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Sherry Jordon

Associate Professor; and Assistant Chair, Theology
Degree
Ph.D. Yale University

Office
JRC 111
Phone
(651) 962-5328
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5328
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 153, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105


Academic History

Ph.D., Yale Graduate School  (1995)
M.Div., Yale Divinity School  (1986)
B.A., Swarthmore College (1982)


Expertise

Historical Theology
Reformation
Women's Studies


Selected Publications
“Writing to Learn the Reformation: Or, Who Was Ulrich Zwingli And Why Should I Care?” Teaching Theology and Religion 17.1 (January 2014): 50-60. Print.   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/teth.12159/abstract

CD-ROM Editor, A Reformation Reader with CD-ROM: Primary Texts with Introductions Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002

"Embodied Pedagogy: The Body and Teaching Theology." Teaching Theology and Religion 4 (June 2001): 98-101.

"Women as Proclaimers and Interpreters of the Word." Currents in Theology and Mission 24 (February 1997): 33-43.


Selected Presentations
“’I believe as the scripture doth teache me’: Anne Askew’s rhetoric in her Examinations” at AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting (2010)

“Writing to Learn the Reformation or Who was Ulrich Zwingli and Why Should I Care?”at International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (2010)

“Three Contradictory Portrayals of Lady Jane Grey” at AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting (2009)

"Argula von Grumbach: A Sixteenth Century Woman Defends Her Right to Public Speech" at AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting (2000)

"Embodied Pedagogy" at the Conference of Lutheran Women in Theological Studies (1998)

"Martin Luther and the Patriarchs" at AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting (1998)

"The Immoralities of the Matriarchs in Luther's Lectures on Genesis" at AAR/SBL Upper Midwest Regional Meeting (1997)

"The Patriarchs and Matriarchs as Saints in Luther's Lectures on Genesis" at Sixteenth Century Studies Conference (1993)


Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - PL4 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 JRC 481
CRN: 40429 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shirley E. Jordon This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 240 - L01 Prot & Catholic Reformation M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MCH 231
CRN: 21654 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shirley E. Jordon An investigation of the origins of the Protestant tradition through the writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and the Radical reformers, among others. This course also examines the Roman Catholic response, especially as articulated by Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the Council of Trent. Attention will be given to the theological issues which emerged, as well as views on marriage and family life, religious and political authority, and the status of women. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 240 - L02 Prot & Catholic Reformation M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MCH 231
CRN: 21655 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shirley E. Jordon An investigation of the origins of the Protestant tradition through the writings of Martin Luther, John Calvin, Ulrich Zwingli, and the Radical reformers, among others. This course also examines the Roman Catholic response, especially as articulated by Ignatius of Loyola, Teresa of Avila, and the Council of Trent. Attention will be given to the theological issues which emerged, as well as views on marriage and family life, religious and political authority, and the status of women. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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THEO 429 - L01 Women & Christian Tradition M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 SCB 325
CRN: 21346 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Shirley E. Jordon This course explores the ways in which the Judeo-Christian religious tradition has profoundly influenced our society's definition of women. It will focus on what some of the major works of this tradition assert about the nature and place of women in their particular historical communities. Students will also read religious literature by women in order to acquire a sense of women's religious experience both throughout history and in the present day. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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