As this is the end of the beginning of the purge, it is helpful to review the genesis of this all.
This soon to be retired USAF Captain MeLinda Morton (13 yrs service....)
Areas of Teaching InterestI don't think I need to say more. I said it before, no one should be shocked.
Feminist Pastoral Theology
Feminist/Womanist Pastoral Psychology/Psychotherapy
Feminist Liberation and Feminist Pastoral Theologies
Feminist Pastoral Psychology
Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con: A Readerin The Witness80, No. 6, 1997.
"When Violence is No Stranger: Pastoral Counseling with Survivors of Acquaintance Rape. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2003.
"Writing for Our Lives: Twenty-Five Years of Women Writing in their own 'Languages.'" Reconstructing Pastoral Theology: Under the Influence of Feminist Methodologies and Beyond. (projected publication date July, 1998).
"Sophie's Wisdom: Acquaintance Rape, Relational Theology, and a Redemptive Doctrine of Sin." To be included in a volume of feminist/process theology being proposed and edited by Marjorie Suchocki.
Papers and Presentations
"Acquaintance Rape and a Redemptive Doctrine of Sin" Paper presented at the regional meeting of AAR, San Diego, CA. March 1996.
"Gleaning the Power of Inclusive Language" Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Association of College and University Chaplains, Atlanta, GA. 1990.
A little wordplay here. Trying to dig up the "Sophie" in her "Sophie's Wisdom" work above, and really couldn't get the meaning. Perhaps the Sophie from
In modern philosophical usage, sophistry is a derogatory term for rhetoric that is designed to appeal to the listener on grounds other than the strict logical validity of the statements being made.
The Sophists held a relativistic view on cognition and knowledge. Their philosophy contains criticism of Religion, law and ethics. Though many sophists were as religious as their contemporaries, some held atheistic or agnostic views.
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The HQ USAF team found a religious climate that does not involve overt religious discrimination...