Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo is an independent scholar in Greenville, South Carolina. She has taught religion at Furman University and Converse College. Her research interests include systematic, feminist, and liberation theologies, and her work has been published in Theology Today, Horizons, Spiritus, and the International Journal of Practical Theology.
Gandolfo constructs a theological anthropology that begins with the condition of human vulnerability as a site to answer why human beings experience and inflict terrible suffering. This volume argues that vulnerability is a dimension of human existence that causes us great anxiety, which forms the basis for violence but also affords the possibility of human openness to the redemptive work of divine love.