Kathryn E. Tanner, Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School, relates past thought from the history of Western theological traditions to areas of contemporary concern using critical, social, and feminist theory. A summa cum laude graduate of Yale College, where she earned distinction in philosophy, she remained at Yale for graduate work as a Douglas G. MacIntosh Fellow in the philosophy of religion. After earning a master’s degree in philosophy, she took a Ph.D. in theology in 1985. Dr. Tanner subsequently joined the university’s religious studies faculty as an assistant professor, was promoted to associate professor in 1991, and three years later accepted an associate professorship in theology at Chicago’s Divinity School where she was appointed professor of theology in 2000. She was named to her current position in 2006. She has been a visiting professor at the Harvard Divinity School and taught in the Pew Traditio program for undergraduates at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Tanner has delivered invited lectures at a number of American and European educational institutions and presented papers in the United States, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand, and Australia. A former member of the steering committees of the Theology and Religious Reflection and the Narrative Interpretation and Theology sections of the American Academy of Religion, she currently serves on the Theology Committee of the Episcopal House of Bishops. She is a member of the editorial boards of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, Modern Theology, and the Scottish Journal of Theology. In addition to publishing articles in academic journals, she serves as co-editor (with Paul Lakeland) of the Fortress Press Guides to the Theological Inquiry series and was the co-editor (with Richard. Corney and W. Mark Richardson) of the summer 2008 issue of the Anglican Theological Review entitled “Homosexuality, Ethics and the Church: An Essay by Richard Norris with Responses.” She is also co-editor (with Delwin Brown and Shelia Davaney) of Converging on Culture: Theologians in Dialogue with Cultural Analysis and Criticism (2001) and (with John Webster and Iain Torrance) of The Oxford Handbook of Systematic Theology (2007) and editor of Spirit in the Cities (2004). Dr. Tanner’s influential first book, God and Creation in Christian Theology: Tyranny of Empowerment (1988), recovered from pre-modern theology the concept of a radically transcendent God, and she went on to discuss the coherence and practical force of Christian beliefs about God’s relation to the world in her second book, The Politics of God: Christian Theologies and Social Justice (1992). She explored the relevance of cultural studies for rethinking theological method in Theories of Culture: A New Agenda for Theology (1997), and in Jesus, Humanity, and the Trinity (2001), she sketches the outline of a full systematic theology that focuses on the incarnation as the culminating expression of divine love. Her most recent book, The Economy of Grace, published by Fortress in 2005, marshals a theological argument for replacing a capitalist economic system with a noncompetitive system reflecting God’s own giving.