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Dr. Sarah Conrad Sours

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Name: Dr. Sarah Conrad Sours 
Title: Assistant Professor of Religion; Co-Director of the Joyce and Truman Hobbs Honors Program
Phone Number: (334) 833-4496
Office and/or Address: Miriam Jackson Home, Room 209
Education:
  • Ph.D., Christian Theology and Ethics, Duke University, Durham, N.C.
  • M.Div., Duke Divinity School, Duke University
  • Honors Bachelor of Arts, English and Music, University of Delaware
Biography:

Dr. Sours joined the Huntingdon College faculty in 2013, having previously taught at King’s College and Southwestern College.  She holds the PhD from Duke University, where she wrote on suffering and bioethics under Stanley Hauerwas.  She is also a Licensed Local Pastor in the United Methodist Church (Susquehanna Annual Conference), appointed to serve the church in extension ministry here at Huntingdon after previously serving as pastor of a church in Pennsylvania. She is married to Dr. Steven Sours.

Research and publications:

Dr. Sours’ dissertation, “Mapping Suffering: Pain, Illness, and Happiness in the Christian Tradition,” is available on ProQuest. She has published book reviews in the Scottish Journal of Theology and the Wesleyan Theological Journal, and presented work at the Teaching Religion section of the American Academy of Religion.  She was also a contributor to the Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics (Brazos Press). She is working on a book on courtesy and civility; her other research interests are academic integrity, autonomy, scripture and moral theology, and bioethics. She blogs for Patheos at Profession of Faith (hyperlink to http://www.patheos.com/blogs/professionoffaith/).

Teaching:

Dr. Sours teaches Comparative religions, Bible, Christian ethics, Church history, and Philosophy at Huntingdon. She has also taught college courses on Christology, World Christianity, Ecclesiology, and Comparative religious bioethics. She has taught classes and lecture series on bioethics, worship, Bible, and Christian ethics in local churches.

Awards and Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Religion member
  • Wesley Theological Society member
  • Richard and Julia Wilke Institute for Discipleship Visiting Fellow
  • John Wesley Fellow Duke University Graduate School Summer Research Grant
Departments: Academic Affairs, Academics, Hobbs Honors Program, Religion