Dr. Elizabeth Lewis Hall, professor of psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in La Mirada, CA, opens the W.H. Griffith Thomas Memorial Lectureship with an introduction to the theology of suffering and how its defined within evangelicalism.

About the Contributors

Elizabeth Lewis Hall

Dr. Liz Hall is Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University in La Mirada, CA.  She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, associate editor of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, the premier journal in the psychology of religion, and past president of Division 36, Society for the Psychological Study of Religion and Spirituality of the American Psychological Association.  She is also a licensed psychologist in California.  Dr. Hall has received numerous awards for her integrative work in psychology and theology, including APA’s Division 36 William C. Bier Award for outstanding interdisciplinary work on issues of psychology of religion, and the Christian Association for Psychological Study’s Narramore Award for Excellence in the Integration of Theology and Psychology.  She has published over one hundred articles and book chapters on a variety of integrative topics, including embodiment, religious doubt, virtues, motherhood, gender issues, and missions and mental health.  Most recently, her work has been focused on meaning in the context of suffering, which is supported by a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation. 

She and her husband of 28 years, Todd, have two adult sons.