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Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty

Professor and Chair of Theology
Bellarmine University
Office: Alumni Hall 209
Phone: 502.272.8031
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The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty is chair of the department of theology at Bellarmine University and professor of theology. The church's role in addressing issues of social and economic justice has long been Hinson-Hasty's concern. She is frequently called upon to preach and speak on faith and public life in a variety of settings. In addition to numerous articles and other publications, she is author of Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians (2014) and Beyond the Social Maze: Exploring the Theological Ethics of Vida Dutton Scudder (2006) and co-editor of Prayers for the New Social Awakening (2008) with Christian Iosso and To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians (2008) with Rebecca Todd Peters. Among other honors, she has distinguished herself with the following awards: an Award of Excellence for a Bible Resource from the Associated Church Press for Reconciling Paul the 2014-2015 Horizons Bible Study (2015), serving as a Fulbright Scholar (Hungary 2010), the Wilson Wyatt Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching and scholarship (2010), and a Kentuckiana Metroversity Award for Instructional Development for a course on Theology from the Margins (2008). She has served the church through advocacy work and remains committed to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. From 2010-2014 she was as a research consultant for the World Council of Churches' North American Regional Forum and Hearings on Poverty, Wealth, and Ecology. Elizabeth and her partner, Lee, make their home in the Highlands of Louisville with their two children, Garrison and Emme, and their dog, Bacsi.

Recent Publications

  • Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2014.
  • “The Problem of Wealth,” Cross Currents Volume 64 #1 (March 2014): 39-58.
  • “The Significance of Valerie Saiving’s ‘Human Situation: A Feminine View’,” co-edited with Mark Douglas. This co-edited work includes a co-authored introduction and eight essays written by different scholars in honor of the 50th anniversary of Valerie Saiving’s “Human Situation: A Feminine View.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Volume 28 #1 (Spring 2012): 75-134.
  • “A Feminist Claiming Humility as the Means to Embrace and Empower Women around the Globe,” a contribution to the roundtable discussion honoring Valerie Saiving’s article. Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Volume 28 #1 (Spring 2012): 108-114.
  • “Finding the Little Gate: A U.S. Theologian’s Reflections on the Public Role of the Church in Hungary.” Studia Theologica Debrecinensis (Spring 2011).

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

  • THE 200 Ultimate Questions
  • THEO 335 Theology from the Margins
  • THEO 403 Protestant Traditions
  • THEO 420 Christian Ethics
  • THEO 440 Women's Experience, Women's Faith

Graduate Courses

  • MAS 501 MAS Introductory Course
  • MAS 562 Women, Mysticism and Liberation
  • MAS 569 Spiritual and Justice: An International Experience onsite in Kerala, India
  • ED 801 Professional Ethics and Social Justice

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