Prof. Jon NilsonProfessor of Theology

    Research Profile

    Black theology; Ecumenism; Ecclesiology; Theological Method; Modern and Contemporary Roman Catholic Theology

    Teaching Profile

    Ecumenism; Ecclesiology; Modern and Contemporary Roman Catholic Theology

    Selected Publications

    Nothing Beyond the Necessary: Roman Catholicism and the Ecumenical Future. New York: Paulist Press, 1995.

    Hearing Past the Pain: Why White Catholic Theologians Need Black Theology. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2007.

    “Tradition and the Ordination of Women,” Origins 27 (1997), 76-79. (Co-author)

    “Anglican-Roman Catholic Consultation in the United States’ Agreed Statement on the Church as Local and
    Universal,” Origins 30 (2000), 85-95. (Co-author)

    “The Laity,” in The Gift of the Church, ed. Peter C. Phan. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2000. 395-413.

    “The Gift of Authority: An American, Roman Catholic Appreciation,” One in Christ 36 (2000), 133-144.

    “The Church and Homosexuality: A Lonerganian Approach,” in: Sexual Diversity and Catholicism: Toward the Development of Moral Theology. Patricia Beattie Jung with Jospeh Andrew Coray, eds., Collegeville:Liturgical Press, 2001. 60-73.

    “Confessions of a White Catholic Racist Theologian,” Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America 58 (2003), 64-82; also in Origins 33 (2003), 129-138.

    “The Gift of Authority: Mountain or Milestone?” in One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism: Studies in Christian Ecclesiality and Ecumenism in Honor of J. Robert Wright, ed. By Marsha L. Dutton and Patrick Terrell Gray. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2006, 316-324.

    “Beyond Moral Suasion: Reading Method in Theology in “Racist America,” Lonergan Workshop 21 (2008), 295-301.



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