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Scholarly Accomplishments

Listed here are some of the accomplishments of our graduate students:

 

Caesar Montevecchio

"Framing Salvation: Biblical Apocalyptic, Cinematic Dystopia, and Contextualizing the Narrative of Salvation," Journal of Religion and Film 16:2 (2012), <http://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/jrf/vol16/iss2/7/>.

Book Reviews for Choice magazine:
The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film, ed. William L. Blizek (London: Continuum, 2009); A History of Catholic Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century, James F. Keenan, S.J. (New York, Continuum, 2010); The Eyes of Faith: The Sense of the Faithful and the Church's Reception of Revelation, Ormond Rush (Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2009); Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change Since Vatican II, Ian Linden (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009); An Introduction to Theology in Global Perspective, Stephen B. Bevans (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2009); The Mystery of the Rosary: Marian Devotion and the Reinvention of Catholicism, Nathan D. Mitchell (New York: New York University Press, 2009); The Cambridge Companion to the Jesuits, ed. Thomas Worcester (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008); The Sexual Person: Toward a Renewed Catholic Anthropology, Todd A. Salzman and Michael G. Lawler (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2008).


John Segun Odeyemi
Catholics and Human Sexuality: The Humanae Vitae Questions. Iperu-Remo, Nigeria: The Ambassador Publications, 2004

Friendship, Dating, Courtship and Engagement: A Handbook for Young Catholics. Iperu-Remo, Nigeria: The Ambassador Publications, 2010

"Gender Issues Among the Yoruba," International Journal of African Catholicism 4 (2013).

"Caleb Oladipo's Pneumatology of the Yoruba Aladura Churches: An Appraisal," International Journal of African Catholicism 5 (2014).

Conference Papers:
"Pluralism and Religious Freedom from a Justice Perspective: John Rawls and John Courtney Murray in Tension." Understanding Religious Pluralism: Perspectives from Religious Studies and Theology, Georgetown University, May 2012.

Reviewer for International Journal of African Catholicism


Anne Arabome, SSS

"The Sacrifice of Africa and the Midwives of a New Church and a New Africa," Modern Theology 30 (2014): 408-413.

 "Dreams from My Mother, Prayers to My Father: Rethinking the Trinity of God, Woman, and Church," in Feminism: Conversations in the World Church, ed. Linda Hogan and Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator (2014).

"Making Justice at Home or Justice Begins at Home," in Practising Reconciliation, Doing Justice, Building Peace, ed. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator, SJ (Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2013), 72-74.

"Gender and Ecclesiology: Authorities, Structures, Ministries," Concilium (2012):110-117;

"Woman You Are Set Free," in Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator (ed.), Reconciliation Justice and Peace: The Second African Synod (Orbis, 2011).


Lisa Nichols Hickman

Books:

Writing in the Margins: Connecting with God on the Pages of Your Bible. By Lisa Nichols Hickman. (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2013).
 

The Worshiping Life: Meditations on the Order of Worship. By Lisa Nichols Hickman (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2004).

Article:

Essay included in Lady Parts: Biblical Women and the Vagina Monologues. Edited by Kathryn Blanchard and Jane Webster. (Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock, 2012).

Other:

Regular Contributor to Faith and Leadership: Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Regular Contributor to "Scripture Commentary" on Huffington Post.

Regular Contributor to ON Scripture by Odyssey Networks: Stories of Faith in Action, Stories Changing the World.


Simon-Mary Aihiokhai

Publications:

"Interreligious Living: A Personalistic/Sociological Approach to Religious Pluralism" International Journal of African Catholicism. Vol. 2 No 1. http://www.saintleo.edu/Academics/School-of-Arts-Sciences/International-Journal-of-African-Catholicism

"Pentecostalism and Political Empowerment: The Nigerian Phenomenon," Journal of Ecumenical Studies 46 (2010)

"Ancestorhood in Yoruba Religion and Sainthood in Christianity: Envisioning an Ecological Awareness and Responsibility"  International Journal of African Catholicism. 1 http://www.saintleo.edu/Academics/School-of-Arts-Sciences/International-Journal-of-African-Catholicism

“Human Suffering and the Presence of God” The Mind Opener 16 (2007-2008)

Book Review

Theology Brewed in an African Pot. By Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. Orbis books, 2008. 162 pages. $20.00. International Journal of African Catholicism http://www.saintleo.edu/Academics/School-of-Arts-Sciences/International-Journal-of-African-Catholicism

Conference Presentations

"Building Interreligious Encounter/Dialogue through Friendship in a Pluralistic World: The Nigerian Context" To be Presented at the annual meeting of African Studies Association held at Washington, D.C., November 17-20, 2011

"Tackling Religious Violence in Nigeria: The Place and Role of trans-Religion Friendship in Shaping the Content of Interreligious Encounters" To be Presented at the annual meeting of Society of Christian Ethics held at Washington DC, January 4-8, 2012.

"Trinitarian Catholicity: A Paradigm for Enduring Interreligious Dialogue/Encounter" Presented at the annual meeting of the College Theology Society held at Iona College, New Rochelle, New York, June 2-5, 2011

"Ecology and Holiness in the Judeo-Christian Religion" Presented at the annual conference of African Studies Association held in San Francisco, California, November 18-21, 2010.

"Interreligious Dialogue or Interreligious Living?: Moving the Conversation to the Person-Centered Context" Presented at the annual meeting of the College Theology Society held at the University of Portland, Oregon, June 3-6, 2010.

"Recapturing the Link between the Cosmos and the Ethical Life in the Judeo-Christian Religion" Presented at the American Academy of Religion, Eastern International Region, May 8-9, 2010.

"A Call to Responsibility: Ancestorhood in Yoruba Religion and Sainthood in Christianity as means to articulating an ecological awareness" Presented at the College Theology Society Annual Meeting held in University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, May 28-31, 2009

"Pentecostalism and Political Empowerment: The Nigerian Phenomenon" Presented at the annual regional meeting of American Academy of Religion held in Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York, May 1-2, 2009

"Roman Catholic Virtue Ethics Since The Second Vatican Council: An African Perspective" Presented at the annual conference of African Studies Association held in Chicago, Illinois, November 13-16, 2008

Panel Chair at the Annual Conference of African Studies Association held in Chicago, Illinois, November 13-16, 2008

“The Effects of Econo-Religious globalization in Sub-Sahara Africa: A new perspective.” Presented at the annual regional meeting of American Academy of Religion held in McGill University, Montreal, Canada, on May 2-3, 2008

 "Trinitarian Catholicity: A Paradigm for Enduring Interreligious Dialogue / Encounter": presentation at the College Theology Society, 57th Annual Convention ("They Shall Be Called Children of God: Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred"), Iona College (June 2011)

 Other

Reviewer for Journal of Society of Christian Ethics (JSCE) 2010

Reviewer for International Journal of African Catholicism (IJAC) 2009, 2010

Reviewer for African Studies Review (ASR) 2009


Benjamin Burkholder (Ph.D.)

"Considering the Possibility of a Theological Corruption in Joh 1,18 in Light of its Early Reception," Zeitschrift fur die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft (forthcoming)

Review of Sandra F. Joireman, ed. Church, State, and Citizen: Christian Approaches to Political Engagement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) in Journal of Religion, Conflict, and Peace (forthcoming)

“Considering the Theological Corruption of John 1:18 in Light of its Early Reception”: presentation at the Annual Meeting of E.T.S. (November 18, 2010)

“Overcoming the Tendency for Evil: Paul’s Means of Spiritual Growth Contrasted with his Jewish Background”: presentation at the Far-West Region of the E.T.S. Annual Meeting (April 17, 2009).


Jacob Kohlhaas (Ph.D.)

"Responding to Questions of Homosexuality; A Look at Forty Years of Theological Reflection in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (and predecessor bodies) and the Roman Catholic Church in the United States": presentation at the 2010 Student Symposium on Science and Spirituality; Zygon Center for Religion and Science Presented (April 16, 2010) and at the Student Theological Conference at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (April 30, 2010).


Dennis Feltwell (Ph.D.)

- Review Article: "Joseph Stoutzenberger, The Human Quest for God, in Catholic Education," Journal of Inquiry and Practice 14 (2011): 362-365

- Review Article: "Roy R. Robson, THINK World Religions," in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 46  (2011)

- "Human Germline Enhancement: A Modest Proposal": presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (March 17, 2011).


Dan Lattier (Ph.D.)

- “The Orthodox Rejection of Doctrinal Development: An Evaluation and Critique,” Pro Ecclesia (forthcoming).

- “Newman’s Silence on Fasting as a Roman Catholic,” Newman Studies Journal 6 (2009): 38-48.

- “An Application of Emmanuel Levinas’ Language of Alterity to the Orthodox-CatholicDialogue.” Fides Quaerens Intellectum 4 (2008): 31-57.

- “Newman’s Theology and Practice of Fasting as an Anglican,” Newman Studies Journal 5 (2008): 56-68.


Ryan McLaughlin (Ph.D.)

Books:

Preservation and Protest: Theological Foundations for an Eco-Eschatological Ethics. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press. Forthcoming.

Christianity and the Status of Animals. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. Forthcoming.

Peer - Reviewed Articles:

"Anticipating a Maximally Inclusive Eschaton: Jürgen Moltmann's Potential Contribution to Animal Theology." Oxford Journal of Animal Ethics. Forthcoming.

"Jonah and the Religious Other: An Exploration in Biblical Inclusivism." Journal of Ecumenical Studies 48, 1 (Winter 2013): 71-84.

"Non-Violence and Nonhumans: Foundations for Animal Welfare in the Thought of Mohandas Gandhi and Albert Schweitzer." Journal of Religious Ethics 40, 4 (2012): 678-704.

"Thomas Aquinas's Eco-Theological Ethics of Anthropocentric Conservation." Horizons 39, 1 (2012): 69-97.

"Noblesse Oblige: Theological Differences between Humans and Animals and What They Imply Morally." Oxford Journal of Animal Ethics 1, 2 (Fall 2011): 132-149.

"Evidencing the Eschaton: Progressive-Transformative Animal Welfare in the Church Fathers." Modern Theology 27, 1 (January 2011): 121-46.


Glenn Siniscalchi (Ph.D.)
- ‘Resurrecting Jesus’ and Critical Historiography: William Lane Craig and Dale Allison in Dialogue,” Heythrop Journal 52 (2011): 362–373 [pdf]

- “Postmodernism and the Need for Rational Apologetics in a Post-Conciliar Church,” Heythrop Journal 52 (2011): 1–21 [pdf]

- "Conciliar Rhetoric: An Integrated Model of Catholic Defense," Heythrop Journal 52 (2011): 1–18 [pdf]

- “The Probability of Certain Types of Divine Revelation,” Heythrop Journal 48 (2010): 1–14 [pdf]

- “William Lane Craig on Luis de Molina and the Catholic Church: A Theological Synthesis,” Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue 4 (2010): 17-26 [pdf]

- “Alvin Plantinga on Religious Pluralism: A Catholic Appraisal,” Journal of Ecumenical Studies (forthcoming).

- “Early Christian Worship and the Historical Argument for Jesus’ Resurrection,” New Blackfriars  (forthcoming)


Jimmy Menkhaus (Ph.D.)

- “The Spiritual Exercises as a Path to Virtue,” Review for Religious 70 (2011): 25-43.

- “Experiencing Fourth and Walnut: Reflections on Faith and Service,” Spirituality for Today 14  (2010).

- “Ignatian Spirituality and the Just Peacemaking Theory,” Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 21 (2009): 448-456.

- “Four Themes of the Spiritual Exercises through Shakespeare,” The Way: Betwixt Heaven and Charing Cross 48 (2009): 93-104.


Ann Vinski (Ph.D.)
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2011 Graduate Student Article award from the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought for an essay on "Torture, Human Rights, and the War on Terror"

.- "Reclaiming the Dignity of the Torturer through Catholic Social Teaching": presentation at the College Theology Society (June 2011)


John K. Wise (Ph.D.)

- "Learning What Cannot Be Taught: Liturgical Theology as a Way Around the Impasse Between Historical Criticism and  Biblical Theology": presentation  at the Eastern-International Region American Academy of Religion (AAR-EIR) meeting (May 6, 2011).


Steven D. Aguzzi (Ph.D.)

- "John Henry Newman's Anglican Views on Judaism," Newman Studies Journal 7 (2010): 56-72

- "Newman's Views on Judaism: An Interpretation": presentation at The Richard T. and Marion A. Byrnes Lecture Series: The Beatification of John Cardinal Newman (Duquesne University, April 2010)

- "Florovsky’s 'The Boundaries of the Church’ in Dialogue with the Reformed Tradition: Toward a Catholic and Charismatic Ecumenical Ecclesiology", Ecumenical Trends 39 (2010): 8-14.

- "Suffering Redeemed: A Reformed Argument Against Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia," Theology Matters 17 (2011): 1-9.


Michael McGravey (Ph.D.)
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“Legitimate Authority and the Complexities of Northern Ireland: Towards Reconciliation”: presentation at the College Theology Society,  57th Annual Convention (“They Shall Be Called Children of God: Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred”), Iona College (June 2011)

- “The Roman Catholic Church in Post-World War II Europe: The Principle of Subsidiarity and Pius XII”: presentation at the 2011 Eastern International Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (Syracuse University, May 2011)

- “Catholic Social Teaching, the Common Good, and Access to Health Care”: presentation at the 2010 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, Baylor University (October 2010)


Michael J. Martocchio (Ph.D.)
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“Saints and Mystics: Shifting the Ecclesiological Outlook from ‘Within the Church’ to ‘the Church Within’": presentation at the College Theology Society,  57th Annual Convention (“They Shall Be Called Children of God: Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred”), Iona College (June 2011)


Jade T. Leung (MA Pastoral Ministry)
2010 Graduate Student Article award from the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought for an essay on "Oil Spill: Ecological, Economic, and Ethical Disaster."


Joanne Sheehan (MA Religious Education)

2010 Graduate Student Article award from the Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought for an essay on "Oil Spill: Ecological, Economic, and Ethical Disaster."