I am a Professor of Theology 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. 

Books

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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...

 

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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...

 

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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...

 

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Pozarci: Gospodarka a powolanie chrzescijanskie (2010)

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

 

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Le Mythe de la violence religieuse (2009)

C’est une idée dominante : la religion promeut la violence car elle est absolutiste, source...

 

Books Edited and Essays in Edited Volumes

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"Destroying the Church to Save It: Intra-Christian Persecution and the Modern State", Witness of the Body: The Past, Present, and Future of Christian Martyrdom (2011)
 

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The Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology (with Jeff Bailey and Craig Hovey), Wm. B. Eerdmans Ekklesia Series (2011)
 

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"The Myth of Religious Violence", The Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence (2011)
 

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"A Politics of Vulnerability: Hauerwas and Democracy", Untettling Arguments: A Festschrift on the Occasion of Stanley Hauerwas' 70th Birthday (2010)
 

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"Remembering Rightly: A Response to Karen Bergesch and Daniel A. Bruno", A Cloud of Witnesses: Opportunities for Ecumenical Commemoration (2010)
 

Academic Journals Articles

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"The Invention of Fanaticism", Modern Theology (2011)

This article examines the Western construction of “religion” as passionate and non-rational. First, it summarizes...

 

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"Migrant, Tourist, Pilgrim, Monk: Mobility and Identity in a Global Age", Theological Studies (2008)

Globalization is often portrayed as ushering in a world without borders, a mobile world where...

 

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"How to Do Penance for the Inquisition", Review of Faith & International Affairs 5 (2007)

The Black Legend of the Inquisition is part of a larger Enlightenment narrative that celebrates...

 

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"Reply to Stephen H. Webb", Cultural Encounters (2006)
 

Reviews

Other Articles and Interviews

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"Only Christianity Can Save Economics", Australian Broadcasting Company, Religion and Ethics Website (2011)
 

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"Breaking Bread, Making Peace", Australian Broadcasting Company, Religion and Ethics Website (2010)
 

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"Christopher Hitchens and the Myth of Religious Violence", Australian Broadcasting Company, Religion and Ethics Website (2010)