Bingaman, Kirk A. 1960–

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Bingaman, Kirk A. 1960–

PERSONAL: Born January 22, 1960, in Chambers-burg, PA; son of C.F. (an educator and minister) and Joyce (a teacher's aide; maiden name, Wagaman) Bingaman; children: Anne. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Messiah College, B.A., 1987; Princeton Theological Seminary, M.Div., 1990; Graduate Theological Union, Ph.D., 2000. Religion: Presbyterian.

ADDRESSES: OfficeSan Francisco Theological Seminary, 105 Seminary Rd., San Anselmo, CA 94960. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer, counselor, and educator. San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo, CA, pastoral counselor and adjunct professor of pastoral care and counseling, 2001–.

MEMBER: American Academy of Religion, American Association of Pastoral Counselors.


Freud and Faith: Living in the Tension, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 2003.

SIDELIGHTS: Kirk A. Bingaman told CA: "My motivation for writing has been doctoral research and subsequent research in the academic field of theological education. What has influenced my work has been the lived experience of my students. In other words, the writing process for me begins with the practicalities of the experiential realm and from there moves into the realm of theoretical and theological reflection. My book, Freud and Faith: Living in the Tension, was inspired, first and foremost, by the lively discussions within the context of the seminary classroom."