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Peter J. Casarella
World Religions and World Church
Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Yale University (1992). Specialization: Philosophy of Religion.
Special Student at University and Theological Faculty of Trier with courses in medieval philosophy and systematic theology (1988-90).
M.A.,Yale University (1986).
B.A.,Yale College (1985); summa cum laude, distinction in the Major (Religious Studies); Phi Beta Kappa
Research and Teaching Interests
Medieval Christian Thought (especially Bonaventure, Nicholas of Cusa)
In the video below, Prof. Casarella discusses the future of Latino Theology:
Books and Edited Volumes:
A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (with William F. Storrar and Paul Louis Metzger) (2011)
Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (2006)
Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré (with George P. Schner SJ) (1998)
El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (with Raúl Gómez SDS) (1998)
“Nicholas of Cusa and the Ends of Medieval Mysticism,” Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism, ed., Julia Lamm. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2013, 388-403.
"Hans Urs von Balthasar, Erich Przywara's Analogia Entis, and the Problem of a Catholic Denkform", The Analogy of Being: Invention of the Antichrist or the Wisdom of God? (2011)
"Thinking Out Loud about the Triune God: Problems and Prospects for a Trinitarian Social Ethic in a Procedural Republic", A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011)
"Trinity and Creation: David L. Schindler and the Catholic Tradition", Being Holy in the World: Theology and Culture in the Thought of David L. Schindler (2011)
"Modernity and Post-Modernity" (Part I: Catholic Histories, Chapter 6), Blackwell Companion to Catholicism (2010)
"Disciples in the Midst of the World: Collaboration of the Lay Faithful in the Sacred Ministry of Priests", Called to Holiness and Communion: Vatican II on the Church (2009)
“Conversion and Witnessing: Intercultural Renewal in a World Church,” Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America 68 (2013): 1-17.
“Beauty and the Little Stories of Holiness: What Alejandro García-Rivera Taught Me,” in Diálogo 16, 2 (Fall 2013): 53-58.
"Morimichi Watanabe, Nicholas of Cusa: A Companion to His Life and His Times," First Things (March 2013), 62.
"Recognizing Diversity after Multiculturalism", New Theology Review (2008)
"Cusanus on Dionysius: The Turn to Speculative Theology", Modern Theology (2008)
"'The Great Task of the University': Reflections on the Regensburg Address of Pope Benedict XVI", Cultural Encounters--A Journal for the Theology of Culture (2008)
"Carmen Dei: Music and Creation in Three Theologians", Theology Today (2006)
"Contemplating Christ through the Eyes of Mary: The Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae and the New Mysteries of Light", Pro Ecclesia (2005)
Before coming to Notre Dame in 2013, Peter Casarella served as professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University where he was also the director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. He has taught previously at the University of Dallas and The Catholic University of America. He has published almost fifty essays in scholarly journals on a variety of topics—e.g., medieval Christian Neoplatonism, contemporary theological aesthetics, and the Hispanic/Latino presence in the U.S. Catholic Church. In 2005 he served as President of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians in the US (ACHTUS). He has edited or co-edited: Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (1998), Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré (1998), Cusanus: The Legacy of Learned Ignorance (2006), and, most recently, A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (2011).
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