Beyond Procreation: Rereading Aquinas in the Context of Involuntary Childlessness in West and Central Africa

Using the work of Thomas Aquinas, the article from which this blog is extracted examines ways to construct an ethical framework for Christian communities in West Africa to address involuntary childlessness.…


Eliah Benamozegh, Franz Rosenzweig and their Blueprint of a Jewish Theology of Christianity

Recent developments in the Christian world (especially in the Catholic Church) regarding Christian-Jewish relations—initiated by the papal Nostra Aetate declaration of 1965—have led to the questioning of some classical Christian attitudes vis à vis “the Jews.” They have culminated in “the most important development in Christian teaching on the Jewish people since the second and third centuries” (R.…


Making the Invisible Visible: Inviting Persons with Disabilities into the Life of the Church

Dutch theologian Hans Reinders believes that being chosen as a friend is the greatest good we can do for other people, and for the common good: “The ultimate good is.…


Virtual Special Issue: Cold War in Latin America – Introduction

This virtual special issue highlights some of the exciting directions that scholarship on the Cold War in Latin America has taken over the last decade.…


“Black Lives Matter and Catholic Whiteness: A Tale of Two Performances”

How do the voices and actions of the members of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement speak to us in the Catholic theological academy?…


“Paul’s Place in a First-Century Revival of the Discourse of ‘Equality’”

The discourse of “equality,” which originated in democratic Athens, revived in the first century CE, in response to growing inequality between the classes. …


“Space, Place, and the Race for Power: Rabbis, Demons, and the Construction of Babylonia”

Demons were an important part of Late Antique life across religious divides. This article explores how the authors of the Babylonian Talmud “think with” the demonic to produce meaningful rabbinic spaces.…


“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.…


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.