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"Christianity Today" names Whitworth Assistant Professor One of the Top New Female Theologians to Know

July 11, 2018
Whitworth University is proud to announce Christianity Today has named Haley Goranson Jacob, assistant professor of theology, one of 10 new female theologians to know.  

In the June article titled “10 New or Lesser-Known Female Theologians Worth Knowing,” Jacob is profiled along with nine other women in the U.S. who hold master of divinity degrees and are engaged with theology through writing, teaching or conversation. 

Jacob earned her Ph.D. in divinity at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She joined the Whitworth faculty in 2015 and teaches New Testament, Genesis in the Letters of Paul, and The Bible and Outsiders.

Whitworth Professor of Theology Jerry Sittser has worked alongside Jacob and says she loves Christ, loves the church and loves people. “Whitworth’s theology department is privileged to have such a promising and gifted scholar, and students are fortunate to be able to learn from a professor who loves Christ and loves students. Her presence here is not only good for now, but for the future, as well.”  

Click here to read more about what makes Jacob a theologian “worth knowing” and see the impressive group of women she is listed with in Christianity Today

Located in Spokane, Wash., Whitworth is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the Presbyterian church. The university, which has an enrollment of nearly 3,000 students, offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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Trisha Coder, media relations manager, Whitworth University, (509) 777-4703 or