The Department of Theology and Religious Studies is committed to a rigorous presentation of the methods and content of both the scholarly study of Christian Theology and the academic discipline of Religious Studies. We view these combined disciplines as an important component within the liberal arts curriculum of a Roman Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition. We therefore take seriously our charge to engage students in the serious and critical study of religious experience, practice, thought and inquiry, both historically and in the contemporary world.

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Submissions from 2002

Confidentiality and the Physician-Patient Relationship: Ethical Reflections from a Surgical Waiting Room, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Drug Companies and AIDS in Africa, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Ethical Implications of Pain Management: Can a Formalized Policy Help?, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Ethical Implications of Pain Management: Can a Formalized Policy Help?, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Medical Futility in Pediatrics: Is It Time for a Public Policy?, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Mother and Son: The Case of Medical Marijuana -- Commentary, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Placebo Surgery for Parkinson's Disease: Do the Benefits Outweigh the Risks?, Peter A. Clark S.J.

To Treat or Not to Treat: Can Richard McCormick's Moral Criterion Serve as a Model for Neonatal Decision-Making, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Feminist Theologies and the Possibility of God, Millicent C. Feske

Passages from Early Christian Greek Patristic Writers, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Archaeology and the Galilean Jesus: A Re-Examination of the Evidence", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Debating Roman Demography", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Egypt in the Age of Cleopatra: History and Society under the Ptolemies", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Greek Scripts: An Illustrated Introduction", Allen R. Kerkeslager

The End of the World, Predicting It, Bringing It, and Preventing It, from John the Baptist to Osama bin Laden, Allen R. Kerkeslager

The Jewish Revolt under Trajan and Early Christianity in Egypt, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Adam, Eve, and Original Sin in the Works of Bernard of Clairvaux, Shawn M. Krahmer

Lectio Divina and the Perfection of the Soul: The Physiological Process of Memoria and the Transformation of the Individual in Medieval Western Christian Monasticism, Shawn M. Krahmer

Redemptive Suffering: The Life of Alice of Schaerbeek in a Contemporary Context, Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "The Lives of the Jura Fathers", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Transforming Fire: Women Using Anger Creatively", Shawn M. Krahmer

Suffering, Sacrifice and Stability: The Life of Aleydis of Schaerbeek in a Contemporary Context, Shawn M. Krahmer

Suffering, Sacrifice, and Stability: The Life of Aleydis of Schaerbeek in a Contemporary Context, Shawn M. Krahmer

Active Nonviolence in Times of War: The Witness of Dorothy Day, Margaret R. Pfeil

Considering Poverty through the Lens of Theology, Margaret R. Pfeil

Correlating Social Sin and Social Reconciliation: Racism as a Test Case, Margaret R. Pfeil

Sufism in Tamil-Speaking South Asia: Evidence for Hindu-Muslim SHared Spirituality?, Susan Schomburg

Review of "The Road from La Storta: Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., on Ignation Spirituality", Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Trends Toward Rationalism in Deuteronomy and the Biblical World, Bruce Wells

Submissions from 2001

After the Facts: Active Learning Pedagogies and Alternative Student Evaluation in the Undergraduate Biblical Studies Classroom, Paul F. Aspan

An Ethical Evaluation of Poland's Transition to a Free Market Economy and the Roman Catholic Church's Response, Gerald John Beyer

Fr. Jozef Tischner (1931-2000): Chaplain of Solidarnosc and Philosopher of Hope, Gerald John Beyer

Devastation, Faith, and Resilience: A Report from El Salvador, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Que pensar y que hacer despues del 11 de septiembre, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Plays Well With Others: Does Doctoral Training Prepare Us for Interdisciplinary Collaboration?, James Frank Caccamo

Strength in Song, James Frank Caccamo

Building a Policy in Pediatrics for Medical Futility, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Needle Exchange Programs and HIV Prevention: The Greater Good or the Promotion of Evil, Peter A. Clark S.J.

What Residents are Not Learning: Observations in a NICU, Peter A. Clark S.J.

An Invitation to Join the Counter-Culture, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Images of the Jewish Family at Edfu, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Jesus outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Jesus outside the New Testament: An Introduction to the Ancient Evidence", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "The Greek and Latin Inscriptions of Caesarea Maritima", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "The Religion of the Earliest Churches: Creating a Symbolic World", Allen R. Kerkeslager

The Apophis Snake on a Coin of Domitian from Alexandria (BMC Alexandria 348; RPC 2, 2756), Allen R. Kerkeslager

The Impact of the First Jewish Revolt in Palestine (66-73 CE) on Judaism in Egypt and North Africa, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Adam, Eve, and Original Sin in the Works of Bernard of Clairvaux, Shawn M. Krahmer

Isolation and Community: The Function of Suffering in the Life of Alice of Schaerbee, Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Women and Christian Origins", Shawn M. Krahmer

The Bridegroom Messiah in the Fourth Gospel: Messianic Exegesis of the Song of Songs and Gen 29: 1-20 in Light of Ps 45, Jocelyn McWhirter

Catholic Social Teaching in the Twenty-first Century, Margaret R. Pfeil

How Can We Ritually Respond to Social Sin?, Margaret R. Pfeil

Martyrdom as Reverse Mission: The Impact of the U.S. Churchwomen in the United States, Margaret R. Pfeil

Romero on Social Sin. Personal Conversion and Structural Transformation, Margaret R. Pfeil

Social Sin and Social Reconciliation, Margaret R. Pfeil

Contemporary Problematic of Jesuit University Education in the United States, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Renaissance and Reform: Deutoronomy's Legal Legitimation of Its Cultic Agenda, Bruce Wells

What a Court Wants: Evidentiary Requirements and Conditional Verdicts in Ancient Babylonia, Bruce Wells

Submissions from 2000

Do Theological Virtues and Democratic Values Have a Place in the University Classroom?, Paul F. Aspan

Etyczna Analiza Wynagrodzen w Czasach Polskiej Transformacji [An Ethical Analysis of Wages During Poland's Transformation], Gerald John Beyer

Yanquis Return to El Salvador, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

The Language of Liturgy and the Phenomenology of Embodiment in Feminist Liturgical Theology, James Frank Caccamo

Practice Makes Perfect: The Role of Practice (abhyasa) in Patanjala Yoga, David W. Carpenter

Methotrexate and Tubal Pregnancies: Direct or Indirect Abortion?, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Review of "Disease and Diagnosis: Value-Dependent Realism", Peter A. Clark S.J.

The Ethics of Alternative Medicine Therapies, Peter A. Clark S.J.

The Ethics of Medical Marijuana: Government Restrictions vs. Medical Necessity, Peter A. Clark S.J.

The Million Dollar Question: Commentary, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Time for a Formalized Medical Futility Policy: Mercy Health System's Procedures Will Help Free Its Physicians from Legal Concerns, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Against a Wall and Off a Cliff: Reclaiming Redemption in Thelma and Louise, Millicent C. Feske

Christ and Suffering in Moltmann, Millicent C. Feske

Paradise Lost: Were the First Christian Communites Egalitarian with respect to Gender?, Gerald F. Finnegan

Mt. Sinai - in Arabia?, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Preliminary Consideration in the Study of Prostitution in Ancient Judaism, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Banking and Business in the Roman World", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Banking and Business in the Roman World", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Heritage and Hellenism: The Reinvention of Jewish Tradition", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Revelation", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Subterranean Rome: In Search of the Roots of Christianity in the Catacombs of the Eternal City", Allen R. Kerkeslager

Aelred of Rievaulx and the Feminine in the Marian Sermons on the Feasts of the Assumption and the Purification, Shawn M. Krahmer

Mary as Mother and Bride in the Liturgical Sermons of Aelred of Rievaulx (1st and 2nd Clairvaux Collections), Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Hidden Springs: Cistercian Monastic Women", Shawn M. Krahmer

The Virile Bride of Bernard of Clairvaux, Shawn M. Krahmer

El, Mark Smith

Ex Corde Ecclesiae: A History from Land O'Lakes to Now, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Introduction, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Jesuit Education 21: Conference Proceedings on the Future of Jesuit Higher Education, 25-29 June 1999, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Reflection, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Assigning the Burden of Proof: A Look at Determining Guilt and Innocence in the Court Documents of the Neo-Babylonian/Persian Period, Bruce Wells

The Slandered Bride and the Nature of Deuteronomic Law, Bruce Wells

Submissions from 1999

After the Facts: Active Learning Pedagogies and Alternative Student Evaluation in the Undergraduate Biblical Studies Classroom, Paul F. Aspan

Eyes on Ethics, Paul F. Aspan

Is Democracy Possible in the University Classroom?, Paul F. Aspan

Teaching the Introductory Course in Religion, Paul F. Aspan

The Role of Theology in Jesuit Higher Education, Paul F. Aspan

Analiza Polskiej Transformacji Gospodarczej z Puntku Widzenia Etyki: Koniecznosc czy Bezsens? [An Analysis of the Polish Economic Transformation from an Ethical Perspective: Necessity or Absurdity?], Gerald John Beyer

Ciazenie ku Polsce [Drawn to Poland], Gerald John Beyer

'Przylot' Wislawy Szymborskiej [Arrival of Wislawa Szymborska], Gerald John Beyer

Remembering the UCA Martyrs: Ten Years Later, J. Dean Brackley S.J.