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Associate Professor of Theological Studies
Saint Louis University
I am trained as a Catholic theologian. I work in fundamental, historical, and constructive theology. I came to Saint Louis University in August 2007. Previously I had taught for four years at Loyola University in New Orleans. In the spring of 2011 SLU awarded me tenure and promotion. My two areas of concentration are mimetic theory, especially its application to fundamental theology, and nineteenth-century Catholicism, in particular the theology of the Catholic Tübingen School.
For the 2015-16 academic year I will be in Mainz, Germany, carrying out research on Johann Adam Möhler, the most prominent member of the Catholic Tübingen School. My work for this year is sponsored by the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.
As a husband and a father of two young boys, I spend much of my non-working time with my family. One of the greatest perks in working at Saint Louis University has been the ability to grow in friendship with colleagues and students.
To the right is a picture of me with Frederick Lawrence, one of my theological mentors, and a student of Gadamer and Lonergan, two of my favorite Christian intellectuals of the past century.