motherhood and self-sacrifice in early Christianity.

Additional research interests include feminist hermeneutics, childhood studies and post-Shoah (or post-Holocaust) interpretations of the Bible.

THRS 117 Theological Foundations
THRS 324/WMGS 324 Women and the Bible
THRS 280 Introducing Christian Traditions
THRS 331 Judaism and Christianity: The Holocaust
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