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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: theologian
  • Lived: December 6 1941 - Present (Modern Era)
  • Nationality: American
  • Known for: feminist interpretations of Catholic theology
  • Fun Fact: Her "Quest for the Living God" was very popular in churches by criticised by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Doctrine for not aligning with Catholic teachings.
  • Fun Fact: She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in theology from the Catholic University of America.
  • Fun Fact: 
Elizabeth Johnson became the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in theology from the Catholic University of America. She said she found her experience there to be "rich, respectful and collegial" but wished for more female rolemodels. She ended up attempting to fill this role for other women herself by becoming a tenure-track professor at her alma mater and writing on topics related to feminism and Catholicism. Her writings were unpopular among some of the bishops, and there was concern that it would affect her ability to receive tenure. She did, however, earn her tenure.

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