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Miller

Julie Miller, Th.D, Chair

Professor
miller@uiwtx.edu

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    • Th.D., Harvard University, 2000
    • M.T.S., Harvard University, 1988
    • B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1986

    Website

    Papers and Publications:

    “To Remember Self, To Remember God: Augustine on Relationality, Sexuality and the Trinity,” in Feminists Re-Reading the Canon, Judith Stark, ed., Penn State Press, (forthcoming, Fall 2007).

    “Rapt by God: Eroticized Violence in Medieval Women’s Literature and Law,” in The Subjective Eye: Essays in Culture, Religion and Gender, Richard Valentasis and Janet Carlson, editors. Mellon Press, 2006.

    Co-editor, Verbum Incarnatum: Ethics and Social Justice. Vo1. 1, No. 1, 2006. University of the Incarnate Word, 2006.

    “Education and Engagement: Striving for Success,” in Education and Engagement: Theory and Practice. University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Anthology, 2005. Julie B. Miller and Phil Lampe, editors.

    “Mystical Masochism and the Spiritual Status Quo: The Limitations of Appropriation,” in The Eclectic Edition, Phil Lampe and Julie B. Miller, editors, 2004.

    “Mission Matters: A Comparative Look at Mission in San Antonio,” in Mission Matters, Julie B. Miller and Phil Lampe, editors, 2003.

    Co-editor, Religion and Society. University of the Incarnate Word Faculty Anthology, 2002, Phil Lampe and Julie B. Miller, editors.

    “Feminist Historiography, Patriarchal Ideology and the Future of Sisterhood: A Review Essay of Sisters in Arms: Catholic Nuns Through Two Millennia by Jo Ann Kay McNamara” in The Annual Review of Women In World Religions, Arvind Sharma and Katherine Young, eds. (Vol. VI, 2002)

    “Sexuality/Spirituality: The Problem of Eroticized Violence and Contemporary Eros Theology,” Ann Arbor: UMI, 2000 (dissertation).

    “Eroticized Violence in Medieval Women’s Mystical Literature: A Call for a Feminist Critique,” in Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, (Fall 1999).

    Areas of Interest: Feminist theology and ethics, sexual theology and ethics, environmental theology and ethics, women in Christian tradition, medieval mysticism

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Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
ambrosea@uiwtx.edu

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    • Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union
    • M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Theology
    • B.A. University of Cincinnati

    Website

    Publications:

     “Appealing to the Movie Mind: The 1926 International Eucharistic Congress and the Rise of Epic Film in America.   U.S. Catholic Historian, 34:3 (Summer 2016), 51-73.

     “Las Hermanas, Religious-Political Activism, and the Digital Footprint of a Grassroots                             Movement,” presented at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, November 2016.

     “A Lord and His Lady:  The Influential Marian Musings of a Movie-Crazed Catholic,” presented at the American Literature Association Symposium on God and the American Writer, February 2015.

     “Seeing for Life: Perspectives on the Influential Vision of Margaret R. Miles,” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2014

     “Our Lady of Tinseltown: Catholic Visual Culture in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the               Spring Meeting of the American Catholic Historical Association, March 2014.

     “Made in the USA:  Marian Holy Cards in Hollywood’s Golden Age,” presented at the Annual Research Week Symposium, University of the Incarnate Word, February 2014.

     “The Ephemeral Virgin: Representations of the Blessed Virgin Mary during America’s ‘Chromo Craze’ (c. 1865-1900),” presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, October 2010.

     “Mary in Metal:  Nineteenth-Century Representations of the Virgin and the Post-Industrial Imagination,” presented at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2007.

     “’Magic Moments:’ Scrapbooking and the Religious Imagination of American Women,” co-          presented with Dr. Julie B. Miller at the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies annual meeting, March 2008.

     “Our Lady of Strassengel and the Feast of the Assumption: Image, Liturgy and Reform at a Fifteenth-Century Shrine,” presented at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2003.

     "The Virgin of the Rosary and Florid Sculpture in Late Medieval Germany," ARTS: The Arts in Religious and Theological Studies 11:1 (March 1999), 8‑14. 

     Eleven entries, including “Virgin Mary in Medieval Art,” “Pietà,” and “The Rosary,” in The New Westminster Dictionary of the Christian Church, Robert Benedetto, ed. (Louisville, KY: Westminster John

    "Religious Observance and the Historian of Christianity:  One Model for the Academic Study of    Religion," presented at the Western Regional Meeting of the American Academy of            Religion, March 1997.

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Glenn Ambrose, Ph.D.

Thomas A. French Chair and Professor
ambrose@uiwtx.edu

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    • Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley CA, 2001
    • M.T.S. Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Cambridge, MA, 1992
    • B.A. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 1990

    Website

    Areas of Interest: Systematic theology, Sacramental Theology, Philosophical Theology, Religion and Culture, Theologies of Liberation

    Publications

    2012 The Theology of Louis-Marie Chauvet: Overcoming Onto-theology with the Sacramental Tradition (Ashgate), pp. 234.

    2010 “Religious Diversity, Sacramental Encounters and the Spirit of God.” Horizons, The Journal for the College Theology Society 37:2. (Fall, 2010)

    2009 Review Hope & Solidarity: Jon Sobrino's Challenge to Christian Theology. Edited by Stephen J. Pope. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2008 in Horizons, The Journal for the College Theology Society 36:1, (Summer, 2009), 147-148.

    2008 "Great Faith Abounds: Sacramentality in a Pluralistic Age," New Theology Review.Vol. 21, No. 2 (May), 47-58.

    2006 "Who do you say that I am? : The Jesus Question at the Catholic University." In Julie Miller and Phil Lampe, eds. Verbum Incarnatum 1, no. 1. (Online journal) http://www.uiw.edu/verbum/publications.htm

    2005 Review of Border of Death, Valley of Life by Daniel Groody, in The Journal of Religion 85:1 (January), 139-141.

    2005 "Scholars on the Road away from Emmaus" in Education and Engagement: Theory and Practice, eds. Julie Miller and Philip Lampe (University of the Incarnate Word: San Antonio), 22-27.

    2001 "Chauvet and Pickstock: Two Compatible Visions?” in Contemporary Sacramental Contours of a God Incarnate, eds. Lieven Boeve and Lambert Leijssen. (Peeters: Lueven), 74-84.

    2001 “Chauvet and Pickstock: Two Compatible Visions?” in Questions Liturgues: Studies in Liturgy 82. (Liturgisch Instittuut: Lueven), 69-79.

    2000 Review of The Sacraments: The Word of God at the Mercy of the Body by Louis-Marie Chauvet, America: National Catholic Magazine 185:16, 22-24.

    1994 “Subjectivity and Objectivity in Critical Realism” in Telegraph Avenue 1:3 (May), 15-24. [Student Journal of the Graduate Theological Union]

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Sr. Martha Ann Kirk, C.C.V.I., Th.D.

Professor
kirk@uiwtx.edu

 

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Jakob K. Rinderknecht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Pastoral Institute Director
rinderkn@uiwtx.edu

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

    Website

    Papers and Publications:

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

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Sr. Eilish Ryan, Th.D.

Professor Emerita
eryan@uiwtx.edu

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    • Th.D. University of St. Michael's College/Toronto School of Theology, 1994
    • M.A. (Mental Health Counseling) St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX, 1984
    • M.A. (Religious Studies) Pastoral Institute, Incarnate Word College, 1976
    • B.A. Incarnate Word College, 1968

    Website

    Papers and Publications:

    "Spirituality: the Living Heart of Religion Education," National Catholic Educational Association Annual Convention, Los Angelos, 1998

    "Rosemary Haughton: Witness to Hope," in Proceedings of the Symposium on Christianity and Society. University of Metz, 1998.

    Review of Christianity Spirituality: Themes form the Tradition, by Lawrence Cunningham and Keith Egan, in Horizons 24:2 (Fall, 1997), 318-319.

    Rosemary Haughton: Witness to Hope. (Kansas City: Sheed and Ward, 1997).

    Areas of Interest:Contemporary Christian Spirituality, History of Christianity, Pastoral Theology, Feminist Theology

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Horacio Vela III, PhD

Assistant Professor
hvela@uiwtx.edu

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    • Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
    • M.A.R. Yale Divinity School 
    • B.A. University of Texas at Austin 

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    Research Interests:

    New Testament Studies; Hellenistic Judaism; Early Christianity; Hispanic Religion and Theology

    Papers and Publications:

    "Magical Text Concerning the Eyes and Face,” Pages 129–30 in Coptica Argentoratensia: Conférences et documents de la 3e université d'été en papyrologie copte (Strasbourg, 18–25 juillet 2010). ed. A. Boud'hors, A. Delattre, C. Louis and T.S. Richter. Éditions du Bocard, 2014. 
     
     "Pope Benedict XVI's Use of Scripture in Caritas in Veritate,” Pages 19–29 in  Jesus Christ: The New Face of Social Progress. ed. Peter J. Casarella. Eerdmans, 2014. 
     
    “Philo and the Logic of History,” Studia Philonica Annual 22 (2010): 165–82.

Part-time Faculty

  • Dr. Don D. Arispe

    PhD - CA Inst. of Integral Studies
    MSW - Our Lady of the Lake Univ.
    MTS - Oblate School of Theology
    BA - St. Mary's University

    E-mail: ddarispe@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: M/W 12:00-1:15 pm or by appointment.

    Courses:
    RELS 3305  Catholic Social Teaching
    RELS 3370  Christian Ethics

  • Rev. Dr. Trevor D. Alexander

    D.Div - St. Thomas Christian College & Seminary
    MAPM - Oblate School of Theology
    BA - Univ. of the Incarnate Word

    E-mail: alexande@uiwtx.edu

    Office: AD 141
    Open Office Hours

    Courses:
    RELS 1315  Origins of Christianity

  • Dr. James S. Anderson

    Ph.D. - University of Sheffield
    M.Div. - Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    MA - Tesas A&M Univ. San Antonio
    BA - Southern Methodist Univeristy
     

    E-mail: jsander2@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: W 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Courses:
    RELS 1325  The Religious Quest

  • Anthony L. Deosdade 

    Grad. Cert. Spiritual Direction - Aquinas Institute of Theology
    MA - Univ. of the Incarnate Word
    JD - St. Mary's Univerisity
    BA - Stephen F. Austin State Univ.

    E-mail: adeosdad@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: T/Th  9:00-9:30 a.m.

    Courses:
    RELS 1335  Spirituality and Prayer

  • Dr. Joseph L. DeLeon

    E-mail: jldeleon@uiwtx.edu

    Courses:
    RELS 1335  Spirituality and Prayer
    RELS 3345  World Religions

  • Andrew O. Eubanks

    MDiv - Southern Methodist Univ.
    BA - Hendrix College

    E-mail: aeubanks@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: M/W  5:45-6:45 p.m.

    Courses:
    RELS 1325  The Religious Quest

  • S. Eucharia P. Gomba, SJI

    MA (Religious Studies)-
                University of Dayton
    MTS -  Wesley Seminary/

                Africa University
    BA (Education) – Africa University 
    Dipl. Education – Hillside Teacher's
                                 College

    E-mail: gomba@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: T  9-10:15 a.m.  /  W  11-11:45 a.m.

    Courses:
    RELS 1334  Spirituality and Prayer

  • The Rev. Steven Lunning

    M.Div - Luther Seminary
    BA - Augustana College
     

    E-mail: lunning@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: M/W  1:30-2:30 p.m.  /  T/Th  12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Courses:
    RELS 1305  Intro to Theology & Ethics
    RELS 1315  Origins of Christianity

  • Bosco D. Miller

    E-mail: bmiller@uiwtx.edu

    Courses:
    RELS 1305  Intro to Theology & Ethics

  • Suzan Roy

    MA - Univ. of the Incarnate Word
    BA - University of Texas

    E-mail: sroy@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: T/Th  12:00-1:00 p.m.

    Courses:
    RELS 1305  Intro to Theology & Ethics

  • Antonio Ramirez

    E-mail: anramier@uiwtx.edu

    Courses:
    RELS 1335  Spirituality and Prayer

  • Dr. Peggy Starkey

    Ph.D. - Union Theological Seminary & Columbia University
    MDiv - Union Theological Seminary
    STM - Union Theological Seminary
    MPhil - Union Theological Seminary

    E-mail: starkey@uiwtx.edu
    Office: AD 241
    Hours: T/Th 12:15-1:00p.m.  /  Th by appointment after 4:30pm

    Courses:
    RELS 1324  The Religious Quest
    RELS 3345  World Religions