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Selvidge, Marla J.
Marla J. Selvidge, Professor and Director of the Center for Religious Studies.
She is the 1999 winner of the William H. Byler Distinguished Faculty Award, and has published both nationally and internationally in the fields of biblical studies, world religions, peace studies, and feminist interpretation.
Her most recent work includes an article entitled, "Religion, Greed, and the Insanity of War,", published in the Journal of Political Theology. Selvidge will edit a collection of articles to be published in 2011 in Postcripts on the topic of "Feminist Biblical Interpretation and the Bible."
Dr. Selvidge also served as a guest editor for the 2010 Journal of Political Theology, collecting articles from scholars from the Netherlands, Egypt, and Australia. Her contribution to this collection includes: "Islamophobia, Making Peace, and Educating the Public about Religions."
Among her Many Publications Are:
- Women Nobel Peace Prize Winners (Macfarland, 2006) with Anita Price Davis
- The New Testament. Exploring the New Testament (Prentice Hall/Simon and Schuster, 2003, second edition).
- Notorious Voices: The Roots of Feminist Biblical Interpretation (Continuum, 1996).
- Discovering Women (Teacher Created Materials, 1995).
- Woman, Cult and Miracle Recital (Bucknell University Press, 1990).
- Daughters of Jerusalem (Herald Press, 1984).
- Fundamentalism Today. What Makes it so Attractive? (Brethren Press, 1984).
- Violence, Women and the Bible (Mellen Press, 1996).
Travel: Selvidge has traveled to more than 70 countries and is planning to take students to Alaska. They will enroll in REL 3900, "Alaska Myth and History", before departing by cruise ship to Alaska in May of 2011. For further information, please contact Selvidge@ucmo.edu. In the past, Selvidge has taken students to China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland.