Prof. Elizabeth A. Dreyer, Ph.D.

Prof. Elizabeth A. Dreyer, Ph.D.

Prof. Elizabeth A. Dreyer, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. She has previously taught at The Catholic University of America; the Washington Theological Union in Washington, D.C.; and the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. She is an expert in medieval women mystics, the history of Christian spirituality, and the role of women in Christianity. Prof. Dreyer received her Ph.D. from Marquette University, her M.A. from Xavier University, and her B.A. from Dominican University. She also completed additional graduate work at Harvard Divinity School, Boston University, the Pontifical University for Mediaeval Studies, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and the University of Toronto.

Prof. Dreyer is the author or coauthor of ten books, including Accidental Theologians: Four Women Who Shaped Christianity (Franciscan Media, 2014), Passionate Spirituality: Hildegard of Bingen and Hadewijch of Brabant (Paulist Press, 2005), A Retreat with Catherine of Siena (St. Anthony Messenger, 1999), and Making Sense of God: A Woman’s Perspective (St. Anthony Messenger, 2008), which won first place in the Catholic Press Association’s Gender Issues category. She is the recipient of the Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal from Mount Saint Joseph’s College and Fairfield University’s Choice Award for exemplary application of the ideals of the Ignatian tradition.

Praise for Elizabeth Dreyer

“Elizabeth Dreyer is a proven guide to Catholic spirituality. Her scholarship has given her a strong familiarity with the richness of Catholic tradition and she is able to communicate it with warmth and clarity.”
– Fr. Donald Senior, O.P., Ph.D., President Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union

“Dreyer . . . provides a wonderful introduction, toggling back and forth between historical context and the difference their theology can make for twenty-first century Christians.”
– Barbara Newman, Professor, Northwestern University

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  1. Retrieving Women’s Voices in the Christian Theological Tradition: Four Doctors of the Church
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    Encounter four of the most remarkable women in the history of Christianity: Teresa of Ávila, Catherine of Siena, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Hildegard of Bingen. Despite living in different countries, centuries, and cultural contexts, these saints continue to inspire us with their wisdom and faith. Now, you can understand each woman’s powerful theology, letting her spirituality guide your own life. In these 12 lectures, you will see how their unique voices illustrate models of holy, intelligent, and passionate Christians. Learn More
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