Debra Rienstra is a professor of English at Calvin University and author of several books, including Worship Words (Baker Academic), and Refugia Faith (Fortress Press). Professor Rienstra was the 2008 Calvin faculty lecturer at the The January Series at Calvin University, with a talk titled, "Words Wear Out: How Writers Help Us Renew Religious Language." Professor Rienstra began her higher education at Calvin College before transferring to the University of Michigan, where she received her bachelor of arts in English literature in 1987 with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction. She began graduate studies at Rutgers University, receiving an MA in English literature in 1991 and a PhD in literatures in English in 1995. She joined the Calvin University English department in 1996.
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