Women in Theology at Marquette

Web Posted: 06/01/2010

Dr. Elizabeth Dreyer


Elizabeth Dreyer (Ph.D., 1983) brought her interest in Christian spirituality to her graduate work at Marquette, she was also integral in fostering it on campus as part of the University’s campus ministry from 1972-1979, including serving as its director in 1976-1977. After earning her doctorate in historical theology, Professor Dreyer took this emphasis to the classrooms of the College of St. Catherine (MN), the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC), Washington Theological Union (DC), Iowa State University, the Louisville Institute, Hartford Seminary and currently Fairfield University (CT) where she is Professor of Religious Studies. She has written several texts on Medieval mysticism, particularly Christian women mystics. And her most recent book, Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective (2009) received first place in the category of “Gender” from the Catholic Book Association. She regularly speaks to audiences, both inside and outside of the academy, on Christian living and spirituality.


Theology Department Mission Statement

Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.