Moore-Keish, Martha

Dr. Martha L. Moore-Keish

Dr. Martha L. Moore-Keish

J.B. Green Professor of Theology

Phone: 404 687-4652


Office: CH313 / Box 30F

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Dr. Moore-Keish’s research interests include Reformed theology, liturgical theology (esp. the theology and practice of the sacraments), and feminist theology. She also has interests in ecumenical theology and interfaith issues including: Reformed-Roman Catholic relations, Christian-Jewish relations, and the religions of India. Dr. Moore-Keish is currently co-editing a book on Karl Barth and Comparative Theology.


  • PhD, Emory University
  • MDiv, Union Theological Seminary
  • AB, Harvard College

Denomination: Presbyterian Church (USA)


Karl Barth and Comparative Theology (co-editing with Christian Collins Winn). Fordham University Press, under contract,
James. In Belief: Theological Commentary on the Bible. Westminister John Knox Press, under contract,
Christian Prayer for Today. Westminster John Knox Press, 2009, book
Do This in Remembrance of Me: A Ritual Approach to Reformed Eucharistic Theology. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2008, book
"20th Century and Contemporary Protestant Sacramental Theology" in The Oxford Handbook on Sacramental Theology (M. Levering and H. Boersma ed.), 2015, article
Contributor- "Eucharist: The Table that Unites and Divides the Church." In What Does it Mean to Do This"? Supper, Mass, Eucharist, edited by Michael Root and James J. Buckley. Pro Ecclesia series. Wipf and Stock, 2014, article
Contributor-"The One, Wounded, Baptized Body: A Memoir of Participation in the US Reformed-Roman Catholic Dialogue in Worship and Culture: Foreign Country or Homeland? ed. Glaucia Vasconcelos Wilkey. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2014, article
“Creation and New Creation in Baptism.” In Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Joseph D. Small, III. Westminster John Knox Press., 2008, article
“The Importance of Worship that Centers on the Ordo.” Liturgy 21:2: 15-23., 2006, article
“Eucharist= Eschatology,” in A More Profound Alleluia: Theology and Worship in Harmony, edited by Leanne Van Dyk. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005, article
“How Shall We Worship?” in Conversations with the Confessions: Dialogue in the Reformed Tradition, edited by Joseph D. Small. Louisville: Geneva Press., 2005, article
“Calvin, Sacraments, and Ecclesiology: What Makes a Church a Church?” In Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts 36:1, 25-41. Also published in Proceedings of the North American Academy of Liturgy, 2002, article
"Sacraments," in Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology, ed. Michael Allen and Scott Swain. Oxford University Press, forthcoming, chapter
A response to Brian Gerrish: Christian Faith: Dogmatics in Outline. International Journal of Systematic Theology, Vol. 18, no.3 (July): 321-328, 2016, journal
"Baptism: The Already and the Not Yet." In Liturgical-Missional: Perspectives on a Reformed Ecclesiology, edited by Neal D. Presa, Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2016, journal
"Common Waters: Global water crises and Christian baptism." @ this Point. Columbia Theological Seminary (Spring), 2015, journal
"Interreligious ritual participation: Insights from inter-Christian ritual participation: in Ritual Participation and Interreligious Dialogue: Boundaries, Transgressions, and Innovations (eds. M. Moyaert, J. Geldhof), 2015, article
Karl Barth and John Thatamanil: Two Theologians against Religion in Bangalore Theological Forum, June, 2014, journal
“Resurrection and Religious Otherness.” Presbyterian Outlook, Easter, 2011, journal
“The Grace and Ambiguity of Worship: What Can Catholics Learn from Protestant Liturgy?” Liturgical Ministry, 2010, article
“What Does the Lord Require? Do Justice.” In Journal for Preachers (Pentecost)., 2010, journal
“Pentecost in India: What Does the Birthday of the Church Mean for Churchless Christians?” Journal for Preachers, Pentecost., 2009, journal
“Baptism in the Presbyterian and Reformed Tradition.” In Baptism Today: Understanding, Practice, Ecumenical Implications, edited by Thomas F. Best. WCC Faith and Order Paper no. 207. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press., 2008, article
“Marriage: A New Way of Life?” In Call to Worship: Liturgy, Music, Preaching, and the Arts 41.3 (February)., 2008, journal
“Death in the Midst of Life, Life in the Midst of Death: Preaching and Worship in the Easter Season.” In Journal for Preachers, Winter, 2007, journal
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