Marion Grau

Professor

Systematic Theology

Special fields:

  • Constructive Theology
  • Systematic Theology
  • Missiology and Mission Studies
Phone: 22590554
Office: 332
Visiting hours: By appointment

Presentation

I am a theologian working with the resources of ecumenical Christian traditions. My research interests have been focused on questions of salvation, liberation, and transformation in a variety of ways: economic structures and metaphors of salvation, missionary movements in the tension between colonial and indigenous theologies, and a postcolonial approach to hermeneutics.

Current research projects include a study of pilgrimage and identity reconstruction in contemporary Norway and an exploration of petroleum culture, climate change and theology in the context of Northern and Arctic landscapes. My work brings together different methodologies such as historical textual study, biblical studies, literary theory, postcolonial theory, ethnography, cultural studies, and theories of gender, race, and class.

I work using a constructive theological method which focuses on engaging the roots of Christian and other religious traditions, and rereads these traditions critically with the help of several interdisciplinary methods.

Publications

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Newest scientific publications

  • Carbine, R. P., Compier, D., Farley, W., Grau, M., Jensen, D. H., Fulkerson, M. M., Mercadante, L., Perkinson, J. W., Rambo, S., Ray, D. K., Rivera, M., Schweitzer, D., Thompson, D. & Wallace, M. I. (2016). Ways of World-Making. Awake to the Moment : an introduction to theology, s. 105 - 173. Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN: 9780664261887
  • Grau, M. (2016). Considering Hermeneutics, Method, and Cultural Diversity in Anglican and Episcopal Contexts. The Oxford Handbook of Anglican Studies, s. 176 - 189. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0-19-921856-1
  • Grau, M. (2015). Interpreting Power: Rethinking the Relationship between Mythos and Logos as Prolegomena to an Intercultural Theological Hermeneutics. Renegotiating Power, Theology, and Politics, s. 129 - 149. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-1-137-54865-8
  • Grau, M. (2014). Refiguring theological hermeneutics : Hermes, trickster, fool. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781137326850
  • Grau, M. (2011). Rethinking Mission in the Postcolony: Salvation, Society, and Subversion. Continuum. ISBN: 9780567470157
  • Grau, M. (2004). Of Divine Economy: Refinancing Redemption. T&T Clark. ISBN: 0567027406

Education and professional practice

1997Erstes Staatsexamen Ev. Theologie und Englisch, Universität Tübingen
2001 - 2006Assistant Professor of Theology, CDSP/Graduate Theological Union, USA
2001Ph.D. Theological and Religious Studies, Drew University, USA
2006 - 2015Associate Professor of Theology, CDSP/Graduate Theological Union, USA
2015 - presentProfessor, Systematisk teologi og missiologi, Det teologiske Menighetsfakultetet

Positions

0Member, European Society for Women in Theology and Religion – ESWTR
0Member, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Religionsphilosophie
0Member, Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity
0Member, Constructive Theology Group
0Member, The European Society for Intercultural Theology and Interreligious Studies - ESITIS
1997 - presentMember, Society of Biblical Literature
1997 - presentMember, American Academy of Religion
2001 - presentMember, Society of Anglican and Lutheran, Theology
2001 - 2015Member of the Systematic and Philosophical Theology Area Consortial Faculty
2004 - 2015Member of the Interdisciplinary Studies Area Faculty
2004 - 2015Member of the Core Doctoral Faculty, Gradutate Theological Union
2005 - 2007Member of the Faculty Council of the GTU, Spring (Advises the Academic Dean of the GTU)
2005 - presentMember of the GTU Board of Trustees, Management and Finance Committee, Fall Fall
2006 - presentChair of the Women’s Studies in Religion Program Steering Committee, Fall Fall
2009 - 2015CDSP Representative on the GTU Library Committee, Fall
2009 - presentArea Convenor of the Systematic and Philosophical Theology Doctoral Area, Graduate Theological Union, Fall Spring
2012 - presentMember of the Appointments and Review Committee advising the Academic Dean of the Graduate Theological Union
2014 - presentCo-chair, AAR Group Bible, Theology, and Postmodernity
2015 - presentEditorial committee Norsk missiologisk tidsskrift
2015 - presentEditorial committee Global Christianity Studies