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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 109, 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 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 101 - 00 Commuter Special Sect - - W - - - - 1215 - 1320

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

Course Registration Number:

43435 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Cara L. Anthony, Paul J. Wojda, 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. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - PW1 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 SCB 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

40274 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - W06 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 SCB 205

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

SCB 205

Course Registration Number:

41554 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 240 - W01 Prot & Catholic Reformation M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1320

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

21152 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 240 - W02 Prot & Catholic Reformation M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OEC 210

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OEC 210

Course Registration Number:

21153 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 448 - W01 Writer’s Grappling with God M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 OEC 454

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

OEC 454

Course Registration Number:

22769 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shirley E. Jordon

How do various writers explore and convey their understandings of God, humanity, creation, redemption, faith, doubt, good, and evil? How does looking at the interplay of form and content, the elements and purpose of story-telling, and the connection of culture and ideology to artistic expression shed light on key theological questions? In this team-taught course, we will explore these literary and theological questions through critical and creative engagement with texts from a variety of time periods, literary genres, religious traditions, and perspectives. Our literary readings will be grouped in the following categories: Creation and Fall, Revelation, Suffering and Tragedy, Sin and Grace, Faith and Doubt, and Prayer. NOTE: This ENGL 325 course is cross-listed with THEO 448. Students registering for ENGL 325 can fulfill their core literature/writing requirement if they started with an ENGL 201-204 class and select business students can count this course towards their COJO/ENGL allied requirement. Students registering for this course under THEO 448 can count it towards their 400-level theology core requirement. Students may not earn both core literature/writing and core theology credit. Prerequisite: THEO 101, THEO 2xx or 3xx. This course satisfies the WAC Writing Intensive requirement.

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