Sarah K. Pinnock is Professor of contemporary religious thought. She received a B.Sc. in biology from the University of Toronto, a B.A. and M.A. in Religious Studies from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and an M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University in philosophy of religion. In 1997-98 she held a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) doctoral fellowship in Hamburg at the Faculty of Protestant Theology. She joined the Trinity faculty in fall 2000. In 2006-07, she won a Fulbright award to hold a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Theology of Latvia University in Riga. She was appointed Religion Department Chair in 2012.
Ph.D. - Yale University
M.Phil. - Yale University
M.A. - Yale University
Facing Death:Confronting Mortality in the Holocaust and Ourselves. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press (forthcoming).
“The Justification of Suffering: Holocaust Theodicy and Torture.” In Losing Trust in the World. Leonard Grob and John Roth, ed. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press (forthcoming).
“Holocaust, Mysticism, and Liberation after the Death of God: The Significance of Dorothee Soelle.” In Resurrecting the Death of God: The Past, Present, and Future of Radical Theology. Michael Zbaraschuk and Daniel Peterson, ed. Albany: SUNY Press, 2014.
“Vulnerable Bodies: Feminist Reflections on the Holocaust and Nature.” In The Holocaust and Nature. Didier Pollefeyt, ed. Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2013.
"Mystical Selfhood and Women's Agency: Simone Weil and French Feminist Philosophy." In The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later. New York: Continuum, 2010.
"Literature, Textbook, and Primary Source: Constructing the Reading List." In Teaching Death and Dying. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
"Atrocity and Ambiguity: Recent Developments in Christian Holocaust Responses" in the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (2007).
The Theology of Dorothee Soelle, editor. Harrisburg: Trinity Press International, 2003.
Beyond Theodicy: Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers Respond to the Holocaust. Albany: SUNY, 2002.
Professor Pinnock conducts research on the problem of evil, the Holocaust, feminist thought, death and dying, and continental philosophy and theology. She serves as co-chair of the “Religion, Holocaust, and Genocide” group at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting, and is a member of an international symposium on the Holocaust that convenes biennially in England. She has also served as President of the regional AAR conference under the auspices of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS).