University of Minnesota
Religious Studies
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Jeanne H Kilde

612/625-6393
Classic/Near Eastern Studies Room 245 NichH 3882 216 Pillsbury Dr S E

Specialties

  • Theory and method in the study of religion
  • Religion in America
  • Evangelicalism
  • Religious architecture and sacred space
  • Women and religion

Educational Background

  • Ph.D.: American Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1991.
  • M.A.: English, University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI, 1982.

Publications

  • Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. "Approaching Religious Space: An Overview of Theories, Methods, and Challenges in Religious Studies." Religion and Theology 20 (2013): 183-201.
  • Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. "The Park 51/Ground Zero Controversy and Sacred Sites as Contested Space." Religions 2 (2011): 297-311. Link
  • Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. Nature and Revelation: A History of Macalester College. University of Minnesota Press, 2010. Link
  • Sacred Power, Sacred Space: An Introduction to Christian Architecture and Worship. Kilde, Jeanne, Oxford University Press, Author, 2008. Link
  • Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. ""Material Expression and Maternalism in Mary Baker Eddy’s Boston Churches: How Architecture and Gender Compromised Mind.“." Material Religion: The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief 1:2 (2005): 164-97.
  • Rapture, Revelation and the End Time: Exploring the Left Behind Series. Kilde, Jeanne, Bruce David Forbes, Palgrave, Co-Author, 2004. Link
  • When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America. Kilde, Jeanne, Oxford University Press, Author, 2002. Link
  • Kilde, Jeanne Halgren. "“The “˜Predominance of the Feminine’ at Chautauqua: Rethinking the Gender-Space Relationship in Victorian America.“." Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 25 (Winter 1999): 449-86.

Research Activities

  • Gender Making in Religious Space: monograph in progress
  • Houses of Worship in the Twin Cities, 1849-1924: A history of religious activities and communities in the Twin Cities from 1845 to 1930.

Professional Activities

  • Convener, Space, Place and Religious Meaning Consultation: American Academy of Religion , Fall 2007 - Present

Awards

  • 2005 Jane Dempsey Douglas Prize for Best Article on the history of women and Christianity. American Society for Church History
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