Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
Professor of Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary

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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