Thursday, June 5, 2008

Rosemary Skinner Keller, R.I.P

A great feminist historian, churchwoman, and scholar has died.

Rosemary Skinner Keller died this morning of kidney cancer.

Dr. Keller was Professor Emerita of Church History and former Academic Dean at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She had also taught at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois, where she served as the seminary's first woman Dean and Vice President of academic affairs. She was an ordained permanent deacon in the United Methodist Church.

With feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether (who is alive and well), Rosemary Skinner Keller was the editor of In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writings and the recently published, acclaimed three-volume Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America.

The Union Theological Seminary website has a biography of and tribute to Dr. Keller.

May Rosemary Skinner Keller rest in peace after her long and good labors, and may her memory and her work endure.

2 comments:

Eileen said...

Waaah. Thanks for sharing this Jane.

pj said...

May Rosemary Skinner Keller rest in peace after her long and good labors, and may her memory and her work endure.

May she and may they.