Kathleen J. Greider

A.B., Wilson College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; M.Phil., Ph.D., Union Theological Seminary

Dr. Greider researches and teaches about the interrelationship of personality and culture. Her teaching, research and writing are in the areas of pastoral theology, care and counseling, psychology and religion, and feminist and cultural analysis. Ordained by The United Methodist Church, she has clinical pastoral experience in the practice of parish ministry, spiritually-integrative psychotherapy, spiritual direction, in-patient mental health, and hospital chaplaincy.


A.B. – Wilson College
M.Div. – Harvard Divinity School
M.Phil. – Union Theological Seminary
Ph.D. – Union Theological Seminary

Recent Publications / Achievements

Pastoralpsychologie und Religionspsychologie im Dialog/Pastoral Psychology and Psychology of Religion in Dialogue, edited with Isabelle Noth and Christoph Morgenthaler (Kohlhammer Verlag, 2011)

Healing Wisdom: Depth Psychology and The Pastoral Ministry, edited with Deborah van Deusen Hunsinger and Felicity Brock Kelcourse (Eerdmans, 2010)

Much Madness Is Divinest Sense: Wisdom in Memoirs of Soul-Suffering (Pilgrim Press, 2007)

Reckoning with Aggression: Theology, Violence, and Vitality(Westminster/John Knox Press, 1997)