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

Kenneth L. Parker

Kenneth L. Parker


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 at the National Institute for Newman Studies in 2017, Dr. Parker was invited to take up the Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies at Duquesne University. He is author or editor of seven volumes and numerous essays and articles. He has served as Editor of the Newman Studies Journal since 2016.

In 2020, Professor Parker became the founding chair of the Catholic Studies Department at Duquesne University. He has also facilitated the emergence of a national network of more than 25 universities and colleges, known as the Catholic Studies Consortium, and has created the Newman inspired “Catholic Studies in Rome” program, in collaboration with the Pontifical Irish College and the Gregorian University. 

Christopher Cimorelli, Caldwell University

Christopher Cimorelli

Associate Editor NSJ

National Institute for Newman Studies

Christopher Cimorelli is the Director of the National Institute for Newman Studies and Associate Editor of the Newman Studies Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Villanova University. Before beginning advanced graduate work, he was the Editorial Assistant of Commonweal Magazine (2008-2010). He holds a master’s degree in Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion (2011) and a doctorate in Theology (2015) from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), where he studied under the Newman scholar, Prof. Dr. Terrence Merrigan. Prior to working at the Institute, he was an Assistant Professor of Theology at Caldwell University (2016-2020), where he served as chair of the Department of Theology and Philosophy in 2020. He is the author of the monograph, John Henry Newman’s Theology of History: Historical Consciousness, ‘Theological Imaginaries’, and the Development of Tradition (Peeters, 2017) and the co-editor of Salvation in the World: The Crossroads of Public Theology (Bloomsbury, 2017). He has varied research interests, including Newman studies, doctrinal development, views of doctrine and the magisterium, apophatic theology, spirituality, and ecotheology

Elizabeth H. Farnsworth

Elizabeth A. Huddleston

Head of Research and Publications
Associate Editor, NSJ

National Institute for Newman Studies

Elizabeth Huddleston is the Head of Research and Publications at the National Institute for Newman Studies and Associate Editor for the Newman Studies Journal. She holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Georgia and a master's degree in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton, and a doctorate in Theology also from the University of Dayton. Her dissertation is entitled, Divine Revelation as Rectrix Stella: The Evolution of Wilfrid Ward's Doctrine of Divine Revelation, which was completed in 2019 under the direction of Dr. William L. Portier. Dr. Huddleston's 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 dogmatic theology with Christian mysticism.

John T. Ford, Catholic University of America

Msgr. Richard M Liddy

Editorial Consultant

Seton Hall University

Msgr. Richard M Liddy is presently Professor Emeritus of the Department of Religion, Seton Hall University. He was ordained to the Catholic priesthood in Rome in 1963, where he studied under Bernard Lonergan, S.J. (1904–1984). Lonergan called John Henry Newman “my fundamental mentor and guide.” Msgr. Liddy has a longstanding interest in Newman’s life and work and is a past President of the St. John Henry Newman Association of America. Msgr. Liddy was also a member of the Historical Commission preparing the Positio presented to Saint John Paul II in preparation for the Beatification of Newman in Birmingham, England in September 2010. He was present at Newman’s canonization in Rome in October 2919.  He has published various essays on Newman through the years. He has a chapter on Newman in his book, Transforming Light: Intellectual Conversion in the Early Lonergan (Liturgical Press, 1993) and has also authored Startling Strangeness: Reading Lonergan’s Insight (University Press of America, 2007). He is presently working on a book on Newman through the eyes of Bernard Lonergan.

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, Dr. Aguzzi has done extensive research on the question of "supersessionism," i.e., whether the church has replaced Israel in God's dealings with humanity, 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. Dr. Aguzzi's studies have focused extensively on post-Vatican II's call within Roman Catholicism 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. He has published on various concepts associated with Newman's work, specifically his understanding of Judaism in 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.

Aguzzi earned his M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ, and his Ph.D. from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Aguzzi has written a book on the topic of supersessionism, published by Routledge Publishing Company.

Frederick D. Aquino, Perkins School of Theology

Frederick D. Aquino

Editorial Board

Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University

Frederick D. Aquino is Professor of Systematic Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. He specializes in religious epistemology, the epistemology of theology, spiritual perception, John Henry Newman, and Maximus the Confessor. Some of his publications include Communities of Informed Judgment (Catholic University of America Press, 2004), An Integrative Habit of Mind (Northern University Press, 2012), Receptions of Newman (Oxford University Press, 2015), co-edited with Benjamin J. King, The Oxford Handbook of the Epistemology of Theology (Oxford University Press, 2017), co-edited with William J. Abraham, The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman (Oxford University Press, 2018), co-edited with Benjamin J. King, and Perceiving Things Divine: Towards a Constructive Account of Spiritual Perception, co-edited with Paul Gavrilyuk (Oxford University Press, 2022). His current projects focus on the relevance of John Henry Newman’s thought for issues in contemporary epistemology and other areas of philosophy (e.g., philosophy of religion, moral philosophy). 

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 (198–1992) 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.

Rosario Athié, Universidad Panamericana

Rosario Athié

Editorial Board

Universidad Panamericana

Rosario Athié has dedicated her studies to philosophy, and has been a Research Professor in the Humanities Department of the Universidad Panamericana, Campus Guadalajara (Mexico), where she taught Philosophy for 40 years. She is currently retired but continues to investigate and promote the thought of John Henry Newman through classes at the Major Seminary of Guadalajara, publications, and organizing the Newman Circle. She received a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Navarra, Spain, in 1998. The title of her thesis is: Assent in J. H. Newman. The same university published her doctoral research in Cuadernos del Anuario Filosófico. Dr. Athié received fellowships at the National Institute of Newman Studies (2004 and 2016) and has completed other work at the Friends of Newman International Center in Littlemore, Oxford. She also published a translation of Ian Ker's biography of Newman (John Henry Newman. A biography, Palabra, Spain, 2010), along with other articles related to John Henry Newman's philosophical thought. She is the first president of the Newman Circle (www.circulonewman.com), whose goal is to introduce Newman, his thought, and its nineteenth-century English historical context to Spanish-speaking people. As a result of the III John Henry Newman International Colloquium, its sources and commentators, the book John Henry Newman. Doctor, Pastor, Santo was published in Spain, edited by Juan Alonso (2022), the final chapter entitled, “Actualidad de Newman,” was contributed by Dr. Athié. Dr. Athié is a member of the Saint John Henry Newman Association since 2001 and of the Spanish Association of Personalism since 2004.

Colin Barr, University of Notre Dame

Colin Barr

Editorial Board

University of Notre Dame

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 Ireland's Empire: The Roman Catholic Church in the English-speaking world, 1829–1914 (2020). 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 Professor of Modern Irish History and Director of the Clingen Family Center for the Study of Modern Ireland at the University of Notre Dame.

Shaun Blanchard

Shaun Blanchard

Editorial Board

University of Notre Dame Australia

Shaun Blanchard is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Notre Dame Australia (Fremantle campus, Western Australia). Shaun was Senior Research Fellow at NINS and Associate Editor of the NSJ from 2021 to 2023, after three years as Assistant Professor of Theology at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, LA. Shaun writes on a variety of topics in early modern and modern Catholicism. He is the author of The Synod of Pistoia and Vatican II (OUP, 2020). With Ulrich Lehner, he co-edited The Catholic Enlightenment: A Global Anthology (CUA, 2021) and, with Stephen Bullivant, co-wrote Vatican II: A Very Short Introduction (OUP, 2023). Forthcoming works include From Port-Royal to Pistoia: A Jansenist Anthology in Translation (CUA, 2024). Shaun's essays have appeared in academic journals like Theological Studies and Newman Studies Journal, and in popular outlets like Commonweal, The Tablet, and Notre Dame's Church Life Journal.

Marial Corona, Ph.D., University of Navarra

Marial Corona

Editorial Board

Lumen Christi Institute

Marial Corona (Philosophy Ph.D., University of Navarra, 2020 & Theology Baccalaureate, Regina Apostolorum Pontifical University, 2014) has found in J. H. Newman a trustworthy guide as she explores themes related to knowledge, rationality, and truth. In her dissertation, published by CUA Press as The Philosophy of John Henry Newman and Pragmatism: A Comparison, she placed J. H. Newman in dialogue with pragmatist philosophers, particularly those who follow the line initiated by C. S. Peirce and found fruitful lines of encounter. She continues her research looking for ways to bring Newman’s thought to a more prominent place in philosophical discourse. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Cultural Forum at the Lumen Christi Institute in Chicago. She has published her work in the Newman Studies Journal, the Journal of Disability and Religion, and Ecclesia.

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 BA 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 MA 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.

Ono Ekeh, Sacred Heart University

Ono Ekeh

Editorial Board

Sacred Heart University

Dr. Ono Ekeh is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies at Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT. Dr. Ekeh received a BS in Business Administration from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. His master's and doctorate degrees in historical and systematic theology are from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. His dissertation was a comparative study of John Henry Newman and Edmund Husserl. Dr. Ekeh and his wife Amy live in Connecticut with their four children.

Sebastian Gałecki, Pontifical University of John Paul II, Krakow, Poland

Sebastian Gałecki

Editorial Board

Jan Dlugosz University

Sebastian Gałecki, Ph.D. in philosophy, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philology and History at the Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa and Lecturer at the Pontifical University in Cracow. Gałecki was a resident scholar at the National Institute for Newman Studies (2009, 2014) and visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame (2014). He is author of Debate on Conscience: John Henry Newman's Philosophy of Morality (in Polish, Krakow, 2012) and many papers on ethics, bioethics, history of ideas, and political philosophy. He has published on Newman's ethics, theory of conscience, epistemology, and has presented Newman's theory of the development of doctrine as a useful tool for a history of ideas. Currently he is working on a book devoted to a Christian ethics for a post-Christian age, in which he tries to reconcile J. H. Newman's ethics of conscience, Alasdair MacIntyre's virtue ethics, and John Finnis's new natural law theory.

Brian W. Hughes, University of St. Mary

Brian W. Hughes

Editorial Board

University of St. Mary

Brian W. Hughes received his Ph.D. 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 recent 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 holds the Bede Chair of Catholic Theology at Durham University. She has written monographs on Karl Rahner and Hans Urs von Balthasar, and most recently published God, Evil and the Limits of Theology with T+T Clark.  She is currently exploring the status of suffering in Christian Theology. 

Stephen Lawson, Lipscomb University Austin Center

Stephen Lawson

Editorial Board

Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis, MO

Stephen Lawson is in the Theology faculty at Incarnate Word Academy in St. Louis, MO. He completed his Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University. His dissertation examined the work of Erik Peterson (1890–1960) in the context of the historicist tradition of German theology and the revolt against historicism associated with Karl Barth. His work has been published in Modern Theology, Newman Studies Journal, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, and elsewhere. His current research primarily focuses on the role of metaphysics in theology, theological responses to historical reasoning, the theology of history, eschatology, political theology, and theological method.

Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary

Matthew Levering

Editorial Board

Mundelein Seminary

Matthew Levering holds the James N. Jr. and Mary D. Perry Chair of Theology at Mundelein Seminary.  He is the author or co-author of over thirty books, including Newman on Doctrinal Corruption. He is currently at work on a multi-volume dogmatics, whose first five volumes have appeared (most recently Engaging the Doctrine of Israel). He is the editor or co-editor of over twenty books. He is the co-editor of two quarterly journals of theology: Nova et Vetera and the International Journal of Systematic Theology. He co-founded the Chicago Theological Initiative in 2015. The recipient of various awards for his scholarship and service, he is the past president (2021–2022) of the Academy of Catholic Theology.  

Dwight Lindley, Hillsdale College

Dwight Lindley

Editorial Board

Hillsdale College

Dwight Lindley is an associate professor of English at Hillsdale College in Michigan. He took his BA in English and History from Hillsdale, and completed a Ph.D. in Literature at the University of Dallas’s Institute for Philosophic Studies. A specialist in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature and philosophy, he has published articles on Newman, George Eliot, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and literary theory. His two book projects are on practical reasoning in nineteenth-century literature and philosophy, and literary theory after the Incarnation.
Matthew Levering, Mundelein Seminary

Ryan Marr

Editorial Board

Mercy College of Health Sciences

Ryan Marr is the Academic Dean at Mercy College of Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA. 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), The Fullness of Divine Worship (CUA Press, 2018), and The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman (Oxford University Press, 2018). His most recent book, Seeking God with Saint John Henry Newman, was published by Our Sunday Visitor in 2020. Dr. Marr's research interests include the life and writings of Newman, ecclesiology, and the reception of conciliar documents.

Mark McInroy, University of St. Thomas

Mark McInroy

Editorial Board

University of St. Thomas

Mark McInroy received his doctorate in historical and systematic theology from Harvard Divinity School, and after postdoctoral research at the University of Cambridge, he accepted a position at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), where he is Associate Professor of Theology and Co-Director of the Claritas Initiative, a newly established initiative to promote the appreciation of beauty, goodness, and truth. He is the author of Balthasar on the Spiritual Senses: Perceiving Splendour (Oxford University Press, 2014), for which he received in 2015 the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise (formerly the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise), an internationally assessed award administered through the University of Heidelberg. He is co-editor of The Christian Theological Tradition, 4th ed. (Routledge, 2019), Image as Theology: The Power of Art in Shaping Christian Thought, Devotion, and Imagination (Brepols, 2022), and The Oxford Handbook of Hans Urs von Balthasar (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). He has interests in modern Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox theologies, especially the modern retrievals and reformulations of patristic, medieval, and Reformation theologoumena. Other areas of interest include theological aesthetics, contemporary philosophy of religion, continental philosophy, mystical theology, philosophies and theologies of perception, ecumenical theology, and East-West relations in Christianity. He has published a number of articles and book chapters on the theological reception of John Henry Newman's thought, particularly Newman's view of the development of doctrine, his model of the relationship between faith and reason, and his understanding of justification and deification.

Andrew Meszaros, Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College

Andrew Meszaros

Editorial Board

Pontifical University, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth (Ireland)

Andrew Meszaros is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at the Pontifical University, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth (Ireland), where he has been teaching for four years. He holds degrees from Boston College, the University of Oxford, and the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven). He came to Maynooth after a year of post-doctoral research at the University of Vienna. A version of his doctoral dissertation was published as The Prophetic Church: History and Doctrinal Development in John Henry Newman and Yves Congar (OUP, 2016). In addition to Newman studies, his interests include Thomas Aquinas and his nineteenthand twentieth-century interpreters.

Matthew M. Muller, Benedictine College

Matthew M. Muller

Editorial Board

Benedictine College

Matt Muller is an Assistant Professor of Theology and Director for Programs at the Gregorian Institute at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. He completed his Ph.D. 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 master's degree in Catholic Studies from the University of St. Thomas, in Minnesota. He wrote his master's 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.

Peter Nockles, John Rylands Library, University of Manchester

Peter Benedict Nockles

Editorial Board

University of Manchester

Dr. Peter Nockles was, until his retirement in September 2016, a librarian and curator in the Department of Rare Books and Maps, Special Collections, in the John Rylands Library, University of Manchester. He remains an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester and has acted as University of Manchester internal examiner for Ph.D. theses, and over many years has been an external examiner at many universities, globally, including in the USA and Belgium. He was a Visiting Fellow at Oriel College, Oxford, 2006-2011, 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 eighteenth- and nineteenth-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 90, no. 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 a contributor to an important volume of essays, Receptions of Newman, ed. Benjamin King and Frederick Aquino published by Oxford University Press in 2015. He was also a contributor to the Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman, published by Oxford University Press in 2018. He has contributed to the recently published (Brill, 2021) first volume in an international multi-volume scholarly enterprise entitled “Questioning Ecumenis,” organized by the Pope John XXIII Foundation in Bologna. He has contributed numerous articles to the fourth edition of the Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church 2 vols. (2021). He was the recipient of the Gaillot Award in 2020 for his contribution to Newman studies. He has contributed articles to the NSJ.

Additionally, Nockles was the UK Conference Director of the Catholic Record Society, 1995-2007; is on the Council of the Catholic Record Society; helped organize the North-West Catholic Writers’ Guild, which met monthly at the University Catholic chaplaincy of the University of Manchester; 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. He is also a Fellow of the Manchester Wesley Research Centre (MWRC).

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 (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 St. John Henry at the Pontifical Beda College and the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Danielle Nussberger, Marquette University

Danielle Nussberger

Editorial Board

Marquette University

Danielle Nussberger, Ph.D. is an associate professor of systematic theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She specializes in systematic theology and spirituality. She has specific interests in the intersection between spirituality and theology, action and contemplation, and prayer and spiritual direction. She has written on such topics as: contemplation and the vocation of the theological educator, the spirituality of Lúcás Chan’s biblical ethics, Hans Urs von Balthasar and Constance Fitzgerald on Holy Saturday and the dark night of impasse, sainthood in John Henry Newman and Hans Urs von Balthasar, and feminism and Catholic thought.

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

Giuseppe Pezzini

Editorial Board

Corpus Christi College, Oxford

Prof. Giuseppe Pezzini is Associate Professor in Latin at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, which he joined in 2021, after five beautiful years of teaching in St. Andrews (2016–2021), research fellowships at Magdalen College Oxford (2013–2015), and the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (2016). He holds a BA and an MA in Classics from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa and a D.Phil. from the University of Oxford, and he is a member of the RSE Young Academy Scotland and the Young Academy of Europe.

He worked as an assistant editor for the Oxford Dictionary of Medieval Latin,  and has published especially on Latin language and literature, philosophy of language, and the theory of fiction, ancient and modern, including above all Tolkien’s views on the “mystery of literary creation.” He is the Tolkien Editor for the Journal of Inklings Studies, and has curated exhibitions on John Henry Newman (2011, 2014), Oscar Wilde (2015) and JRR Tolkien (2021).

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).

William L. Portier, University of Dayton

William L. Portier

Editorial Board

University of Dayton and Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)

William L. Portier is Professor Emeritus at the University of Dayton and Theologian in Residence at Mount St. Mary’s University, MD, where he taught from 1979 to 2003. From 2003 to 2021, he taught at the University of Dayton, where he served as Mary Ann Spearin Chair of Catholic Theology (2004-2021) and Ph.D. Program Director (2012-2020) in the Department of Religious Studies. He is an historical theologian who works in the areas of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Catholic thought,  especially, but not exclusively, in the United States. He has written four books and edited or co-edited four others. His two latest 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. The latter was translated into Spanish in 2019. 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

Marquette University

James M. Pribek, SJ, 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.

Víctor García Ruiz, University of Navarra, Spain

Víctor García Ruiz

Editorial Board

University of Navarra, Spain

Víctor García Ruiz  (Madrid, 1959) is Professor of Spanish at the University of Navarra, Spain. His main concern in Newman studies has been making him better known in the Spanish-speaking world. Alone and with others, he has published editions and translations of Newman’s Works, which were much needed in the early 1990s. These include his novels Perder y ganar (1994), and Calixta (1998); and key works such as Apologia pro Vita Sua (1996), Carta al Duque de Norfolk (1996, New edition and complete translation, 2022), his sermons: Esperando a Cristo (1996), Sermones parroquiales (8 vols. 2007–2015), and La idea de la Universidad: temas universitarios tratados en lecciones y ensayos ocasionales (2014). Ruiz’s keen interest in Newman’s letter-writing has produced Cartas y diarios (1996), Suyo con afecto: autobiografía epistolar de John Henry Newman (2002), and John Henry Newman: el viaje al Mediterráneo de 1833 (2019). His latest book is a post-canonisation biography, San John Henry Newman: ensayo biográfico (San Pablo, 2020).

Michael Shea, Seton Hall University

Michael Shea

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Seton Hall University

C. Michael Shea completed his undergraduate work at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan and later earned an MA and Ph.D. in historical theology at Saint Louis University in Saint Louis, Missouri. He is the author of the book Newman's Early Roman Catholic Legacy 1845–1854, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, as well as numerous articles and essays on Newman and other topics related to nineteenth and twentieth-century theology. Dr. Shea serves as a Teaching Fellow in the Department of the Core at Seton Hall University.

Charles J. T. Talar, University of St. Thomas, Houston

Charles J. T. Talar

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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 nineteenth-century theology more broadly. Currently he serves as vice-president of the Société Internationale d'Etudes sur Alfred Loisy, a Related Scholarly Organization of the American Academy of Religion.

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