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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

Summer 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 100 - PW1 Foundations: Stories of Faith M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 211

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

46866 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shirley E. Jordon

The Christian tradition is filled with stories of faith from prophets to apostles, martyrs to mystics, sinners to saints. This course will explore these stories to determine their meaning for us today.

Schedule Details

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THEO 100 - W06 Foundations: Stories of Faith M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 211

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 211

Course Registration Number:

46851 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shirley E. Jordon

The Christian tradition is filled with stories of faith from prophets to apostles, martyrs to mystics, sinners to saints. This course will explore these stories to determine their meaning for us today.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 222 - W01 History: Reformation M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 SCB 211

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M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

46885 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Shirley E. Jordon

Theology courses numbered 221-229 are reserved for students on the new core curriculum. If this section of the class appears to have very few seats, it is because the rest of the seats in the classroom will be occupied by students on the “old core.” This section involves 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. We will also examine 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.

Schedule Details

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THEO 240 - W01 Prot & Catholic Reformation M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 SCB 211

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

SCB 211

Course Registration Number:

46913 (View in ClassFinder)

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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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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