Recent activities:

  • Dr. Denton-Borhaug will be a co-director of Moravian College's InFocus: War and Peace during the 2014-15 academic year.
  • In May, Dr. Denton-Borhaug taught: "Theology and Culture: Pilgrimage: Searching for God in a (Post)Modern World" (an online course). In June, she embarked upon the 1,000 year-old pilgrimage route in northern Spain, the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, walking over 300 miles in 21 days.
  • "How Did War Get to Be Religious? Supporting Christian Peace Builders in U.S. War-culture" Retreat Leader for Mennonite Lehigh Valley Conferences, Feb. 8-10, 2013.
  • U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation was featured at a section of the 2012 American Academy of Religion Conference, and at the 2013 Society of Christian Ethic's "Breakfast with an Author" gathering.
  • American Academy of Religion in November, 2011: "War, Moral Injury, and the Construction of Masculinity" and "De-transcendentalizing War, De-Centering Sacrifice".
  • The Emory University Conference on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding, June, 2011: “Sacrifice, Civil Religion, and Obstacles to Peacebuilding in the U.S.”
  • Dr. Denton-Borhaug is the '11 recipient of The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching. She follows in the footsteps of Dr. Don St. John, the '10 recipient of this same award that has been presented annually at Moravian College since 1964 to the faculty member selected on the basis of a poll of seniors, faculty, and administrators, with the final choice made by a panel of past recipients, the Dean of the College, and the President.  The criteria for selection are excellence in teaching, professional development, and relationship to students.

Dr. Kelly Denton-Borhaug
Associate Professor
Co-director, Peace and Justice Studies Minor


B.A., California State University, Northridge
M.Div. with Honors, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA

Currently Dr. Denton-Borhaug is working on research related to the Christian understandings of sacrifice and sacrificial ideology in U.S. "war-culture." She also works on feminist and liberationist ethics and theology, soteriology, and theology and culture. Over the last year she has begun a second thread of research and teaching related to pilgrimage studies.

Recent Book:

U.S. War-culture, Sacrifice and Salvation (London: Equinox, 2011). Religion and Violence Series, Co-editors Rosemary Radford Ruether and Lisa Isherwood.

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