Jakob Karl Rinderknecht, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and

Jakob Karl Rinderknecht, PhD

Office: AD 256
Wednesdays, 9:00-Noon
  at MACC
Tues & Thurs 3-4 pm
 or by appointment
Phone: (210) 829-3871

Currently Teaching:

RELS 1305 Intro to Theology & Ethics
PMIN 6322  Ecclesiology 









  • Ph.D. Marquette University
  • M.A. Saint John's Univeristy (MN)
  • B.A. Valparaiso University

Research Interests:

Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, Cognitive Mapping, Sacramental Theology, Epistemology.


Erin S. Kidd and Jakob K. Rinderknecht, eds. Putting God on the Map: Theology and Conceptual Mapping.  Lexington Books, In Press.

“The Church: A Body Under Law and Gospel.” In Church as Fullness in All Things: Recasting Lutheran Ecclesiology in an Ecumenical Context, Jonathan Mumme, Richard Serina, and Mark Burkholz eds. Lexington Books, In Press. 

“Church, Categories, and Speciation,” Open Theology, 4 no. 1 (2018): 46­–59.

Syndicate Symposium: Eucharist as Meaning by Joseph C. Mudd. July 10–Aug 1, 2017.

Mapping the Differentiated Consensus of the Joint Declaration. Pathways for Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue, Gerard Mannion and Mark D. Chapman, editors. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.

“Order, Out of Order: Rahner’s Tectonic Proposal for an Ecumenical Difficulty.” Horizons, 42 no. 2 (Dec., 2015): 341-67.

 “Introduction to Mirae Caritatis.” In The Liturgy Documents: Foundational Documents on the Origins and Implementation of Sacrosanctum concilium, III: 2–5. Chicago: Liturgical Training Publications, 2013.

 “Discovering a Common Life: The Liturgy of the Hours in Lutheran Religious Communities.”  American Benedictine Review, 62 no.3 (Sept, 2011): 242-264.

 “Beyond Settling Down: A Theology of Stability for Young Adults.”  Obsculta, 3.  (29 April, 2010): 25–31.