Dr. Daniel G. Van Slyke
Daniel G. Van Slyke, S.T.L., Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Church History at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in the Archdiocese of St Louis. He holds an M.A. in theology from the University of Dallas, an S.T.L. in theology from the University of St Mary of the Lake, and a Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University. With special interests in ancient Church history and Christian worship, Dr Van Slyke has lectured widely and taught courses both on the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as for ongoing adult education.
Ph.D. Historical Theology. Saint Louis University. 2001
S.T.L. Systematic Theology. University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. 2003
M.A. Moral Theology. University of Dallas. 1997
B.A. Philosophy, Christianity & Culture. St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto. 1994
Articles and Essays
“The Study of Early Christian Worship.” In The Companion to Liturgical Studies (London: T & T Clark) forthcoming.
“De unico baptismo contra Petilianum.” In The Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, ed. Karla Pollmann and Willemien Otten (Oxford: Oxford University Press) forthcoming.
“Consecration to the Office of Acolyte: An Historical Perspective.” Usus Antiquior 2.2 (2011) 89-128.
“Toward a Definition of Blessings: Agents and Recipients of Blessings.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 15.1 (2011) 47-60.
“Confirmation: A Sacrament in Search of a Theology?” New Blackfriars (2010) published online.
“Marcellinus the Priest and Peter the Exorcist? The Ecclesiastical Orders of Two Martyrs in the Roman Canon.” Ephemerides Liturgicae 124 (2010) 449-462.
“Despicere mundum et terrena: A Spiritual and Liturgical Motif in the Missale Romanum.” Usus Antiquior 1.1 (2010) 59-81.
“The Ordo of Exorcist among the Latin Fathers: Reconsidered in Light of Martin of Tours.” Ephemerides Liturgicae 123 (2009) 357-379.
“Demonology,” “Diabolical Possession (Theology of),” and “Exorcism.” In New Catholic Encyclopedia: Supplement 2009, ed. Robert L. Fastiggi, pp. 236-238, 250-252, 357-361. Detroit: Gale, 2009.
“Baptism,” “Confirmation,” “Healing, Religious,” and “Latin Rite.” In New Westminster Dictionary of Church History, vol. 1, The Early, Medieval, and Reformation Eras, ed. Robert Benedetto et al. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2008) 68-69, 295-296, 381-382.
“Ancient Baptismal Fonts.” Homiletic and Pastoral Review 108.4 (January 2008) 30-31, 44-47.
“The Changing Meanings of sacramentum: Historical Sketches.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 11.3 (2007) 245-279.
“Breathing Blessing, Bestowing the Spirit: Insufflatio as a Distinct Ritual Gesture in Ancient Christian Initiation.” Ephemerides Liturgicae 121 (2007) 301-327.
“The Devil and His Pomps in Fifth-Century Carthage: Renouncing spectacula with Spectacular Imagery.” In Dumbarton Oaks Papers 59, ed. Alice-Mary Talbot (2007) 53-72.
“The Ancestry and Theology of the Rite of Major Exorcism (1999/2004).” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 10 (2006) 70-116.
“Sacramentum in Ancient Non-Christian Authors.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 9.2 (2005) 167-206.
“A New Agenda for Research in Divine Worship.” CIEL-USA 2.1 (2005) 1-15.
“Lex orandi lex credendi: Liturgy as locus theologicus in the Fifth Century?” Josephinum Journal of Theology 11 (2004) 130-151.
“Augustine and Catechumenal exsufflatio: An Integral Element of Christian Initiation.” Ephemerides Liturgicae 118 (2004) 175-208.
“Imperial Catholicism in Late Antiquity? A North African Illustration.” Providence: Studies in Western Civilization 8.2 (2004) 14-28.
“The Order for Blessing Water: Past and Present.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 8.2 (2003) 12-23. Translated into Hungarian as “A víz megáldásának szertartása: múlt és jelen” on the web site of The Church Music Institute of the Franz Liszt Music Academy.
“Geiseric,” “Quodvultdeus,” and “Vandals.” In The New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition, vol. 6, p. 118, vol. 11, p. 874. Washington DC: Thomson/Gale, 2003.
“The Theological Use and Abuse of History.” The Latin Mass 11.3 (2002) 40-43.
“Is the End of the Empire the End of the World? Exegetical Traditions.” In Theology and Sacred Scripture, ed. Carol J. Dempsey and William P. Loewe, pp. 85-102. Maryknoll NY: Orbis, 2002.
“The Churching of Women: Its Introduction and Spread in the Latin West.” Ephemerides Liturgicae 115 (2001) 208-238.
“Claude Heithaus, S.J., and the Integration of Saint Louis University: The Mystical Body of Christ and University Politics.” In Theology and Lived Christianity, ed. David M. Hammond, 139-173. Mystic CT: Twenty-Third Publications, 2000.
“Quodvultdeus of Carthage: Political Change and Apocalyptic Theology in the Fifth Century Roman Empire.” Ph.D. diss., Saint Louis University, 2001. Director: Kenneth B. Steinhauser, student of Karl Suso Frank (1933-2006), student of Bernhard Kötting (1910-1996), student of Franz Joseph Dölger (1879-1940).
“The Moral Conscience in the Teaching of John Paul II: Law, Freedom, and the Dignity of the Human Person.” M.A. thesis, University of Dallas, 1997. Director: Mark Lowery.
Liturgy 101: Sacraments and Sacramentals. Ligouri MO: Ligouri Press, 2010.
Quodvultdeus of Carthage: The Apocalyptic Theology of a Roman African in Exile, Early Christian Studies 5. Sydney: St. Paul’s Publications, 2003.
Trying Times: Essays on Catholic Higher Education in the 20th Century. Edited with William Shea Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999.
Board of Consulters/Editorial Boards
Ephemerides Liturgicae, 2007 – present.
Usus Antiquior, 2008 – present.
Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal
Assistant Editor. 2005 – 2008.
Copy Editor. 2003 – 2004.
Full-Time Teaching Positions
Associate Professor of Church History. Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. 2006 – present.
Associate Professor of Theology. Ave Maria College. 2005 – 2007.
Assistant Professor of Theology. Ave Maria College. 2004 – 2005.
Assistant Professor of Liturgy. The Liturgical Institute of the University of St Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. 2002 – 2004.
Assistant Professor of Theology. Caldwell College. 2001 – 2002.
Occasional/Part-Time Teaching Positions
Instructor. Paul VI Institute, Archdiocese of St Louis. 2006 – present.
Instructor. Diaconate Formation Program, Archdiocese of St Louis. 2006 – present.
Instructor. Diaconate Formation Program, Diocese of Tulsa. 2007, 2008, 2011.
Visiting Professor. Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary. 2006, 2010, 2011.
Adjunct Professor. Institute for Pastoral Studies, Ave Maria University. 2004 – 2009.
Adjunct Professor. Saint Louis University. 2000 – 2001.
Kenrick School of Theology (2006 – 2011)
HST 511, Patristic Church
HST 544, Ancient Christian Worship
HST 554, Augustine
LST 513, Baptism & Confirmation
LST 514, Eucharist
LST 516, Penance, Anointing, & Burial
LST 575, Angels, Demons, Deliverance, and Exorcism
Cardinal Glennon College (2007 – 2011)
HST/THL 310, Church History I
HST/THL 311, Church History II
Paul VI Institute, Archdiocese of St Louis (2006 – 2011)
ST 101, Catechism I
ST 111, Documents of the Second Vatican Council [online]
ST 114, Good Angels, Bad Angels [online]
ST/LT 137, Holy Mass and the Eucharist [online]
SP 104, Catholic Spirituality: Praying the Divine Office [online]
SS 174, The Psalms as Christian Prayer [online]
Diaconate Formation Program, Archdiocese of St Louis (2006 – 2010)
DLT 101, Liturgy Explained
DLT 110, Theology and History of the Sacraments
DLT 121, Liturgical Theology: Theology and History of the Mass
Diaconate Formation Program, Diocese of Tulsa (2007, 2008, 2011)
DLT 140, Sacraments of Healing: Reconciliation and Anointing
DLT 150, Sacraments of Service: Holy Orders and Matrimony
DLT 250, Liturgical Theology
Institute for Pastoral Theology (at Ave Maria College/University) (2003 – 2007)
THL 5121, Catholic Theological Tradition
THL 5211, Christian Anthropology
THL 5311, Liturgy and Sacraments
THL 5312, Moral Theology
Ave Maria College (2004 – 2007)
THL 205, Sacred Doctrine
THL 301, Western Theological Tradition
THL 305, Triune God
THL 307, Sacraments
THL 309, Christ and His Church
THL 315, Moral Theology
THL 413, Theology of St Augustine
THL 417, Christian Anthropology
THL 490, Senior Seminar in Theology
Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary (2006, 2010, 2011)
HI 324, Historia Liturgica
The Liturgical Institute of University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary (2002 – 2004)
LI 521, History of Sacramental Theology
LI 531, Biblical Studies and the Renewal of Sacramental Theology
LI 532, Patristic Sacramental Thought and Liturgical Ressourcement
LI 533, Medieval Sacramentology and its Modern Reformulation
LI 534, Sixteenth-Century Sacramental Doctrine
LI 540, Ordination, Lay Ministry, Marriage
LI 542, Blessings, Sacramentals, Devotions
LI 547, Sources and Methods in Liturgiology
LI 556, Eucharist I: History and Structure
HI 307, Liturgy and History of Italy and Byzantium
Caldwell College (2001 – 2002)
TH 101, Religion: Experience and Tradition
TH 201, Christian Responsibility
TH 303, American Catholic Experience
TH 317, Marriage and Catholic Thought
TH 334, Jesus Christ: Yesterday, Today and Forever
Saint Louis University (1999 – 2001)
TH 100, Theological Foundations
Certification in Instructional Design and Teaching Online Courses, offered by the Catholic Distance Learning Network of the National Catholic Educational Association. 2007.
Certificate in University Teaching Skills, offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence, Saint Louis University. 2000.
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary: Library (chair 2009-2010); Library Self-Study; Lectures and Workshops; Faculty Welfare Strategic Planning; Search Committees (Divine Worship, Homiletics, Old Testament)
Ave Maria College: Academic Standards; Admissions; Library; Self-Study Report
University of St. Mary of the Lake: Library
Caldwell College: Faculty Development; Dominican Identity and Mission
Clamor meus ad te veniat, www.danielvanslyke.com
Site Designer and Web Master, 2007 – present
The Society for Catholic Liturgy, www.liturgysociety.org
Site Designer and Web Master, 2004 – 2009
The Research Institute for Catholic Liturgy, www.liturgicalrenewal.org
Web Master, 2005 – 2007
January 26-28, 2012. “Sexual Abstinence and the Reception of Holy Communion: A Brief History with Theological, Spiritual, and Moral Observations.” Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy at St Louis, Missouri.
February 24-26, 2011. “Singing the Mass and Actuosa participatio: Reaping More Abundant Fruit from Liturgical Celebrations.” Musica Sacra Saint Louis 2011 Conference at St Louis, Missouri.
January 27-30, 2011. “Blessings and their Ministers.” Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy at Houston, Texas.
May 27-29, 2010. “Bridging the Gap between Early Christian Studies and Liturgical Studies.” 22nd Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society at Chicago, Illinois.
January 28-31, 2010. “The Acolyte’s Ministry in Historical Perspective: Rites of Ordination or Institution.” Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy at Greenville, South Carolina.
May 21–23, 2009. “Peter the Exorcist? Fitting a Martyr into Ecclesiastical Hierarchy.” 21st Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society at Chicago, Illinois.
January 29-February 1, 2009. “Despicere mundum et terrena: ‘Despising’ the World as a Spiritual and Liturgical Motif in the Missale Romanum.” Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy at Omaha, Nebraska.
November 7-8, 2008. “Confirmation: A Sacrament in Search of a Theology?” Gateway Liturgical Conference at St Louis, Missouri.
November 7-8, 2008. “Why We Need a New English Translation of the Mass.” Gateway Liturgical Conference at St Louis, Missouri.
July 25-26, 2008. “Humanae vitae and Theology of the Body.” Conference at Saint Louis University on “The Legacy of Humanae vitae: 40 Years.”
September 20-23, 2007. “‘Active Participation’ from Pius X to Benedict XVI.” Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy at Colombus, Ohio.
August 6-11, 2007. “Martin of Tours and the Order of Exorcist.” 15th International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford, England.
May 4–7, 2006. “The Emergence of insufflatio as a Distinct Ritual Gesture in Christian Initiation.” 41st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
October 27–30, 2005. “De exorcismis: The Ancestry and Theology of the NewRite of Exorcism.” Conference of the Research Institute for Catholic Liturgy on “Sacrificium laudis: The Medina Years (1996-2002),” at Detroit, Michigan.
June 2–5, 2005. “Words about Worship: The Power of Academic Scribblers.” 51st Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
October 27–29, 2004. “Translating sacramentum: Lessons from the Early Church.” Conference of the Liturgical Institute of the University of St. Mary of the Lake on “Authentic Liturgy: Translation and Interpretation of Liturgical Texts.”
October 14–16, 2004. “Abuse of History in the ‘Restoration’ of the Catholic Liturgy: What’s a Catholic Historian to Do?” 24th Biannual Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History.
June 3–6, 2004. “The Devil and the Liturgical Renewal: Changing Attitudes towards the Demonic in Post-Conciliar Liturgical Books.” 50th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
May 27–29, 2004. “The Christianization of sacramentum and the Romanization of Christianity in the Ante-Nicene Period.” 17th Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society.
June 5–8, 2003. “Patristic Theology as Liturgical Theology: The Fifth Century Bishop and his Theological Context.” Annual Convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
May 29–June 1, 2003. “Out with the Unclean Spirit, In with the Holy Spirit: Breathing New Life into Baptismal Exsufflations.” 49th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
May 8–11, 2003. “What’s in a Sign? The Trajectory of Augustinian Excerpts in the Development of Sacramental Theology.” 38th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
April 5–6, 2003. “Towards a History of Sacramental Theology.” Annual Northwest Region Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Chicago.
May 30–June 2, 2002. “Lightening Rod for Ideologues: The Interpretation of Alfred Firmin Loisy.” 48th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
May 23–25, 2002. “Exhuming an Old Corpus: Reconsidering the Sermons of Quodvultdeus.” 16th Annual Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.
May 31–June 3, 2001. “Is the End of the Empire the End of the World? Scriptural Motifs and the Age of the World in the Late Western Empire.” 47th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
May 14–16, 2001. “Drinking Blood with the Eyes: The Limits of Language in the Lower Empire.” 15th Annual Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.
June 1–4, 2000. “Jean Daniélou and Paul Claudel in the Mid-20th Century Debate over Patristic Exegesis.” 46th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
May 25–27, 2000. “Fifth Century Apocalypticism: The Liber promissionum et praedictorum Dei of Quodvultdeus.” 14th Annual Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.
May 4–7, 2000. “‘Churching’ of Women in the Middle Ages: The Sources and Meaning of a Popular Rite.” 35th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan.
March 18–19, 2000. “Dimidium temporis: Apocalypticism in Fifth Century North Africa.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest American Academy of Religion.
June 3–6, 1999. “Devotion to the Mystical Body of Christ and the Integration of St. Louis University in the Nineteen-Forties.” 45th Annual Convention of the College Theology Society.
March 20–21, 1999. “Shepherding a Doomed Flock: Bishop Quodvultdeus and the Arian Conquest of Carthage.” Annual Meeting of the Midwest American Academy of Religion.
Christianity’s Quiet Success: The Eusebius Gallicanus Sermon Collection and the Power of the Church in Late Antique Gaul, Lisa Kaaren Bailey, Speculum (2011) forthcoming.
Healing in the Early Church: The Church’s Ministry of Healing and Exorcism from the First Century to the Fifth Century, Andrew Dounton-Fear. Journal of Early Christian Studies (2011) forthcoming.
Early and Medieval Rituals and Theologies of Baptism, and Reformation and Modern Rituals and Theologies of Baptism, Bryan D. Spinks. Usus Antiquior 1.2 (2010) 161-166.
101 Questions & Answers on the Sacraments of Healing: Penance and Anointing of the Sick, Paul Jerome Keller. Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 14.3 (2010) 320-323.
Intrepid Lover of Perfect Grace: The Life and Thought of Prosper of Aquitaine, Alexander Y. Hwang. Journal of Early Christian Studies 18 (2010) 329-330.
Fulgentius of Ruspe on the Saving Will of God: The Development of a Sixth-Century African Bishop’s Interpretation of 1 Timothy 2:4 during the Semi-Pelagian Controversy, Francis X. Gumerlock. Fides et Historia 42.1 (2010) 64-66.
Blessing the World: Ritual and Piety in Medieval Religion, Derek A. Rivard. The Catholic Historical Review 96 (2010) 526-527.
Wedding Rites: A Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services, Michael P. Foley. Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 14 (2010) 147-150.
The Organic Development of the Liturgy, by Alcuin Reid. Nova et Vetera 4 (2006) 235-240.
Quodvultdeus of Carthage: The Creedal Homilies, trans. Thomas M. Finn. Journal of Early Christian Studies 13 (2005) 401-403.
Catholic for a Reason III: Scripture and the Mystery of the Mass, ed. Schott Hahn and Regis J. Flaherty. Fellowship of Catholic Scholars Quarterly 28.1 (2005) 44-46.
The Reception of Vatican II Liturgical Reforms in the Life of the Church, Pierre-Marie Gy OP. Horizons 31 (2004) 443.
La liturgie oubliée: la prière eucharistique en Gaule antique et dans l’Occident non romain, Matthieu Smyth, Journal of Early Christian Studies 12 (2004) 385-387.
Order and Exclusion: Cluny and Christendom Face Heresy, Judaism, and Islam (1000-1150), Dominique Iogna-Prat. Fides et Historia 36 (2004) 135-137.
Icons of Power: Ritual Practices in Late Antiquity, Naomi Janowitz. Journal of Early Christian Studies 11 (2003) 579-581.
The Holy Blood: King Henry III and the Westminster Blood Relic, Nicholas Vincent. Fides et Historia 35 (2003) 137-139.
The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy, 2nd ed., Paul F. Bradshaw. Journal of Early Christian Studies 11 (2003) 119-121.
Christian Marriage: A Historical Study, Glenn W. Olsen (ed.). Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 7.2 (2002) 37-40.
The Social Structure of Christian Families: A Historical Perspective, Brian W. Grant, Catholic Studies, online journal at http://home.adelphi.edu/~catissue/ 2002.
Sacramenta Bibliographia Internationalis vols. 5-7, Maksimilijan Zitnik. Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal 7.1 (2002) 29.
Sanctity and Secularity During the Modernist Period: Six Perspectives on Hagiography around 1900, L. Barmann and É. Goichot (eds). Church History 71 (2002) 422-424.
Expositions of the Psalms, 1-32, Saint Augustine, trans. Maria Boulding. Journal of Early Christian Studies 9 (2001) 605-606.
Francis of Assisi: A Revolutionary Life, Adrian House. Horizons 28 (2001) 340-341.
Carthage: une métropole chrétienne, Liliane Ennabli. Journal of Early Christian Studies 7 (1999) 628-629.
Workshops on Pedagogical Technology (delivered)
August 20-21, 2010. “Expanding Horizons, Advancing the Mission.” Faculty Workshop on Pedagogical Technology, led with Sebastian Mahfood. Nazarene Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri.
October 8-9, 2010. “Faculty Study Day.” Workshop on Pedagogical Technology, led with Jim Rafferty. For the faculty of St Meinrad’s Seminary, offered in New Harmony, Indiana.
Pastoral Publications and Reports
With Edward J. Richard. “Liturgy in the Spiritual Formation of Future Priests.” Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal (2011) forthcoming.
“The 2011 Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, ‘Rituale Romanum: The Sacraments and Sacramentals of the Roman Ritual.’” Usus Antiquior (2011) forthcoming.
“Your Holiness, It Is Time for a Theologian Who Is Not Clamoring for Women Deacons to Write an Open Letter to You.” Crisis Magazine [online] (13 May 2011).
“Munera Liturgica: SCL Annual Conference Report 2010.” Antiphon 14 (2010) 155-158. See also: “Liturgical Roles and Responsibilities: Bishop Serratelli Keynotes Society for Catholic Liturgy 2010 Conference,” Adoremus Online Edition 16.1 (March 2010); and “Society for Catholic Liturgy Annual Conference, 2010,” Usus Antiquior 1 (2010) 174.
With Ed Schaefer. “‘Pope Benedict XVI and the Sacred Liturgy’: SCL Annual Conference Report 2007.” Antiphon 11.3 (2007) 291-294.
“Marriage: School of Chastity.” Family Foundations 30.6 (2004) 12-13.
“De profundis for the Married Man.” Lay Witness 25.3 (2004) 56.
Letter to the Editor, “Natural Procreative Technology.” Homiletic & Pastoral Review 104.2 (2003) 5-6.
Interviewed by Ann Carey. “Why There’s a Duty to Correct Mass ‘Distortion.’” Our Sunday Visitor 93.3 (16 May 2004) 4-5. See also Our Sunday Visitor 93.6 (6 June 2004) 23.
Faculty Development Seminars/Retreats (attended)
July 24-30, 2011. “The Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries.” Fides et Ratio Seminar at the Faith & Reason Institute. Wyoming Catholic College, Lander, Wyoming.
June 4-7, 2007. “Resting on the Heart of Christ: The Seminary Theologian’s Vocation.” Institute for Priestly Formation. Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
Professional Association Memberships
College Theology Society
• Convener of History of Christianity section for conventions. 2003 – 2005.
Conference on Faith and History
Fellowship of Catholic Scholars
North American Patristic Society
Research Institute for Catholic Liturgy
• Co-founder, Secretary and Treasurer. 2004 – 2007.
Society for Catholic Liturgy
• Elected Member of the Board of Directors. September 2004 – 2010.
American Academy of Religion
(Completed) M.A. Theses Directed
Francis Doyle. “The Liturgical Direction of the Priest at Mass.” Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2010.
Evan P. Harkins. “Lucem Deo manibus praeferentes: The Liturgical Role of Acolytes from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First.” Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2010.
Anthony Ochoa. “Quam oblationem: The Epiclesis of the Roman Canon?” Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2010.
Dylan Schrader. “Adsint angeli pacis: The Role of the Holy Angels in the Ordo ministrandi sacramentum extremae unctionis of the Rituale Romanum of 1614.” Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2009.
Michael J. Houser. “In Defense of Innocent: The Doctrine and Practice of Confirmation through the Fifth Century.” Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, 2009.
Thomas Refermat. “A Comparative Analysis of Marriage Rites.” Mundelein Seminary, 2005.
Invited Lectures/Speaking Engagements
Southside Youth Ministry, St Louis, MO. “Angels and Demons, Do They Live Amongst Us and Affect Our World?” 22 May 2011.
St Joseph Radio and Sts Joachim and Ann Church, St Charles, MO. “Why Confession?” 27 March 2011.
Legatus, St Louis Chapter, St Louis, MO. “Pope Benedict XVI and the Liturgy.” 18 January 2011.
Immaculate Conception Church, Dardenne Prairie, MO. “Angels and Demons: Their Nature and Role in God’s Plan of Salvation.” 6 January 2011.
Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters of Mount Grace Convent, Saint Louis, MO. Series of lectures on the Fathers of the Church. Monthly from 14 September 2009 – 18 November 2010.
Newman University, Wichita, KS. “Liturgical Controversies in Church History.” 10 July 2010.
St Joseph Radio and Sts Joachim and Ann Church, St Charles, MO. “Angels and Demons.” 28 February 2010.
St Angela Merici Church, Florissant, MO. “Living the Advent and Christmas Season at Home.” 29 November 2009.
St Theresa of the Child Jesus Church, Belleville, IL. “Keeping Christ in Christmas Preparations.” 22 November 2009.
St Joseph Radio and St Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, St Charles, IL. “Purgatory: Nothing Unclean Shall Enter.” 20 November 2009.
Theology on Tap, Cathedral Parish, Madison, WI. “Angels and Demons.” 28 May 2009.
Young Friends for Life, Archdiocese of St Louis. “Mind Your Own Business? The Church on Sex and Reproduction.” 19 June 2008.
Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Webster Groves, MO. Adult formation address on Indulgences. 10 March 2007.
Christ the King Parish, Ann Arbor, MI. “Christianity and Secular Entertainment: From Gladiatorial Games to Movies.” 21 February 2006.
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Ann Arbor, MI. Series of lectures on Latin Church Fathers. 18 January – 26 April 2005.
Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, Ann Arbor, MI. Series of lectures on Christology. 13 September – 13 Dec 2004.
Ave Maria College, Ypsilanti, MI. “Renouncing Spectacles in Fifth Century Carthage.” 18 Nov 2003.
Catholic Men’s Colloquium of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI. “Conversations on Augustine’s Confessions.” 26 April 2003.
St. Anne’s Sodality of North Chicago, Volo, IL. “The Mission of the Latin Mass Today, and How to Answer Schismatics.” 27 March 2003.
Spirituality Evangelization Academy of Eastern Pennsylvania, Bethlehem, PA. Three conference lectures on the Eucharist and Eucharistic Piety. 15 June 2002.
Our Lady of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX. “The Praise of God: Reflections on a Theme from St. Augustine’s Confessions.” 4 April 2002.
Caldwell College, Caldwell, NJ. “The Devil and His Pomps in Fifth Century Carthage (With a Brief Excursion on the Dogs of the Lord).” Public lecture sponsored by the Department of Theology. 24 October 2001.
Our Lady of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX. “The Use and Abuse of Historical Theology.” 17 May 2001.
Member of Editorial Team
The Founder. Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, vol. 3. Ed. J. Wayne Hellmann, et al. Hyde Park NY: New City Press, 2001. See page 5.
The International Bible Commentary. Ed. William T. Farmer, et al. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1998. See page xviii.
A Celebration of the Thought of John Paul II: On the Occasion of the Papal Visit to St. Louis. Ed. Gregory R. Beabout, et al. Saint Louis: Saint Louis University Press, 1998. See page xvii.
Interview on “The Busted Halo” of Sirius Satellite Radio, conducted by Fr. Dave Dwyer, on sacraments and sacramentals (8 June 2011).
Interview on “St Joseph’s Radio Presents” of Covenant Network, conducted by Matthew Laugeman, on angels (22 May 2011).
Interview on “Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd,” on sacraments and sacramentals (21 December 2010).
Interview on “St Joseph’s Radio Presents,” of Covenant Network, conducted by Fr Noah Waldmann, on liturgy and sacraments (30 November 2010).
Interviews on “Searching the Word” of Relevant Radio, conducted by Chuck Neffs, on the following topics: the four last things (24 November 2008); exorcisms (19 September 2008); angels and demons (28 August 2008); angels and demons (29 July 2008); what is theology? (27 January 2009); the Psalms (23 March 2009); the Triduum (6 April 2009); Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (8 June 2009).
Interview on “Kresta in the Afternoon.” Topic: the Latin Mass and ecclesial unity. WDEO Ave Maria Radio, Ann Arbor (12 October 2005).
Co-host of “Across the Generations.” Topic: ancient Christian writings as resources for living the Christian life today. WRYT Catholic Radio, St. Louis. May-June 2001.
Conference Planning and Management
Looking again at the Liturgical Reform: The Implementation of Sacrosanctum concilium. 4 June 2006. Plymouth, MI.
Sacrificium laudis: The Medina Years (1996-2002). 27-30 October 2005. Clarkston, MI.
Fellowships and Awards
Faculty Development Grant. Caldwell College. Spring 2002.
Induction into the Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society for Religious Studies / Theology. 2002.
Dissertation Fellowship ($11,000 plus tuition). Saint Louis University. 2000-2001.
Summer Dissertation Research Award ($2,000). SLU Graduate Student Association. 2000.
Research Assistantship (tuition plus a stipend). Saint Louis University. 1997 – 2000.
The Justin Fund for Catholic Scholars (amount varies depending upon funding). 1997 – 2000.
Research Assistantship ($1,000 per year). International Catholic Bible Commentary. 1996 – 1997.
Graduate Scholarship (one-half tuition). University of Dallas. 1994 – 1997.
The Bernard Heines Scholarship (one-half tuition and room and board). 1990 – 1994.
St. Michael’s College Bursary ($2,000 per year). 1990 – 1994.
St. Michael’s College Dean’s List. 1990 – 1994.
Award for Outstanding Student of Christianity & Culture, St. Michael’s College. 1994.
Award for most promising student of Latin. St. Michael’s College. 1994.
Valedictorian. Aquinas Institute of Rochester, New York. 1990.