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Rev. Peter Nguyen, S.J.
Rev. Peter Nguyen, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Theology at Creighton University. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from St. Michael’s College and an S.T.D. (Doctorate in Sacred Theology) from Regis College, both at the University of Toronto. His research interests include the theology of Christian martyrdom and sanctity, the interaction of Trinitarian and Christological doctrines, and the history and philosophy of totalitarianism.
Fr. Peter is the author of Against the Titans: Theology and the Martyrdom of Alfred Delp, published by Fortress Academic, and several articles. Fr. Alfred Delp, a German Jesuit, was martyred by the Nazis at the end of World War II. Fr. Peter’s current research involves bringing Edith Stein’s theological anthropology, especially her notions of the singularity of the human person and interiority, into dialogue with the phenomenon of the mass-man in totalitarian societies. Stein was one of the most controversial and fascinating women to be canonized as a saint. She was a convert to Catholicism, a brilliant philosopher, an educator, a feminist, and a Carmelite nun. Tragically, she was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz in 1942.
Fr. Peter enjoys being a teacher in the classroom because it allows him a chance to exercise a dimension of his Jesuit priesthood—the ministry of the Word. In addition to his scholarly interests and passion for teaching, Fr. Peter gives preached retreats. Finally, he is a black belt in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and competes in grappling tournaments.