Joy Ann McDougall

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
Joy Ann McDougall
Phone: 404.727.6808
    • PhD, University of Chicago, 1998
    • MAR, Yale Divinity School, 1990
    • BA, Yale University, 1985

    In addition to teaching systematic theology at Candler since 1998, Dr. Joy Ann McDougall directs the school’s Master of Theology degree program, and is an associate faculty member in the Women’s Studies Department at Emory University. 

    McDougall is the author of The Pilgrimage of Love: Moltmann on the Trinity and Christian Life (Oxford Univ. Press, 2005), and has written various articles on Trinitarian theology, theological anthropology, doctrinal issues in feminist theology, and gender and vocation in theological education. Her current research focuses on a feminist re-envisioning of sin, grace, and redemption.

    In 2011, McDougall received the Mentoring for Leadership Award from the President's Commission on the Status of Women at Emory University. She serves on the editorial board of the Anglican Theological Review, and the Theology Advisory Committee to the House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church of America.

    Selected publications

    • Faculty Publication
    • Faculty Publication
    • Faculty Publication

    "Rising with Mary: Re-visioning a Feminist Theology of the Cross and Resurrection," in The Strength of Her Witness. Orbis Books,2016

    "A Trinitarian Grammar of Sin," in The Theological Anthropology of David Kelsey. Eerdmans,2016

    "Closed Eyes and Blocked Vision: Gendering Tanner's Theology of Sin and Grace," in The Gift of Theology: The Contribution of Kathryn Tanner. Fortress Press,2015

    Editor, "The Changing Maps of World Christianity: Current Landscapes and New Frontiers," in Theology Today, vol. 71 , no. 2. Sage,2014

    "The Bondage of the I/Eye? A Transnational Feminist Wager for Re-imagining the Doctrine of Sin," in Re-imagining with Christian Doctrines: Responding to Global Gender Injustices. Palgrave Press,2014

    "Keeping Feminist Faith with Christian Traditions: A Look at Feminist Theology Today," in Modern Theology, vol. 24, issue 1. Blackwell Publishing,2008

    "Christian Practices and Feminist Theological Formation: Doing Saving Work," in Contextualizing Theological Education. Chalice Press,2008

    "Feminist Theology," in Oxford Handbook for Systematic Theology. Oxford University Press,2007

    "Sin--No More? A Proposal for a Feminist Theology of Sin amid Graceful Lives," in Anglican Theological Review, vol. 88, no. 2. Anglican Theological Review,2006

    Pilgrimage of Love: Moltmann on the Trinity and Christian Life. Oxford University Press,2005

    Selected awards

    Teaching grant for "Contemporary Systematic Theology," Center of Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University, 2016.

    Teaching grant for "Border Crossings: Feminist Theology and Feminist Theory," Center of Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University, 2014.

    Teaching grant for "Teaching Systematic Theology through the Arts," Center of Faculty Development and Excellence, Emory University, 2012.

    "Mentoring for Leadership Award," President's Commission on the Status of Women, 2010-2011.

    "Re-considering a Theology of Sin and Grace in a Feminist Frame," Wabash Center Summer Grant, 2004.

    Wabash Center Workshop on Teaching and Learning for Pre-Tenure Theological Faculty for "Re-visioning Sin and Forgiveness: Practicing Theology through Film," 2003-2004.

    Christian Life and Faith Sabbatical Grant, The Louisville Institute, 2002-2003.

    "Contextualizing Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Christologies," Lilly Contextual Education Grant, Candler School of Theology, 2000.

    Candler School of Theology Summer Research Grant, 1999-2000.

    Jr. Fellow, Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, University of Chicago, 1995-1996.

    DAAD Dissertation Research Grant, Tübingen, 1994-1995.

    Selected courses

    Introduction to Systematic Theology

    Trinitarian Praxis: The Trinity, the Human Person, and the Christian Life

    Contemporary Systematic Theology

    The Preacher as Theologian

    Global Feminist Theologies: Asian and Latin American Theologies

    Feminist, Womanist, and Mujerista Approaches to Christology

    Doctrine of God: Women’s Voices – Past and Present

    Theology of Jürgen Moltmann

    Contextual Education I & II