Ph.D., Marquette University, Religious Studies: Systematic Theology
M.A., University of Notre Dame, Theology: Systematic Theology
B.A., University of Dayton, Communication Arts
- Christology/Jesus Christ: God and Man
- The Trinity
- Christian Saints
- Recent Catholic Theologians
- Religions of Asia: Hinduism
- Biblical Theology
- Introduction to the New Testament
A Catholic systematic theologian, I have diverse research interests that frequently have involved Mary and the saints.
Why We Venerate the Saints. New York: Crossroad Publishing/Herder & Herder, 2012.
"Marian 'spiritual attitude' and Marian piety." Marian Studies, vol. 65 (2014): forthcoming.
"Theological Instruction and Faith Transmission: Lonergan's Method as Pedagogy Theology." New Blackfriars, vol. 95, issue 1059 (September 2014): 593-605.
"Mary as 'Missionary': Balthasar's Mariology as a Resource for Engaging the Faithful in the New Evangelization." Marian Studies, vol. 64 (2013): 59-84.
"Mary in Luther's 1520 Advent Exposition of the Magnificat vis-à-vis Contemporary Catholic Mariology." Celebrating Twenty Years of Luther Digest, vol. 20 Supplement (2012): 143-158.
"Saints as the 'living gospel': Balthasar's revealers of the Revealer, Rahner's mediators of the Mediator." The Heythrop Journal, vol.55 (March 2014): 270-285.
"Theology in 'contact with its own times': Advertising and Evangelization." New Blackfriars, vol. 92, issue 1040 (July 2011): 443-463.
"The Unity of Individual and Ecclesial Graces in the Roles of the Saints." Irish Theological Quarterly 72, no. 4 (2007): 371-390.
"Mary's Virginity as 'the sign of her faith': A Study of the Nature-Grace Dynamic." Marian Studies, vol. 58 (2007): 1-25.
"The Nonvowed Form of the Lay State in the Life of the Church." Theological Studies 68, no. 2 (June 2007): 320-347.
"A Reinterpretation of Invocation and Intercession of the Saints." Theological Studies 66, no. 2 (June 2005): 381-400.