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 1999

Loving "In God": An Examination of the Hierarchical Aspects of the Ordo Caritatis in Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx, Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Friends of God and Prophets: A Feminist Theological Reading of the Communion of Saints", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "The Burden of the Flesh: Fasting and Sexuality in Early Christianity", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "The Joy of Learning and the Love of God: Studies in Honor of Jean Leclercq", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Women and Redemption: A Theological History", Shawn M. Krahmer

Reviving Religion': The Qadiri Sufi Order, Popular Devotion to Sufi Saint Muhyiuddin Abdul Qadir al-Gilani and Processes of 'Islamization' in Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, Susan Schomburg

Grammatically Speaking: The Participle as a Main Verb of Clauses (Predicative Participle) in Direct Discourse and Narrative in Pre-Mishnaic Hebrew, Mark Smith

Matters of Space and Time in Exodus and Numbers, Mark Smith

An Assessment of the 34th General Congregation's Understanding of Justice and Its Role in Jesuit Higher Education, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Preface, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Promise Renewed: Jesuit Higher Education for a New Millennium, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Why Go to Mass?, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Submissions from 1998

Lived Christianity -- Pedagogy, Paul F. Aspan

Liberation Theology and Catholic School Teaching, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Symbols of a Faith: The Theological Voice of Contemporary American Roman Catholic Liturgical Music, James Frank Caccamo

Would You Trade Your Funk for What's Behind Door Number Three? Otherness, Inculturation, and Conversion in the Music of Parliament, James Frank Caccamo

Review of "Seeing through Texts: Doing Theology among the Srivaisnavas of South India", David W. Carpenter

A Legacy of Mistrust: African-Americans, the Medical Profession and AIDS, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Mission: Just Do It, Peter A. Clark S.J.

The Ethics of Needle-Exchange Programs, Peter A. Clark S.J.

The Ethics of Placebo-Controlled Trials for Perinatal Transmission of HIV in Developing Countries, Peter A. Clark S.J.

The Transition between Ending Medical Treatment and Beginning Palliative Care: The Need for a Ritual Response, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Don Browning, et.al.'s From Culture Wars to Common Ground: Religion and the American Family Debate, Millicent C. Feske

Expansive Language: An Issue for the Church in the New Millennium?, Millicent C. Feske

I Hear You Knockin', but You Can't Come In: Conflicting Subjectivities in the Christology of Juergen Moltmann, Millicent C. Feske

Looking for Jesus: Locating the Body as a Praxis with the Text, Millicent C. Feske

Review of "Poetics, Speculation and Judgment: The Shadow of the Work of Art from Kant to Phenomenology", Millicent C. Feske

Silent Sorrow: Infertility, Pregnancy Loss and Religion (Dean Colloquium), Millicent C. Feske

Silent Sorrow: Mourning Infertility and Pregnancy Loss, Millicent C. Feske

Silent Sorrow: Mourning Infertility and Pregnancy Loss, Millicent C. Feske

Is Jesuit Education Fulfilling Its Mission?, Vincent J. Genovesi S.J.

Christians and the Holocaust, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Jewish Pilgrimage and Jewish Identity in Helenistic and Early Roman Egypt, Allen R. Kerkeslager

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

The Apology of the Potter: A Translation of the Potter's Oracle, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Review of "Popular Piety in Late Medieval England: The Diocese of Salisbury 1250-1550" and "Religion and Devotion in Europe, c1215-c.1515", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Reading the Apostolic Fathers: An Introduction", Shawn M. Krahmer

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

Review of "Paul between Damascus and Antioch: The Unknown Years", Jocelyn McWhirter

Terms of Endearment: 'Dog' (klbt) and 'Calf' ('gl) in KTU 1.3 III 44-45, Mark Smith

The Death of 'Dying and Rising Gods' in the Biblical World: An Update, with Special Reference to Baal in the Baal Cycle, Mark Smith

The Heart and Innards in Israelite Texts: Notes from Anthropology and Psychobiology, Mark Smith

Why Can't Every Sunday Be Like Christmas?, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Why Go to Mass?, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Submissions from 1997

Revolutions, The New Testament, and the U.S.C. Film School, Paul F. Aspan

A Radical Ethos, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Christian University and Liberation: The Challenge of the UCA, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

El Salvador after the War: An Interview with Dean Brackley, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Fire on Earth: Christian Commitment and the Ignatian Exercises, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Rutilio and Romero: Martyrs for Our Time, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Review of "Mediators between Human and Divine: From Moses to Muhammad", David W. Carpenter

Ethical Issues in Neonatology, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Faith, Culture, and Morality in the Matter of Physician Assisted Suicide, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Notes on Suffering, Death and Native American Spirituality, Peter A. Clark S.J.

Review of "Gay and Lesbian Rights: Sexual Ethics or Social Justice?", Vincent J. Genovesi S.J.

The Touch of God: Marriage and Sacrament, Vincent J. Genovesi S.J.

Israel, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Maintaining Jewish Identity in the Greek Gymnasium: A Jewish Load in CPJ 3.519 ( = P. Schub. 37 =P. Berol. 13406), Allen R. Kerkeslager

Photographs of Archaeological Excavations and Discoveries (Tel Dan, Israel; Herodian Jerusalem, Israel; Roman Theater, Alexandria, Egypt; Bust of Ptolemy VI, Alexandria, Egypt), Allen R. Kerkeslager

A Constructive Dialogue on Friendship and Eros, Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Early Christian Women and Pagan Opinion: The Power of the Hysterical Woman" and "Women and Religion in the First Christian Centuries", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Journeying into God: Seven Early Monastic Lives", Shawn M. Krahmer

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Review of "Theology for Skeptics: Reflections on God" and "Creative Disobedience", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Women and the Religious Life in Premodern Europe", Shawn M. Krahmer

The Bride as Friend in Bernard of Clairevaux's Sermones Super Cantica, Shawn M. Krahmer

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

Review of "Symbolism in the Fourth Gospel", Jocelyn McWhirter

How to Write a Poem: The Case of Psalm 151A in 11QPsa 28:3-12, Mark Smith

Psalm 8:2b-3: New Proposals for Old Problems, Mark Smith

The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus, Mark Smith

Ugaritic Narrative Poetry, Mark Smith

Reaching the "Whatever" Catholics, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Review of "The Smoke of Satan: Conservative and Traditionalist Dissent in Contemporary American Catholicism", Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Submissions from 1996

Divine Revolution: Salvation and Liberation in Catholic Thought, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Computer-Based Approaches to the Instruction and Experience of Art, James Frank Caccamo

The Digital Facsimile of the Bayeux Tapestry, James Frank Caccamo

Review of "Living Liberation in Hindu Thought", David W. Carpenter

Review of "Religion and Revelation: A Theology of Revelation in the World's Religions", David W. Carpenter

History, Hermeneutics, and the Historical Jesus: A Peculiarly Christian Praxis, Millicent C. Feske

Struggling with the 'Happy Ending': Tragedy and Utopia in Contemporary Women's Theology, Millicent C. Feske

In Pursuit of Love: Catholic Morality and Human Sexuality, Vincent J. Genovesi S.J.

To Suffer and Die in Christ: Spirituality and Catholic Morality, Vincent J. Genovesi S.J.

The Role of Egyptian Religion in the Attack on the Jewish Community of Alexandria in 38 CE, Allen R. Kerkeslager

Friend as “Second Self” and the Theme of Substitution in the Letters of Bernard of Clairvaux, Shawn M. Krahmer

Loving "in God": An Examination of the Hierarchical Aspects of the Ordo Caritatis in Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx, Shawn M. Krahmer

Putting Love in Order: An Examination of the Hierarchical Aspects of the Ordo Caritatis in Bernard of Clairvaux and Aelred of Rievaulx, Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "Power, Gender and Christian Mysticism", Shawn M. Krahmer

Review of "The Christian Theology Reader", Shawn M. Krahmer

How to Write a Poem: The Case of Psalm 151A, Mark Smith

The Literary Arrangement of the Priestly Redaction of the Book of Exodus: A Preliminary Investigation, Mark Smith

Review of "The Theology of Jürgen Moltmann", Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Review of "Violence Unveiled: Humanity at the Crossroads", Martin R. Tripole S.J.

The American Church in Jeopardy, Martin R. Tripole S.J.

Submissions from 1995

Para un ethos liberador, J. Dean Brackley S.J.

Maintaining Boundaries: Smarta Polemic against Buddhists in Early Medieval India, David W. Carpenter

Revelation, History and the Dialogue of Religions: A Comparative Study of Bhartrhari and Bonaventure, David W. Carpenter

Review of "The Crucified Guru: An Experiment in Cross-Cultural Christology", David W. Carpenter

Christian Theology as the Practice of Hope, Millicent C. Feske