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Alice Keefe

BIO

Alice A. Keefe is a scholar of women and religion with focus on the gender symbolism in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).  Her book, Women’s Body and the Social Body in Hosea (Sheffield, 2001), offers a new approach to the interpretation of Hosea’s famous marriage metaphor. Keefe also has published in the area of Buddhist-Christian dialogue and served for ten years as book review editor for the journal of Buddhist Christian Studies

Professor Keefe joined the UW-Stevens Point Department of Philosophy faculty in 1994.  She enjoys downhill skiing, sailing, gardening and meditation in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Buddhist-Christian dialogue
  • Religion and health
  • Scripture and interpretation
  • Women and religion

PUBLICATIONS

Keefe, Alice A. (2019). “Tending the Fire of Anger: A Feminist Defense of a Much Maligned Emotion.”
Buddhist Christian Studies. Vol. 39. University of Hawaii Press. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/735296

Keefe, Alice A. (2016). “Religion, Gender and the Liberation of Bodies: A Response to Roland Boer’s The Sacred
Economy of Ancient Israel.” Horizons Biblical Theology. Vol. 38/2: 153–160. https://brill.com/view/journals/hbth/38/2/hbth.38.issue-2.xml?language=en

Keefe, Alice A. Women’s Body as Social Body in Hosea. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series. Volume 338: Gender, Culture, Theory. Volume 10 Continuum Press. 2001.

TEACHING HONORS

  • UWSP Excellence in Teaching Award (2001)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Society of Christian-Buddhist Studies

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-alice keefe

LAST BOOK READ

“How God Becomes Real: Kindling the Presence of Invisible Others” by T.M. Luhrmann

Professor of Religious Studies
Chair, Department of Philosophy

Office:
CCC 489A
Phone:
715-346-3205

Education

Ph.D. - Religion
Syracuse University

M.A. - Religion
Claremont School of Theology

B.A. - History
Dartmouth College

Courses

Christianity
Introduction to the Study of Religion
Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament)
Religion and Health
Religion and Society in Ancient Israel