Annemarie S. Kidder


 Annemarie S. Kidder

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Assistant Professor and Associate Director, Ecumenical Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,
M.A., Academy of the Arts, Berlin,
M.A., School of Journalism, Columbia-Missouri,
M.Div., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,

Dr. Annemarie S. Kidder is an ordained Presbyterian minister (PC USA) and has been teaching courses at ETS since 2006. Born and educated in Germany, she came to the United States as a Rotary scholar to study journalism. She has earned degrees from the Academy of the Arts in Berlin (M.A.), the School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri (M.A.) and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville (M.Div. and Ph.D) with an emphasis in Systematic Theology and New Testament literature. For more than ten years, Dr. Kidder has served Presbyterian churches in Michigan and Ohio, and she has previously taught courses in philosophy, ethics, and Bible at various colleges. She is the author and translator of several books on the New Testament, historical theology, and the spiritual disciplines. Her works include translations of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke, namely Pictures of God (First Page 2005) and The Book of Hours: Prayers to a Lowly God (Northwestern University Press 2001), Women, Celibacy, and the Church: Toward a Theology of the Single Life (Crossroad 2003), and The Power of Solitude: Discovering Your True Self in a World of Nonsense and Noise with a foreword by Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message (Crossroad 2007). She is currently working on a history of private confession in the church, a translation of writings by Karl Rahner, S.J., and Christian mystical theology. She is also engaged in the area of worship, theology, and the arts, such as the visual arts and movies, and she translates and writes hymns.

At ETS, Dr. Kidder teaches courses in New Testament, the thought and history of the Reformation and the so-called Counter-Reformation, biblical theology, and theologians of the Reformation.

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