Research and Projects

Dr. Daniel McFee

  • “The Role of Religious NGOs in Shaping Environmental Ethics in International Civil Society—The World Council of Churches as a Case Study,” Frontiers of Environment and Citizenship. Oxford, UK: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013.
  • “Benevolence,” Baker Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Ada, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group, 2011.
  • “Values/Value Judgment,” Baker Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics. Ada, Michigan: Baker Publishing Group, 2011.
  • “Prophet, Expert, and Advocate: The World Council of Churches and Institutional Environmental Ethics, 1991-2006,” Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 38 (2009): 445-465.

Dr. Mary Hembrow Snyder

  • Essential Writings: Joan D. Chittister, edited by Mary Lou Kownacki and Mary Hembrow Snyder, Orbis Books, forthcoming, Fall, 2014.
  • “At the Intersection of Catholic & Mercy: There’s an Elephant in the Room,” with Alice Edwards and Richard McCarty, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, forthcoming. forthcoming.
  • “Midwifing Global Citizens:A Call to Transformation,” Carlow University Rondtable,, 2012.
  • “It’s All About People! Designing Effective Professional Development to Create Pockets of Change in a Low Technology System.” Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual, 2003.
  • Dwelling in Possibility.” Women, Work and Welfare. Erie, Pa.: Benetvision, 2002.
  • “Feminist Christology: Revelation in Lima.” Journal of the Toronto School of Theology.  (Spring 2000).
  • Editor. Spiritual Questions for the Twenty-First Century: Essays in Honor of Joan D. Chittister. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 2001.
  • Curt Cadorette, Marie Giblin, Marilyn Legge, and Mary Hembrow Snyder, Editors. Liberation Theology: An Introductory Reader. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books, 1992.
  • The Christology of Rosemary Radford Ruether: A Critical Introduction. Mystic, CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 1988.

Dr. Thomas Forsthoefel

  • The Dalai Lama: Essential Writings (editor).  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008. Book.
  • Soulsong: Seeking Holiness, Coming Home.  Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2006. Book.
  • Gurus in America (co-edited with Cynthia Humes, Ph.D.).  Albany, NY: State University of  New York Press, 2005. Book.
  • Knowing Beyond Knowledge: Epistemologies of Religious Experience in Classical and Modern Advaita.  London: Ashgate, 2002.
  • Praying with the Poets: Poetry of the Sacred in the World’s Religions.  In progress; under review. Book.
  • “Ramana Maharshi.”  In Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism.  Forthcoming, 2013.
  • “Advaita Vedanta.”  In Routledge History of Indian Philosophy, ed. Purushottama Bilimoria. Forthcoming, 2013.
  • “Shankara.”  In Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism, vol. 4, 388-396.  Leiden: Brill, 2012.
  • “From What is to What Will Be: Hinduism’s Dynamic Future,” in The Future of Religion:Traditions in Transition, e-book edited by Katherine Mulhern (Patheos Press, Englewood, Co), 2012.
  • “Maya.”  In Brill Encyclopedia of Hinduism, vol. 2, 818-822. Leiden: Brill, 2010.
  • “The Communion of Saints: Models of Holiness in a World of Conflict.”  In India’s Intellectual Traditions and Contributions to the World, ed. Bal Ram Singh, 367-379.  New Delhi: DKPW, Ltd., 2009.
  • “The Teachings of Buddhism,” in The Dalai Lama: Essential Writings, ed. Thomas A. Forsthoefel, 11-45.  Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2008.
  • “Bede Griffiths and the Gita: Faith Beyond Faith, Faith Grounded in Faith,” Journal of Vaishnava Studies 16:1 (73-90), fall 2007.

Dr. Robert von Thaden Jr.

  • Sex, Christ, and Embodied Cognition: Paul's Wisdom for Corinth. Emory Studies in Early Christianity 16. Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK: Deo Publishing, 2012. Book.
  • "Pauline Rhetorical Invention: Seeing 1 Corinthians 6:12-7:7 through Conceptual Integration Theory." Chapter 2 in Cognitive Linguistic Explorations in Biblical Studies. Edited by Bonnie G. Howe and Joel B. Green. Cognitive Studies of Sacred Texts. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, forthcoming.
  • “Guiding Socio-Rhetorical Commentary with Conceptual Integration Theory (Blending Theory).” Conversations with the Biblical World: Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society & Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature Vol. 31 (2011).
  • "Bad Children, Children as Bad: Problematic Children from Proverbs to Acts of Thomas and Beyond." Proceedings: Eastern Great Lakes and Midwestern Biblical Societies 28 (2008): 67-75.
  • "Glorify God in Your Body: The Redemptive Role of the Body in Early Christian Ascetic Literature." Cistercian Studies Quarterly 38 (2003): 191-209.

Dr. Verna Ehret

  • “Utopia and Narrative: Theology Between the Boundaries of Overhumanization and Hypertheism” in Futures and Illusions, Wipf and Stock, forthcoming.
  • “Narratives of Love and Ciphers of Transcendence: Advancing the Integrity of Life” in Erotic Faith: Theological Reflections on Farleyan Eros, Sopher Press, forthcoming.
  • “Globalization, Redemption, and the Dialectics of Courage” in Sophia, October 2013.
  • “Hope and Fear: The Theological Side of Framing Environmental Change” with Forrest Clingerman in Ethics, Policy & Environmental Change, 16:2, 1-4, Summer 2013.
  • “The Demonization and Recovery of Religion: Villains and the Transformation of Narrative” in Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies, Summer 2013.
  • “Stemming the Tide of Idolatrous Cultural Rhetoric” in NAPTS Bulletin, Summer 2013.
  • “Uncanny Courage and Theological Home” in Resisting the Place of Belonging: Uncanny Homecomings in Religion, Narrative and the Arts, Ashgate Press, 2013.
  • “Doubt, Courage, and the Transformation of Redemption within Globalization: Combating Entrenchment” in NAPTS Bulletin, Spring 2012.

Dr. Richard McCarty

  • The End of Sexual Virtue: An Approach to Christian Sexual Ethics. SUNY Press, forthcoming. Book.
  • “At the Intersection of Catholic & Mercy: There’s an Elephant in the Room,” with Mary Hembrow Snyder and Alice Edwards, Journal of Catholic Higher Education, forthcoming.
  • “Objects of the Inquisition: The Trials of Religion Scholars Who Engage in Sexuality Studies within Catholic Institutions,” Academe , forthcoming.
  • “Facilitating Dialogue on Religion and Sexuality using a Descriptive Approach” Co-Editors: Sherry Watt, Ellen Fairchild, and Kathy Goodman. New Directions Journal: Intersections of Religious Privilege: Difficult Dialogues and Student Affairs Practice,  Number 125 (Spring 2009). Pg. 39-46.

Mr. Caesar Montevecchio


Cummings Gallery
Art Faculty Show

Dates: Aug 21-Sep 28, 2014

Location: Cummings Gallery

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
William Close and The Earth Harp Collective

Dates: Sep 5

Location: Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center

Anais Mitchell
Anaïs Mitchell

Dates: Sep 30

Location: Erie Art Museum