Priscilla Pope-Levison, Professor of Theology and Assistant Director of Women's Studies
Phone: (206) 281-2714
Address: Seattle Pacific University, Alexander 208, 3307 Third Ave W, Seattle WA 98119-1950
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Dr. Pope-Levison came to SPU in 2001 as Professor of Theology and Assistant Director of Women’s Studies; previously she taught at Duke Divinity School and North Park University. At SPU, she teaches the introductory course in Christian Theology as well as upper-division courses in Women’s Studies and Theology. Her publications span several research areas, including American women’s religious history, contextual theology, mission and evangelism, and the ecumenical movement.
Currently she is working on a second project on the history of American women evangelists; the first is titled, Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004). Other books by Dr. Pope-Levison are Evangelization in a Liberation Perspective (Peter Lang, 1992) and with her spouse, John R. Levison, Jesus in Global Contexts (Westminster John Knox, 1992) and Return to Babel: Global Perspectives on the Bible (1999). In addition to various edited volumes, she has published articles in these journals: Methodist History, The Review of Faith and International Affairs, International Review of Mission, Missiology, Mid-Stream, Catalyst, Prism, Journal of the Academy for Evangelism in Theology Education, Journal for Preachers, and Lectionary Homiletics.
She has also contributed to several reference works, including the Westminster Dictionary of Women and Religion in America, Dictionary of Theology, Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America, and Historical Dictionary of the Holiness Movement. Dr. Pope-Levison co-chairs the History of Christianity/North American Religions section and chairs the Nominating Committee of the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Academy of Religion. She is also a member of the editorial board for the Methodist Review , Teaching Theology and Religion. Recently she was selected to participate in the Wabash Center Study titled, “Teaching Introductory Theology and Religion: Lessons from the Practices of Fifty Effective Teachers.”
She has spoken on many college and seminary campuses around the country, including Eastern University, Samford University, Roberts Wesleyan University and Northeastern Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Fuller Theology Seminary, Greensboro College, Hiawassee College, North Park University, Perkins School of Theology, Point Loma Nazarene University, Seattle Pacific University, United Theological Seminary (Dayton), and Westmont College and she has been named to the Steering Committee of the Wesleyan Studies Group for the American Academy of Religion.
As an ordained United Methodist minister, she is active in a local church in the Seattle area.