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Verna Dozier's Bibliography

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* Dozier, V. J., and Adams, J. R. (1993). Sisters and brothers: Reclaiming a biblical idea of community. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cowley Publications.

* Dozier, V. J. (1991). The dream of God: A call to return. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cowley Publications.

* Dozier, V. J. (1988). The calling of the laity: Verna Dozier's anthology. Washington, DC: The Alban Institute.

* Dozier, V. J. (1986). How I read the Bible. Cincinnati, Ohio: Forward Movement.

* Dozier, V. J. (1983). The authority of the laity: A study guide. Washington, DC: The Alban Institute.

* Dozier, V. J. (1982). The authority of the laity. Washington, D.C.: The Alban Institute.

* Dozier, V. J. (1981). Equipping the saints: A method of self-directed Bible study for lay groups. Washington, DC: The Alban Institute.

Chapters in Books

* Dozier, V. J. (Contributor). (1996). Living the Word: Reflections on the revised common lectionary. Washington, D.C.: Sojourners.

* Dozier, V. J. (Contributor). (1993). Worship that works: Model sermons for year B, 1993-1994. New York: The Episcopal Church Center.

* Dozier, V. J. (1993). In L. L. Grenz (Ed.), In dialogue with scripture: An Episcopal guide to studying the Bible. New York: Episcopal Church Center.

* Dozier, V. J. (Contributor). (1985). In D. Hahn-Rollins, and J. T. Surles, Women in development: A manual for leadership training. Kenya Rural Area Women's Project, Church of the Province of Kenya and Overseas Development Office, The Episcopal Church in the USA.


* Dozier, V. J. (1996). Prayer in the calling process. [Pamphlet]. Cincinnati, Ohio: Forward Movement.


* Dozier, V. J. (1996, November). Leaning into rigidity. The Witness, 79, 24.

* Dozier, V. J. (1994, November). Fulfilling the time. Sojourners, 23, 35-36.

* Dozier, V. J. (1994, September-October). Turned upside-down. Sojourners, 23, 28-31.

* Dozier, V. J. (1994, August). Living bread. Sojourners, 23, 36-37.

* Dozier, V. J. (1994, July). Where will God dwell? Sojourners, 23, 30-32.

* Dozier, V. J. (1994, June). Seeking the new vision. Sojourners, 23, 30-31.

* Dozier, V. J. (1993, December). Singing the song of angels: Howard Thurman's enduring influence. Sojourners, 22, 15-18.

* Dozier, V. J. (1993, March). Living into ambiguity. The Witness, 76, 10-12.

* Dozier, V. J. (1990, May). Saying "yes" in a "no" world. The Witness, 73, 8-9.

* Dozier, V. J. (1987). Further thinking on the ministry of the laity. On Target: Adventures in Ministry,Inc. [Episcopal Church Archives], 2 (2), 2-3.

Selected Addresses and Sermons

* Dozier, V. J. (1985, Spring). ACC: Challenged to make a difference. Address to the Association for Creative Change annual conference (1984, June). Journal of Religion and Applied Behavioral Sciences, 3-5.

* Dozier, V. J. (1993, April). Sermon at the consecration of Jane Holmes Dixon as suffragan bishop of Washington (1992, November 19). Virginia Seminary Journal, 33-34.

* Dozier, V. J. (1983, December). Commencement address (1983, May 14). Virginia Seminary Journal, 6-7.

* Dozier, V. J. (1997, Fall). Praying the Lord's prayer (May). A commencement sermon for the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Ratherview, 8-9.

Audio Recordings

* Dozier, V. J. (1992). Discovering the whole story: Biblical narrative through the church year (cassette recording). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cowley Publications.

* Dozier, V. J. (1989). She has done a beautiful thing: Women and the New Testament (cassette recording). Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cowley Publications.

* Dozier, V. J. (1986). God, women, and I (cassette recording). Austin, Texas: Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest.

* Dozier, V. J. (1985). Spirituality under judgment: The Lord's prayer (cassette recording). Atlanta: Episcopal Radio-TV Foundation.

* Dozier, V. J. (1978). The story of the Bible (cassette recording). Atlanta: Catacomb Cassettes.

* Dozier, V. J. (1978). How to teach the Bible (cassette recording). Atlanta: Catacomb Cassettes.

* Dozier, V. J. (1977). The ministry to the ministers (cassette recording). Atlanta: Catacomb Cassettes.

Video Recordings

* Dozier, V. J. (1996). Mary Magdalene: An intimate portrait (video recording). New York: V.I.E.W., Inc.

* Dozier, V. J. (1992). An interview with Verna Dozier (video recording). Nashville, Tennessee: EcuFilm.

* Dozier, V. J. (1992). Faces on faith: Verna Dozier (video recording). New York: Trinity/UMCom.

* Dozier, V. J. (1987). The story of the Bible (video recording). North Carolina: Kanuga Bible Study Institute.

* Dozier, V. J. (1985). What Episcopalians believe (video recording). Waco, Texas: Word, Inc.

* Dozier, V. J. (1979). The authority of the laity: A four session program complete with study guide (video recording). Washington, D.C.: The Alban Institute.

* Dozier, V. J. (n.d.). Verna Dozier looks at Luke: A study of the parables (video recording). San Antonio, Texas: Department of Christian Education, Diocese of West Texas.


* Wortner, J. (1998, May). Ambiguity and conflict (interview). The Witness, 81, 20-22.

* Wortner, J. (1998, April). Ambiguity: The essence of faith (interview). The Witness, 81, 22-23.

* Wortner, J. (1995, March). Joining Christ on shifting ground (interview). The Witness, 78, 10-11.

* Erdey, S. (1991, Winter). The ministry of all believers (interview). Books and Religion, 18, 79.

* Donovan, M. S. (1990). Interview of Verna J. Dozier for the Episcopal Women's History Project (interview). Transcript in the Episcopal Church Archives.

* Hahn, C. (1977, January). Talking about lay ministry with Verna Dozier, lay person, teacher, consultant (interview, 1976). Action Information on Lay Ministry. Washington, DC: Alban Institute. Episcopal Church Archives.

Book Reviews of Dozier's Work

* Bush, P. (2002, January). [Review of the book Equipping the laity]. Presbyterian Record, 126, 41.

* Leue, M. (1993). [Review of the book Sisters and brothers: Reclaiming a biblical ideal of community]. Journal for Living, 7.

* Thompsett, F. H.. (1992, Summer). [Review of the book The dream of God: A call to return]. Anglican Theological Review, 74, 404-405.

Secondary Sources: Books and Dissertations

* Thompsett, F. H., and Kujawa-Holbrook, S. (Eds.). (2005). Deeper joy: Lay women and vocation in the 20th century Episcopal Church. New York: Church Publishing.

* Baxter, W., and Baxter, J. (2003). Building church: Memories and myths. Washington, DC: St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

* Schmidt, R. H. (2002). Glorious companions: Five centuries of Anglican spirituality (pp. 287-97). Grand Rapids, Michigan: W. B. Eerdmans.

* Thompsett, F. H. (1999). Living with history. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cowley Publications.

* Smith, R. A., Jr. (1997, May). Sojourning with sojourners: A plan for mutual ministry. Doctoral Project Report, Bangor Theological Seminary.

* Hahn, C. (Ed.). (1977). Inter/Met: Bold experiment in theological education. Washington, DC: Alban Institute.

* Adams, J. R., and Hahn, C. A. (1975). Learning to share the ministry. Washington, DC: Alban Institute.

Secondary Sources: Articles

* Dixon, J. H. (2004). Honoring Verna Dozier. The Witness. Retrieved August 11, 2004, from The Witness website at

* Hahn-Rollins, D., and Hoffman, J. (2003, September). Verna Dozier, warden emeriti. The Gospel According to St. Mark. St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC.

* Dixon, J. H. (2002, January 28). God gives us his mandate, just as he makes a promise. The Washington Times.

* Episcopal Church Women: Call to action. (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2004 from the Episcopal Church website at

* (1997). Passion for teaching and for the Bible comes together in Verna Dozier. Senior Link, 4 (3). Episcopal Senior Ministries, Episcopal Diocese of Washington.

* Monroe, Ann. (1997, November). Does the Bible tell me so? How Americans misread the good book. Mother Jones.

* Arbogast, Marianne. (1997, July-August). Stumbling in the dark. The Witness, 80, 46-47.(1993, Spring). Verna Dozier: Helping people find meaning. Caring People, 6, 28-31.

* Cattau, Daniel. (1990, December). For ultimate teacher, it is questions that count. Episcopal Life, 4.

Secondary Source: Episcopal Church Digital Archives at http:/

* Watkins, Sherry. (1999, June 30) Author and speaker Verna Dozier honored in her home church. ENS 99-100.

* Horne, Martha. (1999) Verna Dozier: Prophet of justice. The Living Church, 219 (5), 10.

* Nakamura, Patricia. (1997) Peace and justice groups urged to look at past politics. The Living Church, 214 (12), 6, 8.

* Nakamura, Patricia. (1997, March 7) Peace and justice summit illustrates church's continuing commitment to issues. ENS 97-1710.

* Nakamura, Patricia. (1995, March 16) Television portrait of Mary Magdalene to air. ENS 95055A.

* Nakamura, Patricia. (1992, December 3) Consecration of church's second woman bishop "points to the future." ENS 92237.

* Cormier, Jay. (1992, May 13) Verna Dozier and "The dream of God." ENS 92117.

* Ross, Nan. (1990, September 26) Don't be shy about your gifts for ministry, Verna Dozier tells bishops' spouses. ENS 90247.

* Ross, Nan. (1990, July 10) Under one roof participants told to seek justice for others. ENS 90173.

* Ross, Nan. (1985, February 28) Dozier, film highlight total ministry conference. ENS 85046.

* Ross, Nan. (1981, May 14) Cable television series set. ENS 81154.

* Ross, Nan. (1980, February 7) Role of educators affirmed at conference. ENS 80036.

* Ross, Nan. (1979, November 29) Most clergy on file at church deployment office. ENS 79369.

* Ross, Nan. (1977, December 7) Clergy divorce subject of conference. ENS 77397.

* Niednagel, Eugene. (1976, July 21) Dozier, Kelleran, Hunter to address women's triennial. ENS 76239.

* Niednagel, Eugene. (1976, April 23) Report on church's new teaching series received. ENS 76153.


* (2004). Bishop’s Award, Diocese of Washington, presented annually to an individual or group who has made an extraordinary contribution to the life of the diocese. Dozier was the first recipient of the Award, as a "pioneer in popularizing theological reflection among the laity."

* (1999). Dozier Clerestory Window, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC.

* (1999). The Dozier Family Educational Fund.

* (1997). Vida Scudder Award, Episcopal Church Publishing Inc.

* (1993). Doctor of Humane Letters, The Protestant Episcopal Theological Seminary in Virginia .

* Warden Emeriti, St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Washington, DC.

* (1988). Doctor of Divinity, The University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee.