Elizabeth Hinson-HastyProfessor of Theology and Ethics
Department: Theology and Ethics
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Department: Theology and Ethics
Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Ph.D.
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, M.Div.
William Jewell College, B.A.
The Rev. Dr. Elizabeth L. Hinson-Hasty is Professor of Theology and Ethics. She frequently preaches and speaks on matters of faith and public life to congregations, non-profits, colleges, universities and seminaries.
Elizabeth serves the church through her preaching, teaching, and advocacy work; she remains committed to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. She is currently a member at large of the PC(USA) Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment. Other contributions to the connectional church include serving on the Advocacy for Women’s Concerns, chairing the Design Team for the Churchwide Study of the Status of Women, and as a research consultant for the World Council of Churches’ North American Regional Forum and Hearings on Poverty, Wealth, and Ecology (2010-2014).
A prolific author, she often writes about affluence, social justice, ethics, and mental illness. For a full list of her publications, use the link to her CV.
Her scholarship and teaching has received several awards and honors, including a Catholic Press Association 2018 first place award for a book related to Catholic Social Teaching, an Award of Excellence for a Bible Resource from the Associated Church Press for Reconciling Paul the 2014-2015 Horizons Bible Study (2015), serving as a Fulbright Scholar (Hungary 2010), the Wilson Wyatt Faculty Fellowship for excellence in teaching and scholarship (2010), and a Kentuckiana Metroversity Award for Instructional Development for her course on Theology from the Margins (2008).
She is married to the Rev. Dr. G. Lee Hinson-Hasty, Senior Director of Theological Education Funds Development for the Presbyterian Foundation. They are proud parents of two children, Garrison Douglass Hinson-Hasty, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, and Emmeline Dunbar Hinson-Hasty, a senior at DuPont Manual High School.
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Dutiful Love: Empowering Individuals and Families Affected by Serious Mental Illness (Fortress Press, 2021)
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, The Problem of Wealth: A Christian Response to a Culture of Affluence (Orbis Books, 2017)
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians (Westminster John Knox, 2014)
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Beyond the Social Maze: Exploring Vida Dutton Scudder’s Theological Ethics (Continuum, 2006)
Editors: Christian Iosso & Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Prayers for the New Social Awakening: Inspired by the New Social Creed (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008)
Edited By Rebecca Todd Peters & Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, To Do Justice: A Guide for Progressive Christians (Westminster John Knox Press, 2008)
Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, Reconciling Paul (2014-2015 Horizons Bible Study)
Select Past Courses:
Professional Ethics and Social Justice (Ph.D. Level)
Women, Mysticism and Liberation
Feminist Interpretation of the Bible
A Migrant’s Journey
Theologies from the Margins
God and Democracy