Date of Award

Spring 2010

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Religious Studies

First Advisor

Copeland, M. Shawn

Second Advisor

Kelly, William J.

Third Advisor

Massingale, Bryan N.


This dissertation focuses on race and sex/gender as critical theological topics that are not being adequately addressed in most theological discourse. This project presents a tool to establish better theological discourse about the body that takes the specifities of race and sex/gender into consideration and brings them together in theological anthropology.