Publications

Books

Abortion and the Christian Tradition: A Prochoice Theological Proposal  (Westminster John Knox Press, 2019) [View Book]

Editor: The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity (Fortress Press, 2010) [View Book]

Feminist Theology and the Challenge of Difference (Oxford University Press, 2007) [View Book]

Select Essays

“Prolife Christian Romance Novels: A Sign That the Abortion-as-Murder Center is Not Holding?” special issue of Christianity & Literatureon Literature of/about the Christian Right (forthcoming 2020)

“Unwanted Pregnancy, Abortion, and Maternal Authority: A Prochoice Theological Argument,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 34, no. 2 (Fall 2018): 41-57 https://muse.jhu.edu/article/703388/pdf

“Sexual Pleasure,” in The Oxford Handbook of Theology, Sexuality and Gender, ed. Adrian Thatcher (Oxford University Press, online 2014; print 2015): 505-522 http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199664153.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199664153-e-010?rskey=sFyeS5&result=3

“Feminist Scholarship and Its Relevance for Political Engagement: The Test Case of Abortion in the U.S.,”Religion and Gender 1, no. 1 (2011): 18-43 https://brill.com/view/journals/rag/1/1/article-p18_2.xml

“Introduction” (pp. 1-12) and “Sex in Heaven? Eschatological Eros and the Resurrection of the Body” (pp. 261-275), in The Embrace of Eros: Bodies, Desires, and Sexuality in Christianity, ed., Margaret D. Kamitsuka (Fortress Press, 2010) [View Book]

“Sin and Power: Poststructuralist and Postcolonial Theories” (pp. 153-57) and dialog boxes: “Critiques of Poststructuralism” (p. 159) and “Sin as Social or Structural” (p. 134) in Constructive Theology: A Contemporary Approach to Classical Themes, ed. Serene Jones and Paul Lakeland (Fortress Press, 2005) https://fortresspress.com/product/constructive-theology-contemporary-approach-classical-themes

“Toward a Feminist Postmodern and Postcolonial Interpretation of Sin,” Journal of Religion 84, no. 2 (April 2004): 179-211 https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/381210?journalCode=jr

“Reading the Raced and Sexed Body in Alice Walker’s The Color Purple: Repatterning White Feminist and Womanist Hermeneutics,” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion19, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 45-66 http://www.fsrinc.org/journal/volume-19-number-2/