Personable and Professional

Bringle, Mary Louise

Professor of Religious Studies/ Coordinator of the Integrated Studies Major


Ph.D., Emory University
A.B., Guilford College



“Joy and Wonder, Love and Longing: 75 Hymn Texts” (Chicago: GIA Publications, 2002).

“The God of Thinness: Gluttony and Other Weighty Matters” (Nashville: Abingdon, 1992).

“In Wind and Wonder: 75 Hymn Texts” (Chicago: GIA Publications, 2007).

“Despair: Sickness or Sin?” (Nashville: Abingdon, 1990).

Selected Articles:

“Songs as Yet Unsung: Why the Church Needs New Hymns.”

“Jaded Green: The Demoralization of Envy”

“Letting the Cattiness Out of the Bag: Envy and the Triumph of the Therapeutic.”

“I Just Can’t Stop Thinking about It: Despair, Rumination, and Forgiveness.”


2014 Louisville Institute Sabbatical Grant for Researchers


Contact Information

Phone Number: 828-884-8142


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