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

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Submissions from 1999

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Hans Urs von Balthasar and Protestantism: The ecumenical implications of his theological style, Rodney Allen Howsare

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"Life" in Johannine writings: A study of the meaning of life for the Johannine community, David Asonye Ihenacho

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In their own words: Character speech in the Gospel of Luke, Karl Allen Kuhn

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Essence, action and anticipation in Wolfhart Pannenberg's doctrine of the Trinity, Todd Shane LaBute

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Luther and theosis: Deification in the theology of Martin Luther, Paul David Lehninger

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"Have we been defending ourselves to you?" (2 Cor 12:19): Forensic rhetoric and the rhetorical unity of 2 Corinthians, Fredrick James Long

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The viability of a sacrificial theology of atonement, Thomas Ehrmann Long

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The historical origins of the presuppositional apologetics of Cornelius Van Til, Timothy Irwin McConnel

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Reading John in Delos: The genres of the Johannine Farewell, Donald J Rappe

Submissions from 1998

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St. Bonaventure's "Collationes in Hexaemeron" and the Joachite controversy, Christopher Colt Anderson

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A framework for Christian anthropology: A study of Lonergan's self-transcending subject and Kegan's evolving self, Thomas Robert Berchmans

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From a broken covenant to circumcision of the heart: Pauline intertextual exegesis in Romans 2:17-29, Timothy Wayne Berkley

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Wisdom in the gospels of Thomas and John, Bea Mary Dorsey

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The Gospel is not shameful: The argumentative structure of Romans in the light of classical rhetoric, Steven Eugene Enderlein

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The spiritual/temporal distinction within the Campaign for Human Development: A theological and philosophical analysis, Lawrence John Engel

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Theological anthropology, self-interest, and economic justice in contemporary Protestant critiques of capitalism, Richard Fredrick Goetz

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"That we may know and understand": Gospel tradition in the Apocalypse of Peter, Robert C Helmer

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The kenosis of God and reverence for the particular: A conversation with Juergen Moltmann, Jane Elizabeth Linahan

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The primacy of religious disposition in James M. Gustafson's "Ethics from a Theocentric Perspective", Shawn Marie McCauley Welch

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Rahner, self, and God: The question of the Cartesian ego in the theology of Karl Rahner, Cheryl Ann Riggs

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Retrieving the importance of social justice themes in the pastoral letters of the United States Catholic Bishops, 1919--1961, David Paul Schultz

Submissions from 1997

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"And scripture cannot be broken": The form and function of the early Christian testimonia collections, Martin Christian Albl

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Blessed assurance? Reason and certainty of knowledge of God in Karl Barth and Hans Kueng, Paul Casner

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Conscience and the Holy Spirit: A theological anthropology applied to mental health care ethics, Mark Earl Ginter

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Mysticism and contemplation in the life and teaching of Albert Benjamin Simpson, Clyde McLean Glass

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Towards a moral theology of Christian humanism: An inquiry into the writings of Saint Thomas More, William G Hansen

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The place of John Wyclif's eucharistic theology within the Catholic tradition: Logica scripturae and sensus Catholicus, Ian Christopher Levy

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Walter Rauschenbusch as preacher: The development of his social thought as expressed in his sermons from 1886 to 1897, Heinz D Rossol

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The idea of Christendom in the writings of Henry Edward Cardinal Manning, Barry Hugh Sargent

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Luke 5:1-11: The call and commission of Simon Peter, Daniel John Scholz

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The transcendental Christology of Karl Rahner: A resource for Catholic social teaching?, Paulette Skiba

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Life, movement and being: William Porcher DuBose's christology, soteriology, and ecclesiology, Robert Boak Slocum

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Towards a theological assessment of the Third Quest for the historical Jesus, Gladstone Hudson Stevens

Submissions from 1996

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The Word of God and social responsibility in the Lutheran Church in the United States of America, Roger H. Black

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Sojourners: Christians in the world in the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Richard Alan Collins

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Moral character and moral certainty: The subjective state of the soul and J. G. Machen's critique of theological liberalism, Paul Kjoss Helseth

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In public defense of the ministry of Moses: Luther's enarratio on Psalm 90, 1534-1535, Gordon Lincoln Isaac

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Rhyme and reason in Erasmus' 1516 Greek text of Revelation 22:16-21, Edward F Maniscalco

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The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles (NHC 6.1): Allegory, ascent and ministry in the wake of the decian persecution, Andrea Lorenzo Molinari

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Jewish and Christian relations in the life and thought of Hugh of St. Victor, Rebecca Moore

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The impact of the historicity debates over the biblical narratives upon 20th-century American Catholic biblical scholarship, Patrick Joseph Russell

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In all senses of the word: The authority of scripture in contemporary theology, Charles Duane Valenti-Hein

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"That they may all be one": John 17:21-23 and a Plotinian application of unity, Laura Ann Weber

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The source of justification: Kant's concept of evil in light of Luther's salvation by grace through faith, Mark Frederick Wilms

Submissions from 1995

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Jonah as subversive literature? The Book of Jonah and its biblical context, Thomas Michael Bolin

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An analysis of the relationship between personal and social sin within the development of Gregory Baum's theology, Margaret Lorelle Causey

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Paul as model: The rhetoric and Old Testament background of Philippians 3:1-4:1, Bruce Lester Fields

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The particularity of Jesus Christ: An analysis of revelation in the theologies of Karl Barth and Edward Schillebeeckx, Scott David Geis

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Kinship by covenant: A biblical theological study of covenant types and texts in the Old and New Testaments, Scott Walker Hahn

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Aquinas on the unity of perfect moral virtue and its significance for the nature-grace question, Renee Mirkes

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"Let your peace come upon it": Healing and peace in Matthew 10:1-15, John Karl Ridgway

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Constructivist and revisionist feminist christology in conversation: Sallie McFague and Elizabeth A. Johnson, Shannon Ward Schrein

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Faith and history in contemporary Catholic christology: The Jesus of history in Balthasar and Schillebeeckx, Steven Reynolds Shippee

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"Rabbi, it is good that we are here": Moses, Elijah, and John in Mark's transfiguration story (9:2-8), George William Ssebadduka

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Justification in ecumenical dialogue: An assessment of the Catholic contribution, Richard A White

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Theological education in American Catholic higher education, 1939-1973, Pamela Catherine Young

Submissions from 1994

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Primitivist piety: The ecclesiology of the early Plymouth Brethren, James Patrick Callahan

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The Dynamic Realism of Mercersburg theology: The romantic pursuit of the ideal in the actual, William DiPuccio

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Rupert of Deutz on Matthew: A study in exegetical method, Karl Fredrick Fabrizius

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Paul the empowered prisoner: Eph 3:1-13 in the epistolary and rhetorical structure of Ephesians, Greg Fay

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The doctrine of the Trinity in the hymns of Martin Luther, Paul John Grime

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An analysis of jus ad bellum in twentieth-century papal just war thought, Brian M Kane

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The narrative presentation of ethical paradigms in Dionysius's "Roman Antiquities" and Luke-Acts, John Mark Lilley

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Modernity and the dilemma of natural theology: The Barth-Brunner debate, 1934, J. Bruce McCallum

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American Catholic reception of the bishops' program of social reconstruction 1919-1986: The continuing conflict between Catholic social teaching on economic rights and the American way, Michael Thomas McCartan

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Wendelin Steinbach's lectures on the Letter to the Galatians: A late medieval approach to Pauline authority and teaching, Daniel Peter Metzger

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Ethical implications of applying Aquinas' notions of the unity and diversity of creation to human functioning in ecosystems, Jame Ehegartner Schaefer

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Bible, Christ, and human beings: The theological unity of St. Augustine's "Confessions", David Michael Schimpf

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Augustine and narrative ethics, Christopher J Thompson

Submissions from 1993

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T. S. Eliot and Anglicanism: Incarnation in the post-conversion poems, Gayle Rachelle Baldwin

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"Begotten of water and Spirit" (John 3:5): Baptism in the Johannine tradition, Patrick James Bayens

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The boundaries of Christology: 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 and its exegetical substructure, Anthony J Chvala-Smith

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"Have mercy on me": The Canaanite Woman in Matthew 15:21-28, Glenna Sue Jackson

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The development of interpretive method in the tradition of American Catholic church-state theory, Rebecca Blanche Kasper

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The understanding and use of allegory in the lectures on the Epistle of Saint Paul to the Galatians by Doctor Martin Luther, Timothy H Maschke

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Roman Catholic reception of Luther in the twentieth century: Magisterial positions and their ecumenical significance, Gregory Lawrence Sobolewski

Submissions from 1992

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Pope Leo's soteriology: Sacramental recapitulation, Philip Lawrence Barclift

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Prolegomenon to a doctrine of providence: A critical assessment of Karl Rahner's contribution, Howard James Ebert

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A dancing revolution: Implications of feminist theology for foundational theological ethics, Frances Michelle Leap

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The doctrine of Christian perfection: A comparative study of John Wesley and the modern American Holiness Movement, Bruce Eugene Moyer

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The strength of weakness, the wisdom of foolishness: A theological study of Paul's 'theologia crucis', David Reid Nichols

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The nature and function of conscience in the moral theology of Germain Grisez and Bernard Haering, Robert Joseph Smith

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Other followers of Jesus: The characterization of the individuals from the crowd in Mark's Gospel, Joel Forrest Williams

Submissions from 1991

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Towards a common witness: A comparative study of the Assemblies of God and the Catholic charismatic renewal, Terrence Robert Crowe

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Anselm and Luther on the atonement: Was it "necessary"?, Burnell Frederick Eckardt

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Theological anthropology and gender since Vatican II: A critical appraisal of recent trends in Catholic theology, John Stanley Grabowski

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The reshaping of a tradition: American Benedictine women, 1852-1881, Ephrem Hollermann

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The role of the Lazarus story in the redaction of the Fourth Gospel, Dale R Larder

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The righteousness of God in Romans: A study in Paul's use of Jewish tradition, Lynn Larry Martin

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Sexuality and authority in the Catholic Church, Monica Marie Migliorino Miller

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An organizational work ethic based on the papal social tradition, Michael John Naughton

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Stumbling stone or cornerstone? The structure and meaning of Paul's argument in Romans 9:30-10:13, Stephen Bowser Pattee

Submissions from 1990

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The source of clerical absolutism according to George Tyrrell: An evaluation, Meneo Antonio Afonso

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The theology of ordained ministry in the letters of Augustine of Hippo, Lee Francis Bacchi

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Dependence and freedom: The moral thought of Horace Bushnell, David Wayne Haddorff

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Structure in rhetorical criticism and the structure of the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6:20-49), Paul Douglas Hahn

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John Williamson Nevin: The Christian ministry, Sam Hamstra

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Eusebius of Caesarea's theology of the Holy Spirit, John K Mackett

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The role of the laity in the thought of John Ireland, Katherine A McLaughlin

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The treatment of the Lord's prophet: A matter of life and death (3 Kgdms 17:17-24 as hermeneutic key to 3 Kgdms 17-18), Robert K. Moriarty 1940-