Dr. Wendy Farley joins SFTS faculty

Wendy Farley

SFTS welcomes Dr. Wendy Farley as Professor of Christian Spirituality and Director of the Program in Christian Spirituality. Dr. Farley, a premier theologian who has written extensively on women theologians and mystics, religious dialogue, classical texts, contemporary ethical issues, and contemplative practices, has been a member of the faculty of Emory University since 1988. In recent years Dr. Farley’s scholarly work has focused increasingly on Spirituality. The author of many books and articles, her most recent recent book, The Thirst of God: Contemplating God’s Love with Three Women Mystics (Westminster John Knox, 2015) explores the spirituality of medieval mystics Marguerite Porete, Mechthild of Magdeburg and Julian of Norwich. Dr. Farley’s widely-used text Gathering Those Driven Away: a Theology of Incarnation (Westminster John Knox, 2011) offers a powerful expression of Jesus Christ as experienced by the marginalized and persecuted. SFTS is pleased to give our students the opportunity to study with one of the leading theologians of our time. Dr. Farley will begin teaching at San Francisco Theological Seminary in the fall, 2016.