Sarah K. Pinnock is Professor of contemporary religious thought. She majored in biology and religious studies at Canadian universities and then moved to the U.S. for the doctoral program in philosophy or religion at Yale University. In Hamburg Germany (1997-98) she held a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) doctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Protestant Theology. She joined the Trinity faculty in fall 2000 after two years teaching at California State University Chico. She won a Fulbright award to hold a visiting professorship at the Faculty of Theology of Latvia University in Riga (2006-07). She served as Religion Department Chair from 2012-18.
Ph.D. - Yale University
M.Phil. - Yale University
M.A. - Yale University
M.A. - McMaster University
B.A - McMaster University
B.Sc. - University of Toronto
“Dorothee Soelle as Radical Theologian.” In The Radical Theology Handbook. Christopher Rodkey and Jordan Miller, ed., 367-380. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Facing Death: Confronting Mortality in the Holocaust and Ourselves. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2017.
“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, 2017
“Mystical Selfhood and Women’s Agency: Simone Weil and French Feminist Philosophy.” In The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later. Rebecca Roselle-Stone and Lucien Stone, ed., 205-220. New York: Continuum, 2010.
“Literature, Textbook, and Primary Source: Constructing the Reading List.” In Teaching Death and Dying, Christopher Moreman, ed., 189-212. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
“Atrocity and Ambiguity: Recent Developments in Christian Holocaust Responses.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion Vol. 75/3 (September 2007): 499-523.
The Theology of Dorothee Soelle. Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International/Continuum, 2003.
Beyond Theodicy: Jewish and Christian Continental Responses to the Holocaust. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002.
Professor Pinnock conducts research on the problem of evil, the Holocaust and genocide, death and dying, gender, and continental philosophy and theology. She has served 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 also served as President of the regional AAR conference under the auspices of the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS). She has taken research trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland and to genocide sites in Rwanda.