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Columbia Theological Seminary Names Martha Moore-Keish Assistant Professor of Theology

2004-04-15

Decatur, GA. – Martha Moore-Keish has been named assistant professor of theology at Columbia Theological Seminary. Currently she is assistant professor of liturgical studies at Yale Divinity School and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. She will begin teaching at Columbia at the start of the 2004-2005 academic year. Moore-Keish, whose doctoral dissertation drew deeply from the Eucharistic theologies of John Calvin and John Williamson Nevin, has studied ritual and religion throughout her professional life. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews and is the co-author of John Calvin and Reformed Protestantism: A Catalogue of Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth-Century Imprints in the Library of Union Theological Seminary in Virginia (Richmond, 1994). Moore-Keish holds the A.B. in comparative study of religion from Harvard College and the M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. Prior to her M.Div. studies, she spent one year studying ancient Indian history and culture at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal, India. In 2000 she received the Ph.D. in theological studies from Emory University. Before joining the faculty at Yale, she served as associate for worship with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Speaking of her appointment to the Columbia faculty, President Laura Mendenhall said, “Martha’s ability to frame her theological understanding in the context of our worship of God will bring particularly instructive gifts to those students, pastors, and leaders she will be teaching at Columbia Theological Seminary. I believe Martha will lead us in offering our hearts, minds, and souls to Christ’s ministry.” Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was founded in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). xxx


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