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Christine Gudorf papers, 1978 -- 2000

Summary Information

Abstract

Christine Gudorf was Professor of Religious Ethics, Modern Christianity, Feminism and Development at Florida International University. The collection contains books, journal articles, and reviews written or edited by Gudorf; their topics include sexuality, feminism, and liberation theology.

At a Glance

Bib ID 5628125 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Gudorf, Christine E.
Title Christine Gudorf papers, 1978 -- 2000
Physical Description 1 linear foot (1 linear foot; 2 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is organized in one series arranged by format.

Description

Scope and Contents

This collection contains books, journal articles, and reviews written or edited by Christine Gudorf; their topics include sexuality, feminism, and liberation theology.

  • Christine Gudorf papers, 1978 -- 2000

    This series contains books, journal articles, and reviews written or edited by Christine Gudorf; their topics include sexuality, feminism, and liberation theology.

Burke Library record group:

Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship (AWTS)

Using the Collection

Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Onsite storage.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Information concerning copyright, fair use, and reproduction requests can be consulted at Columbia's Copyright Advisory Office.

Preferred Citation

Item description, AWTS: Christine Gudorf papers, 1978-2000, box #, The Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Christine Gudorf donated her papers to the Archives of Women in Theological Scholarship in 2001 with further additions in 2013.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary

Processing Information

When the Burke Library acquired Gudorf's papers, an attempt was made to maintain the original order she imposed throughout the course of her career. Folded materials were flattened. Newspaper clippings were photocopied on acid free paper. Staples, rubber bands, and metal clips were removed and replaced with plastic clips. All materials were placed in acid-free folders and boxes. The finding aid was created by Leslie Reyman in 2001, updated by Ruth Tonkiss Cameron in 2013, and edited by Leah Edelman in 2022.

Revision Description

2022-05-17 PDF converted to EAD and description updated by Leah Edelman.

Subject Headings

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Dr. Christine Gudorf is a teacher and researcher of ethics and religion of the western world focusing on contemporary ethical and religious questions and how they relate among Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other religions. Her writing and teaching focus on development issues (fertility rates, health, education, the status of women, trade, and indebtedness) of the "poor" nations of Latin America, Africa, and parts of Asia. Gudorf was born on June 3, 1949 in Louisville, Kentucky. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in 1971, majoring in Classics, Religion, and Secondary Education in Social Studies. Her graduate work brought a Master of Arts degree in 1976 and a Master of Philosophy degree in 1977, both from Columbia University in joint program with Union Theological Seminary. She received a Ph.D. in Religion in 1979, again in joint program between Columbia University and Union Theological Seminary. Her dissertation titled, Catholic Social Teaching on Liberation Themes, was published by University Press of America in 1980. In 1999 Gudorf completed coursework for a second doctoral degree in Comparative Sociology (with a concentration in social theory and international development) at Florida International University, but after successfully completing comprehensive exams and defending a dissertation proposal, she became chair of the Religious Studies Department for six years and was unable to complete the degree. Gudorf began her academic teaching career at Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio. From 1978 to 1983, she was Assistant Professor and from 1983 to 1988, Associate Professor. She received tenure as Professor in 1988. In 1993 Gudorf moved to Florida International University. At FIU she was Associate Professor from 1993 to 1995. In 1995 she became a full Professor of Religious Ethics, Modern Christianity, Feminism and Development, a position that she held until her retirement in 2014. Gudorf has also been a visiting professor at six universities on four continents. Gudorf is the author or editor of eight books.