Peter J. Casarella is a professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University where he is also the director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT). He received his PhD in Religious Studies at Yale University after completing a dissertation on the theology of the word of the fifteenth century Catholic thinker Nicholas of Cusa. He spent two years as an assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas before assuming a similar position at The Catholic University of America. In 2007, he was appointed as a professor in the Catholic Studies program at DePaul University in Chicago. In 2008, he was named the founding director of DePaul’s Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology. In this capacity, he organizes a series of colloquia and conferences at DePaul on the discourse of catholicity as a theological program and as a starting point for interdisciplinary research.
Books & Edited Volumes
A World for All? Global Civil Society in Political Theory and Trinitarian Theology (with William F. Storrar and Paul Louis Metzger) (2011)
Does global civil society offer hope of a world for all? Reflecting on globalization, ethics,...
The thought of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464) draws upon a rich heritage of ancient, medieval,...
Christian Spirituality and the Culture of Modernity: The Thought of Louis Dupré (with George P. Schner SJ) (1998)
Not all thinkers have closed the book on modernity and opened a new one on...
El Cuerpo de Cristo: The Hispanic Presence in the U.S. Catholic Church (with Raúl Gómez SDS) (1998)
"The articles which follow are a clear proof of the new boldness, creativity, and seriousness...
"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)
An excerpt from this chapter's first paragraph:
"Discourse about the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit...
"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)
An excerpt from this chapter's conclusion:
"From his very first publication, it was clear to...
"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)
"Cucanus 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)
Pope Benedict’s address at the University of Regensburg created a firestorm. But far from trying...
"Carmen Dei: Music and Creation in Three Theologians", Theology Today (2006)
The essay traces the idea that God creates the world with the harmony, order, and...
"Contemplating Christ through the Eyes of Mary: The Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae and the New Mysteries of Light", Pro Ecclesia (2005)
Book Reviews, Shorter Contributions, & Translations
Response to Stanley Hauerwas, "A Worldly Church", Journal of Law, Philosophy, and Culture (2009)
An excerpt from the response:
"Responding to a thinker with the originality of Stanley Hauerwas...
Translation (from Spanish) of Jorge Scampini, OP's presentation "Catholicity and Ecumenism", Catholicity Colloquium at DePaul University (2009)
"The Mozarab Cross and Latino/a Spirituality: Are They Walking on the Same Path?" Response to Raúl Gómez-Ruiz's Mozarabs, Hispanics, & the Cross, Perspectivas (2008)
"HTI's Collaborations at Princeton and Beyond", Perspectivas (2007)
From April 19-21, 2007, I had the distinct pleasure of accompanying HTI scholars Néstor Medina...