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Beringia Zen, CSJA
Adjunct Professor of Religious Studies
Ph.D. (ABD), Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
816.501.3689
Beringia.Zen@avila.edu





Beringia Zen has been teaching classes at Avila since the Fall 2010 semester. She teaches courses in Catholicism, Judaism and World Religions.

ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS
"Christian Mother, Jewish Traitor: The Disintegrating Body in the Life of William of Norwich," Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.

"Elizabeth Wordsworth: The Hermeneutical Jew as Reading Strategy," British Women Writers Conference, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, March 31, 2011.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Christian Spirituality, Biblical Spirituality, Rabbinic Judaism and Literary Theory

COURSES TAUGHT
Instructor - Preaching the Story, Center for Anglican Learning and Leadership, Berkeley, CA (Summer 2010)
Co-Instructor - God/Violence/Non-Violence, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA
Co-Instructor - Introduction to Biblical Preaching, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA
Co-Instructor - Exegeting Mark for Preaching, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA
Adjunct Instructor - Introduction to Biblical Preaching, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA
Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Homiletics, Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA
Teaching Assistant - Introduction to Biblical Preaching, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, CA


TEACHING COMPETENCIES
Biblical Hebrew (Introductory/Intermediate)
Biblical Spirituality
Biblical Studies
Christian Spirituality
History of Christianity
Homiletics
Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Judaism
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Religious Studies & Philosophy
Ken Parsons, Ph.D., Chair, Religious Studies & Philosophy
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