Rita Nakashima Brock
Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock is Director of the Soul Repair Center at Brite Divinity School. Rita is the first Asian American woman ever to earn a doctorate in Theology (Claremont Graduate University, 1988) and to serve on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Religion. She was a professor for 18 years before becoming director of a think tank for distinguished scholars at Harvard University–the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. An internationally distinguished lecturer and award-winning author, her 2008 book with Rebecca Ann Parker, Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire, was a finalist for the American Academy of Religion Award in constructive, reflective theological studies and a best book of the year in Publisher’s Weekly. Her most recent book is Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury After War, co-authored with Gabriella Lettini.