Geneva College
Shirley Kilpatrick View All Faculty
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Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Apologetics

Degrees Received

  • D.Min., 2008, Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry
  • M.A., 1980, Pennsylvania Sate  University
  • B.A., 1974, Geneva College

Courses Taught

  • Humanities 103 - Invitation to the Humanities
  • Humanities 104 - Varying Humanities topics
  • English 271 - British Literature I
  • English 272 - British Literature II
  • Other Literature topics varying each semester, e.g. Pilgrimage in the Literary Tradition


  • The Pilgrim’s Progress Windows: A Story of Grace in Glass, book published by Fern Cliffe House Publishers, 2011
  • "Feeling Intolerably Ashamed: Dostoevsky on the Use of Shame in Interrogation," paper presented at the West Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2009
  • The Paradise Lost Windows: A Story in Lead and Light, 2007, book published by Fern Cliffe House Publishers, 2007
  • Beauty Will Save the World: a seven day meditation on beauty following the thought of St. Augustine, booklet published byThe Call, 2006
  • "Dostoevsky and Young Russia," paper presented at the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature, Fall 2005
  • "Practical Romance," (essay), Pro Christo, 2004
  • "Three Rival Quests," essay published by Pro Christo, 2004

Current Projects

  • Edition of Welsh theological poetry
  • The theology of beauty
  • The intersection between liturgy and pedagogy
  • Pilgrimage

Awards & Distinctions Received

  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Geneva College, 2000-2001