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Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward
(1945 - living) U.S.A.

Carter Heyward

Episcopal priest


Heyward earned the BA in Religion at Randolph-Macon Woman's College in 1967, and then studied at Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary, where she earned the MA in Comparative Relgions (1971), the M.Div. in Religion and Psychiatry (1973), and the Ph.D. in Systematic Theology (1980).

In 1974 Heyward was ordained an Episcopal priest, among the first group of women ordained priests within the U.S. Episcopal church, and in 1998 she received the Distinguished Alumni/ae Award from Union Theological Seminary.

Rev. Dr. Carter Heyward, a lesbian author, and a theology professor at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and has written several spirituality books, including Our Passion for Justice; Touching Our Strength: The Erotic as Power and the Loce of God; and Staying Power.


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