Rev. Joseph E. Simmons, S.J., DPhil

Joseph E. Simmons, S.J.
Rev. Joseph E. Simmons, S.J., DPhilMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 328

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3744
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Assistant Professor

Theology Department (Systematic Theology)

Fr. Simmons, SJ (DPhil, Oxon, 2023) is a Catholic priest of the Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). His areas of interest are theology and literature, the theological turn in phenomenology, fundamental theology, as well as atheism and secularity. His doctoral dissertation, “Attunements to Grace in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and Marilynne Robinson,” was directed by the Rev. Dr. Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford (Christ Church). 

Recent essays include a treatment of Intersubjectivity in Nicholas of Cusa’s De Visione Dei, and a theological reading of domesticity in Marilynne Robinson’s first novel Housekeeping.  Future work includes an essay on religious belief in Virginia Woolf’s seminal novel, A Voyage Out.

Fr. Simmons is a proud Marquette alumnus (A&S ’04), having majored in Classics as well as Spanish Language and Literature.

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