The Reverend Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, Ph.D is Professor of Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary. She was President of the seminary from 1998-2008. Upon completing two five-year terms as President, she returned to full-time teaching on the seminary faculty. She has a Ph.D. from Duke University, a Masters of Divinity (Summa Cum Laude) from Duke Divinity School and a B.A. from Smith College.



An ordained minister of the United Church of Christ since 1974, she is the author or editor of numerous books and has been a translator for two different translations of the Bible.



Thistlethwaite's most recent book is "Women's Bodies as Battlefield: Christian Theology and the Global War on Women" (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). She is a frequent media commentator on religion and public events. Some of her other books are #OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power and Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War.

She is a consultant to the Carter Center Scholars in Action Program, and she has been a Fellow and a Trustee of the Center for American Progress, and a trustee of the Interfaith Youth Core.

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