VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT: VIRGINIA MOLLENKOTTveteranfeminists2022-11-02T16:48:24-04:00
THE VFA PIONEER HISTORIES PROJECT
Dr. Virginia Mollenkott
January 28, 1932 – September 25, 2020
“Women’s Voices are Making a Tremendous and Permanent Change in Christianity.”
Theologian, Professor, Author. Spoke at the first conference of evangelical feminists at the conservative Baptist Theological Seminary in Denver, 1973. Gave the first women’s liberation speech at Malone College in OH, 1974. Spoke at the first national gathering of the Evangelical Women’s Caucus in Washington, D.C., 1975. Was a member of NOW, the Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press, and the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Freedom. Co-authored Is The Homosexual My Neighbor? A Positive Christian View with Letha Dawson Scanzoni, 1978. After being expanded and updated in 1994, this ground-breaking work still stands as one of the most informative and thorough explorations of the topic. Sensuous Spirituality, Dr. Mollenkott’s 1992 book, revised and updated in 2008, examines the integration of sexuality and spirituality, social activism and personal peace. Lectured widely on lesbian, gay, and bisexual rights and has also been active in the transgender cause, authoring Omnigender, revised and updated version published in 2007, and Co-author of Transgender Journeys, 2003. B.A. from Bob Jones University, M.A. from Temple University, and Ph.D. from New York University.
Photo. Dr. Mollenkott in 1992. Photo credit Graduate Theological Union, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library.