Margaret Nutting Ralph

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Director of M.P.S. (Master in Pastoral Studies) Program for Roman Catholics.


B.A., St. Mary’s College, 1963
M.A., University of Massachusetts, 1970
Ph.D., University of Kentucky, 1980

Joined faculty in 1988

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Margaret Ralph, her husband, Don, and their four children moved to Lexington in 1972. While raising their family, Dr. Ralph taught in the religion department at Lexington Catholic High School and in the English Department/Religious Studies Program at the University of Kentucky. She later became the consultant for Adult Faith Development for the Diocese of Covington, the director of RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) and Evangelization for the Diocese of Lexington, and, for 16 years, the Secretary of Educational Ministries for the Diocese of Lexington.

Dr. Ralph is the author of fifteen books including the best seller And God Said What? An Introduction to Literary Forms in the Bible, Breaking Open the Lectionary for cycles A, B, and C, and most recently, Why the Catholic Church Must Change: A Necessary Conversation. Her work has been translated into Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Korean, and Alblanian.