HPRH 3001-R02: Religion in the Modern World, W 11:30-1:15
Jeannine Hill Fletcher
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Th.D. - Harvard Divinity School
M.T.S. - Harvard Divinity School
B.A. - University of Illinois
Systematic theology: Theologies of Religious Pluralism, Global Christianities, Systematic Theology, Feminist and Postcolonial Thought.
Trained as a feminist theologian, Dr. Jeannine Hill Fletcher is interested in how Catholic identity is constructed and mobilized in our religiously plural world. Her first book, Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Response to Religious Pluralism, places Karl Rahner and George Lindbeck in conversation with feminist theories of identity for a theology of religious pluralism. She is currently completing her second book which asks how women’s interfaith engagement might serve as a site for a renewed theological anthropology.
As a constructive theologian, Dr. Hill Fletcher is interested in an inductive method which begins from ‘on-the-ground’ experience as a point of departure for theological reflection. Her current project incorporates data from the archives of Maryknoll women in mission, diaries, letters and speeches from the secular women’s movement, and ethnographic research with a women’s dialogue group in Philadelphia.
In addition to these areas of research and writing, Dr. Hill Fletcher serves as Faculty Director of Service-Learning in Fordham’s Dorothy Day Center for Service and Justice, helping faculty members across the disciplines develop courses that are grounded in partnership with the local community. The service-learning program allows undergraduate students to deepen their comprehension of course material and understanding of the local community through active engagement in the ongoing efforts of social justice.
She also serves as co-chair for the Roman Catholic Studies group of the American Academy of Religion.
Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism (New York: Continuum, 2005).
“A Definition of ‘Catholic’: Toward a Cosmopolitan Vision” in Catholic Studies, ed. Margaret McGuinness and James Fisher (New York: Fordham University Press, 2011)
“Eschatology” in Systematic Theology: Roman Catholic Perspectives, ed. Francis Schüssler Fiorenza and John Galvin (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2011) 621-653.
“Religious Pluralism in an Era of Globalization: The Making of Modern Religious Identity” Theological Studies 69.2 (2008) 394-411.
“As Long as We Wonder: Possibilities in the Impossibility of Interreligious Dialogue” Theological Studies 68.3 (2007) 531-554.
THEO 3860-R01: Contemporary Conversations in Theology, W 11:45-2:15
HPRU 3001-R02: Religion in the Modern World, W 11:30-1:15