Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite


Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is Professor of Theology and immediate past President of Chicago Theological Seminary. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress. Her most recent books are "#OccupytheBible: What Jesus Really Said (and Did) About Money and Power" and, as contributor and editor, "Interfaith Just Peacemaking: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives on the New Paradigm of Peace and War."

Stories by Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite
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The Obama Doctrine: Say goodbye to “weak versus strong” in foreign policy

The president’s West Point speech exposed the illusion of a force-versus-peacemaking duality.

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To Thwart Anti-Woman Violence, President Jimmy Carter Calls for a Religious Power Shift

President Carter sends a message to world religious leaders: Stop using religion to justify violence against women.

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It’s Wrong to Worship a ‘White Jesus’

To claim that Jesus was white, is historically and theologically wrong.

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Nelson Mandela and the Spiritual Legacy of Divestment

One aspect of Nelson Mandela’s legacy is spiritually crucial because it shows how systemic evil can be countered by systemic good.

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‘Super’ Typhoon Haiyan: Suffering and the Sin of Climate Change Denial

These “superstorms” aren’t an “act of God,” but an act of willful disregard for God’s creation.

Five Christian theologies scarier than Halloween

View of the frescoes depicting the hell, purgatory and paradise in the Duomo of Florence. Halloween today isn’t all that … Continued