Carter Heyward is the Howard Chandler Robbins Professor of Theology at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She earned the BA in Religion at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1967, and then studied at Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary, where she earned the MA in Comparative Relgions (1971), the M.Div. in Religion and Psychiatry (1973), and the Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (1980). In 1974 Heyward was ordained an Episcopal priest and in 1998 she received the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award from Union Theological Seminary.
Feminist Christology: An Introduction. Sheridan, to be published 2000.
Saving Jesus From Those Who Are Right. Fortress, to be published 1999.
Staying Power: Reflections on Gender, Justice, and Compassion. Pilgrim, 1995.
When Boundaries Betray Us: Beyond Illusions of What is Ethical in Therapy and Life. Harper San Francisco, 1993; Second Edition to be published 1999.
Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and the Love of God. Harper and Row,1989.
Speaking of Christ: A Lesbian Feminist Voice. ed. by Ellen C. Davis. Pilgrim, 1989.
Our Passion for Justice; Images of Power, Sexuality and Liberation. Pilgrim, 1984.
The Redemption of God: A Theology of Mutual Relation. University Press of America, 1982; published 1986 by Kruz Verlag, Stuttgart, Germany as Und Sie Rührte Sein Kleide auf, with foreword by Dorothee Sölle; excerpts published and discussed by Luce Irigaray in Le Souffle des Femmes, Paris, 1996.
A Priest Forever: Formation of a Woman and a Priest. Harper and Row, 1976; to be republished, with New Introduction, 1999.
No Easy Peace: Liberating Anglicanism (Essays Honoring William John Wolf). (co-edited) with Sue Phillips. University Press of America, 1992.
Revolutionary Forgiveness: Feminist Reflections on Nicaragua. (co-edited with Anne Gilson, and member of writing-group, Amanecida Collective) Orbis, 1986.
God's Fierce Whimsy: Christian Feminism and Theological Education Editor and member of writing-group, Mudflower Collective. Pilgrim, 1985.
"Lesbian Spirituality," Encyclopedia of Homosexuality, 2nd edition, vol. 1: Lesbian Histories and Cultures, ed. Bonnie Zimmerman, New York: Garland, forthcoming, 1998.
"The Priesthood of Women," On the Issues: The Progressive Women's Quarterly, Spring 1998.
"Empowerment ," "Godding," and "Mutuality," An A to Z of Feminist Theology, eds. Lisa Isherwood and Dorothea McEwan, Sheffield Academic Press, 1996.
Response to Colin Grant's "For the Love of God: Agape," Journal of Religious Ethics, Spring 1996.
Response to Mary E. Hunt's and Pamela Lunn's Reviews of When Boundaries Betray Us, in Theology and Sexuality: A Journal for the Study of Christianity and Sexuality, Spring 1996.
"Re-imaginando a Jésus," Del Cielo a la Tierra: Una Antologia de Teologia Feminista, eds. M.J. Ross, U. Siebert-Cuadro, L Sjørup. (Serie Critica Cultural Feminista), Santiago: Sello Azul, 1994.
"Backlash," with Beverly W. Harrison, Roundtable Discussion in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Fall 1993.
"The Bear and Bosnia," The Witness, Fall 1993.
"The Body of Christa," Appendix D in No North or South: Worldwide Anglican Encounter, ed. Claire Woodley-Aitchison, Office of Women in Mission and Ministry, The Episcopal Church Center, 815 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017, 1993.
"Nonviolent Ways," Christianity and Crisis, vol. 53, no. 4, April 12, 1993.
"Ethics, Power and Psychology: Mutuality in Psychotherapy," with Judith V. Jordan and Janet L. Surrey, Work in Progress, The Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies, Wellesley, MA, 1993.
"Embodying the Connections: What Lesbians Can Learn from Gay Men About Sex and What Gay Men Must Learn from Lesbians About Justice," in Gay Men's Issues in Religion, vol. 3, eds. J. Michael Clark and Michael L. Stemmeler (Monument), 1993. "Sleeping With the Enemy," Essay based on questions from editors, special feature section: "Women Who Teach With the Wolves," The Women's Review of Books, vol. X, no. 5, February 1993.
"The Election, the Presidency, Justice and Peace," Peacework: A New England Peace and Social Justice Newsletter, Issue no. 225, December 1992.
"Healing Addiction and Homophobia: Reflections on Empowerment and Liberation," Journal of Chemical Dependency Treatment, vol. 5, no. 1, 1992; this volume also published as Lesbian and Gay Men: Chemical Dependency Treatment Issues, Dava L. Weinstein, MSW, Editor, The Haworth Press, 1992.
"Is There a Prophetic Future for the Church: A Response," in Is There A Prophetic Future for the Church: Essays Honoring Robert McAfee Brown, eds. Denise and John Carmody (Orbis), 1993.
"Abortion Rights: A Conversation Between Carter Heyward and Jeannie Wylie-Kellerman," The Witness, vol. 75, no 6/7, June/July 1992.
"Alienation and Anger: A Black Woman's and a White Woman's Struggle for Mutuality in an Unjust World," with Katie G. Cannon and Response by Sung Min Kim, Work in Progress #54, The Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies, Wellesley, MA, 1992.
"Our Body is Suffering: Women and AIDS," Episcopal Churchwomen's Communique, Episcopal Church Center, New York, NY, 1992.
"Lent, Easter: Seasons Upside Down," editorial, Christianity and Crisis, vol. 51, no. 4, March 18, 1991.
"Sexual Ethics and the Church: A Response," Women, Religion and Sexuality: Studies on the Impact of Religious Teachings on Women, ed. Jeanne Becher, WCC, 1991.
"The Forgotten People of El Toro," The Witness, vol. 73, no. 5, May, 1990.
"The United States Won in Nicaragua," The Communicant (The Newspaper of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina), April, 1990.
"The Power of God-With-Us," in "How My Mind Has Changed," Series, The Christian Century, March 14, 1990; also published in How My Mind Has Changed, eds. James M. Wall and David Heim, Eerdmans, 1991.
"Doing Feminist Liberation Christology: Moving on Beyond 'Jesus of History' and 'Christ of Faith' -- A Methodological Inquiry," in Lift Every Voice: Constructing Christian Theology from the Underside, eds. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite and Mary Potter Engel, Harper and Row, 1990.
"Suffering, Redemption, and Christ: A Review," Christianity and Crisis, vol. 49, no. 17/18, December 11, 1989.
"Coming Out and Relational Empowerment: A Lesbian Feminist Theological Perspective," Work in Progress #38, The Stone Center for Developmental Services and Studies, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA, 1989; excerpt published in An Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality, ed. Judith Barrington, Eighth Mountain Press, 1991.
"Lesbische Frauen," Gotteslehrerinnen, (Hrsg.) Luise Schottroff and Johannes Thiele, nach Dorothee Sölle, Zum 60 Geburtsag, Kreuz Verlag, 1989; also published as "Lesbische vrouwen," Met Passie over God spreken, Ten Have/Baarn, 1990.
"Pain and Pleasure: Avoiding the Confusions of Christian Tradition in Feminist Theory," with Beverly W. Harrison, Christianity, Patriarchy, and Abuse: A Feminist Critique, eds. Joanne Carlson Brown and Carole R. Bohn, Pilgrim, 1989.
"Doing Theology in a Counterrevolutionary Situation," (Analysis of Revolutionary Christianity in the U.S. In Comparison to the Revolutionary Churches in Cuba and Nicaragua) The Future of Liberation Theology: Essays in Honor of Gustavo Gutierrez, ed. by Marc H. Ellis and Otto Maduro, Orbis, 1989.
"An Education in Power," in Special Issue: "Liberation Theology -- Here and Now," Christianity and Crisis, vol. 49, no. 9, June 12, 1989.
"Can Anglicans Be Feminist Liberation Theologians and Still Be 'Anglican'?," The Trial of Faith, ed. Peter Eaton (London: Churchman), 1988.
"Nelle Morton Journeys Home," Christianity and Crisis, September 14, 1987.
"Heterosexist Theology: Being Above It All," Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, vol. 3, no. 1, Spring 1987.
"Lesbianism and Feminist Theology: Roundtable Discussion," with Mary E. Hunt, Delores S. Williams, Claire B. Fisher, Evelyn Torton Beck, and Bernadette Brooten, Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Vol. 2, no. 2, Winter, 1986-87
"Is a Self-Respecting Christian Woman an Oxymoron? Reflections on a Spirituality for Justice," Journal of Religion and Intellectual Life, vol. III, no. 2, Winter, 1986.
"Abortion: A Moral Choice," Frontiers, vol. IX, no. 1, 1986.
"Respect Pluralism on Behalf of Women's Lives," Conscience: The Voice of Pro-Choice Catholics, vol. VI, no. 5, Sept/Oct., 1985.Review of Nelle Morton's "The Journey is Home," in Christianity and Crisis. vol. 45, no 17, October 28, 1985.
"Hetrosexism: Enforcing Male Supremacy," The Witness, Fall, 1985.
"Response to Marc H. Ellis' 'Notes Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation,'" Doing Theology in the United States in Dialogue with the Indigenous Nations and Traditional Peoples. A Religious Peoples' Dialogue Within the Global Context, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring/Summer, 1985.
"An Unfinished Symphony of Liberation: The Radicalization of Christian Feminism Among White U.S. Women," Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, vol. 1, no. 1, Spring, 1985; published in Spanish as "Una Sinfonia Inconclusa de la Liberacion: La Radicalizacion del Feminismo Christiano entre mujeres blancas estadounidenses" (Argentina).
"Whose Freedom of the Press?", The Witness, vol. 67, no. 3, March 1984.
Three "Personal Perspective" Columns, Christianity and Crisis, vol. 43, no. 19, November 28, 1983; vol. 44, no 2, February 20, 1984; vol. 44, no. 3, March 5, 1984.Review of Jean Miller's "God or Christ? The Excesses of Christocentricity" and Tom Driver's "Christ in a Changing World: Toward an Ethical Christology," in Union Seminary Quarterly Review, vol. xxxvii, no. 3, 1982. Review of Sergio Torres and John Eagleson (ed.) "The Challenge of Basic Christian Communities: Papers from the International Ecumenical Congress of Theology February 10-March 2, 1980, Sao Paulo, Brazil," in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, September, 1982.
"What Does It Mean to Say, 'God Acts in History'?" Episcopal Divinity School Theological Review, Spring, 1982.
"Chipping Away at The Rock: Roman Catholic Women Who Celebrate the Eucharist," with B. B. Schiess et al., The Witness, March, 1982.
"Right-wing Religion's Dirty Little Secret," with Suzanne R. Hiatt, The Witness, March, 1981.
"Sexuality, Love and Justice," Integrity Forum, Advent, 1979.
"Coming Out: Journey Without Maps," Christianity and Crisis, June, 1979.
"Theological Reflections on Homosexuality," The Witness, June, 1979.
"Ruether and Daly: Speaking and Sparking, Building and Burning," Christianity and Crisis, April 2, 1979.
"A Response to Jonestown: Looking in the Mirror," The Witness, January, 1979.
"The Churches Ponder Evermore: The Trivialization of Women," Christianity and Crisis, June 26, 1978 (with Suzanne R. Hiatt); reprinted in Social Issues Resources Series, Inc.
"Is God Involved?," The Witness, June, 1977.
"Wisdom: Reflections on Siddhartha and the Christ," Randolph- Macon Alumnae Bulletin, Summer, 1975.
"Into and Through the Impasse," Christianity and Crisis, June, 1974.
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