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Huili (Kathy) Stout

Doctoral candidate

Teaching Assistant


Email: Huili (Kathy) Stout
Phone: 937-554-7799
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  • M.A., Theology, University of Dayton, 2018


  • “The Art of Dialogue and Proclamation: A Case Study with John C. H. Wu (1899-1986)”

Research Interests

  • Inter-religious Dialogue
  • Chinese Religions

Courses Taught

  • REL 103: Introduction to Religious Studies and Theology
  • REL 250: Zen, Tao, and Confucianism: A Textual and Artistic Experience with the Chinese Tradition

Scholarly Publications

“A Comparative Reading of Nada and Wu-wei,” Ching Feng. Forthcoming.

“Mary and the Ascent to Mount Carmel,” Marian Studies. Forthcoming.

"Thomas Merton and the Difficulty of Inter-religious Dialogue." The Merton Annual 34 (2021): 152-71.

“Toward a New Vision of Catholicity for the Chinese Catholic Church: With Insights from Dumitru Stăniloae’s ‘Sobornicity.’” Ecclesiology 17 (2021): 348-68.

"Pure Means vs. Supernatural Means? On the Solidarity and Differences between Jacques Maritain and Dorothy Day." New Blackfriars 102 (July 2021), no. 1100: 486-502.

Review of Merton and Confucianism: Rites, Righteousness and Integral Humanity, ed. Patrick F. O’Connell, The Merton Annual 35, forthcoming.

Review of God’s Wild Flowers: Saints with Disabilities, by Pia Matthew, Journal of Disability and Religion 22 (2018), no. 1: 109-10.

Scholarly Presentations

Why Comparative Theology Is Necessary and Good for the Catholic Faith,” Vatican II and Catholic Higher Education: Leading Forward, A Conference at Sacred Heart University, Oct 15, 2022.

In the Rubble of War, A Little Flower: How Thérèse Conquered the Oriental Heart of John C. H. Wu,” American Catholic Historical Association Spring Conference, April 22, 2022.

Moving the Body: Teaching Chinese Religions in the Age of Technocracy,” American Academy of Religion Midwest Conference, March 5, 2022.

"Mary and the Ascent to Mount Carmel," The Mariological Society of American 79th Annual Conference, May 16, 2019.

"Henri de Lubac's Catholica and the Confucian Concept of Harmony," Toronto Graduate Students Association Conference: Traditioning Sources for Contemporary Theological Engagement, June 11, 2021.

"Thomas Merton and Inter-religious Dialogue," USCCA Conference: China, Christianity, and the Dialogue of Civilizations, Aug 7, 2021.

"From Carmel to Lao Zi: A Comparative Reading of Nada and Wu-wei," Theologians of Ohio 2021 Annual Gathering, Dayton, Ohio, Oct 23, 2021.