Susan Henking, professor of religious studies, was quoted in a story about gay people and organized religion that was printed in the Wednesday, June 20 issue of The Columbus Dispatch of Columbus, Ohio.
She noted that the debate is also about how the greater church — and specific denominations — views its role in society.
Henking, a member of the faculty since 1988, holds a bachelor's degree from Duke University, and her master's and doctorate from the University of Chicago. She studies and researches feminist approaches and links between religion and sexuality.
A recipient of the Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award, she is co-editor of “Mourning Religion,” published by the University of Virginia Press; and “Que(E)rying Religion: A Critical Anthology,” from the Continuum Publishing Group.
Read the newspaper story, Only Adam and Eve? Homosexuality has become a defining issue for churches.