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Laurel C. Schneider

Laurel C. Schneider earned her BA from Dartmouth College, her M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and her Ph.D. from the Graduate Department of Religion at Vanderbilt University where she studied theology, Native American religious traditions, and sociology of religion.  She has served on the Religious Studies and Philosophy faculties of Colby College, North Central College, and is currently Professor of Theology, Ethics, and Culture at the Chicago Theological Seminary.  Her books include Polydoxy: Theologies of Multiplicity and Relation (Routledge 2010, edited with Catherine Keller), Beyond Monotheism: A Theology of Multiplicity (Routledge 2008), and Re-Imagining the Divine: Confronting the Backlash Against Feminist Theology (Pilgrim, 1999).  She is particularly interested in the status and meaning of religious experience, and is the author of numerous articles and anthology chapters that variously work at the intersections of theology with Native American religious traditions and race, sexuality, postcolonial, and gender theories.  Her current research continues these interests in the area of comparative epistemology, theopoetics, and incarnation.

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