Judith Plaskow

Judith Plaskow


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Email : judith.plaskow@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7123

Office : MGL 429


PHD, Yale University
MPHIL, Yale University
BA, Clark University


Contemporary Religious Thought with a specialization in feminist theology.

Professional Experience

Dr. Plaskow has lectured widely on feminist theology in the United States and Europe.  She co-founded The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion with Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza in 1985, co-edited it for its first ten years, and is currently co-editor with Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre. She is Past President of the American Academy of Religion.

Publications & Professional Activities

Dr. Plaskow is the author three books, Sex, Sin and Grace: Women's Experience and the Theologies of Reinhold Niebuhr and Paul Tillich (1980), Standing Again at Sinai: Judaism from a Feminist Perspective (1990), and The Coming of Lilth:  Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics 1972-2003 (2005).  She has also co-edited three other volumes: Women and Religion (with Joan Arnold Romero, 1973), Womanspirit Rising: A Feminist Reader in Religion (with Carol P. Christ, 1979), and Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (with Carol P. Christ, 1989). She has published numerous articles in edited volumes and journals.   She and Carol Christ are currently working on a book on God After Feminism.

Honors & Awards

Dr. Plaskow has received Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Hebrew Union College (New York campus) and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College.