Mary Fulkerson

Mary Fulkerson

Professor of Theology

External address: 
213 Old Divinity, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Duke Box 90967, Durham, NC 27708-0967
Phone: 
(919) 660-3458

Overview

Professor McClintock Fulkerson’s primary teaching interests are practical theology, feminist theologies, contemporary Protestant theology, authority in theology, and ecclesiology.

Her work is published in journals such as Journal of the American Academy of Religion, the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, and Modern Theology. Her book, Changing the Subject: Women’s Discourses and Feminist Theology, examines the liberating practices of feminist academics and non-feminist church women. Her book Places of Redemption: Theology for a Worldly Church is on ecclesial practices that enable resistance to racism and other contemporary forms of social brokenness, interpreting the doctrine of the church in light of racial diversity and the differently abled. Her recent publication, The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology, is a collection of essays on feminist theology and globalization, which she co-edited with Sheila Briggs. Fulkerson’s most recent book is a volume of essays co-edited with Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz and Rosemary Carbine entitled Theological Perspectives on Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness,  published by Palgrave Macmillan. Her upcoming book is on the Eucharist and white colorblindness as racism.

An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Professor McClintock Fulkerson is a member of the national Advocacy for Women Task Force of the PC(USA). She is faculty sponsor of the Divinity School’s Sacred Worth group, a student organization for LGBT concerns, director of the Program in Gender, Theology, and Ministry, and faculty sponsor of the Women's Center.

She is currently involved in the “Pauli Murray Project: Activating History for Social Change,” a Duke Human Rights Center project on racial healing and reconciliation in  Durham County through history-telling.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University 1986

  • M.A., Duke University 1977

  • B.M., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1972

Fulkerson, MM. ""They will know we are Christians by our regulated improvisation": ecclesial hybridity and the unity of the church." Blackwell companion to postmodern theology. Oxford: Blackwell, 2001. 265-279.

Fulkerson, MM. ""We don't see color here": a case study in ecclesial-cultural invention." Converging on culture. New York: Oxford Univ Pr, 2001. 140-157.

Fulkerson, MM. "Practice." Handbook of postmodern biblical interpretation. St. Louis: Chalice Pr, 2000. 189-198.

Fulkerson, MM. "Grace, Christian controversy, and tolerable falsehoods." Grace upon grace. Nashville: Abingdon Pr, 1999. 231-253.

Fulkerson, MM. "Toward a materialist Christian social criticism: accommodation and culture reconsidered." Theology & corporate conscience. Minneapolis, Minn: Kirk House Publishers, 1999. 106-119.

McClintock Fulkerson, M, and Dunlap, S. "Michel Foucault (1926-1984): Introduction." The Postmodern God: A Theological Reader. Ed. G Ward. Oxford/Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1997. 116-123.

Fulkerson, MM. "Toward a materialist Christian social criticism : accommodation and culture reconsidered." Changing conversations. New York: Routledge, 1996. 43-57.

Fulkerson, MM. "Gender -- Being It or Doing It? The Church, Homosexuality, and the Politics of Identity." Queerying Religious Studies. Ed. G Comstock and Susan Henking. Continuum, 1996. 188-201.

Pages

Fulkerson, MM. "Changing the subject: feminist theology and discourse." Literature and Theology 10.2 (1996): 131-147.

FULKERSON, MM. "CHURCH DOCUMENTS ON HUMAN-SEXUALITY AND THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE." INTERPRETATION-A JOURNAL OF BIBLE AND THEOLOGY 49.1 (January 1995): 46-58. Full Text

Fulkerson, MM. "Gender--Being It or Doing It? The Church, Homosexuality, and the Politics of Identity." Union Seminary Quarterly Review 47.1-2 (January 1, 1993): 29-46.

Fulkerson, MM. "Contesting Feminist Canons: Discourse and the Problem of Sexist Texts." Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 7.2 (1991): 53-73.

Fulkerson, MM. "Theological education and the problem of identity." Modern Theology 7.5 (1991): 465-482. Full Text

FULKERSON, MM. "SEXISM AS ORIGINAL SIN, DEVELOPING A THEACENTRIC DISCOURSE." JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF RELIGION 59.4 (1991): 653-675.

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