Full-time Faculty

Glenn Ambrose, Ph.D.

Glenn Ambrose, Ph.D.

Chair and Professor

ambrose@uiwtx.edu

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

Areas of Interest:

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

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  • 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)

    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]

Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

Adrienne Nock Ambrose, Ph.D.

French Chair and Associate Professor

ambrosea@uiwtx.edu

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

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  • 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," A RTS: 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.

Robert Green

Visiting Associate Professor

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

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

Professor Emerita

kirk@uiwtx.edu

Th.D. Graduate Theological Union
M.A. (Religion) Fordham University
M.A. (Art Education) University of New Mexico
B.A. The University of the Incarnate Word

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  • Publications

    “A Little Child Shall Lead Them: Iraqi Refugees in Jordan” with photos of children and stories of families from Kirk’s recent research trip will appear in the St. Anthony Messenger, November 2007.

    “Vietnamese Christians Share God’s Beauty in Sacred Dance,” expanded article from the Sacred Dance Guild Journal with color illustrations and video, Articles.

    “Cambodia and Vietnam: Touching the Wounds of the Grandchildren of War,” The Word Today, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word,”  March –April, 2007.

    “From east to west and north to south, let us praise God. Gifts from many cultures enriching God’s people” Sacred Dance Guild Journal, Fall 2006  Vol 49, No. 1

    “Martha Ann Kirk---Embodying Christ to the World” A profile by Letha Dawson Scanzoni, cover story of Christian Feminism Today, Spring 2006,  1-4.

    "We Refuse to Be Enemies": Using Online Dialogue to Engage Students in Learning Spirituality and Justice which was presented in the “Spirituality, Justice, and Pedagogy” Conference sponsored by the Kuyers Institute for Christian Teaching and Learning, September 22-24, 2005, at Calvin College, Detroit.

    “Martha Ann Kirk, Th.D. ‘86” Featured Alumni in GTU Current, News of the Graduate Theological Union, Summer 2005, 14.

    “Forgive Us Our Trespasses---that dangerous word,” The Word Today, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word,” Vol.5, September-October, 2004.

Julie Miller, Th.D, Chair

Julie Miller, Th.D

Professor

miller@uiwtx.edu

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

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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  • 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).

Jakob K. Rinderknecht, PhD

Jakob K. Rinderknecht, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pastoral Institute Director

rinderkn@uiwtx.edu

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

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  • 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.

Sr. Eilish Ryan, Th.D.

Sr. Eilish Ryan, Th.D.

Professor Emerita

eryan@uiwtx.edu

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

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  • 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

Horacio Vela III, PhD

Horacio Vela III, PhD

Assistant Professor

hvela@uiwtx.edu

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

Research Interests:

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

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  • 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

ddarispe@uiwtx.edu

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

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
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

alexande@uiwtx.edu

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

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 141
Open Office Hours

Courses:

RELS 1315 Origins of Christianity

Dr. James S. Anderson

jsander2@uiwtx.edu

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

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
W 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Courses:

RELS 1325 The Religious Quest

Anthony L. Deosdade

adeosdad@uiwtx.edu

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

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
T/Th  9:00-9:30 a.m.

Courses:

RELS 1335 Spirituality and Prayer

Dr. Joseph L. DeLeon

 jldeleon@uiwtx.edu

Courses:

RELS 1335   Spirituality and Prayer
RELS 3345   World Religions

Andrew O. Eubanks

aeubanks@uiwtx.edu

MDiv - Southern Methodist Univ.
BA - Hendrix College

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
M/W 5:45-6:45 p.m.

Courses:

RELS 1325   The Religious Quest

S. Eucharia P. Gomba, SJI

gomba@uiwtx.edu

MA (Religious Studies) - University of Dayton
MTS - Wesley Seminary/Africa University
BA (Education) – Africa University
Dipl. Education – Hillside Teacher's College

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
T 9-10:15 a.m. / W 11-11:45 a.m.

Courses:

RELS 1334 Spirituality and Prayer

The Rev. Steven Lunning

lunning@uiwtx.edu

M.Div - Luther Seminary
BA - Augustana College

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
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

bmiller@uiwtx.edu

Courses:

RELS 1305 Intro to Theology & Ethics

Suzan Roy

sroy@uiwtx.edu

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

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
T/Th 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Courses:

RELS 1305 Intro to Theology & Ethics

Antonio Ramirez

anramier@uiwtx.edu

Courses:

RELS 1335 Spirituality and Prayer

Dr. Peggy Starkey

starkey@uiwtx.edu

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

Office and Regular Office Hours:

AD 241
T/Th 12:15-1:00p.m. / Th by appointment after 4:30pm

Courses:

RELS 1324 The Religious Quest
RELS 3345 World Religions