Editorial Staff

Newman Studies Journal is a peer-reviewed publication under the supervision of the Editor with assistance from an editorial board, composed of noted Newman scholars. Select profiles below to learn more about them.

About the Staff

Elizabeth H. Farnsworth

Elizabeth H. Farnsworth

Managing Editor

National Institute for Newman Studies

Elizabeth H. Farnsworth is the Managing Editor for the Newman Studies Journal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia, a Master’s degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton, and is currently a doctoral candidate in theology also at the University of Dayton. Her research interests include the reception of Newman’s doctrine of revelation in nineteenth- and twentieth-century theology, the relationship between music and theology, ecumenical and inter-faith conversations, and the intersection of fundamental theology with Christian mysticism.
John T. Ford, Catholic University of America

John T. Ford, c.s.c.

Editorial Consultant

Catholic University of America

Rev. John T. Ford, c.s.c., recently retired from teaching at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC. He is the recipient of the Paul Wattson Christian Unity Award from the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement (2014), the Ecumenism Award (2015) from The Washington Theological Consortium (2015), and the Gailliot Award from the National Institute for Newman Studies (2016). A former Editor of Newman Studies Journal (2004-2013), he is the author of Saint Mary’s Press Glossary of Theological Terms (Saint Mary’s Press, 2006) and Editor of John Henry Newman: Spiritual Writings (Orbis, 2012), as well as many essays, book chapters, articles and reviews.

John T. Ford, Catholic University of America
Ryan J. Marr

Ryan J. Marr

Associate Editor

Director
National Institute for Newman Studies

Bud Marr has served as the Director of NINS and Associate Editor of the Newman Studies Journal since September of 2017. He is the author of To Be Perfect Is to Have Changed Often: The Development of John Henry Newman's Ecclesiological Outlook, 1845–1877 (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018), and has also contributed essays to Newman and Life in the Spirit (Fortress Press, 2014), Learning from All the Faithful (Pickwick, 2016), and The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman (Oxford University Press, 2018). Before moving to Pittsburgh, Dr. Marr taught for three years at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. His research interests include the life and writings of John Henry Newman, ecclesiology, and the reception of Vatican II. Bud, his wife Rachel, and their six children are learning to say “yinz” (2nd person plural) and have fully embraced pierogies as an essential component of a balanced diet.
Kenneth L. Parker

Kenneth L. Parker

Editor

Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies
Duquesne University

Kenneth Parker completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in 1984, under the direction of Professor Eamon Duffy. His research interest in John Henry Newman began during his post-doctoral studies at the University of Fribourg in the late 1980s. Dr. Parker has taught at the University of Alabama and Westmont College, and served in the historical theology Ph.D. program at Saint Louis University for twenty-five years. In 2014, the College of Arts and Sciences at SLU named him the Steber Professor in Theological Studies. While serving as interim executive director of the National Institute for Newman Studies in 2017, Professor Parker was invited to take up the Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies at Duquesne University. He is the author or editor of seven volumes and numerous essays and articles. He has served as Editor of the Newman Studies Journal since 2016.

Kenneth L. Parker

About the Board

Steven D. Aguzzi

Steven D. Aguzzi

Editorial Board

Duquesne University

Dr. Aguzzi’s primary research interests are in the field of comparative theology and interreligious dialogue. Specifically, Aguzzi has done extensive research on the question of ‘supersessionism,’ i.e., whether the Church has replaced Israel in God’s dealings with humanity, and specifically in salvation history. Dr. Aguzzi has explored the fields of eschatology and ecclesiology to find various solutions to the strained relationships between Christians and Jews. Aguzzi’s studies have focused extensively on Post Vatican II calls within the Roman Catholic tradition to forge a new dialogue and way forward regarding both Jewish and Christian eschatological claims

Dr. Aguzzi has likewise studied the life and works of John Henry Newman, specifically in relation to Jewish, Anglican and Catholic ideas of religious dialogue. Aguzzi has published on various conceptions associated with Newman’s work, specifically his overall view of the Judaism of the nineteenth century, and also Newman’s idea on the development of doctrine and how it speaks to concerns in today’s comparative theological circles.

Dr. Aguzzi lives in the North Side of Pittsburgh with his wife, Robyn, and his daughter Arden. He enjoys jogging and biking, and spending time with his family when he is not serving as an Associate Pastor at his Presbyterian congregation in Mt. Lebanon. He is an avid Steeler football fan in his free time, but likewise enjoys reading extensively in diverse fields of study such as Phenomenology, Scholastic Christology, German Protestant Eschatology, Patristic Studies, and Post Vatican II Roman Catholic theology. He earned his M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, and his Ph.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Aguzzi has a book forthcoming on the topic of supersessionism, which will be published by Ashgate Publishing Company.

Claus Arnold, Universitӓt Mainz

Claus Arnold

Editorial Board

Universitӓt Mainz

Claus Arnold is Professor of Medieval and Modern Church History at the University of Mainz. He studied Theology at Tübingen and Oxford (1986-1992), and was a teaching and research assistant with Hubert Wolf in Frankfurt and Münster (1992-2003). He holds a canonical doctorate in Theology from Frankfurt-Sankt-Georgen (1997), and achieved Habilitation at the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Münster in 2003. From 2004 until 2014 he was a tenured professor of Church History at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
Claus Arnold, Universitӓt Mainz
Rosario Athié, Universidad Panamericana

Rosario Athié

Editorial Board

Universidad Panamericana

Rosario Athié has dedicated her studies to Philosophy. She is a Research Professor in the Department of Humanities of the Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara (Mexico), where she teaches Social Philosophy. She received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Navarra, Spain, in 1998. The title of her thesis was: The assent in J. H. Newman. The same University published her doctoral research in the “Cuadernos del Anuario Filosófico.” Dr. Athié received scholarships at the National Institute of Newman Studies (Pittsburgh, PA, 2004 and 2016) and has done other work at the International Center of Newman Friends in Littlemore, Oxford. She also published a translation Ian Ker’s biography of Newman by Ian Ker (John Henry Newman. Una biografía, Palabra, Spain, 2010), along with other articles related to the philosophical thought of John Henry Newman. She is the organizer and first President of the Newman Circle (www.circulonewman.com), whose goal is to introduce Newman, his thought, and his nineteenth-century English historical context to Spanish-speaking people. She contributed to John Henry Newman y su legado en filosofía, teología, literatura y educación (Promesa. Costa Rica, 2017). Dr. Athié has been a member of the Newman Association of America since 2001 and the Spanish Association of Personalism since 2004.
Colin Barr, University of Aberdeen

Colin Barr

Editorial Board

University of Aberdeen

Colin Barr holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, and has held academic appointments in Ireland, the United States, and Scotland.  He has published several books, including Paul Cullen, John Henry Newman, and the Catholic University of Ireland, 1845-65 (2003), The European Culture Wars in Ireland: The Callan Schools Affair 1868-81 (2012), and the forthcoming Ireland’s Empire: The Roman Catholic Church in the English-speaking world, 1829-1914 (2019).  He is also the co-editor of Nation/Nazione: Irish Nationalism and the Italian Risorgimento (2014, with Michele Finelli and Anne O’Connor) and Religion and Greater Ireland: Christianity and Irish Global Networks, 1750-1950 (2015, with Hilary M. Carey).  He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and has been a visiting fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and the University of Newcastle, Australia.  He is presently a senior lecturer in history in the School of Divinity, History & Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland.
Colin Barr, University of Aberdeen
Christopher Cimorelli, Caldwell University

Christopher Cimorelli

Editorial Board

Caldwell University

Christopher Cimorelli is assistant professor of theology at Caldwell University in Caldwell, NJ, where he is faculty assistant to the Spirituality and Leadership Institute (SLI) and part of the RCIA-ministry program. He received his PhD in Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium (KU Leuven), researching the life and thought of John Henry Newman and the role of historical studies in the development of Christian traditions. In the doctoral program, he worked in the research unit Systematic Theology and the Study of Religions under Prof. Dr. Terrence Merrigan. He has published articles in several journals, as well as an academic monograph in the series, Studies in Philosophical Theology, entitled John Henry Newman's Theology of History (Leuven: Peeters Press, 2017). He is also a contributing co-editor to a recently published volume on Edward Schillebeeckx and public theology, Salvation in the World (London: Bloomsbury Press, 2017).

Originally from Pequannock, NJ, Cimorelli earned a B.S. in Economics from the Villanova School of Business. During his time at Villanova University, he became interested in theological studies, eventually earning a M.A. in Theology and Religious Studies. He spent two years working as the editorial assistant for Commonweal (New York, NY) before moving to Belgium to pursue a Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion degree at KU Leuven in the research unit History of Church and Theology. He and his wife Abigail have two small children, Evelien and Charles.

John F. Crosby, Franciscan University of Steubenville

John F. Crosby

Editorial Board

Franciscan University of Steubenville

Dr. John Crosby studied at Georgetown University, where he received a B.A., and the University of Salzburg where he received his Ph.D. Before landing at Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1990 he taught at the University of Dallas, and later held the Prince Franz Josef and Princess Gina Chair for Ethics, at the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein. He has previously served as chair of the philosophy department at Franciscan University of Steubenville as well as the director of the M.A. Philosophy Program, a program he helped found. In 1997 he received Senior Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is a member of American Catholic Philosophical Association, where he has also served on the Executive Committee; the American Philosophical Association; the Newman Association of America; and the University Faculty for Life.

Professor Crosby is known internationally for his work on John Henry Newman, Max Scheler, Karol Wojtyła, and Dietrich von Hildebrand. He has made a significant contribution to the area of philosophical anthropology or philosophy of the human person and has played a major role in the contemporary interest and discussion of that field through his two books, The Selfhood of the Human Person and Personalist Papers each published by Catholic University of America Press. He has also worked in the areas of ethics, phenomenological realism, and axiology, or value theory.

John F. Crosby, Franciscan University of Steubenville
Ryan Danker, Wesley Theological Seminary

Ryan Danker

Editorial Board

Wesley Theological Seminary

Ryan Danker is Assistant Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Danker holds a B.A. from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and a Th.D. from Boston University. An active United Methodist, Ryan Danker is a church historian with a passion for evangelical studies, and in particular the early Wesleyan/Methodist movement under John and Charles Wesley. Born in Portland, Oregon, Danker served United Methodist churches in the Western North Carolina Annual Conference. He currently serves as a member of the United Methodist/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Dialogue. He is active in the American Academy of Religion, the Wesleyan Theological Society, and the Charles Wesley Society. Before his appointment at Wesley, Danker served on the faculty at Greensboro College in North Carolina where he was also Special Assistant to the President and a member of the Advisory Board of the Royce and Jane Reynolds Center for Church Leadership.
David P. Deavel, University of St. Thomas

David P. Deavel

Editorial Board

University of St. Thomas

Dr. David Deavel was born and raised in Bremen, Indiana. He received a B.A. with majors in English and philosophy from Calvin College and attended Fordham University, where he received the M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. in Theology. He is currently Editor of Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture and is visiting Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, where he has taught courses on Catholic literature, spirituality, theology, and culture. He was formerly vice president of the Newman Association of America and is a contributing editor for Gilbert, the magazine of the American Chesterton Society. He was the 2013 winner of the Novak Award, a $10,000 prize awarded by the Acton Institute to scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of theology’s connection to human dignity, the importance of the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty, and freedom in economic life. His academic work has appeared in several books as well as a number of journals including Chesterton Review, Chicago Studies, Faith & Reason, Journal of Markets and Morality, New Blackfriars, Nova et Vetera, and Society. His public and popular essays and reviews have appeared in, among other places, America, Catholic World Report, Christian Century, Commonweal, Crisis. First Things, Minneapolis Star Tribune, National Review, Religion & Liberty, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with his wife, Catherine, and their seven children.

David P. Deavel, University of St. Thomas
David Delio, University of Holy Cross

David Delio

Editorial Board

University of Holy Cross

David Peter Delio, Ph.D. serves as an Associate Professor of Theology and as Chair of the Theology Department for the University of Holy Cross, New Orleans. Dr. Delio lead in designing and implementing several degree programs including an online Master of Arts in Catholic Theology (MACT).

He is also a board member of the National Newman Association and the President of a nonprofit that he helped found, the Newman Idea. He has written a book length study on Blessed Cardinal Newman titled, ‘An aristocracy of exalted spirits’: The Idea of the Church in Newman’s Tamworth Reading Room, by Gracewing Publishers. Dr. Delio has two peer-reviewed publications which investigate Newman’s Oxford University Sermons, a couple articles in the works and several book reviews in the Newman Studies Journal. He has also presented papers on Newman’s understanding of faith and reason, ecclesiology, education and the imagination as well as Vatican II. He completed his doctoral work at the Catholic University of America (CUA) under Fr. John T. Ford, CSC, and has been a Theology Lecturer and Teaching Fellow at Georgetown University and CUA.

Ono Ekeh, Sacred Heart University

Ono Ekeh

Editorial Board

Sacred Heart University

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Ono Ekeh, Sacred Heart University
Edward Enright, Merrimack College

Edward Enright

Editorial Board

Merrimack College

I have been a member of the Order of St. Augustine for fifty three years, and ordained forty five of those years. I have been a tenured Associate Professor of Religious and Theological Studies at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts for the past ten years. I was an Assistant Professor in the same Department from 1984 to 1992, moving on from there to Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania where I taught for sixteen years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, receiving tenure in 2001. I have presented many papers over the years at various conferences and conventions, including American Academy of Religion, American Catholic Historical Association, American Society of Church History, College Theology Society, Catholic Theological Society of America, and Newman Conferences in the United States, England, and Ireland. I earned my Bachelors Degree from Villanova University in 1970; an S.T.B. in 1972, and the S.T.L. in 1974 from The Catholic University of America. In 1991, I received the S.T.D. from The Catholic University of America, with a dissertation entitled "Faith and Reason in Newman's Anglican and Roman Catholic Correspondence as Historical Background to An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent."
Sebastian Gałecki, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Krakow, Poland

Sebastian Gałecki

Editorial Board

Sacred Heart University

Sebastian Gałecki, PhD in philosophy, assistant professor at the Department of Philology and History at the Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa and lecturer at the Pontifical University in Cracow. Resident scholar at the National Institute for Newman Studies (2009, 2014) and visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame (2014). Author of the Debate on Conscience. John Henry Newman's Philosophy of Morality and many papers on ethics, bioethics, history of ideas, and political philosophy. He has published on Newman's ethics, theory of conscience, epistemology and presenting his development of doctrine theory as a very useful tool for a history of ideas. Currently he is working on a book devoted to a Christian ethics for a post-Christian age, trying to reconcile J.H. Newman's ethics of conscience, Alasdair MacIntyre's virtue ethics and John Finnis' new natural law theory.
Sebastian Gałecki, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Krakow, Poland
Brian W. Hughes, University of St. Mary

Brian W. Hughes

Editorial Board

University of St. Mary

Brian W. Hughes received his PhD in systematic theology from Boston College where he taught for a number of years in the Perspectives Program. Currently, he serves as Professor of the Theology in the Theology and Pastoral Ministry program at the University of Saint Mary, Leavenworth, Kansas. He is author of Saving Wisdom: Theology in the Christian University (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2011). He is also co-editor with John Connolly, Newman and Life in the Spirit: Theological Reflections on Spirituality for Today. (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2014). His forthcoming volume, co-edited with Danielle Nussberger is titled John Henry Newman and the Crisis of Modernity (Lexington/Fortress Academic, 2018).
Karen Kilby, Durham University, UK

Karen Kilby

Editorial Board

Durham University, UK

Prof. Karen Kilby is the Bede Chair of Catholic Theology at Durham University. A native of Connecticut, Prof. Kilby studied Mathematics and Theology at Yale and Cambridge, completing her Ph.D. on Karl Rahner under Kathryn Tanner and George Lindbeck. After holding a Gifford postdoctoral research fellowship at St. Andrews she taught at Birmingham, and then, since 2001, at Nottingham, where she also served for three and a half years as Head of the Theology and Religious Studies Department.

In her research and writing Prof. Kilby has engaged closely with two of the major twentieth century Catholic theologians, Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar and is the author of three highly regarded monographs: Balthasar: a (very) Critical Introduction (Eerdmans, 2012); A Brief Introduction to Karl Rahner (SPCK, 2007); and Karl Rahner: Theology and Philosophy (2004). In addition to twentieth-century Catholic theology, Prof. Kilby is interested in a range of themes in systematic theology, including in particular the doctrine of the Trinity and the place of mystery in Christian thought. She served for a period as review editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, as one of the editors of the Cambridge Dictionary of Christian Theology (2011), and, from 2010-2012, as President of the Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain. She has been a member of the Nottingham Diocese's Ecclesiastical Education Commission, and works, alongside Anna Rowlands, with CAFOD as part of its Theology Reference Group.

Karen Kilby, Durham University, UK
Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary

Matthew Levering

Editorial Board

Mundelein Seminary

Matthew Levering holds the James N. and Mary D. Perry Jr. Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is the author or editor of over forty books on topics of dogmatic, sacramental, moral, historical, and biblical theology. He is the translator of Gilles Emery’s The Trinity, and has also translated numerous shorter pieces from French. He co-edits two quarterly journals, Nova et Vetera and International Journal of Systematic Theology, and he also co-edits four scholarly book Series at various university presses. Since 2004, he has been a participant in Evangelicals and Catholics Together. From 2007-2016 he served as Chair of the Board of the Academy of Catholic Theology, which he co-founded. He is the Director of Mundelein Seminary's Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy, and Doctrine, which regularly hosts colloquia and conferences, and he serves as a Distinguished Fellow of the St. Paul Center.
Matthew M. Muller, Benedictine College

Matthew M. Muller

Editorial Board

Benedictine College

Matt Muller is an assistant professor of theology and director for programs for the Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He completed his PhD in historical theology from Saint Louis University in May 2017. His dissertation was on Newman's understanding of biblical inspiration in his Anglican years. He was first introduced to Newman while pursuing a Masters in Catholic Studies from the University of St Thomas, in Minnesota. He wrote his masters thesis under the direction of the late Don Briel on the role of imagination in Newman's writings on education. After graduating from Benedictine in 2006, he served for three years as a missionary with FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) at the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Jordan, have three children: Anthony, Owen, and Juliana.
Matthew M. Muller, Benedictine College
Peter Nockles, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Peter Nockles

Editorial Board

John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Dr. Peter Nockles was until his retirement in September 2016 a librarian and curator in the Department of Rare Books & Maps, Special Collections, in the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. He remains an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Arts, Languages & Cultures, University of Manchester.  He was a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford, 2006-11, and was a major contributor to Oriel College: a History (Oxford University Press, 2013). He was an Erasmus Institute Fellow at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana, in 2000. In March 2013 he gave the De Lubac Lecture at St Louis University Missouri on ‘An Oxonian “Idea” of a University: John Henry Newman’s formative Oriel College experience’. He is the author of The Oxford Movement in Context (Cambridge University Press, 1994, paperback 1997) and has contributed to the nineteenth-century volume (6) of the History of the University of Oxford (1997) and to a History of Canterbury Cathedral (Oxford University Press, 1995). He is the author of numerous articles and research papers on 18th and 19th century British religious history, and has given lectures and seminars widely in Britain, Europe (France, Germany, and Sweden), and the United States. He contributed an essay to Newman In his Time (Gracewing, 2007), and has edited and contributed to a volume of essays entitled Reinventing the Reformation in the Nineteenth Century in a themed issue of the Bulletin of the John Rylands Library,  (Volume 90, number 1, Spring 2014) He was the co-editor of The Oxford Movement, Europe and the Wider World, 1833-1930 (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and was one of the three editors of The Oxford Handbook of the Oxford Movement published by Oxford University Press in 2017. He was contributor to an important volume of essays Receptions of Newman edited by Benjamin King and Frederick Aquino published by Oxford University Press in 2015. He is also a contributor to the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman also to be published by Oxford University Press.

He was the UK Conference Director of the Catholic Record Society, 1995-2007, is  on the Council of the Catholic Record Society, helped organise the North-West Catholic Writer’s Guild which met monthly at the University Catholic chaplaincy of the University of Manchester, and is an active member of the Ecclesiastical History Society and the Church of England Record Society, and was a Trustee of the Catholic National Library.

Thomas J. Norris, Pontifical Irish College

Thomas J. Norris

Editorial Board

Pontifical Irish College

Thomas J. Norris is a priest of the Diocese of Ossory in Ireland. He served on the International Theological Commission for three terms (1998 - 2003; 2003 - 2008; 2008 - 2013). He has been Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Maynooth, Ireland, where he taught for many years. He was Paluch Visiting Professor at Mundelein, Chicago, 2012 - 2013. His doctoral dissertation at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, was titled The Theological Method of John Henry Newman: A Guide for the Theologian Today (Brill of Leiden, 1977). Fr. Norris is the author of numerous books and articles, including (with Fr Bede McGregor, OP) The Beauty of Christ: An Introduction to the Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar (T&T Clark, 1995). A Fractured Relationship: Faith and the Crisis of Culture (Veritas, 2007: New City Press, 2010); Living a Spirituality of Communion (Columba, 2008); American edition, The Trinity: Life of God, Hope for Humanity. Towards a Theology of Communion. Foreword by David C. Tracy (New City Press, 2009): translation into Spanish, Vivir una espiridualidad de Comunion (Ciudad Nueva, Buenos Aires 2014); Cardinal Newman for Today (New City Press, 2011): translation into Polish 2015; Getting Real About Education (Columba, 2007); Theses for a trinitarian Ontology, being a translation of Klaus Hemmerle's Thesen zu einer trinitarischen Ontrologie, to appear from New City Press Autumn 2018; Only Life gives Life: Revelation, Theology and Spirituality according to Cardinal Newman (Columba, 1996); with Stratford and Leonie Caldecott, Mary in the Mystery. The Woman in whom Divinity and Humanity Rhyme (New City Press, 2012). Fr Norris is currently spiritual director at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome, where he conducts courses on Bl. John Henry at the Pontifical Beda College and the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Thomas J. Norris, Pontifical Irish College
Danielle Nussberger, Marquette University

Danielle Nussberger

Editorial Board

Marquette University

Danielle K. Nussberger (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2008) is Associate Professor of theology at Marquette University. She specializes in systematic theology and spirituality. She has specific interests in the intersection between theology and spirituality, biblical theology, negative theology in the postmodern context, trinitarian theology, and the relationship between faith and reason. She is currently completing a book on Hans Urs von Balthasar’s hermeneutic of the saint and writing articles on figures such as John Henry Newman and Jean-Luc Marion. Her future research will include placing Balthasar in dialogue with feminist and liberationist theologies and proposing John of the Cross’s contribution to contemporary trinitarian theology.
Cyril O’Regan, Notre Dame University

Cyril O’Regan

Editorial Board

Notre Dame University

Cyril O’Regan is the Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He specializes in systematic and historical theology, with specific interests in the intersection of continental philosophy and theology, religion and literature, mystical theology, and postmodern thought. Professor O'Regan received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University College Dublin, and master of arts, master of philosophy, and doctoral degrees from Yale University. Professor O’Regan’s most recent book is Anatomy of Misremembering: Von Balthasar’s Response to Philosophical Modernity. Volume 1: Hegel. Earlier books include The Heterodox Hegel, Gnostic Return in Modernity, and Gnostic Apocalypse: Jacob Boehme's Haunted Narrative. He has published numerous articles on such topics as the nature of tradition, negative theology, the sources of Hegel’s thought and Hegel as a theological source.
Cyril O’Regan, Notre Dame University
Michael J. G. Pahls, Christian Brothers University, St. Agnes Academy

Michael J. G. Pahls

Editorial Board

Christian Brothers University, St. Agnes Academy

Michael J. G. Pahls is part of the faculty of theology at Saint Agnes Academy in Memphis, Tennessee. He additionally serves as an adjunct professor of theology at Christian Brothers University and Memphis Theological Seminary. A former Anglican priest, educator, and church planter, he is presently director of youth at Saint Brigid Catholic Church and an aspirant to holy orders with the Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter. Michael specializes in modern European and North American Christianity and has published on John Henry Newman, the Oxford Movement, and in other areas of historical, constructive, and biblical theology. He and his wife, Tracy, have two daughters
Thomas Pfau, Duke University

Thomas Pfau

Editorial Board

Duke University

Thomas Pfau is the Alice Mary Baldwin Professor of English, with secondary appointments in the Department of Germanic Language & Literatures and the Divinity School at Duke University. He has published some fifty essays on literary and philosophical subjects ranging from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century, as well as some twenty book reviews. Additionally, he has edited several essay collections and special journal issues, as well as two volumes of writings by Hölderlin and Schelling in English translation. His more recent monographs include Romantic Moods: Paranoia, Trauma, and Melancholy, 1790-1840 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) and Minding the Modern: Intellectual Traditions, Human Agency, and Responsible Knowledge (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013). Most recently, he co-edited a special issue of Stanford Republic of Letters and an essay collection on Judgment & Action (Northwestern).
Thomas Pfau, Duke University
William L. Portier, University of Dayton

William L. Portier

Editorial Board

University of Dayton

William L. Portier is the Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology in the Religious Studies Department at the University of Dayton, where he is also Ph.D. Program Director.  He has taught at the University of Dayton since 2003. From 1979 to 2003, he taught at Mount St. Mary's University, Emmitsburg, MD. He is an historical theologian who works in the area of 19th and 20th-century Catholic thought, especially in the United States.  He has written four books and edited or co-edited four others. His two most recent books are Divided Friends: Portraits of the Roman Catholic Modernist Crisis in the United States (2013) and Every Catholic An Apostle: A Life of Thomas A. Judge, CM, 1868-1933 (2017), both from The Catholic University of America Press.  In 2017 Derek C. Hatch and Timothy R. Gabrielli edited Weaving the American Catholic Tapestry, Essays in Honor of William L. Portier (Pickwick Publications).

James Pribek, Canisius College

James Pribek

Editorial Board

Creighton University

James M. Pribek, S.J., is an associate professor of English at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, specializing in modern Irish literature. For fourteen years he worked at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, where in addition to providing a wide range of English courses, he taught in the Honors and Catholic Studies Programs. He hold degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Gonzaga University, and Weston Jesuit School of Theology. His doctoral dissertation at University College Dublin (2005) traced the influence of Cardinal Newman on James Joyce; since then he has researched, presented, and published on Newman’s influence on other notable 19th and 20th century Irish, British, and American writers. He has taught in Dublin, Seattle, and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. He also assists in parishes and campus ministries.
James Pribek, Canisius College
Charles J. T. Talar, University of St. Thomas, Houston

Charles J. T. Talar

Editorial Board

University of St. Thomas, Houston

Charles J. T. Talar is Professor of Church History at the Graduate School of Theology, University of Saint Thomas, Houston, TX. He has published extensively in Roman Catholic Modernism and in 19th century theology more broadly. Currently he serves as vice-president of the Societe Internationale d'Etudes sur Alfred Loisy, a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.
Mary Katherine Tillman, University of Notre Dame

Mary Katherine Tillman

Editorial Board

University of Notre Dame

Mary Katherine Tillman is Professor Emerita in the Program of Liberal Studies, the University of Notre Dame's Great Books Program, in which she has taught since 1973. She served as assistant provost of the university and in 1985 received the Charles E. Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has taught and lectured in academic venues nationally and internationally on the thought of Cardinal Newman with particular interest in his educational theory, his epistemology, and his views on the faith-reason relation. Her publications on Newman's life and thought appear in many academic journals and scholarly books, in electronic publications (2011, 1993), and most recently, in her book John Henry Newman: Man of Letters (Marquette 2015). With Notre Dame Press, she has published introductory monographs for reprints of two of Newman's works, Rise and Progress of Universities and Benedictine Essays (2001) and Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford (1997). She is board member emerita in the Newman Association of America.
Mary Katherine Tillman, University of Notre Dame