Jennifer Rike

Jennifer Rike

Adjunct Instructor

Jennifer Rike
Contact Info:
Campus: McNichols Campus
Building: Briggs
Room: 336
Phone: 313-993-2007
Jennifer Rike
Areas of Expertise:
Contemporary Theology
Religion and Film
Religion and Sex


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago Divinity School
  • M.A., University of Chicago Divinity School
  • B.A., University of Michigan


Professor Rike teaches theology. Her publications and professional presentations have dealt with contemporary Roman Catholic theology, the Christian concept of love, and feminist theology. Currently she is exploring the paradoxical relationship between violence and religion. She edited and introduced a volume of essays in honor of David Tracy, Radical Pluralism and Truth. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Rike joined Detroit Mercy in 1995. Before teaching as an adjunct professor of religious studies at Detroit Mercy she was an associate professor of religious studies.