The Theology Dissertations Series is comprised of dissertations authored by Marquette University's Theology Department doctoral students.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The angelomorphic spirit in early Christianity : scripture and theology in Clement of Alexandria's Eclogae Propheticae and Adumbrationes, Bogdan G. Bucur

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Roman Catholic social bioethics critiques secular bioethics: Fetal tissue research and vulnerable populations, Shawnee M Daniels-Sykes

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The role of human creativity in the theological anthropology of Centesimus Annus and its implications for Christian economic practices, Kari-Shane Davis

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The mission theology of the Irish Holy Ghost Fathers in Igboland, 1905--1970, in the light of the changing face of mission today: Toward a mission theology for the Igbo Church, Charles Achunike Ebelebe

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Matthew's vision: The unity of the formula citations in Matt 1:1--4:16, Jeremy R Holmes

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Encounter - call - mission: Conversion in the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Daniel W McGuire

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Intersecting narratives: The quest for identity in a post-traditional world and the prophetic message of Franz Kafka, Matthew T Powell

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ruah YHWH, ruah 'elohim: A case for literary and theological distinction in the Deuteronomistic History, John M Ragsdale

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Yahweh will be my God "if": The vow of Jacob and his relationship to the God of his fathers (Genesis 25--35), Nathanael E Schmiedicke

Submissions from 2006

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The trinitarian ecclesiology of Dumitru Staniloae and its significance for contemporary Orthodox-Catholic dialogue, Radu Bordeianu

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A critical assessment of sacrament and ethics in the thought of Louis-Marie Chauvet, Timothy M. Brunk

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Who are "the wise"? A critical analysis of film and papal social teaching for those who can reclaim and revitalize the vision of a more just America, Alejandro Crosthwaite

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The costly witness of the church: The World Council of Churches' study on ecclesiology and ethics, John A Jones

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Faith judges history: The Anglo-American religious and political experience, and public theology, as missing elements in political and liberation theology, Ramon Luzarraga

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"Let us sing to the Lord": The Biblical Odes in the Codex Alexandrinus, James A Miller

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Nicholas of Lyra's use of St. Thomas Aquinas' "Expositio super Iob ad litteram" in his Postilla on Job, Troy P Pflibsen

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Rethinking Christian salvation in the light of Gandhi's satyagraha, Terrence J Rynne

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Rethinking Christian Salvation in the Light of Gandhi's Satyagraha, Terrence J. Rynne

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The trinitarian theology of Marius Victorinus: Polemic and exegesis, John T Voelker

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Modern Mormon use of patristic sources to validate the Utah-Mormon Church, Chris Welborn

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The challenge of modern inter-Orthodox rapprochement and reconciliation, Kenneth F Yossa

Submissions from 2005

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The relevance of Bernard Lonergan's notion of self-appropriation to a mystical-political theology, Ian Bell

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Moses, Adam and the glory of the Lord in Ezekiel the Tragedian: On the roots of a merkabah text, Silviu N. Bunta

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Catholic theology as a means of evangelization: The witness of Francis Joseph Sheed, Christopher M Carr

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God so loved the world: The experience of salvation in the theological project of Edward Schillebeeckx, Michael J Marigliano

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Narrating self, narrating other: A pneumatological approach to apophatic anthropology, Matthew John McKinnon

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The significance of Bernard Lonergan's work on bias for the ethnic and religious conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, Cyril Orji

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The subjective dimension of human work: The conversion of the acting person according to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Bernard Lonergan, Deborah Savage

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Aphrahat the Persian Sage and the temple of God: A study of early Syriac theological anthropology, Stephanie K Skoyles Jarkins

Submissions from 2004

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Christine de Pizan and biblical Wisdom: A feminist-theological point of view, Bonnie A. Birk

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A reexamination of Nathan Scott's literary criticism in the context of David Tracy's fundamental theology, William Donald Buhrman

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Personal being: Polanyi, ontology, and Christian theology, Andrew Thomas Grosso

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Solidarity in a global age: Bringing forward the vision of "Populorum Progressio", Mari Rapela Heidt

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The human Son of God and the Holy Spirit: Toward a Pentecostal Incarnational Spirit Christology, S. D. L Jenkins

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Job as proto-apocalypse: Proposing a unifying genre, Timothy Jay Johnson

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The private world as alienated: Economic justice in a culture of privatized individualism, Michael D Lopez-Kaley

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Acting (economic) persons: Adam Smith and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II as sources for economic personalism, Megan Maloney

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From patriarch to the youth: The Metatron tradition in "2 Enoch", Andrei A Orlov

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The question of the church in North American Lutheranism: Toward an ecclesiology of the third article, Cheryl M Peterson

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"Truly this is the Savior of the world": Christ and Caesar in the Gospel of John, Lance Byron Richey

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The vow of obedience as decision-making in communion: Contributions from ecclesiology and psychology, Judith Katherine Schaefer

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The polemical context and background of Hilary's trinitarian theology, Mark Weedman

Submissions from 2003

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The Lukan Kingship Parable: Luke 19:11--27 in literary perspective, Garwood Paul Anderson

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The theological ethics of contemporary prophetic acts, Randall Kevin Bush

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Incarnational morality: The operation of grace and personal conscience in Thomas Aquinas, Virginia Dolores Kiernan Dahlberg

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The development of the principle of the just wage in official Catholic social teaching, William Jeffrey Fellows

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Stanley Hauerwas' critique of system in theology in the interests of the church's narrative and practice, Gale Zane Heide

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Deus caritas est: Trinitarian theology and the humility of the Spirit, David Paul Liberto

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The biblical-experimental foundations of Jonathan Edwards' theology of religious experience, 1720--1723, Karin Spiecker Stetina

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Jonathan Edwards' social Augustinian trinitarianism: A criticism of and an alternative to recent interpretations, Steven Michael Studebaker

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The unity of dulia and latria: Karl Rahner's philosophy and theology as a resource for a theology of intercession, Patricia Ann Sullivan

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The apologetic and dogmatic dimensions of twentieth-century Roman Catholic ecclesiology: A critical assessment, Margaret E Taylor-Ulizio

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Distributive justice and the free market: Toward a reformed theological-economic approach, Kent A Van Til

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The theology and praxis of Heribert Muehlen: A new profile of the Church, Wolfgang Vondey

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The Syriac Acts of Thomas: A computerized grammatical concordance of Acts 1 and 2, John David Zemler

Submissions from 2002

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"Songs for my joy...pleadings for my shame": Coleridge, divine revelation and "Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit", Jeffrey Wayne Barbeau

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An evaluation of Alvin Plantinga's religious epistemology: Does it function properly?, James Kenton Beilby

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A trinitarian ecclesiology of communion and the mission of the Church: Beyond the debate between Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and Leonardo Boff; the contribution of Bernd Jochen Hilberath, Mary A Ehle

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Henri de Lubac and Communio: The significance of his theology of the supernatural for an interpretation of Gaudium et Spes, Robert Franklin Gotcher

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Bridging the gap: Bringing needs discourse to theological discussion of human need, DesAnne J Hippe

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Union with God and the Holy Spirit: A new paradigm of justification, Thomas Lee Holtzen

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The earth is the Lord's: The World Council of Churches' construction of an institutional environmental ethic, 1966--1998, Daniel Evan McFee

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Christian story, Christian self: A journey to the self through Paul's story of the cross, John L Meech

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The Eucharist as the center of theology: A comparative study, Richard Anthony Nicholas

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"Certainty" with "power to the contrary": Nathaniel William Taylor (1786--1858) on the will, Jason Andrew Nicholls

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"One-step" salvation: The knowledge of God and faith in the theology of Jonathan Edwards, Richard Martin Weber

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The Roman Catholic Church and economic development in sub-Saharan Africa: Voices yet unheard in a listening world, Jozef D Zalot

Submissions from 2001

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The aesthetic hermeneutics of Hans-Georg Gadamer and Hans Urs von Balthasar: A comparative analysis, Jason Paul Bourgeois

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The Spirit in the drama: Balthasar's "Theo-Drama" and the relationship between the Son and the Spirit, Adrian Davis Day

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Concrete Encounter with the Poor: Rahner as a Resource for Explaining Gutierrez's Notion of Solidarity, James P. Keane

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Concrete encounter with the poor: Rahner as a resource for explaining Gutierrez's notion of solidarity, James Patrick Keane

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Pneumatology and asceticism in Basil of Caesarea: Roots and influence to 381, Harriet Ann Luckman

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The spirit and suffering in Luke-Acts: Implications for a Pentecostal pneumatology, Martin William Mittelstadt

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The origins and development of the triadic structure of faith in H. Richard Niebuhr: A study of the Kantian and pragmatic background of Niebuhr's thought, Joseph S Pagano

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The Origins and Development of the Triadic Structure of Faith in H. Richard Niebuhr: A Study of the Kantian and Pragmatic Background of Niebuhr's Thought, Joseph S. Pagano

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Thomas and Tatian: The relationship between the "Gospel of Thomas" and the "Diatessaron", Nicholas Perrin

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Human rights and ecological duties in Buddhism and Roman Catholicism: Test case for a global ethic, Keith James Soko

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Human Rights and Ecological Duties in Buddhism and Roman Catholicism: Test Case for a Global Ethic, Keith James Soko

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Martin Luther's incarnational theology: The intentions and consequences of Martin Luther's christology in his late disputations, Melvin G Vance

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Homo in spe: Towards an eschatological anthropology in conversation with Juergen Moltmann, James Lowell Wakefield

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Homo in Spe: Towards an Eschatological Anthropology in Conversation with Juergen Moltmann, James Lowell Wakefield

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Stephen and the angel: A typological reading of the story of Stephen in the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen R Wiest

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Stephen and the Angel: a Typological Reading of the Story of Stephen in the Acts of the Apostles, Stephen R. Wiest

Submissions from 2000

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"Where the eagles are gathered": The deliverance of the elect in Lukan eschatology, Steven Leonard Bridge

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The public and political character of postliberal theology, Richard Dean Crane

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The church, for and against the nation, in the thought of William Temple, Wendy Dackson

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The Women's Ordination Conference (1975--1994): An introduction to a movement, Laurie Jane Wright Garry

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Lindbeck on the catholicity of the church: The problem of foundationalism and antirealism in George A. Lindbeck's ecumenical methodology, Robert Charles Greer

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Alexander Campbell's church-state separatism as a defining and limiting factor in his anti-Catholic activity, Keith Brian Huey

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The eschatology of Bernard of Clairvaux, James George Kroemer

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"Healing and creating" in economic ethics: Christian ethics, social economics, and Bernard Lonergan, in conversation, Stephen L Martin

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Openness as gift: Subject and Other in postmodern context. A study of Lonergan and Levinas, Michele Saracino

Submissions from 1999

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Lyman Beecher's (1775--1863) "Theological Lecture Notes, Volume I", edited with introduction and critical notes, Roy Carl Backus

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Baptist Social Christianity in Victorian England: The individual and society in the theology of Dr. John Clifford, Matthew Erwin Brandt

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Spirituality as natural theology: A Lonerganian approach, Robert Anthony Condly

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Heaven connected to earth: Toward a balance of personal and social eschatology in Wesleyan theology, Ronald R Creasman

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The Catholic press response to nativism in the 1850s and 1920s, Candace A. Czernicki

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The antithesis of the ages: Torah and Christ in Paul, Stephan Kern Davis

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John Hick's pluralist philosophy of world religions: An exposition and response, Paul Rhodes Eddy

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"Astonished at his teaching": The structure and authority of Jesus' sayings in the Gospel of Mark, Sara Fletcher Harding