Sharon Betcher works as an Independent Scholar and Writer from her home on Whidbey Island, Washington. Born into subsistence farming in the rolling hills of southeastern Minnesota, Sharon received her B.A. (1978) in Religion from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, and her MDiv (1982) from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. She studied with Dr. Catherine Keller at the Graduate School of Drew University, receiving her PhD in 1998. While at Drew she served as teaching associate at the Theological School, then moved to Vancouver, BC, where she taught at Vancouver School of Theology (2000-2012). Sharon specializes in the areas of disability theology, theology in the face of emergent planetary urbanism, and progressive Christian theologies. Her current research projects include editing a collection of essays on the interface of disability and ecology, critically engaging the conceit of health, thinking with and about contemporary mindfulness practices, including their popular gurus, as well as the challenge of living into the Anthropocene.
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