Shevet Achim Award Honorees
Mary C. Boys, a member of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, is Dean of Academic Affairs and since 1994 the Skinner and McAlpin Professor of Practical Theology at Union Theological Seminary, New York City. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been on the faculty of Boston College and a visiting Lecturer of Religious Education at Princeton Theological Seminary, Claremont School of Theology, John Carroll University, Villanova University, and St. Mary's College (London, England). She has also been a Lilly Research Fellow and a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2005.
Prof. Boys is the author of six books: Biblical Interpretation in Religious Education (1980), Educating in Faith: Maps and Visions (1989), Jewish-Christian Dialogue: One Woman’s Experience (1997), Has God Only One Blessing? Judaism as a Source of Christian Self-Understanding (2000), Redeeming Our Sacred Story: The Death of Jesus and Relations between Jews and Christians (2013), and with Sara S. Lee Christians and Jews in Dialogue: Learning in the Presence of the Other (2006). Her edited books include Seeing Judaism Anew: Christianity's Sacred Obligation (2005). She has also published some seventy articles in books and journals such as Concilium, Horizons, Religious Education, Biblical Theology Bulletin, Cross Currents, SIDIC, the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Midstream, the Dictionary of Jewish-Christian Relations, and the Encyclopedia of Women and Religion in North America.