Blogs by Female Theologians

Michael L. Westmoreland-White, Ph.D., at Levellers–Faith & Social Justice: In the spirit of Richard Overton and the 17th C. Levellers, has started compiling an annotated list of women that blog about theology.

He comments on “the dearth of women who have theology blogs. Female pastors with broadly pastoral blogs can be found in the blog-ring RevGalPals. And Christian (and Jewish, etc.) women with personal blogs that sometimes or regularly speak to broadly religious themes are far more common. But academically-oriented theology blogs run by women are fairly rare–despite the growth of feminist theology and female theologians in both ecclesial and academic posts. In some Ivy League divinity schools the number of female students is actually larger than male students and this has been true for over a decade. So, I am not entirely certain why this is not reflected in the “blogosphere”–unless it just means that the women are (a) too busy having real lives, (b) too busy writing BOOKS instead of blogging.

Here are the few female-run theology blogs of which I am aware. If you know of others, let me know.

Cynthia Nielsen, an adjunct instructor in philosophy and graduate student in philosophy, has a great blog called Per Caritatem. The focus is usually on Medieval theology and philosophy of religion–and the synthesis in the Middle Ages was so close that the line between those disciplines was very blurred.

Parables is the personal blog of a Mennonite theology student (and subject of an upcoming Peace Blogger interview), Abigail Miller, using the nom de blog, “espiritu paz,” or Spirit of Peace. She blogs on many subjects, but theology is definitely in the mix.

Pam Garrud (Pam BG) is a British Methodist “probationer minister,” originally from the U.S. PamBG’s Blog often contains theological reflections. She also has a separate book blog where she is currently blogging through Stephen Sykes’ The Story of Atonement. (Pam will also be interviewed in the Peace Blogger interviews as soon as I can get them going again.)”

For the rest of the list–

Victoria Bresee