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The Divine Comedy At Corinth: Paul, Menander And The Rhetoric Of Resurrection, Michael Cover Oct 2018

The Divine Comedy At Corinth: Paul, Menander And The Rhetoric Of Resurrection, Michael Cover

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

This article asks how the New Comedy of Menander might have influenced Paul's theological rhetoric in 1 Cor 5–15. An intertextual reading of Paul's letter against the backdrop of Menander's Samia reveals a number of shared topics, ethical concerns and dramatic characteristics. Paul's citation of Menander's Thais in 1 Cor 15.33 is part of this larger strategy to frame the struggles in Corinth within the ambit of Greek household ‘situation comedy’. Like Menander, Paul hybridises tragic and comic motifs throughout his epistle, inflecting the comedy of the Christ narrative with tragic examples of ...


Luther The Iconographer Of The Saints Of Genesis, Mickey L. Mattox May 2018

Luther The Iconographer Of The Saints Of Genesis, Mickey L. Mattox

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

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Conceiving God: Literal And Figurative Prompt For A More Tectonic Distinction, Robert Masson Feb 2018

Conceiving God: Literal And Figurative Prompt For A More Tectonic Distinction, Robert Masson

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

John Sanders’ Theology in the Flesh, the first comprehensive overview of the toolkit that contemporary cognitive linguistics offers for theological appropriation, despite its remarkable success, gives rather minimal attention to blending theory, one of the discipline’s most formidable tools. This paper draws on blending theory to offer an alternative to Sanders’ chapter on conceiving God. Central to the proposal is claim that God-talk, like many of the advances in science, technology, and art, entails a kind of tectonic understanding and conceptual mapping that is neither literal nor figurative.


The Death Of Tragedy: The Form Of God In Paul’S Carmen Christi And Euripides’ Bacchae, Michael Cover Jan 2018

The Death Of Tragedy: The Form Of God In Paul’S Carmen Christi And Euripides’ Bacchae, Michael Cover

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Scholarship on Phil 2:6–11 has long wrestled with the question of “interpretive staging.” While acknowledging that Jewish sapiential and apocalyptic literature as well as Roman apotheosis narratives provide important matrices for the hymn, the following study pinpoints a third backdrop against which Paul's dramatic christology would have been heard in Philippi: Euripidean tragedy. Echoes of Dionysus's opening monologue from Euripides's Bacchae in the carmen Christi suggest that Roman hearers of Paul's letter likely understood Christ's kenotic metamorphosis as a species of Dionysian revelation. This interpretive recognition accomplishes a new integration of the hymn ...


Converting To And Nurturing Ecological Consciousness--Individually, Collectively, Actively, Jame Schaefer Jan 2018

Converting To And Nurturing Ecological Consciousness--Individually, Collectively, Actively, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Gendered Language And The Construction Of Jewish Identity In 2 Maccabees, Joshua Ezra Burns Jan 2018

Gendered Language And The Construction Of Jewish Identity In 2 Maccabees, Joshua Ezra Burns

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

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Converting To And Nourishing Ecological Consciousness-Individually And Collectively, Jame Schaefer Jan 2018

Converting To And Nourishing Ecological Consciousness-Individually And Collectively, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

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The Unity Of The Virtues In A Missionary Key, Andrew J. Kim Jan 2018

The Unity Of The Virtues In A Missionary Key, Andrew J. Kim

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

The thesis of the unity of the virtues—one must possess all of the virtues to possess even one of them—was upheld in different forms by Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas. However, contemporary moralists almost universally decry this thesis as distorting the nature of virtue as it is materialized in the lives and actions of ordinary people. Unfortunately, academic discourse regarding the unity of the virtues has tended to be either entirely theoretical or narrowly limited to particular individuals or groups as “test cases” regarding the validity of the thesis. It is both significant and reinvigorating, therefore, that in ...


Book Review Of On Love, Confession, Surrender And The Moral Self, By Ian Clausen, Andrew J. Kim Jan 2018

Book Review Of On Love, Confession, Surrender And The Moral Self, By Ian Clausen, Andrew J. Kim

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Cultural Immersion And Global Health: An Experience Among The Guaranis, Alexandre Andrade Martins Oct 2017

Cultural Immersion And Global Health: An Experience Among The Guaranis, Alexandre Andrade Martins

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Critical Dogmatics And The God Of Easter: Paul Hinlicky's Beloved Community, Mickey L. Mattox Sep 2017

Critical Dogmatics And The God Of Easter: Paul Hinlicky's Beloved Community, Mickey L. Mattox

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Inventing God: Psychology Of Belief And The Rise Of Secular Spirituality By Jon Mills, Robert Masson Sep 2017

Review Of Inventing God: Psychology Of Belief And The Rise Of Secular Spirituality By Jon Mills, Robert Masson

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Lubac, Henri De, Cardinal, Sj (1896–1991), Susan K. Wood Aug 2017

Lubac, Henri De, Cardinal, Sj (1896–1991), Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Sources Chrétiennes, Susan K. Wood Aug 2017

Sources Chrétiennes, Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Ecclesiology, Susan K. Wood Aug 2017

Ecclesiology, Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Rousselot, Pierre, Sj (1878–1915), Susan K. Wood Aug 2017

Rousselot, Pierre, Sj (1878–1915), Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Nouvelle Théologie, Susan K. Wood Aug 2017

Nouvelle Théologie, Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Daniélou, Jean, Cardinal, Sj (1905–1974), Susan K. Wood Aug 2017

Daniélou, Jean, Cardinal, Sj (1905–1974), Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Martin Luther: Student Of The Creation, Mickey Mattox Jun 2017

Martin Luther: Student Of The Creation, Mickey Mattox

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Jesuit And Feminist Hospitality: Pope Francis’ Virtue Response To Inequality, Kate Ward Apr 2017

Jesuit And Feminist Hospitality: Pope Francis’ Virtue Response To Inequality, Kate Ward

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Pope Francis is the first Jesuit pope and has made economic inequality a theme of his pontificate. This article shows that Pope Francis diagnoses economic inequality as both a structural problem and a problem of virtue, and that the virtue he calls for in response is what James F. Keenan, SJ has called Jesuit hospitality. Reviewing contemporary theological work on hospitality, I show that Francis’ Jesuit hospitality shares many features with hospitality as described by feminist theologians. Namely, it is risky, takes place across difference, acknowledges the marginality of both host and guest, and promises mutual benefit to each party ...


New Hope For The Oceans: Engaging Faith-Based Communities In Marine Conservation, Jame Schaefer Mar 2017

New Hope For The Oceans: Engaging Faith-Based Communities In Marine Conservation, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Science alone cannot protect the oceans and their biological diversity. Whereas, scientists can identify problems and empirical steps toward their resolution, support for research, problem solving, and implementation of solutions must come from societal sources. Among the most promising are religious communities whose members are motivated by their faith to collaborate with marine scientists in achieving shared goals. Many reasons prevail for engaging faith communities in mitigating assaults on the oceans and protecting them from threats to their functioning. Participants in the open forum convened by the Religion and Conservation Biology Working Group of the Society for Conservation Biology during ...


Introduction: Advancing Mariology At Marquette University, Jame Schaefer Jan 2017

Introduction: Advancing Mariology At Marquette University, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Introduction To This Issue, Kenneth Himes, Kate Ward Jan 2017

Introduction To This Issue, Kenneth Himes, Kate Ward

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Christology And The Essence Of Catholic Health Care, Conor M. Kelly Jan 2017

Christology And The Essence Of Catholic Health Care, Conor M. Kelly

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Symposium: Four Perspectives On Karl Rahner's Theological Aesthetics, By Peter Joseph Fritz, Judith Wolfe, Gesa Thiessen, Robert Masson, Mark F. Fischer Jan 2017

Review Symposium: Four Perspectives On Karl Rahner's Theological Aesthetics, By Peter Joseph Fritz, Judith Wolfe, Gesa Thiessen, Robert Masson, Mark F. Fischer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Sloth: America's Ironic Structural Vice, Conor M. Kelly, Christopher D. Jones Jan 2017

Sloth: America's Ironic Structural Vice, Conor M. Kelly, Christopher D. Jones

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Individualism is a popular cultural trope in the United States, often touted for its promotion of industriousness and rejection of laziness. This essay argues that, ironically, America's brand of individualism actually promotes a more fundamental form of the very vice it purports to oppose. To make this case, the essay defines the unique form of individualism in the United States and then retrieves the classical definition of sloth as a vice against charity (not diligence), contrasting Aquinas and Barth with Weber to demonstrate that this peculiarly American individualist impulse undermines civic charity by reaping the benefits of civic relationships ...


Paul Of Hungary’S Summa De Penitentia, Mark Johnson Jan 2017

Paul Of Hungary’S Summa De Penitentia, Mark Johnson

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Review Of Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness, Jame Schaefer Dec 2016

Review Of Making All Things New: Catholicity, Cosmology, Consciousness, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


‘Declaration On The Way’ From A Catholic Perspective, Susan K. Wood Oct 2016

‘Declaration On The Way’ From A Catholic Perspective, Susan K. Wood

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Imprudence And Intergenerational Injustice: The Ongoing Vices Of Opting For Nuclear Fueled Electricity, Jame Schaefer Oct 2016

Imprudence And Intergenerational Injustice: The Ongoing Vices Of Opting For Nuclear Fueled Electricity, Jame Schaefer

Theology Faculty Research and Publications

Despite the U.S. government’s failure to isolate from the biosphere the highly radioactive spent fuel that has been accumulating at nuclear power plants for sixty years, some governmental officials, scientists, nuclear industrialists, and environmentalists are urging increased reliance on nuclear-generated electricity as part of the strategy to mitigate global warming. An ethi­cal analysis of their proposal is warranted, and one promising approach is the theologically grounded process of making prudent decisions like those that Thomas Aquinas outlined and explained in the thirteenth century. Following his detailed method of discovering the facts, identifying a justifiable course of action ...