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The faculty members of the Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University have a diverse range of research interests. Using the controls below, you can either search by keyword, or select a research category.

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Bernhard A. Asen, PhD

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies
(314) 977-2857 | asen@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 248
Professor Asen's Academic Homepage

Biblical Studies


Bernhard A. Asen, PhD

Christopher S. Collins, SJ, STD

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
(314) 977-2856 | ccolli11@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 352
Professor Collins' Academic Homepage

Christology, Ecclesiology, Ignatian Spirituality, Liturgy, Spirituality, Systematic Theology


Christopher S. Collins, SJ, STD

Mary Dunn, PhD

Assistant Professor of Modern Christianity
(314) 977-5073 | mdunn12@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 354
Professor Dunn's Academic Homepage

Modern Christianity


Mary Dunn, PhD

Daniel J. Finucane, PhD

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
(314) 977-2874 | finucane@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 128
Professor Finucane's Academic Homepage

Systematic Theology


Daniel J. Finucane, PhD

James R. Ginther, PhD

Professor of Medieval Christianity
(314) 977-2878 | ginthej@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 126
Professor Ginther's Academic Homepage

Medieval Christianity


James R. Ginther, PhD

Jay M. Hammond, PhD

Associate Professor of Medieval Christianity
(314) 977-2881 | hammondj@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 241
Professor Hammond's Academic Homepage

Medieval Christianity


Jay M. Hammond, PhD

Steven B. Hawkes-Teeples, SJ, SEOD

Assistant Professor of Medieval Christianity
(314) 977-2865 | shawkest@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 322
Professor Hawkes-Teeples' Academic Homepage

Byzantine Christianity, Byzantine Liturgy, Christian Churches’ Calendars, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Catholic Churches in North America, Hagiography, History and Theology of the Byzantine Liturgy, Liturgical Commentaries, Liturgy, Medieval Christianity, The Prothesis Rite of the Byzantine Liturgy, Spirituality, Symeon of Thessalonika


Steven B. Hawkes-Teeples, SJ, SEOD

J. A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv, Dr Theol

Professor of Medieval Christianity
(314) 977-2885 | hellmann@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 340
Professor Hellmann's Academic Homepage

Medieval Christianity


J. A. Wayne Hellmann, OFM Conv, Dr Theol

Grant Kaplan, PhD

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
(314) 977-2868 | gkaplan1@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 247
Professor Kaplan's Academic Homepage

19th-Century Theology, Catholic Tübingen School, Doctrine of Revelation, The Enlightenment, Faith & Reason, Fundamental Theology, Mimetic Theory, Political Theology, Systematic Theology, Vatican Council II


Grant Kaplan, PhD

Pauline C. Lee, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chinese Religions and Culture
(314) 977-2893 | leepc@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 338
Professor Lee's Academic Homepage

World Religions and Comparative Theology


Pauline C. Lee, PhD

Edwin L. Lisson, SJ, STD

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
(314) 977-2881 | lissonel@slu.edu
Jesuit Hall
Professor Lisson's Academic Homepage

Christian Ethics


Edwin L. Lisson, SJ, STD

Peter W. Martens, PhD

Assistant Professor of Early Christianity
(314) 977-2608 | pmarten1@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 303
Professor Martens' Academic Homepage

Alexandrian and Antiochene Scriptural Interpretation, Atonement, Christology, Early Christianity, Exegesis, History of Biblical Interpretation, Origen of Alexandria, Philosophy, Rhetoric


Peter W. Martens, PhD

Michael McClymond, PhD

Professor of Modern Christianity
(314) 977-2871 | michael@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 300
Professor McClymond's Academic Homepage

Modern Christianity


Michael McClymond, PhD

David Meconi, SJ, DPhil

Assistant Professor of Early Christianity
(314) 977-2860 | dmeconi@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 230
Professor Meconi's Academic Homepage

Augustine of Hippo, Christianization of the Roman Empire, Conversion & Christianization, Deification / Theosis, Early Christianity, History of Christian Deification


David Meconi, SJ, DPhil

Ronald Mercier, SJ, ThD

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
(314) 977-2859 | rmercier@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 331
Professor Mercier's Academic Homepage

Christian Ethics


Ronald Mercier, SJ, ThD

Geoffrey D. Miller, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
(314) 977-5072 | gmille16@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 304
Professor Miller's Academic Homepage

Biblical Studies, Deutero-Canonical Books, Divine Deceit, Hermeneutics, Intertextuality, Judith, Old Testament, Theology of God, Tobit


Geoffrey D. Miller, PhD

Francis W. Nichols, D ès Th

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
(314) 977-2886 | nicholfw@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 345
Professor Nichols' Academic Homepage

Systematic Theology


Francis W. Nichols, D. es Th.

William P. O'Brien, SJ, STL

Assistant Professor of Modern Christianity
(314) 977-5069 | wobrien3@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 353
Professor O'Brien's Academic Homepage

Eucharist, France (17th Century), Modern Christianity, Preaching, Sacraments, Spirituality, Sign Theory, Systematic Theology


William P. O'Brien, SJ, STL

Tomás O'Sullivan, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medieval Christianity
(314) 977-2876 | osullit@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 301
Professor O'Sullivan's Academic Homepage

Apocrypha, Conversion & Christianization, Digital Humanities, England (Anglo-Saxon), Eschatology, Exegesis, Hagiography, Iconography, Ireland (Early Medieval), Manuscript Studies, Medieval Christianity, Preaching


Tomás O'Sullivan, PhD

David Oughton, PhD

Associate Professor of World Religions
(314) 977-2866 | doughton@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 251
Professor Oughton's Academic Homepage

World Religions and Comparative Theology


David Oughton, PhD

Kenneth Parker, PhD

Associate Professor of Modern Christianity
(314) 977-2861 | parkerk@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 346
Professor Parker's Academic Homepage

19th-Century Theology, 19th-Century Roman Catholic Theology, America (19th century), Britain (19th century), Christian Historiography, Francis Kenrick, Gallicanism, Henry Manning, Ignaz von Döllinger, John Henry Newman, Lord Acton, Modern Christianity, Oxford Movement, Papal Infallibility, Peter Kenrick, Ultramontanism, Vatican Council I


Kenneth Parker, PhD

Noël Pretila, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology
(314) 977-2863 | epretila@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 351
Professor Pretila's Academic Homepage

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Noël Pretila, PhD

G. John Renard, PhD

Professor of Medieval Islam
(314) 977-2869 | renardgj@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 337
Professor Renard's Academic Homepage

Comparative Hagiography, Comparative Theology, Hagiography, Islam, Islamic-Christian Theological Themes, Islamic Hagiography, Islamic Medieval Religious Studies (Arabic and Persian Texts), Islamic Mysticism, Islamic Spirituality, Islamic Theology, Liturgy, Medieval Christianity, Mysticism, Spirituality, Sufism, World Religions and Comparative Theology


G. John Renard, PhD

Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, PhD

Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
(314) 977-2855 | rosarir@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 240
Professor Rosario's Academic Homepage

Calvin Studies, Latin America (Contemporary), Latin American Liberation Theology, Liberation Theology, Reformed Theology, Religion and Politics, Religious Ethics, Systematic Theology, Theology & Culture


Rubén Rosario Rodríguez, PhD

Randall S. Rosenberg, PhD

Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology
(314) 977-2864 | rrosenb3@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 348
Professor Rosenberg's Academic Homepage

Systematic Theology


Randall S. Rosenberg, PhD

Julie Hanlon Rubio, PhD

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
(314) 977-2892 | rubiojh@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 344
Professor Rubio's Academic Homepage

Catholic Social Teaching, Christian Ethics, Family Ethics, Political Theology


Julie Hanlon Rubio, PhD

Brian Sholl, PhD

Assistant Professor of Theology
(314) 977-2872 | bsholl@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 320
Professor Sholl's Academic Homepage

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Brian Sholl, PhD

Daniel L. Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
(314) 977-3410 | dsmit133@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 347
Professor Smith's Academic Homepage

Baptism, Biblical Studies, Classics, Early Christianity, Historiography, New Testament, Rhetoric


Daniel L. Smith, PhD

Kenneth B. Steinhauser, Dr Theol

Professor of Early Christianity
(314) 977-2889 | steinhausekb@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 339
Professor Steinhauser's Academic Homepage

Augustine of Hippo, Early Christianity, Manuscript Studies, Patristics (Latin), Textual Criticism


Kenneth B. Steinhauser, Dr Theol

Matthew Thiessen, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies
(314) 977-2880 | mthiess1@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 246
Professor Thiessen's Academic Homepage

Biblical Studies, Early Christianity, Judaism, New Testament


Matthew Thiessen, PhD

Jeffrey T. Wickes, PhD

Assistant Professor of Early Christianity
(314) 977-2877 | jwickes1@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 242
Professor Wickes' Academic Homepage

Early Christianity


Jeffrey T. Wickes, PhD

Tobias L. Winright, PhD

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics
(314) 977-2888 | twinrigh@slu.edu
Adorjan Hall, Room 239
Professor Winright's Academic Homepage

Bioethics, Capital Punishment, Catholic Social Thought, Christian Ethics, Ecology, Fundamental Moral Theology, Just War, Liturgy, Nonviolence, Political Theology


Tobias L. Winright, PhD