Letha Dawson Scanzoni is an independent scholar, writer, and editor, specializing in the intersection between religion and social issues.
She has written on such topics as feminism, relationships of love and friendship, self-esteem and personal growth, human diversity, marriage and family living, divorce, aging and caregiving, sexuality and gender, sex ethics, social justice-oriented folk music, and physical and psychological family violence.
Letha is the author or coauthor of nine books, and for 18 years served as editor of Christian Feminism Today (formerly titled EEWC Update) until it ceased print publication and moved entirely to the Web in 2012. She continues as the the EEWC-Christian Feminism Today website content manager, working with website developer Marg Herder. In addition to her editing, Letha writes the annotated ”Link of the Day” feature and formerly wrote “Web Explorations for Christian Feminists” on that site. From July 2008 through November 2011, she coauthored the 72-27 blog, subtitled,”a cross-generational dialogue between two Christian feminists,” with Kimberly B. George. She now coauthors, with Melanie Springer Mock and Kendra Weddle Irons, another blog called FemFaith—”an intergenerational conversation among three Christian feminists.”
Her books have been published by HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, Bantam, Abingdon, Eerdmans, and Westminster John Knox, among others, and her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, the Utne Reader, and SIECUS Report, to The Other Side, the Christian Century, Christianity Today, and Sojourners. She has also written chapters for various edited volumes.
Letha’s most recent book is What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (Harper Collins, HarperOne, 2005, 2006), coauthored with psychologist David G. Myers. The May 2006 paperback edition has a bonus feature in which the authors interview each other and talk about how they came to the views they expressed in the book. Click here and here to read endorsements from journalists, religious leaders, and others who have read the book.