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Union Theological Seminary's Media Relations office seeks to provide editors and reporters with timely information on a wide range of theological and socially relevant topics.

The Union faculty members on this list are recognized as leaders in their fields of expertise and are available to speak with members of the media. To use this guide, please select your topic of interest and click on the faculty member's name listed under the topic to access biographical information.

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List of Topics and Experts

 

A  | B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  | R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V   |  W   X |  Y

 


 

A

Abortion

Janet Walton

Addiction and Spirituality

David Carr

African American Religion and History

James Cone
Cornel West

American Government: Current Policies

Gary Dorrien
Cornel West


American Religious Life: Contemporary

Mary Boys
Gary Dorrien
Barbara Lundblad
Daisy Machado
Christopher Morse
Hal Taussig

American Religious History:
19th and 20th Century

Gary Dorrien
Daisy Machado

Antiquity

John McGuckin
Hal Taussig
Cornel West

Ancient Near East

David Carr
Esther Hamori
John McGuckin

Arts and Worship

Janet Walton


Asian American Religions and Spirituality

Su Yon Pak


B

Barth, Karl

Gary Dorrien
Christopher Morse

Beauty, Body Image (politics of)

Serene Jones


Bible


David Carr
Esther Hamori
Hal Taussig


Bible (Polytheism in)

Esther Hamori


Bible (Women in)

Esther Hamori


Black Churches

James Cone
Cornel West

Black Liberation Theology

James Cone
Cornel West

Bonhoeffer, Dietrich

Christopher Morse

Border Issues

Daisy Machado

Buddhist-Christian Relations/Dialogue

Paul Knitter
Chung Hyun Kyung

 
Byzantium

John McGuckin


C

Calvinism/Calvin, John

Serene Jones

Catholicism

Paul Knitter

Catholicism:
Feminist Issues; Biblical Interpretation

Mary Boys

 
Catholicism:
Middle Ages and Renaissance

Euan Cameron


Catholicism:
Relations Between Eastern and Roman Catholic Churches

John McGuckin


Children and Faith

Serene Jones

 
Christian Doctrines

Christopher Morse

Christianity: Progressive; Liberal

Gary Dorrien
Hal Taussig

Church History: Early-to-Medieval

John McGuckin

Church History: Reformation

Euan Cameron

 

Church History: 19th and 20th Century

Gary Dorrien
Daisy Machado

Circumcision

David Carr

Civil Rights Movement

James Cone
Cornel West

Colonialism and Postcolonialism

David Carr
Hal Taussig
Sam Cruz


D

Dead Sea Scrolls

David Carr

Denominational Roots

 

Euan Cameron

 

Disbelief, Christian

Christopher Morse

Dogma, Christian

Christopher Morse


E

Eastern Orthodox Churches

John McGuckin

Economic Justice

Gary Dorrien
Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist
(Union’s Poverty Initiative)
Cornel West

Education of Christians

Mary Boys


Education (Ancient)

David Carr

 
Education and Religion

Su Yon Pak

Eldercare, Dementia, Alzheimer's and Spirituality

Su Yon Pak

 
Ethics

Gary Dorrien

Evangelism

Gary Dorrien


F

Faith and Feminism

Chung Hyun Kyung
Jerusha T. Lamptey


Faith Practices

Su Yon Pak


Feminist Interfaith Dialogue

Chung Hyun Kyung
Jerusha T. Lamptey


Feminist issues: General

Janet Walton
Barbara Lundblad
Serene Jones
Jerusha T. Lamptey


Feminist issues in the Catholic Church

Mary Boys

Feminism and Religion

Serene Jones
Jerusha T. Lamptey

Folk Beliefs
(see Popular Religion)

Food and Religion

Serene Jones
Su Yon Pak

G

Gay and Lesbian Issues

Christopher Morse
Barbara Lundblad
Hal Taussig
Samuel Cruz

Gay and Lesbian Issues: Bible

David Carr
Hal Taussig

Globalism/Global Politics

Serene Jones

Gnosticism

John McGuckin

Greek Orthodox Church
(see Eastern Orthodox Church)


H

Hebrew Bible

David Carr
Esther Hamori

Historical Jesus

Hal Taussig

History
(see Church History)

Homosexuality
(see Gay and Lesbian Issues)

Holocaust

Mary Boys

Hunger

Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist
(Union’s Poverty Initiative)


I

Iconography, Icons

John McGuckin


Integrative Education

Su Yon Pak

 
Interfaith Relations


Paul Knitter
Mary Boys
David Carr
Hal Taussig
Jerusha T. Lamptey

Images of God

Esther Hamori

 
Immigration Reform

Daisy Machado
Samuel Cruz

 
Imperialism

Gary Dorrien
Hal Taussig

Improvisation and imagination

Janet Walton

Iraq War

Gary Dorrien

 
Islam

Jerusha T. Lamptey


J

Jewish-Christian relations

Mary Boys


K

Koran

See Qur'an


L

Latino Issues (poverty, gender, families, youth, and violence)

Daisy Machado
Samuel Cruz


Liberation Theology

James Cone
Paul Knitter

Liberal Christianity
(see Christianity)

Literacy and the Bible

David Carr


M

Malcolm X

James Cone

Marriage

David Carr

Martin Luther King, Jr.

James Cone
Cornel West

Memory

David Carr

 
Ministry Formation

Su Yon Pak

 
Missions History, Missiology


Paul Knitter

Music in the Church

Janet Walton

Myth

David Carr
Esther Hamori
Hal Taussig


N

Native Americans

Daisy Machado

Neo-conservatism

Gary Dorrien

Niebuhr, Reinhold

Gary Dorrien
James Cone

New Testament

John McGuckin
Hal Taussig


O

Old Testament

David Carr
Esther Hamori

Ordination Issues: Gay and Lesbian

Gary Dorrien
Barbara Lundblad

Ordination Issues: Women

Mary Boys
Barbara Lundblad
Janet Walton

Orthodox Theology and Life

John McGuckin


P

Pacificism

Gary Dorrien

 
Philosophy

Cornel West

 
Philosophy of Religion

Cornel West

Politics and Religion

Serene Jones
Cornel West

Daisy Machado
Sam Cruz


Postmodernism

Gary Dorrien


Patristic Theology


John McGuckin

Poverty

Serene Jones
Gary Dorrien
Hal Taussig 
Liz Theoharis and Willie Baptist
(Union’s Poverty Initiative)


Prayer

Serene Jones
Janet Walton

Progressive Christianity

(see Christianity)


Prophecy and Divination

Esther Hamori


Prosperity Gospel

Daisy Machado

Q

Qur'an

Jerusha T. Lamptey


R

Racism

James Cone
Gary Dorrien
Hal Taussig
Cornel West

Rabbis, Ancient

David Carr


Rituals

Hal Taussig
Janet Walton


S

Sacraments

Janet Walton


Scripture

David Carr
Esther Hamori
Hal Taussig

Sex Trafficking

Serene Jones

Sexual Ethics, Bible

David Carr
Barbara Lundblad
Hal Taussig

Sexuality

Serene Jones
Su Yon Pak


Social Ethics

(see Ethics)

Social Gospel

Gary Dorrien

Spirituality

Hal Taussig
Serene Jones

Spirituality and Sexuality

David Carr

Suffering

David Carr

Superstitions (and Church Response)

Euan Cameron

Systematic Theology

James Cone


T

Theology and the Arts

Janet Walton

 
Trauma

Serene Jones 
Su Yon Pak


U

Union Theological Seminary

Serene Jones

Union Theological Seminary: Historical

Gary Dorrien


V

Violence

Serene Jones

Violence and Religion

Paul Knitter
Samuel Cruz


W

Waldensian:

Sect in Italy and Latin America

Euan Cameron

War

Gary Dorrien

White Supremacism

Gary Dorrien
Cornel West

Women: Bible

David Carr
Hal Taussig

Women In and Out of the Church

Barbara Lundblad
Janet Walton

Women in Prison (minority women)

Daisy Machado

Women and Religion
(general)

Serene Jones
Jerusha T. Lamptey


Work, Workaholism

David Carr

Worship

Barbara Lundblad
Janet Walton


X

Xenophobia

David Carr
Sam Cruz


Y

Yoga

Serene Jones


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