Research & Scholarship

The research and scholarly efforts of our faculty ensure a vibrant and engaged environment for our students. Recent research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Books

Bennett, J. M. (2012). Aquinas on the Web? Doing Theology in an Internet Age. London: T&T Clark.

Branick, V. P. (2012). The House Church in the Writings of Paul (2nd ed. ed.). Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock.

Branick, V. P. (2012). Understanding the Prophets and their Books. New York. NY: Paulist Press.

Doyle, D. M. (2012). In Doyle, D. M., Furry, T. R., Bazzell, P. D. (Ed.), Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Boundaries of Being and Belonging in Postmodern Times (pp. 334). Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books.

Kallenberg, B. J. (2013). By Design: Ethics, Theology and the Practice of Engineering (pp. 314 pp plus 14 pp. frontal material). Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Levering, M. W. (2012). The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology (2012th ed., pp. 157). London: T & T Clark.

Levering, M. W. (2012). Jesus and the Demise of Death: Resurrection, Afterlife, and the Fate of the Christian (2012th ed., pp. 240 pages). Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

Levering, M. W. (2012). In Levering, M., Dauphinais, M. (Ed.), Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas (2012th ed., pp. 332). Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.

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Book Chapters

Doyle, D. M. (2012). "Exclusivism and Neo-Exclusivism: A Response to Mannion’s Ecclesiology and Postmdernity." In Doyle, D. M., Furry, T. R., Bazzel, P. D. (Ed.), Ecclesiology and Exclusion. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books.

Levering, M. W. (2012). “Mary in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI.” In Cavadini, J. C. (Ed.), Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI (2012th ed., pp. 276-297). Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press.

Levering, M. W. (2012). “Thomas Aquinas.” In Greenman, J. P., Larsen, T. (Ed.), The Decalogue through the Centuries (2012th ed., pp. 67-80). Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press.

Levering, M. W. (2012). “The Book of Job and God’s Existence.” In Barnes, M. R. (Ed.), A Man of the Church: Honoring the Theology, Life, and Witness of Ralph Del Colle (2012th ed., pp. 231-240). Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock.

Levering, M. W. (2012). “Aquinas on Romans 8: Predestination in Context.” In Levering, M., Dauphinais, M. (Ed.), Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas (2012th ed., pp. 196-215). Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "Retrospective." In Doyle, D., Bazzell, P., Furry, T. (Ed.), Ecclesiology and Exclusion: Boundaries of Being and Belonging in Postmodern Times (pp. 325-328). Maryknoll, NY: Orbis.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "The Disappearing Common Good as a Challenge to Catholic Participation in Public Life: The Need for Catholicity and Prudence." In Nicholas Cafardi (Ed.), Voting and Holiness (pp. 289-315). Mahwah, N.J.: Paulist.

Orji, C. (2012). “Muslim-Christian Conflict in Africa: The Quest for Responsible Action.” In Stillner, B. (Ed.), Can Muslims and Christians Resolve their Religious and Social Conflicts? Cases from Africa and the United States. Lewiston, NY: Mellen Press.

Orji, C. (2012). “Religion, Violence, and Conflict: Ujamma-therapy as a Dynamic response to Ethnic Particularities in Africa.” In Eliola, S. K. (Ed.), Religion, Conflict, and Democracy in Modern Africa: The Role of Civil Society in Political Engagement. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.

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Book Reviews

Barnes, M. H. (2012). "St. Jerome, Commentary on Ecclesiastes. St. Irenaeus of Lyons: Against the Heresies, Bk 2." Washington DC: Catholic online book reviews.

Bennett, J. M. (2012). "Vatican II: Renewal within Tradition," edited by Matthew Lamb and Matthew Levering (1st ed., vol. 21, pp. 110-113). New York, New York: Pro Ecclesia.

Branick, V. P. (2012). “Robert H. Gundry, Commentary on the New Testament: Verse-by-Verse Explanations with a Literal Translation” (vol. 74 , pp. 152-153). Washington DC: Catholic Biblical Quarterly.

Levering, M. W. (2012). "Review of Pope Benedict XVI’s book ‘Saint Paul’" (July/August 2012 ed., vol. 12, pp. 42-43). South Bend, Indiana: Saint Austin’s Review.

Portier, W. L. "Review of Bruce K. Ward, Redeeming the Enlightenment, Christianity and the Liberal Virtues" (April 9, 2010 ed., vol. CXXXVII, pp. 24-25). New York, NY

Trollinger, W. V. (2012). "Review of Darren Dochuk, From Bible Belt to Sun Belt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism" (vol. 81). Berkeley, CA: Pacific Historical Review.

Trollinger, W. V. (2012). "Review of Stephanie Rogers, Inventing the Holy Land: American Protestant Pilgrimage to Palestine, 1865-1941" (vol. 117). American Historical Association: American Historical Review.

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Grants

Doyle, D. M. (Principal). “Guest Professor.” Sponsored by University of Augsburg; Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, $42,900. (October 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013).

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Invited Lectures & Addresses

Bennett, J. M. “Choosing God? Thoughts on Religion, Freedom and The Meaning of Life.”, University of Loyola, Maryland, Baltimore, MD. (December 4, 2012).

Bennett, J. M. “Marriage, Singleness and the Beatitudes,.” North Park Seminary, Chicago, IL. (September 27, 2012).

Bennett, J. M. “Adoption: Reprise.” University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. (May 28, 2012).

Bennett, J. M. “Internet Pornography and the Human Person.” Center for Scriptural Exegesis, Philosophy and Doctrine, Dayton, OH. (April 11, 2012).

Branick, V. P. “Universal Salvation in Paul.” Catholic Biblical Association Annuel Meeting, Catholic Biblical Association, Notre Dame, IN. (July 29, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. “Vatican II: Getting Beyond Polarization.”, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany. (November 29, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. “The Struggle over the Meaning of Vatican II.” part of a lecture series, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. (September 26, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. “Vatican II: The Declaration on Religious Freedom.” A Teachable Moment: On Religious Liberty, Community of the Good Shepherd (with three other parishes co-sponsoring), Cincinnati, OH. (June 28, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. ”Vatican II: Its Historical Context and Its Meaning for Today.”, St. Charles Church, Kettering. (February 13, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. “Vatican II in a U.S. Context.” Precious Blood Church. (March 19, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. “Communion Ecclesiology: Ideology or Path to Dialogue?” Where We Dwell in Common, Ecclesiological Investigations, Assisi, Italy. (April 25, 2012).

Johnson, K. S. “Discipleship Unplugged.” Campus ministry annual retreat, UD Campus Ministry, Dayton, OH. (August 8, 2012).

Johnson, K. S. “Good News to the Poor: Wealth and Poverty in the Gospel of Luke.” Ite Missa Est, Immaculate Conception Church. (January 18, 2012).

Johnston, W. H. “Understanding the New Translation of the Roman Missal.” Adult Faith Formation Event, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Kettering, OH. (January 18, 2012).

Johnston, W. H. “Pope Benedict XVI: Friend or Foe of the Reformed Liturgy?” NAAL Annual Conference, North American Academy of Liturgy, Montreal, QC, Canada. (January 6, 2012).

Kallenberg, B. J. “Fast Friends in the Age of FaceBook.” Ekklesia Project Annual Gathering, Ekklesia Project, DePaul University, Chicago, IL. (July 6, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Propositions and Trinitarian Theology.” American Academy of Religion, Christian Systematic Theology Section, Chicago, Illinois. (November 19, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Jewish-Christian Dialogue and the Jewish Annotated New Testament.” Society of Biblical Literature, Jewish-Christian Dialogue and Sacred Texts Consultation, Chicago, Illinois. (November 19, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Christians and Natural Law.” Workshop on Natural Law in Three Traditions, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. (September 21, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Mary in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI.” God Is Love: Explorations in the Theology of Benedict XVI, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana. (May 17, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Response to Geoffrey Wainwright: Are Methodists and Catholics United in Deviating from the Faith of the First Christians?” Theology, Eucharist, and Ministry, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. (May 17, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”The Scriptures and Their Interpretation.” Reading God’s Word: Ratzinger’s Erasmus Lecture a Generation Later, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida. (February 11, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Romans 1:20 and Our Natural Knowledge of God.” Aquinas Lecture, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. (January 26, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “Advocacy, Solidarity and Evangelization.” Catholic Relief Services Midwest Regional Staff Webinar, Catholic Relief Services, Chicago, IL. (September 14, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “Being Church at Home and Home at Church.” Annual Parish Retreat, Immaculate Conception Parish, Dayton, OH. (September 8, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “Government and Catholic Notions of the Common Good.” Diocesan Social Justice Ministers, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Dayton, OH. (August 21, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “Academics and Advocacy.” Scholars in Global Solidarity Inaugural Seminar, Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore. (June 25, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “Globalization, the Church and the University.” Faculty Colloquium, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT. (March 6, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “The Budget as a Moral Document.” UD/Catholic Charities Solidarity Conference, UD/Archdiocese of Cincinnati, UD. (March 3, 2012).

Miller, V. J. “The History of Catholic Social Thought as a Resource for the Future of Catholic Higher Education.” Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities Annual Meeting, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC. (February 11, 2012).

Portier, W. L. ”History and Demography, Challenges and Hopes: What Future For Catholics in the U.S.” State Seminar for Diocesan Staffs of Religious Education, Diocese of Columbus, Ohio, Mount St. John, Bergamo Center, Dayton, OH. (April 26, 2012).

Portier, W. L. ”History and Demography, Challenges and Hopes: What Future For Catholics in the U.S.” First Annual Bishop Simon Brute Lecture, Bishop Simon Brute College Seminary, Marian University, Indianapolis, IN. (March 22, 2012).

Portier, W. L. ”What Kind of a World of Grace? Cardinal Henri de Lubac and the Council’s Christological Center.” Keeping the World Awake to God: The Challenge of Vatican II, John Paul II Institute, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. (January 13, 2012).

Roberts, W. P. ”God Our Light: In the Darkness and in the Light.” Santa Monica Faith-sharing Community, Santa Monica, CA. (October 4, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V. “Staying Together, Staying Free: Local Church Autonomy, Interdependence, and Soul Freedom.” Roger Williams Fellowship, Ohio Baptist Convention, Columbus OH. (October 26, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V. “Frontiers, Borders, and Citizens: Abandoning the Notion of American Exceptionalism.” Maryville Symposium on the Liberal Arts, Maryville College, Maryville TN. (October 6, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V. “The Idea of a Christian America.” Roger Williams Fellowship, Ohio Baptist Convention, Columbus OH. (June 2, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V. “Navigating the Job Market.” Preparing Future Faculty Conference., Indiana University Bloomington. (February 24, 2012).

Yocum Mize, S. “Following Jesus.” Faith Formation for RCIA, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dayton, OH. (October 26, 2012).

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Journal Articles

Bennett, J. M. (2012). "Stanley Hauerwas’s Influence on Catholic Moral Theology." Journal of Moral Theology, 1(1), 148-169.

Branick, V. P. (2012). “Mary as Co-Redemptrix: Where would Paul Stand?” Marian Studies. Mariological Society of America, 59, 1-14.

Doyle, D. M. (2013). "Contextual Theology and the Translation of the Gospel: Themes for an Introductory Course." College Theology Society; Orbis Books, 58, 152-167.

Doyle, D. M. (2012). "The Concept of Inculturation in Roman Catholicism: A Theological Consideration." American Catholic Studies, 30(1), 1-13.

Johnson, K. S. “Integral Human Development, Toward What?” Scholars in Global Solidarity, Catholic Relief Services, Baltimore, MD. (June 25, 2012).

Johnson, K. S. “Responses to David O’Brien and John Haughey on Catholic Tradition and Business Education.” Renewing Mission and Identity in Catholic Business Education, John A. Ryan Institute for Catholic Social Thought, Dayton, OH. (June 19, 2012).

Johnson, K. S. “Stewardship and Reconciliation.” Christian Scholars Conference, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN. (June 7, 2012).

Johnston, W. H. "Update on the Revised 'National Certification Standards for Lay Ecclesial Ministers.'" Annual Meeting, Association of Graduate Programs in Ministry, Tucson, AZ. (February 11, 2012).

Kallenberg, B. J. (2012). "Rethinking Fideism through the Lens of Wittgenstein’s Engineering Outlook." International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion, 71(1), 55-73.

Levering, M. W. (2012). “Readings on the Rock: Typological Exegesis in Contemporary Scholarship.” Modern Theology, 28(2012), 707-731.

Orji, C. (2012). “Lonergan and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition: A Look at the Contribution of Philip McShane.” Divyadaan: Journal of Philosophy and Education.

Portier, W. L. (2012). “What Kind of a World of Grace? Cardinal Henri de Lubac and the Council’s Christological Center.” Communio, International Catholic Review, 39(nos. 1-2), 136-51.

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Magazines & Trade Publications

Miller, V. J. (2012). "Elezioni Usa, la sconfitta dei vescovi." (pp. 1). Milan: Populi.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "Saving Subsidiarity: Why Its Not About Small Government." (3rd ed., vol. 207, pp. 13-16). New York, NY: America.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "Personhood for Profit: Seeing corporations as people - are we making ourselves over in their image?" (June 2012 ed., pp. 8-9). Washington, DC: Sojourners.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "Spirituality and Popular Culture." (vol. January, 2012, pp. 48-52). Dayton, OH: Catechist.

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Newsletters

Miller, V. J. (2012). "History Can Guide the Future of Catholic Social Teaching?" Washington, DC: Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

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Newspapers

Miller, V. J. (2012). "An opportunity for a real policy debate between two Catholics." (10/11/12 ed.). Washington, DC: The Hill.

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Other

Donahue, M. S. “Introduction for Cardinal Turkson.” The Eighth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education, University of Dayton; St. Thomas University, Dayton, Ohio. (June 18, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. (2012). "Introduction to Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories." In Madges, W., Daley, M. (Ed.), Vatican II: Fifty Personal Stories. Mystic, CT: Bayard.

Kallenberg, B. J. (2012). In Michael Gulkey (Ed.), Tradition-based Rationality. Chicago: The Colossians Forum.

Levering, M. W. (2012). Translation of Gilles Emery, “The Holy Spirit in Aquinas’s Commentary on Romans”. In Levering, M., Dauphinais, M. (Ed.), Reading Romans with St. Thomas Aquinas (2012th ed., pp. 127-162). Washington D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "In All Things" - America Magazine Blog. New York, New York: America Magazine.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "Catholic bishops’ election behavior threatens their authority." Atlanta, GA: CNN Religion Blog. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/08/my-take-catholic-bishops-election-behavior-threatens-their-authority/

Miller, V. J. (2012). "No Catholic should follow Ayn Rand." London: The Guardian.

Miller, V. J. (2012). "On All of Our Shoulders: A Catholic Call to Protect the Endangered Common Good." (pp. 16). Dayton, OH.

Orji, C. Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), CTSA, ST. Louis, MO. (June 6, 2012).

Portier, W. L. ”What do Philosophers Do?.” Panel on Oliva Blanchette, Maurice Blondel: "A Philosophical Life, Societe Internationale d’Etudes sur Alfred Loisy," American Academy of Religion, Chicago, IL. (November 18, 2012).

Smith, A. B. ”Enemies of the Faith: American Religion on the Attack.” Conference of Faith and History, Biennial Conference, Conference on Faith and History, Gordon College, Wenham, MA. (October 5, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V. “Right Here, Right Now: Engaging the Rhetoric of the Religious Right.” Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX. (April 12, 2012).

Yocum Mize, S. “Role of Women in Catholic Church; Controversy around LCWR.” Dayton Daily News. (June 8, 2012).

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Papers

Bunta, S. “Monstrous Bodies, Destructive Embraces: Monstrous Couple Traditions in the Apocalypse of Abraham.” Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (July 25, 2012).

Bunta, S. “Use and Misuse of ‘Scripture’ in Hebrews 1-2.” Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, Society of Biblical Literature, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (July 24, 2012).

Donahue, M. S. “Reading the Signs of the Times: Current Events as Case Studies.” The Eighth International Conference on Catholic Social Thought and Business Education, University of Dayton; St. Thomas University, Dayton, Ohio. (June 19, 2012).

Doyle, D. M. “Cross, Church, and Context: Early Modern and Contemporary Expression of Faith and Practice.” CTS annual meeting, College Theology Society, San Antonio. (June 1, 2012).

Johnston, W. H. “An Appreciative Reading of the New Translation of the Roman Missal in Light of the Spirituality of Friedrich von Hügel and Evelyn Underhill.” CTS Annual Conference, College Theology Society, San Antonio, TX. (June 1, 2012).

Johnston, W. H. “Participation in the Heavenly Liturgy: Theological Reflections on a Liturgical Theme, with a Pastoral Coda.” NAAL Annual Conference, North American Academy of Liturgy, Montreal, QC, Canada. (January 7, 2012).

Kallenberg, B. J. “Technology as Skin.” Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture: Technology & Human Flourishing, Institute on Faith and Learning, Baylor University, Baylor University, Waco, TX. (October 26, 2012).

Levering, M. W. ”Aristotle and the Old Law in the Summa Theologiae.” Colloquium, Center for Thomistic Studies, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas. (January 27, 2012).

Orji, C. “How Might Catholicity be Truly African?.” Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA), CTSA, St. Louis, MO. (June 6, 2012).

Orji, C. “Lonergan and McShane on Political Economy: Relevance for Contemporary Global Crisis.” Annual Meeting of Lonergan Conference, Loyola Maymount University (LMU), Los Angeles. (April 12, 2012).

Roberts, W. P. ”Teaching the Theology of Christian Marriage in New Contexts.” Annual Convention of College Theology Society, Marriage and Family Life Section. June 1, 2012, College Theology Society, San Antonio, TX. (June 1, 2012).

Smith, A. B. “The Catholic Extension of U.S. Intellectual and Cultural History.” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, Society for U.S. Intellectual History, New York, NY (Scheduled November 2, 2012).

Smith, A. B. “Manhattan Citta Aperta: Neorealism, Catholicism and Postwar American Cinema.” American Catholic Historical Association Annual Meeting, American Catholic Historical Association, Chicago, IL. (January 7, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V. “Rhetorical Creationism.” National Communication Association annual meeting, Orlando FL. (November 17, 2012).

Trollinger, W. V., Trollinger, S. L. “The Visual Rhetoric of the Creation Museum.”, Southern States Communication Association, San Antonio, TX. (April 15, 2012).

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