I am the director of Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology (CWCIT)
and a professor of Catholic Studies at DePaul University in Chicago. I received a B.A. in
theology from Notre Dame in 1984, and an M.A. from Cambridge University in 1987. After
working as a lay associate with the Holy Cross order in a poor area of Santiago, Chile, I
worked at the Center for Civil and Human Rights at the Notre Dame Law School. I then
studied at Duke University, where I received a Ph.D. in religion in 1996. I taught at the
University of St. Thomas since 1995 and at DePaul University starting in 2010. My areas
of specialization are in political theology, economic ethics, and ecclesiology. 



Migrations of the Holy: Theologies of State and Church (2011)

Whether one thinks that “religion” continues to fade or has made a comeback in the...



El Mito de la Violencia Religiosa, Editorial Nuevo Inicio (2010)

El mito de la violencia religiosa consiste en creer que la “religión” es un fenómeno...



Migrations du Sacré: Théologies de l'Etat et de l'Eglise (2010)

Face à la crise mondiale, l'État se présente à nouveau comme le sauveur qui peut...



Pozarci: Gospodarka a powolanie chrzescijanskie (2010)

Mieć czy być? Czy chrześcijanie powinni opowiadać się za czy przeciw wolnemu rynkowi? Dlaczego konsumpcjonizm...


Books Edited and Essays in Edited Volumes

Development and Theology series, with Stephen Plant, Chris Keller, and Jonathan Lembright (2016)
Secularization of the Holy: A Reading of the ‘Wars of Religion’, The European Wars of Religion: An Interdisciplinary Reassessment of Sources, Interpretations, and Myths (2016)
Studies in World Catholicism series, with Michael Budde (2016)

Academic Journals Articles

History as a Penitential Practice, U.S. Catholic Historian (2015)


Making America Feel Better, Political Theology Today (2015)


The Fall of the Fall: A Brief Political History, The Colossian Forum on Faith, Science & Culture (2015)
Religious Violence as Modern Myth, Political Theology (2014)


Other Articles and Interviews


Seeing Beyond Nature to Creation, Laudato Si’, Catholic World Report (2015)


The Blurred Line Between Law and Violence, Political Theology Today (2015)


“A Response to Radner’s A Brutal Unity,”, Syndicate theology blog (2014)