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Sarah K. Pinnock is Associate Professor of contemporary religious thought.  She received a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Toronto, a B.A. and M.A. in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University specializing in philosophy of religion.  In 1997-98 she held a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) doctoral fellowship in Hamburg at the Faculty of Protestant Theology.  In 2006-07 she accepted a Fulbright grant at the Faculty of Theology of Latvia University in Riga.  Her research interests include theodicy, the Holocaust, inter-religious dialogue, and feminist religious thought.  She is the author of Beyond Theodicy:  Jewish and Christian Continental Responses to the Holocaust (2002), and the editor of The Theology of Dorothee Soelle (2003).  Lately, she has published an article entitled “Atrocity and Ambiguity: Recent Developments in Christian Holocaust Responses” in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2007).  Currently, she is pursuing a project on feminism, selfhood, and the divine in the writings of French feminist philosophers.

The courses she teaches include: Religion 1310 – Contemporary Religious Thought; Religion 3301 – Gender and Religion; Religion 3303 – Death and Beyond; Religion 3314 – Problems in Religious Thought; Religion 3315 – Holocaust: Jewish and Christian Responses; Religion 4394 – Approaches to the Study of Religion; WAGS 2350 – Introduction to Feminist Theory.