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Nancy R. Howell

Professor of Theology and
Philosophy of Religion
Phone: 913-253-5012

  • PhD, MA, Claremont Graduate School
  • ThM, MDiv Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • BS, College of William and Mary
Dr. Howell and student
The general principle shaping my decisions about courses and pedagogy is that
students must learn to think deeply and theologically in order to respond
effectively to the needs of the church and local community.


United Methodist Church (UMC)

Discipline or Specialty
  • Science (genetics, ecology, primatology), philosophy of religion and theology
  • Feminist, womanist, mujerista theory and theology
  • Cultural diversity and philosophy of religion and theology
  • Whiteheadian philosophy and theology
Representative Courses Taught
  • Advanced Praxis Seminar: Theology in Black and White (Recipient of the Faith as a Way of Life Award from Yale Divinity School, 2007)
  • Prophetic Ministry (Doctor of Ministry Program)
  • Seminar in Theological Studies: Process Theology
  • Science, Theology, and Ministry
  • Introduction to Systemic Theology
Recent Publications
Creating Women's Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought, edited with Monica A. Coleman and Helene Tallon Russell (Wipf and Stock, Pickwick Publications, 2011).
"Embodied Transcendence: Bonobos and Humans in Community," Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 44:3 (September 2009).

"Gordon Kaufman: From Agency to Creativity," American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 29:1 (January 2008), 34-43.

"Uniqueness in Context," American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 28: 3 (September 2007), 364-377. Reprinted in Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 42:2 (June 2008), 493-503.

A Feminist Cosmology: Ecology, Solidarity, and Metaphysics (Amherst, NY: Prometheus Press; Humanity Books, 2000).
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