Sarah Sentilles is a scholar of religion, an award-winning speaker, and the author of three books including Breaking Up with God: A Love Story, which will be published in June. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a master’s of divinity and a doctorate in theology from Harvard, where she was awarded the Billings Preaching Prize and was the managing editor of the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion. At the core of her scholarship, writing, and activism is a commitment to investigating the roles religious language, images, and practices play in oppression, violence, social transformation, and justice movements. She taught critical thinking at California State University Channel Islands for three years and is currently at work on a novel and an edited volume that investigates the intersections of torture and Christianity.
Sarah writes, teaches, and speaks about how to create a more just and life-giving world—and the obstacles people face when trying to do so. She has been invited to speak around the country about creativity, imagination, feminism, theology, faith and doubt, religion and violence, ending state-sponsored torture, and the ethical challenges facing religious communities in the twenty-first century.
Sarah enjoys meeting with book clubs—on Skype, on the telephone, or in person—and is also available to talk with communities of all kinds. For more information, please use our Contact Form.