Graduate Student Publications and Presentations, 2013-2014


Andy Alexis-Baker, Yoder, John Howard. Revolutionary Christian Citizenship. Edited by John Nugent, Andy Alexis-Baker, and Branson Parler. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 2013; “Jesus in the Temple: Remembering other Creatures.” The Mennonite, (October, 2013): 25–27; A Faith Encompassing All Creation: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Care for the Environment. Edited by Andy Alexis-Baker and Tripp York. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2014; Yoder, John Howard. Theology of Missions. Edited by Gayle Gerber Koontz and Andy Alexis-Baker. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Academic, 2013; Andy Alexis-Baker, “Prison, Sexual Assault and editing John Howard Yoder: One Man's Story,” The Mennonite, November 2013.

J. D. Atkins, "Reassessing the Origins of Deuteronomic Prophecy: Early Moses Traditions in Deuteronomy 18:15-22," Bulletin for Biblical Research 23.3 (2013): 323-41.

Jonathan Heaps, “Stories of the God Who Remains: An Essay in Theology and Literature” at Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference, September 28, 2013, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Ryan Hemmer, book chapter: "Breaking Forth From Form's Interior: Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Aesthetics of St. Thomas Aquinas" in Christopher Ben Simpson and Steven D. Cone, ed. Theology in the Present Age: Essays in Honor of John D. Castelein. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, (2013): 52-72; "Pulchritude and the Political: The Aesthetic Transcendental Predication in the Scale of Values" at “Lonergan on the Edge” conference, September 21, 2013.

Darren Henson presented a webinar on the Common Good as part of a 10-part series entitled "Catholic Social Practices and the Health Care Setting" offered by Catholic Health East and Trinity Health, September 18, 2013. Darren has also begun service as an elected member to the Board of Directors for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH); “Balancing Autonomy with Relationships: A Response to Physician Assisted Death” Health Progress, 95 no. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2014, 15–19; presented “End-of-Life Decisions in Minority Populations: Insights and Critiques from the Preferential Option for the Poor and Marginalized,” Society of Christian Ethics Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, Jan. 11, 2014; “Care for the Poor,” Catholic Health East / Trinity Health, Series on Catholic Social Practices and the Health Care Setting, Webinar, Jan. 22, 2014.

Christopher Lilley and Daniel Pedersen, “Reasons for the Newness of the World: Craig’s  Kalam Cosmological Argument, Interdisciplinary Theology, and Best Explanations,” Theology and Science 12.2 (2014) 164-74.

Alexandre Martins, "Drug Addiction: A Challenge to Moral Theology" at the XXXVII Congress of Moral Theology, September 4, 2013, São Paulo, Brazil; “Drogas: interpelações à Teologia Moral” in ÉTICA TEOLÓGICA E JUVENTUDES: interpelações recíprocas - diversidade sexual – drogas – violência – redes sociais virtuais. (Aparecida: Santuário 2013.)

Fr. Matthew S. C. Olver presented a paper entitled “The Downfall of Darkness: A Theological and Canonical Readings of 1 John 3:8” on March 31, 2014 at a conference entitled “Eschatology and Moral Order” [] hosted by the University of Chicago Divinity School, who co-sponsored the event with the University of Notre Dame and the Martin Marty Center for the Advanced Study of Religion.

Kellen Plaxco, “Didymus the Blind’s Reception of Origen on ‘Participation’,” Origeniana Undecima International Conference, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, August 26–30, 2013. Plaxco has an accepted proposal for “Transforming Participation: Didymus the Blind’s Use of a Platonic Concept,” Plato and Neoplatonism Group (Douglas Hedley and John Kenney, Co-Chairs), American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Saturday, November 23, 2013, Baltimore, MD.

Jason Roberts presented "The Peril and Promise of the Genesis Cosmology for Healing a Broken World" at the Faculty Conversations on Learning session January 8, 2014.

Eugene Schlesinger, "Fire in the Water: Baptismal Aptness and Ecology in the Petrine Epistles," Journal of Theological Interpretation 7 no. 2 (Fall 2013): 275-294; "Sacramental Efficacy in Karl Rahner and Cognitive Linguistics" Philosophy & Theology 25, no. 2 (2013): 337-360; “The Threefold Body in Eschatological Perspective: With and Beyond Henri de Lubac on the Church” Ecclesiology 10 no. 2 (2014) 186-204; presented “The Necessity of the Church in the Theology of Friedrich Schleiermacher," and together with Kirsten Guidero presented “Is Christ Divided? The Eucharistic Implications of Schism” at the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 4-5, 2014; presented “The Potential of Chauvet's Sacramental Theology for Reformed-Catholic Ecumenism,” National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore Maryland, November 23-26, 2013; "Exchanging Symbols for Symbolic Exchange: Towards a Realistic, Ecumenical Reformed Sacramental Theology," National Meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, Baltimore Maryland, November 19-21, 2013.

Eric Szatkowski, "The Real World of Social Media" and "The Dark Side of Digital Technology" St. Monica, Whitefish Bay, WI, September 9, 2013, Collaborative Gathering for Immanuel Lutheran and St. Agnes, Butler, WI, October 17, 2013, and Saint Mary’s Springs, Fond du Lac, WI, October 28, 2013.


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Theology Department Mission Statement

Marquette University defines itself as Christian, Catholic, Jesuit, urban, and independent. The Department of Theology functions within the university to investigate and understand the Catholic tradition, its relation to other Christian communions, and to other religions of the world. Read more of our mission statement.