Walter J. Stohrer, SJ
Father Walter J. Stohrer, S.J., Ph.D., a Jesuit priest, has been with Marquette University since 1971, and as the College of Nursing chaplain since 1987. An adjunct associate professor of philosophy, he teaches not only from experience, but from the heart. As our chaplain, Father Wally, as he is known to us, continues to serve in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care for the whole person, by providing an additional spiritual resource to our students, faculty and staff.

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Phenomenology and existentialism; theory of ethics

Highest Degree/School
Ph.D., Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1968

Brief Statement of Scholarly Interests
My current interests include the forces and dynamisms at work in contemporary culture, and the resources available to us in philosophical and theological reflection for building a future of hope.

Titles of Courses Recently Taught

Selected Publications
"The Philosophy of Religion of Karl Rahner: Suggestions for Its Exposition, Comprehension and Implementation," Philosophy and Theology, Vol. IV, No. 6, 1989, pp. 123-154.

"Heidegger and Jacob Grimm: On Dwelling and the Genesis of Language," The Modern Schoolman, Vol. LXII, November, 1984, pp. 43-51.

"Descartes and Ignatius Loyola: LaFleche and Manresa Revisited," Journal of the History of Philosophy, Vol. XVII, No. 1, January, 1979, pp. 11-27.

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College of Nursing Mission Statement

Through a transformational Catholic, Jesuit education, Marquette University College of Nursing prepares nurse leaders to promote health, healing and social justice for all people through clinical practice and development of nursing knowledge.