Graduate Student Publications and Presentations, 2009-2010


Andy Alexis-Baker. “Police Church or Peace Church?” Paper presented at “Peace Among the Peoples,” National Council of Churches conference on the Decade to Overcome Violence at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, July 30, 2010.

Gavril Andreicut. “St. Augustine’s Resolute Response to the Issue of Disunity in North Africa” (Presented at the ASCH/AHA national/international meeting, San Diego, CA, January 8, 2010; Session: Formation in Early Church).

Gavril Andreicut. Augustine’s Contextual and Unique Exegesis of Luke 14: 23” (Presented at the SBL national/international meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 22, 2009; Program Unit: History of Interpretation).

Gavril Andreicut. “Augustine of Hippo: The Use of Force as a Way toward Conversion” (Presented at the ETS national meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2009).

Gavril Andreicut. “The Donatists: Religiously and Politically Unfit” (Presented at the AAR national/international meeting, Montréal, Canada, November 8, 2009; Program Unit: Evangelical Theology Group).

Andy Alexis-Baker. "Just Policing: A New Face to an Old Challenge." In Peace Be With You: The Church's Benediction Amid Empire, edited by Michael Hardin, 80–99. Telford, PA: Cascadia, 2010.


Andy Alexis-Baker. "Review of Good Punishment by James Logan and Changing Paradigms: Punishment and Restorative Discipline by Paul Redekop." Conrad Grebel Review 28, no. 1 (Winter, 2010): 83–85.

Andy Alexis-Baker. "Review of Living on Hope While Living in Babylon: The Christian Anarchists of the Twentieth Century by Tripp York." Mennonite Quarterly Review 84, no. 1 (Jan. 2010): 166–68.

Andy Alexis-Baker. "Review of Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire by William T. Cavanaugh." Conrad Grebel Review 27, no. 3 (Fall, 2009): 79–81.

Andy Alexis-Baker. "Review of Changing Paradigms: Punishment and Restorative Discipline by Paul Redekop." Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum 38, no. 2 (Fall, 2009): 269–71.

Andy Alexis-Baker. "Ad Quirinum Book Three and Cyprian's Catechumenate." Journal of Early Christian Studies 17, no. 3 (2009): 357–80.

Andy Alexis-Baker. "Unbinding Yoder from Just Policing." In Power and Practices: Engaging the Work of John Howard Yoder, edited by Jeremy Bergen and Anthony Siegrist, 147–65. Scottdale, Pa.: Herald Press, 2009.

Andy Alexis-Baker. Yoder, John Howard. Christian Attitudes to War, Peace and Revolution. Edited by Andy Alexis-Baker and Ted Koontz. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009.

Laura Bartlett. "In Community with Creation: Sabbath Framework for an Old Testament Theology of Creation Stewardship,” the Upper Midwest AAR, April 2010.

Jeremy Blackwood. "Lonergan and Rahner on the Natural Desire to See God." Method: Journal of Lonergan Studies, new series, 1, no. 2 (2010): 85-103.

Jeremy Blackwood. “The Four-Point Hypothesis as Relational,” The 25th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium, West Coast Methods Institute, Loyola Marymount University, April 2010.

Thomas Bridges. “Pauline Paramnesia and Badiou’s Betrayal of the Event” (Presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, March 2010).

Thomas Bridges. “Survival of the Hegelianest: A Bergsonian Dismantling of Deterministic Economics Inherited from Hegel” (Presented at the Wesleyan Philosophical Society Annual Meeting, March 2010).

Thomas Bridges. "Christology After the Death of God: Incarnation and the Rise of Secularism” (Presented at the AAR Midwest Regional Meeting, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, March 2010).

Thomas Bridges. "Theo Politics Beyond Secular Liberalism, Theological Traditionalism, and Incomplete Pragmatism: Assessing Jeffrey Stout and Radical Orthodoxy” (Presented at the AAR Midwest Regional Meeting, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, March 2010).

Anthony Briggman. “Measuring Justin’s Approach to the Spirit: Trinitarian Conviction and Binitarian Orientation.” Vigiliae Christianae 63.2 (2009): 107-37.

Anthony Briggman. “Revisiting Irenaeus’ Philosophical Acumen,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 29, 2010

Jeremy Blackwood. “The Four-Point Hypothesis as Relational” (Presented at the 25th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium, West Coast Methods Institute, Loyola Marymount University, April 2010).

Anne Carpenter. Paper Response: “The Sacraments and Sacrifice,” Marquette/Loyola Graduate Student Colloquium (February 2010).

Anne Carpenter. “Kenosis at the Foot of the Cross: Phil 2:5ff as the Hermenuetic Key to Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Mariology,” Upper Midwest Regional SBL, St. Paul, MN, April 2010.

Mark Chapman. “The Americanist Controversy,” in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 1., 984-6. New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009.

Ellen Concannon. “The Assumption of all Humanity in the Tractatus super Psalmos of Saint Hilary of Poitiers.” Paper presented at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 21, 2009.

Ellen Concannon. “The Eucharist as Source of St. Cyril of Alexandria’s Christology.” Pro Ecclesia 18.3 (2009): 318-336.

Megan K. DeFranza. “Gender Construction in Society and Church: What We Can Learn from the Intersexed” (Presented at the Christians for Biblical Equality Annual Conference, July 24-26, 2009).


Megan K. DeFranza. “Caster Semyana and the Intersex Debate:  Biblical and Historical Foundations for Engaging Hermaphroditism Today” (Presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 18, 2009).


Megan K. DeFranza.The Proverbs 31 ‘Woman of Strength’: An Argument for a Primary Sense Translation” (Presented at the Evangelical Theological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, November 19, 2009).

Matthew T. Gerlach. “Figural Time: Christian Figural Reading and the ‘Reciprocal Interiority’ of Past, Present and Future” (Presented at the 2009 Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Society of Biblical Literature, and American Schools of Oriental Research, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, March 27-28, 2009).

Geoffrey Holsclaw. "Discerning Fidelity: Badiou between Faith and Reason" New Blackfriars 91 (2010): 229-241.

Geoffrey Holsclaw. “Subjects between Death and Resurrection: Zizek, Badiou, and St. Paul” in Paul, Philosophy, and the Theopolitical Vision: Critical Engagements with Agamben, Badiou, Zizek, and Others (Theopolitical Visions Series), ed. Douglas Harink (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010).

Geoffrey Holsclaw. “Scripture After Hermeneutics and Historicism: On Canonical, Sacramental, and Ecclesial Practices,” presented at The Future of Scripture, Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting, Azusa Pacific University, March 5, 2010.

Geoffrey Holsclaw. “Christ in Circulation: The Eucharistic Exchange and Money,” presented at Gift and Economy: Ethics, Hospitality and the Market, Wesleyan Philosophical Society, Azusa Pacific University, March 4, 2010.

David Horstkoetter. Cornel West and David Horstkoetter. "Politics, Virtues, and Struggle: An Interview with Cornel West." The Other Journal, 16 (August 21, 2009).

David Horstkoetter. "Reclaiming Metaphysics and Truth: How D. Stephen Long Speaks of God." The Other Journal, 16 (October 2, 2009).

David Horstkoetter. "Everyone in This Room is Now Dumber for Having Listened to [Him]: Setting Straight the Insanity of Glenn Beck on James Cone and Black Liberation Theology" The Other Journal, 17 (July 22, 2010).

Rebecca Hylander. “Dominus Maiestatis-Homo Indutus: The Christology of Gregory of Elvira,” Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, May 2010.

Mark Jennings. "The Veil and the High Priestly Robes of the Incarnation: Understanding the Context of Heb 10:20." Perspectives in Religious Studies 31 (2010): 85-97.

Mark Jennings. Review of Michael F. Bird.  Introducing Paul: The Man, his Mission, and his Message. In  Religious Studies Review 36 (2010): 76-77.

Mark Jennings. “‘They Contributed Nothing to Me’ (Gal 2:6): Paul’s Critique of the Jerusalem Apostles’ Lukewarm Support of Paul’s Gentile Mission,” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Midwest Regional Meeting, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN, February, 2010.

Mark A. Jennings. "Review of M. Sydney Park.  Submission within the Godhead and the Church in the Epistle to the Philippians: An Exegetical and Theological Examination of the Concept of Submission in Philippians 2 and 3."  In Review of Biblical Literature (2009).

James King. “Religious Claims in Public Political Discourse: An Assessment of the Question in Contemporary American Philosophy and Theology,” presented at the 2010 AAR Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, April 10, 2010, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota.

James King. “Religious Claims in Public Political Discourse: An Assessment of the Question in Contemporary American Philosophy and Theology” (revision), presented at the 2010 College Theology Society Annual Convention, June 4, 2010, University of Portland, Portland, Oregon.

Jackson Lashier. Respondent, “The Quadrilateral, Moral Psychology, and Theological Reflection in the Wesleyan Tradition,” by Andrew Thompson, John Wesley Fellows Annual Conference, December 2009.

Jackson Lashier. Published paper, “A Protestant Ressourcement: Why Theological Education Must Include the Fathers,” Catalyst 36, 1 (2009): 3-5.
Jackson Lashier. Respondent, “Biblical Interpretation and Theology: A Meditation on Irenaeus, Modernity, and Vatican II,” by Rev. Robert Barron, Symposium in Theological Interpretation of Scripture,  Marquette University, September 2009

Jackson Lashier. Published: “The Mediated and Undiluted Divine Light: Hierarchy, Mediation, and the Vision of God in the Works of Dionysius Areopagitica,” Greek Orthodox Theological Review 51.1-4 (2006): 45-70.

Jackson Lashier. “Irenaeus on the Fatherhood of God,” North American Patristics Society Annual Conference, May 2010.

Jackson Lashier. “Athenagoras and Irenaeus on the Topos of God,” American Academy of Religion Regional Conference (Upper Midwest), April 2010.

Kent Lasnoski. “Bernard Lonergan’s Moral and Systematic Theology of Marriage,” New Wine New Wineskins Conference at the University of Notre Dame  (June 24–27, 2010).

Kent Lasnoski. “Marriage Made in a Monastery: What Has Monte Cassino to do with Matrimony?” Marquette – Loyola Annual Colloquium (February 20, 2010).


Kent Lasnoski. “Augustine’s De bono coniugali: A Middle Way, or a More Radical Alternative? Reconsidering Augustine’s Contribution to the Jovinianist Controversy,” Chicago: North American Patristics Society (May 24, 2009).

Paul Monson. “’Teach ye all nations:’ John Ireland’s Vision for Catholic Education,” Invited Paper, Center for Catholic Studies, Univ. of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, 8 April 2010.

Jonathan Morgan. "The Vision of the Glory of God in 3 Baruch." Paper presented at the Evangelical Theological Society annual conference, November 18, 1009.

Jason Scully. “Angelic Pneumatology in the Egyptian Desert: The Role of the Angels and the Holy Spirit in Evagrius’ Asceticism,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, May 2009.

Jason Scully. “Jewish and Christian Ascetical Backgrounds in the Cave of Treasures,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, May 2010.

Brian Sigmon. "According to the Brothers: First-person Narration in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs" (Presented paper at the national Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) conference on November 24, 2009, in the Ancient Fiction and Early Jewish and Christian Narrative section.

Eric Szatkowski. "The Dark side of Digital Technology: The Internet, Cell Phones and Social Media," the Sacramento Catholic Forum, Sacramento, CA, July 15, 2010.

Eric Vanden Eykel. Published: Scripture in the Pastoral Letters of the Provincial Councils of Baltimore." American Catholic Studies 121, no. 3 (Fall 2010): 55-79.

Nathan Willowby. “The Nature of St. Thomas' Instruction in De Regno” (Presented at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the AAR, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 9, 2010; Program Unit: Historical Perspectives on Religion).

Nathan Willowby. “The Role of Scripture in Barth's Relation of Theology and Ethics” (Presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society annual meeting, Azusa, California, March 5, 2010; Program Unit: Moral Theology).


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