Catherine Keller (theologian)

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Catherine Keller
Nationality American
Alma mater Claremont Graduate School, Eden Theological Seminary, University of Heidelberg
Religion Methodism
Era 20th-century philosophy
Region Western philosophy
School Process philosophy
Process theology
Main interests
theology, process theology, ecology, feminism, poststructuralism

Catherine Keller (born 1953) is a process theologian and Professor of Constructive Theology in Drew University's Graduate Division.[1] She studied under John B. Cobb at Claremont Graduate School.

Her professional interests include social and ecological justice, poststructuralist theory, feminist and metaphorical readings of scripture. Keller has directed the Drew Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium.[2] With John Caputo, Roland Faber and others, she provides leadership in the field of Theopoetics.[3] She continues the work of Alfred North Whitehead, drawing on his relational theory of becoming to explore a postmodern religious context.[4]

Keller received a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology from Claremont Graduate School in 1984, a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Eden Theological Seminary in 1977, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Equivalent Theology from University of Heidelberg in 1974.[5]

Authored works[edit]

  • From a Broken Web: Separation, Sexism and Self. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986. Der Ich-Wahn: Abkehr von einem.
  • Apocalypse Now and Then: A Feminist Guide to the End of the World. Boston: Beacon Press, 1996.
  • Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming. London: Routledge, 2003.
  • God and Power: Counter-Apocalyptic Journeys. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005.
  • On the Mystery: Discerning God in Process. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2008.
  • Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015.

Edited works[edit]

  • Process and Difference: Between Cosmological and Poststructuralist Postmodernisms (with Anne Daniell), N.Y.: SUNY, 2002.
  • Postcolonial Theologies: Divinity and Empire (with Mayra Rivera and Michael Nausner), St. Louis: Chalice, 2004.
  • Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline (with Virginia Burrus), New York: Fordham Press, 2006.
  • The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God: a Political, Economic, Religious Statement (with David R. Griffin, John B. Cobb, Jr,. Richard A. Falk), Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006.
  • Ecospirit: Theologies and Philosophies of the Earth (with Laurel Kearns), New York: Fordham Press, 2007.
  • Polydoxy: Theology of Multiplicity and Relation (with Laurel Schneider), New York: Routledge, 2010.

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