Melanie A. May

 Melanie A. May
Address1100 South Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620

Vice President for Academic Life Dean of Faculty and John Price Crozer Professor of Theology, Colgate Rochester Divinity School/Bexley Hall/Crozer Theological Seminary

B.A., Manchester College,
M.Div., Harvard Divinity School,
A.M., Harvard University,
Ph.D., Harvard University,

Vice-Moderator of the World Council of Churches Commission on Faith and Order (through 2005); member of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA Commission on Faith and Order (through 2000); locally, a member of the Rochester Women’s Network; give lectures in various settings locally and elsewhere.

Research Interests
Women in ministry, possibilities and problems; theological reflection on our culture of hate and the God of love; the Great War and the birth of twentieth century theology; ecumenical theology, especially understandings of “unity;” “place” as theological subject.

Courses Taught
Introduction to Contemporary Christian Theology; Women in the Worldwide Church; Pornography, Prostitution, and the Iconography of Women in the Christian Tradition; Christian Theological Responses to Religious Pluralism; Theological Perspectives on Power, Authority, and Abuse; Women in Ministry: Possibilities and Problems; Violence Against Women in Religious Perspective and Practice.

Recent Publications
A Body Knows: A Theopoetics of Death and Resurrection

Denomination: American Baptist Churches, U.S.A.

Areas of Interest

Logos Almanac of the Christian World

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