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Dr. Theresa O'Donovan

Dr. Theresa O'Donovan

Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy,
Office: BR 177
Telephone: 519 432 8353 ext 28243

Academic Background

  • B.A. English Language and Literature, University of Western Ontario,
  • M.A., Theology, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto
  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Theology, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto

Research and Scholarly Interests

My research interests include women and the bible, violence against women, contextual / liberation theologies and politically-oriented spiritualities.

Courses Taught

  • Contemporary Religious Quests (RS 0011, 1031E)
  • Introductions to the Old and New Testaments (RS 1026F/G, 10218F/G)
  • Women and the Bible (RS 2216F/G)
  • Feminist Spirituality Today (RS 2222F/G)
  • Women in the Christian Tradition from the First to the Twelfth Century (RS 2251F/G)
  • Theologies of Liberation (RS 2290F/G)

Representative Publications

  • Rage and Resistance: A Theological Reflection on the Montreal Massacre. Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007.
  • “Learning our Mysteries: Writing as a Spiritual Practice.” Spirituality 13:(May-June 2007):137-140.
  • “Jephthah's Daughter: Interrogating the Text, Interogating our Lives.” Journal of Religion and Abuse 7:4 (2005): 5-17.
  • “Doing it Differently: Unleashing Student Creativity.” Teaching in Theology and Religion 6:3 (July 2003): 159-63.