“Exegesis and Appropriation: Reading Rashi in Late Medieval Spain”

The Commentary on the Torah of Rashi (Solomon ben Isaac; 1040–1105) stands out as the most widely studied and influential Hebrew Bible commentary ever composed.…


“Finitude, Phenomenology, and Theology in Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit”

Heidegger’s descriptions of Dasein’s “finitude” (Endlichkeit) in Sein und Zeit are based on Dasein’s experience of thrownness and mortality, and not on theology and the relation to God, methodologically suspended early on in the treatise.…


Emerging Principles of a Theology of Shalom

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Second Vatican Council declaration, Nostra Aetate, Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia commissioned sculptor Joshua Koffman to create an original artwork called “Synagoga and Ecclesia in Our Time” for the plaza outside the campus chapel.…


Maimonides on Perfecting Perfection

What does one do after one has reached apprehension of God? According to Maimonides in his Guide of the Perplexed, there is indeed more to be done.…


Wissen und Lomdus: Idealism, Modernity, and History in some Nineteenth-Century Rabbinic and Philosophical responses to the Wissenschaft des Judentums

This article examines the parallel strategies taken by Hermann Cohen (1842–1918) and contemporaries in the Eastern European Lithuanian Talmudic academies to develop modernizing interpretations of Jewish text, tradition, and law.…


Examining the Role of the Reader: A Necessary Task for Catholic Biblical Interpretation

In this article, I enter the discussion over what constitutes Catholic biblical interpretation to argue that in order for biblical interpretation to be “Catholic,” it must integrate hermeneutical approaches that foreground real readers within the context of lived realities.…


Church and Space in the Middle Ages

This is an English translation of the Editorial to Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales Volume 72 – Issue 1. On the publication of their two most recent volumes in 2016,[1] the Annales invited Dominique Iogna-Prat and Florian Mazel to participate in an exercise in lecture croisée.


Constructed Female Bodies

Female sexual and sexualized bodies are constructed in multiple ways. One construction posits that females are autonomous and self-determining, and advocates for unimpeded choice regarding sexual expression, bodies, and reproduction.


“O Sweet Cautery”: John of the Cross and the Healing of the Natural World”

“O Sweet Cautery”: John of the Cross and the Healing of the Natural World” Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Catholic Theological Union at Chicago In “The Living Flame of Love,” John of the Cross began to use the image of “cautery” to express the paradox of one act that both grievously wounds and radically heals.…


Jesus and the World of Grace, 1968–2016: An Idiosyncratic Theological Memoir

“Jesus and the World of Grace, 1968–2016: An Idiosyncratic Theological Memoir” William L. Portier, University of Dayton, CTS president Looking back at the last five decades of my development as a theologian, I offer an impressionistic look at Catholic theology in the United States.…


C. S. Lewis on Anders Nygren: “He has shaken me up extremely” by Dr Jason Lepojärvi, St Benet’s Hall, Oxford

Many will find it surprising to learn of the connection between C. S. Lewis and Anders Nygren. In his recent book on Lewis, Alister McGrath notes that Lewis “disconnected” himself from modern theological debates.…


The future of the Anglican Communion: Primates, numbers, and other considerations By Daniel Muñoz

The future of the Anglican Communion hung in the air – or rather a whirlwind – of uncertainty, as Anglican Primates from around world met in Lambeth in mid-January 2016.…