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2013 News Archives

December

  • Dr. Graboswki Appointed to USCCB Committee

    John Grabowski has been appointed to serve as a theological Advisor to the U.S.C.C.B.’s Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family and Youth from 2014 -2016. This is second time serving in this capacity. The first was as an advisor to the subcommittee on Marriage and Family from 2007-2009. He and his wife Claire continue to serve as a Member couple on the Pontifical Council for the Family.

  • Msgr McPartlan at ITC Plenary

    From 2-6 December 2013, Msgr Paul McPartlan was in Rome, participating in the plenary meeting of the International Theological Commission in the Vatican. The meeting, the last of the present quinquennium, continued work on three main topics: monotheism in relation to violence; Christian social doctrine in the context of Christian doctrine as a whole; and the sensus fidei. The commission had an audience with Pope Francis on Friday, 6 December, in which the Holy Father particularly spoke about the ITC document, Theology Today, published last year, and now translated into many languages.

  • Varickamthotty Defense

    Rev. Thomas John Varickamthotty will be presenting his defense for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, in the Happel Room. His defense is titled The Relationship Between the Parish Eucharist and the Life of Small Christian Communities in Their Neighborhoods.

  • Annual AAR/SBL conference

    Several of our faculty and graduate students participated in the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature. This conference was held in Baltimore, Maryland over November 23-26, 2013.

  • Fr. Lombardo Publishes Book on the Crucifixion

    Fr. Lombardo’s book, The Father’s Will: Christ’s Crucifixion and the Goodness of God, was published last week by Oxford University Press. Drawing on philosophical analysis and historical-critical exegesis, The Father’s Will sets out to clarify the Father’s will for Christ and how it relates to his death on the cross. Then, after considering the theologies of Anselm and Peter Abelard, it argues for the recovery of the early Christian category of ransom.

  • Msgr. Irwin Publishes Article on Ecology

    Msgr. Irwin published an article,“The World As God’s Icon. Creation, Sacramentality and Liturgy” in Environmental Justice and Climate Change. The article assessed Pope Benedict XVI’s Ecological Vision for the Catholic Church in the United States and was edited by Jame Schaefer and Tobias Winright. (Lanham, Boulder, New York, Toronto: Lexington Books, 2012) pp. 149-171.

  • Msgr. Irwin Lectures in Rockville Center

    On Monday Nov 11th Msgr. Irwin delivered a main address as well as presided and preached at the Study Day sponsored by the local chapter of the National Association for Pastoral Musicians on the topic of “The Role of Liturgy in the New Evangelization.”

  • Msgr. Irwin Participates in USCCB Committee Meeting

    In his capacity as an advisor to the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship, Msgr. Kevin Irwin participated in the day long semi annual meeting of the Committee in Baltimore on Sunday November 10th.

  • November 2013

  • Dean Morozowich Participates in Pontifical John Paul II Institute Conference

    Very Reverend Mark Morozowich served as moderator to the panel “Believing, Seeing, and Knowing the Mystery of God”, delivered by Rev. Paolo Prosperi and Rev. Carlo Lorenzo Rossetti. The panel was part of the conference “Faith: The Fundamental Act of Christian Existence”, hosted by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute over November 15 and 16.

  • Dean Morozowich Serves as Panelist for USCCB Symposium Celebrating Sacrosanctum Concilium

    Dean Morozowich Serves as Panelist for USCCB Symposium Celebrating Sacrosanctum Concilium

    On November 8, 2013, Very Reverend Mark Morozowich served as a panelist at the USCCB’s “Participation in the Work of God” – a scholarly symposium celebrating 50 years of Sacrosanctum Concilium. He responded to the keynote address given by Rev. Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, titled “Reviewing and Recovering Sacrosanctum Concilium’s Theological Vision.”

  • Dr. Robert Miller has published “The Roles of Moses in the Pentateuch”

    Dr. Robert D. Miller, OFS, has published “The Roles of Moses in the Pentateuch,” in Illuminating Moses: A History of Reception from Exodus to the Renaissance. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 2014, pp19-35.

  • Student Trying to Swap Zucchettos with Pope Francis

    Ajani Gibson is still “walking on air” this evening in Rome after a papal audience earlier today. The visit to St. Peter’s Square was organized by the CUA Campus in Rome where Gibson, a junior theology major from our school, is a student this semester.

  • Msgr. Stephen Rossetti gives conference in Munich on Child Protection

    Msgr. Stephen Rossetti is a member of the Scientific Advisory board of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He attended their annual meeting in Munich on Nov 7th and the next day he gave a day long presentation to over 100 diocesan officials who work for the Catholic Church in Germany. He spoke primarily on the clinical experience and research data relating to priests who sexually abuse minors. He shared some of the mistakes that have been made by Church institutions in dealing with this terrible tragedy in the past and what we can learn from these mistakes. He recommended that the Catholic Church around the world adopt aggressive child safe policies and thus making the entire Church a safer place for children.

  • Sacrosanctum Concillium 50th Anniversary Scholarly Symposium Held

    International scholars gathered at The Catholic University of America for a symposium honoring the 50th Anniversary of the promulgation of the Second Vatican Council’s Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concillium): Tradition and Progress. The purpose of the symposium was to encourage high level scholarly discussion in order to rekindle enthusiasm for the hope and challenge offered to us by the Constitution. Dean Mark Morozowich welcomed the participants and commented: “this opportunity to engage the tradition of the Catholic Church and to look at the interplay with liturgical progress presents an important moment for us to reflect critically and enter into frank discussion about the future.”(For more information on the symposium, click here.)

  • Dr. Charles B. Jones has published “Treatise Resolving Doubts About the Pure Land

    Dr. Charles B. Jones has published “Treatise Resolving Doubts About the Pure Land (Jingtu jueyi lun) by Master Yinguang (1861–1947),” in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies. 3rd series, no. 14 (2012), p. 27-61.

  • Dr. Dinges Speaks at Catholic Volunteer Network Conference

    William D. Dinges served as a symposium discussion panelist at the 36th Annual National Conference of the Catholic Volunteer Network (CVN) held at the Sheraton Hotel, Silver Spring, MD, Nov. 7 -9. Dr. Dinges gave a response to the findings of a Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) Research Project Report on former CVN volunteers.

  • Dr. Toom has Article Reprinted in Student’s Companion to Theologians

     

    Dr. Tarmo Toom's article “Athanasius of Alexandria” (2009) was reprinted in Student’s Companion to Theologians, ed. I. Markham (London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013). This 25-page article considers the life, works, theology, and significance of St. Athanasius.

  • Msgr. Michael Clay Offers Presentations at Archdiocesan Catechetical Day

    On October 28, Msgr. Clay offered a presentation in English and another in Spanish on "The Symbols of the Easter Vigil" as part of the annual Catechetical Day sponsored by the Archdiocese of Washington.

  • Msgr McPartlan speaks at New Evangelization Symposium

    On 9 October 2013, Msgr Paul McPartlan delivered a lecture entitled, 'Christ our Light: Lumen Gentium and the Program of Vatican II' at a Symposium on the New Evangelization held at CUA and co-hosted by the School of Theology and Religious Studies and Theological College.

  • Jessica DePrizio Cole Oral Presentation of D.Min Treatise

    Jessica DePrizio Cole will give an oral presentation of her D.Min. treatise for the degree of Doctor of Ministry Tuesday, November 12, 10am, Caldwell Hall, Happel Room.

     

  • Msgr. Irwin Lectures to Camden Clergy

    On Thursday November 7th Msgr. Irwin gave a presentation to the priests and deacons of the diocese of Camden on assessing the implementation of Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy fifty years after its promulgation. This was the last of four presentations in a series discussing the four Constitutions from the Second Vatican Council to mark the Year of Faith. Among the other presenters in the series was Msgr. Paul McPartlan of STRS.

     

  • Lauri Anne Reinhart Oral Presentation of D.Min. Treatise

    Lauri Anne Reinhart will give an oral presentation of her D.Min. treatise for the degree of Doctor of Ministry on Thursday, November 7, 2:00pm in McGivney Hall room 011.

October

  • Msgr McPartlan and Fr Galvin at Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue Meeting

    From 24-26 October, Msgr Paul McPartlan and Fr John Galvin took part in a meeting of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Renewal Center, Mississauga, near Toronto, Canada.

  • Dr. Grabowski attends Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome

    John Grabowski and his wife Claire attended the 21st Plenary Session of the Pontifical Council for the Family in Rome as a member couple from the United States on October 23-25, 2013. The session discussed the upcoming Synod on Family announced by Pope Francis and discussed the further implementation of the Holy See’s Charter of the Rights of the Family on its 30th anniversary. In addition to meeting Pope Francis, they took part in the Pilgrimage of Families to the tomb of St. Peter in Saint Peter’s square on October 26th and 27th.

  • Dr. Tapie Presents Paper at 2013 Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference

    As part of a panel on the Theological Reading of Scripture in the Middle Ages at Villanova University’s 2013 PMR Conference, Dr. Tapie presented a paper entitled “Peace as the Reconciliation of Jew and Gentile in St. Thomas Aquinas’s Commentary on Ephesians.”

  • Dr. Toom Gives Opening Paper at International Patristic Conference

    Dr. Tarmo Toom gave an opening paper at an International Patristic Conference "Between religio licita and religio regalis: The Church and Theology of the Times of Change" (The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland; Oct 21-23). His paper was titled "Constantine's Deus Summus and the Nicene Unus Deus: Imperial Agenda and Ecclesiastical Conviction" and it compared the imperial and concilar concepts of God.

  • Msgr. Clay Offers Presentations on New Diocesan Norms for Confirmation

    On October 19, Msgr. Clay was a featured speaker at the annual Catholic Convocation sponsored by the Diocese of Raleigh. His presentations explored the formation of adolescents in light of the New Evangelization and pastoral applications related to the recently promulgated Confirmation norms of the diocese. Msgr. Clay served as the principal writer of the norms.

  • Dean Morozowich Participates in ATS Accreditation Team

    The Association of Theological Schools invited Fr. Mark Morozowich to be a member of the evaluation team for St. Vladimir’s Seminary in Crestwood, NY. The visitation took place October 21 -24, 2013. The Seminary, affiliated with the Orthodox Church of America, educates seminarians and lay people. They also house the St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press a leading English language Orthodox Academic Press.

  • Dr. Miller Publishes Article on Imagery in the Psalms

    Dr. Robert Miller has published “What are the Nations doing in the Chaoskampf,” in Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaoskampf Hypothesis, edited by JoAnn Scurlock and Richard H. Beal. The volume is a publication of a conference held in 2011, and Dr. Miller’s essay examines the motif of all nations making pilgrimage to Jerusalem to worship God, which was added by the Psalms to a cluster of mythological images borrowed from Canaanite tradition.

  • Fr. Ford Gives Presentation on Dei Verbum and Lumen Fidei

    On October 16 and 23, Fr. John Ford gave presentations on "Dei Verbum: Vatican II's Teaching on Revelation," and "Lumen Fidei: The Teaching of Pope Francis on Faith" for the Adult Education program at St. Elizabeth's Church, Rockville, MD.

  • Dr Boxall Publishes Article in The Expository Times

    Dr Ian Boxall has published an article entitled ‘The Apocalypse Unveiled: Reflections on the Reception History of Revelation’ in The Expository Times (currently published on-line prior to print publication). This article surveys the main stages in the reception history of John’s visionary book (including in art and music), and attempts to categorize these diverse readings and highlight similarities between them.

  • Dr. Grabowski Gives Presentation at Loyola Marymount University

    Dr. John Grabowski gave a presentation for Loyola Marymount’s Campus Ministry entitled “Pornography: What’s in a Look?” on October 7th. The presentation examined the pornography epidemic in the U.S. and its impact on individuals, couples and society as a whole.

  • Dr. Benson Gives Talk on St. Francis of Assisi at Smithsonian Associates

    Dr. Joshua C. Benson presented at the Smithsonian Associates on October 8, 2013. He gave a talk entitled Francis of Assisi: A Humble Gesture. The talk explored the person and legacy of Francis of Assisi and reflected on why the current Pope took the name Francis.

  • Dr. Jones Presents Paper at Duke University

    Charles B. Jones presented the paper “The Establishment of Chinese Ordination Platforms in Taiwan during the Japanese Period 1895-1945” at the conference “Bordering the Borderless: Faces of Modern Buddhism in East Asia” held at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, on October 4-5, 2013.

Septmeber

  • 2013 Dean's Vespers

    The 2013 Dean’s Vespers on Thursday, September 26 at the Ukrainian Catholic National Shrine of the Holy Family in Washington, D.C., drew hundreds of people from across the university community. Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, during his homily, accentuated the intimate connection between the academic life and the deepening of our personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the root of all that we do. In his closing remarks, Father Mark thanked God for the gifts already bestowed and asked God to bless the students, faculty, and the staff as well as their families as we begin this new school year.

  • Msgr. Irwin Publishes Article on Liturgy in Josephinum Journal of Theology

    Msgr. Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies, published “Liturgy as mediated Immediacy: Sacramentality and Enacted Words,” in Josephinum Journal of Theology 19:1 (Winter/Spring, 2013) 129-40.

  • Msgr. Irwin Gives Presentations on “The Reformed Liturgy” throughout Diocese of Richmond

    On August 6th, 7th and 8th Msgr. Kevin Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies, delivered day long presentations to the Clergy and professional staffs of parishes and schools in the diocese of Richmond on “The Theology and Practice of the Reformed Liturgy.” It was held in three locations in the diocese: Roanoke, Newport News and Richmond itself.

  • Msgr. Irwin Delivers Lecture at Archdiocese of Los Angeles Liturgical Congress

    On June 28-29th Msgr. Irwin, Monsignor Walter J. Schmitz Professor of Liturgical Studies, delivered lectures at the Liturgical Congress of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on "Liturgy Does Us: Theology and Spirituality of the Liturgy." On Friday he spoke to priests, deacons and other fulltime pastoral ministers. That evening he concelebrated the Congress Eucharist with CUA Trustee Archbishop Jose Gomez. The following day he spoke to liturgical ministers.

  • Msgr. Irwin Presents at 2013 Convocation Assembly for Oblates of St. Francis De Sales

    On June 26th former Dean Msgr. Kevin Irwin gave presentations at the Convocation Assembly 2013 of both provinces of the Oblates of St. Francis De Sales at De Sales University, Allentown, Pa. entitled "What We Have Done, What We Have Failed To Do -- Assessing the Liturgical Reforms of Vatican II Fifty Years Later." His presentations were preceded the day before by talks by John O'Malley, SJ Johannes Quasten awardee from STRS and followed the next day by talks by Andrew Ciferni, O. Praem. former STRS faculty member. During the Convocation he spoke with the students and the vocation director from the western province of the Oblates who will be moving to D.C. this summer and attending STRS this fall.

  • Msgr. Michael Clay leads Evangelization Conference for the Diocese of Savannah

    Msgr. Clay led a two-day conference on evangelization for over 150 pastors and pastoral leaders in the Diocese of Savannah. The conference, held September 27-28, explored basic evangelization dynamics and history and addressed the "new" evangelization in terms of contemporary methodologies required for this evangelization. It also addressed 21st century secular and ecclesial issues that are positively and negatively impacting people's faith journeys and specifically their relationship to the Catholic Church.

  • Msgr McPartlan Speaks to Camden Clergy

    On Friday 27 September, Msgr Paul McPartlan gave a lecture entitled 'The Eucharist Makes the Church' to clergy of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, as part of a series of lectures being given by guest speakers under the heading: 'Reflecting on Vatican II'. Msgr McPartlan related his theme particularly to the council's dogmatic constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium.

  • Dean Mark Morozowich Publishes Article in Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum

    Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, published an article entitled “Ecclesiology and Liturgy as Interpretative Keys for Orientalium Ecclesiarium at Fifty” in Annuarium Historiae Conciliorum 43:2 (2011). Dean Morozowich addresses the historical context of the Decree on the Oriental Churches, its theological content, and its effects on the Church since the Second Vatican Council as well as mentioning areas for future development within the Church.

  • Dr. Dominic Serra Publishes Article on “Postbaptismal Rites in Early Roman Practice” in Studia Liturgica

    Dominic Serra delivered a paper entitled, "Postbaptismal Rites in Early Roman Practice," at the Societas Liturgica Congress in Reims, France. It was selected for inclusion in the Societas proceedings published in the most recent issue of Studia Liturgica 42: 176-189. The article examines textual evidence in the Gelasian Sacramentary in relation to similar material in Ambrose of Milan, the Apostolic Tradition, and the Mai Fragment.

  • Dr. Miller’s Book on Exegesis Made Available to Students in Developing World

    Dr. Robert Miller's 2007 book, Syriac and Antiochian Exegesis and Biblical Theology for the 3rd Millennium (Gorgias Press) has been released electronically via the Society of Biblical Literature's International Cooperation Initiative. SBL provides free electronic access to selected publications to scholars and students in countries whose Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita is substantially lower than the average of the GDP per capita of the USA and the European Union.

  • Msgr. Michael Clay Presents Workshops on the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at Diocesan Conference

    Msgr. Michael Clay gave two workshops at the On Fire with Faith Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston, September 20-21. The first workshop focused on the characteristics normative of initiatory and kergymatic catechesis in the formation of unbaptized adults and children of catechetical age. The second explored issues unique to baptized candidates that require special attention during their formation and that are distinct from the needs of the unbaptized.

  • Dr Boxall Publishes Article in Online Journal Relegere

    Dr Ian Boxall has just published ‘In Search of John’s Island: Patmos in Botticelli and Burgkmair’ in the online journal Relegere: Studies in Religion and Reception 3/1 (2013) 25-39. Based on a paper originally delivered to the Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, it explores two very different visual depictions of St John on Patmos, reflecting the cultural contexts and interests of their respective artists.

  • Dr. John Grabowski Presents Paper at 2013 Intellectual Tasks Conference

    Dr. John Grabowski Presented a Paper “ Catechesis and Moral Theology: Toward a Renewed Understanding of Christian Experience” at the 2013 Intellectual Tasks Conference in Washington, D.C., May 12-14, 2013. The conference was organized by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Doctrine and the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. The paper explored recent questions and controversies generated by the category of experience in the fields of catechetics and moral theology and argued that a recovery of the centrality of the encounter with Christ in these fields is the key to understanding the place of experience within them.

  • Dr. Robert Miller OFS Publishes Article in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes

    Dr. Miller has just published “Shamanism in Early Israel,” in Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 101: 309-42. Derived from a paper presented to the Society of Biblical Literature, Dr. Miller examines folk religion in Early Iron Age Israel.

  • Dr. Jones Presents Lecture for Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C.

    Dr. Charles B. Jones presented the lecture “Defining Humanity: Western and Asian Religious Perspectives” for the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. on September 16, 2013.

  • Fr. Nicholas Lombardo OP Publishes Article in Philippiniana Sacra and Katorikku Kenkyo

    Fr. Lombardo published “Thomas Aquinas on the Emotions” in Philippiniana Sacra 48 (2013) and a Japanese translation in Katorikku Kenkyo [Catholic Studies] 82 (2013). The article derives from a lecture he gave last year in Manila at the University of Santo Tomas and in Tokyo at Sophia University.

  • Msgr. Stephen Rossetti Publishes Article On Priesthood and Burnout

    Msgr. Stephen Rossetti in STRS and Dr. Colin Rhoades from the University of Maryland published “Burnout in Catholic Clergy: A Predictive Model Using Psychological and Spiritual Variables” in the peer-reviewed APA Journal Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, July 29,2013.  The results of their data driven study were that burnout among Catholic clergy, while often assumed to be high, was actually very low.  They also uncovered some of the more important variables influencing burnout which were job satisfaction, inner peace, low childhood psychological problems, relationship to God, and good friends.  On these variables, the priests were strongly positive and thus reported being less burned out. Copies of this article can be accessed by clicking here.

  • Dr. Miller Presents at World Congress of Jewish Studies

    Dr. Robert Miller presented a paper at the 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, July 28-August 1, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. His paper, "Baals of Bashan," argued from archaeological and textual evidence that the Old Testament phrase "Bulls of Bashan" does not refer to famous cattle as most have interpreted it, but to bull cults and ritual practices.

  • Fr. Lombardo Publishes Chapter in Emotions and Health, 1200-1700

    Fr. Lombardo contributed a chapter titled “Emotions and Psychological Health in Aquinas” in Emotions and Health, 1200-1700 (Leiden: Brill, 2013). The book examines the Aristotelian and Galenic understandings of the ‘passions’ or ‘accidents of the soul’ as alterations of both mind and body across a wide range of medieval and early modern cultural discourses.

  • Dr. Tarmo Toom Publishes Article on Augustine in Studia Patristica

    An article by Dr. Tarmo Toom, “Was Augustine an Intentionalist? Authorial Intention in Augustine’s Hermeneutics,” was published in Studia Patristica 70/18 (2013): 185-93.

  • Dr. Dominic Serra Publishes Article on “Postbaptismal Rites in Early Roman Practice” in Studia Liturgica

    Dominic Serra delivered a paper entitled, "Postbaptismal Rites in Early Roman Practice," at the Societas Liturgica Congress in Reims, France. It was selected for inclusion in the Societas proceedings published in the most recent issue of Studia Liturgica 42: 176-189. The article examines textual evidence in the Gelasian Sacramentary in relation to similar material in Ambrose of Milan, the Apostolic Tradition, and the Mai Fragment.

  • Dr. Joshua Benson Publishes Article on Augustine and Bonaventure in T and T Clark Companion to Augustine and Modern Theology

    Dr. Benson published "Augustine and Bonaventure," in the T and T Clark Companion to Augustine and Modern Theology, edited by Drs. C. C. Pecknold and Tarmo Toom.

August

  • Rev. John T. Ford Delivers Slide Presentation at Annual Conference of Newman Association of America, Walsh University

    At the plenary session of the annual conference of the Newman Association of America, at Walsh University (North Canton, Ohio), Fr. John T. Ford c.s.c. gave a slide presentation on “John Henry Newman and Basil Anthony Moreau: Christian Educators in a Century of Secularism with a Message for Today.” Two recent STRS doctoral graduates also gave presentations: Dr. Ono Ekeh, Sacred Heart University (Fairfield, Connecticut) on “God’s Absence in Nature and the Inevitable Rise of Secular Science” and Dr. David P. Delio, Our Lady of the Holy Cross College (New Oreleans) on “The Church versus the Knowledge School: Newman’s Critique of Secular Soteriology.”

  • Dr. Miller presents at World Congress of Jewish Studies

    Dr. Robert Miller presented a paper at the 16th World Congress of Jewish Studies, July 28-August 1, at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. His paper, "Baals of Bashan," argued from archaeological and textual evidence that the Old Testament phrase "Bulls of Bashan" does not refer to famous cattle as most have interpreted it, but to bull cults and ritual practices.

  • Dr. David Lantigua Co-authors Article on Inculturation and Natural Law in the Journal of Moral Theology

    Dr. Lantigua co-authored the article, “Between Inculturation and Natural Law: Comparative Method in Catholic Moral Theology” in the June issue of the Journal of Moral Theology, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2013): 60-88.

  • STRS Welcomes New Faculty

    The School of Theology and Religious Studies warmly welcomes the following new faculty members:

    Rev. Stephanos Alexopoulos, Ph.D. – Liturgical Studies professor and author of the book The Presanctified Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite: A Comparative Analysis of its Origins, Evolution, and Structural Units.  Areas of specialization include Byzantine Liturgical History and Eastern Liturgical Traditions, Liturgical Renewal, Catechesis, and Pastoral Praxis.

    Ian Boxall, D.Phil. – New Testament professor and author of the book Patmos in the Reception History of the Apocalypse.  Areas of specialization include the Book of Revelation, the Gospel of Matthew, the reception of the history of the New Testament.

    Robin Darling Young, Ph.D. – Spirituality professor and translator of the forthcoming book The Letters of Evagrius of Pontus.  Areas of specialization include Spirituality and Theology of Early Christianity, Monastic Thought and Practice, Syriac and Armenian Christianity in Late Antiquity.

  • Dr. Benson Publishes Translations in Writings on the Spiritual Life

    Dr. Benson publishes translations of Hugh of St. Victor's spiritual works, "The Five Sevens," and "On the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit," in the Victorine Texts in Translation Series volume entitled Writings on the Spiritual Life, published by Brepols.

July