Religious Studies Faculty Publications

Religious Studies Faculty Publications

 

The University of Dayton Department of Religious Studies is a community of scholars serving the University, academic and local communities through teaching, research, prophetic criticism, and action.

Faculty scholarship addresses religious experience, expression and thought, with special emphasis on the Roman Catholic tradition and in dialogue with other Christian traditions and other world religions. Faculty in the department are committed to lifelong growth through effective learning.

This collection provides a sampling of the scholarly work of the department’s faculty.

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Submissions from 2018

Hell as ‘Heterotopia’: Edification and Interpretation from Enoch to the Apocalypses of Peter and Paul, Meghan Henning

Submissions from 2017

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Lacerated Lips and Lush Landscapes: Constructing This-Worldly Theological Identities in the Otherworld, Meghan Henning

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Niedergestreckt und zerstört: Strafwunder und ihre pädagogische Funktion, Meghan Henning

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Weeping and Bad Hair: The Bodily Suffering of Early Christian Hell as a Threat to Masculinity, Meghan Henning

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American Gun Culture Encounters Christian Ethics: A Clash of Narratives, Mark Ryan

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The Bible and Creationism, Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2016

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New Evangelization, New Families, and New Singles, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Communion Ecclesiology, Dennis M. Doyle

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Chreia Elaboration and the Un-healing of Peter's Daughter: Rhetorical Analysis as a Clue to Understanding the Development of a Petrine Tradition, Meghan Henning

Narrating the Future, Meghan Henning

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Questions of Self-Designation in the 'Ascension of Isaiah', Meghan Henning and Tobias Nicklas

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Hurry and the Willingness to Be Creatures, Kelly S. Johnson

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Jesus and the World of Grace, 1968-2016: An Idiosyncratic Theological Memoir, William L. Portier

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Response: A Scary Resurrection, William L. Portier

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Teaching the Common Good in Business Ethics: A Case Study Approach, Mark Ryan

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A Balancing Act: Reading 'Amoris Laetitia', Peter Steinfels, Paige E. Hochschild, William L. Portier, Sandra A. Yocum, and Dennis O'Brien

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Righting America at the Creation Museum, Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Guaranteed Pure: The Moody Bible Institute, Business, and the Making of Modern Evangelicalism', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'What Would Jesus Read? Popular Religious Books and Everyday Life in Twentieth-Century America', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2015

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Spiritual But Not Religious: What Faith Formation Means in the Age of ‘Nones’, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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We Do Not Know How to Love: Observations on Theology, Technology and Disability, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Extraordinary Love in the Lives of Lay People, Dennis M. Doyle

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Otto Semmelroth and the Advance of the Church as Sacrament at Vatican II, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

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Otto Semmelroth, SJ, and the Ecclesiology of the ‘Church as Sacrament’ at Vatican II, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

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Vatican II and Intellectual Conversion: Engaging the Struggle Within, Dennis M. (Dennis Michael) Doyle

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Devil, Meghan Henning

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Hell, Meghan Henning

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Paralysis and Sexuality in Medical Literature and the 'Acts of Peter', Meghan Henning

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Visions, Meghan Henning

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A Member of No Community? Theology after Wittgenstein, Brad Kallenberg

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Some Practices of Theological Reasoning, or, How to Work Well with Words, Brad Kallenberg

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Ecclesial Practices, Colin M. McGuigan and Brad Kallenberg

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Practicing to Aim at Truth: Theological Engagements in Honor of Nancey Murphy, Ryan Newson and Brad Kallenberg

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Newman, Millennials, and Teaching Comparative Theology, William L. Portier

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Interreligious Dialogue in 'A Secular Age', Mark Ryan

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Narrative, Social Identity and Practical Reason: On Charles Taylor and Moral Theology, Mark Ryan

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Review: 'Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction', Mark Ryan

Review: 'Sharing God's Good Company: A Theology of the Communion of Saints', Mark Ryan

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Biology Textbooks and the Decentering of the Scopes Trial, William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2014

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Not So Private: A Political Theology of Church and Family, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Americanized Catholicism? A Response to Thomas Schärtl, Dennis M. Doyle

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Educating Early Christians through the Rhetoric of Hell: 'Weeping and Gnashing of Teeth' as 'Paideia' in Matthew and the Early Church, Meghan Henning

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Eternal Punishment as Paideia: The Ekphrasis of Hell in the Apocalypse of Peter and the Apocalypse of Paul, Meghan Henning

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Hauerwas on Hauerwas: Review of 'Approaching the End: Eschatological Reflections on Church, Politics, and Life', William L. Portier

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Review: 'Chosen Nation: Scripture, Theopolitics, and the Project of National Identity', Mark Ryan

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Review: 'Harold Frederic’s Social Drama and the Crisis of 1890s Evangelical Protestant Culture', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'More Desired than Our Owne Salvation: The Roots of Christian Zionism', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'One Hundred Percent American: The Rebirth and Decline of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s', William Vance Trollinger

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Wonder-Worlds of Words, Sandra A. Yocum

Submissions from 2013

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What Kind of Family is Needed for ‘Domestic Church’? A Mystagogy of the Family, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Hell, Meghan Henning and Carol A. Newsom

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Jewish, Christian – or What? Questions of Self-Designation in the 'Ascension of Isaiah', Meghan Henning and Tobias Nicklas

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By Design: Ethics, Theology, and the Practice of Engineering, Brad Kallenberg

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Assembly Required: Christ's Presence in the Pews, William L. Portier

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Here Come the Nones! Pluralism and Evangelization after Denominationalism and Americanism, William L. Portier

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Evangelicalism and Religious Pluralism in Contemporary America: Diversity Without, Diversity Within, and Maintaining the Borders, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Godly Ambition: John Stott and the Evangelical Movement', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'The Rise of Liberal Religion: Book Culture and American Spirituality in the Twentieth Century', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'A Catholic Brain Trust: The History of the Catholic Commission On Intellectual and Cultural Affairs, 1945-1965', Sandra A. Yocum

Submissions from 2012

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Imposter Happiness or the Real Thing? Marriage, Singleness and the Beatitudes in the 21st Century, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Stanley Hauerwas’s Influence on Catholic Moral Theology, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Women, Disabled, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Gerard Mannion’s Ecclesiology and Postmodernity: 'Exclusivism' and 'Neo-Exclusivism', Dennis M. Doyle

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The Concept of Inculturation in Roman Catholicism: A Theological Consideration, Dennis M. Doyle

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Rethinking Fideism through the Lens of Wittgenstein’s Engineering Outlook, Brad Kallenberg

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The Theological Origins of Engineering, Brad Kallenberg

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Tradition-based Rationality, Brad Kallenberg

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A Modus Vivendi? Sex, Marriage & the Church, William L. Portier, Nancy Dallavalle, Christopher C. Roberts, Tina Beattie, R. R. Reno, Patricia Hampl, Luke Timothy Johnson, Leslie Woodcock Tentler, and Paul Baumann

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A Systems View of Time-dependent Ethical Decisions, Hamid A. Rafizadeh and Brad Kallenberg

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Review: Darren Dochuk's 'From Bible Belt to Sun Belt', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Inventing the Holy Land: American Protestant Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1865–1941', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2011

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Character, D. Michael Cox and Brad Kallenberg

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Jesus Founding the Church: A Perspective Drawing upon Loewe and Lonergan, Dennis M. Doyle

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Technology, Derek C. Hatch and Brad Kallenberg

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In Sickness and in Health: Ancient ‘Rituals of Truth’ in the Greco-Roman World and 1 Peter, Meghan Henning

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God and Gadgets: Following Jesus in a Technological Age, Brad Kallenberg

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The Master Argument of MacIntyre's 'After Virtue', Brad Kallenberg

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Foreword to 'Sermons from Mind and Heart: Struggling to Preach Theologically', Brad Kallenberg and William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Maurice Blondel, A Philosophical Life', William L. Portier

Review: 'On Wings of Faith and Reason: The Christian Difference in Culture and Science' and 'The Person and the Polis', Mark Ryan

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The Politics of Practical Reason: Why Theological Ethics Must Change Your Life, Mark Ryan

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Virtue Ethics, Nikki Coffey Tousley and Brad Kallenberg

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Portrait of a Nation: A Review of Claude Fischer's 'Made in America: A Social History of American Culture and Character', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'God's Own Party: The Making of the Christian Right', William Vance Trollinger

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Review: 'Patience with God: The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing in Us', Sandra A. Yocum

Submissions from 2010

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Review: 'Racial Justice and the Catholic Church', Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Singular Christianity: Marriage and Singleness as Discipleship, Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Dynamical Similarity and the Problem of Evil, Brad Kallenberg

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Murderous Nation: A Review of Randolph Roth's 'American Homicide', William Vance Trollinger

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Prescient Pacifists, William Vance Trollinger

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Review: Mark Noll's 'The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith', William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2009

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Review: 'Human Sexuality in the Catholic Tradition', Jana Marguerite Bennett

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Lonergan and Shea on Belief and Knowledge: Positions, Counter-Positions, and Contexts, Dennis M. Doyle

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Wesley’s Methodist Movement: What Might It Have to Offer to Contemporary Roman Catholics?, Dennis M. Doyle

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Teaching Engineering Ethics by Conceptual Design: The Somatic Marker Hypothesis, Brad Kallenberg

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Review: 'Jesus: Word Made Flesh', William L. Portier

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An Outpouring of ‘Faithful’ Words: Protestant Publishing in the United States, William Vance Trollinger

Submissions from 2008

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Modernism and Postmodernism, Brad Kallenberg and Ethan Smith

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A Response to John Sommerville’s 'The Decline of the Secular University', William Vance Trollinger

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Reports from Fundamentalism’s Front Lines: ‘The Pilot’ and Its Correspondents, 1920-1947, William Vance Trollinger