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Nick Mayrand

Doctoral Student

College of Arts and Sciences: Religious Studies

Contact

Email: Nick Mayrand
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Degrees

  • M.A., Theological Studies, University of Dayton
  • Honors B.A., Xavier University

Profile

Nick currently serves as Director of Ministry at St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. Since 2019, he has written more than forty stories for Crux, a global Catholic news organization. He is in the first cohort of Notre Dame's Strong Foundations for Pastoral Leaders Program, a Lilly Endowment initiative. Nick also facilitates courses for the University of Dayton's VLCFF (Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation).

Courses Taught

  • Religion 103: Introduction to Religious Studies and Theological Studies, Fall 2013-Spring 2017

Dissertation

Working Title:

Encountering the "Nones": Discerning the relevance of the "rise of the nones" for sited theologies

Director:

Brad Kallenberg, Ph.D.

Readers:

Dr. William Portier; Dr. Sandra Yocum; Dr. Vincent Miller; Dr. Terrence Tilley

Scholarly Publications and Presentations

PUBLICATIONS

"21st Century Temptations: Nones, Polls, and the Allure of the View from Above." In American Catholicism in the 21st Century: Crossroads, Crisis, and Renewal. CTS Annual Volume, 2018.

"Herbert McCabe's Genius: Natural Law and Unity." New Blackfriars, 2014.

"Possibilities and Dangers at the Nexus of Sport and Development Discourses." Journal of Sport for Development, 2014.

PRESENTATIONS

"A Fortunate Pedagogical Foothold: Nones and Internal Critiques of Christianity." Paper delivered at Annual Meeting of College Theology Society (Summer 2017).

"Race, Blindness, and Theologies of Sport." Paper delivered at 2015 Baylor Symposium on Faith and Culture, The Spirit of Sports (November 2015).