Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD

Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD

Professor of Theology, Systematic Theology
Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry
Associate Dean for General Education, College of Arts and Sciences
gschaab@barry.edu

Profile

Gloria L. Schaab, SSJ, PhD, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, is Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of Graduate Programs in Theology and Ministry in the Department of Theology and Philosophy and Associate Dean for General Education, College of Arts and Sciences. Schaab's scholarly research focuses on the theology of God as Trinity, Christology, Pneumatology, evolutionary theology, feminist theology, and contextual theology.

BOOKS

If God is For Us: Christian Perspectives on God and Suffering. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic Publishing, 2016..

Trinity in Relation: Creation, Incarnation, and Grace in an Evolving Cosmos. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic Publishing, 2012.

Seeking Common Ground: Evaluation and Critique of Joseph Bracken's Comprehensive World View (Festschrift in Honor of Joseph Bracken, SJ). Co-Editor (with Marc A. Pugliese): Marquette, WI: Marquette University Press, 2012.

Faith Seeking Expression: Religious Beliefs and Traditions (Revised edition of Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions). Editor. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2012.

Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions, An Introduction. Editor. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt, 2010.

The Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology. NY: Oxford University Press, 2007 (2nd edition, 2010).

ARTICLES

  • "In the Travail of the Cosmos: God and Suffering in the Evolving Universe." The Heythrop Journal, forthcoming 2017.
  • "The Evolving Consciousness of a Prophet." NCR Global Sisters Report. June 25, 2014. Available from http://globalsistersreport.org/column/speaking-god/spirituality/evolving%20consciousness-prophet-5341
  • "Christian Lenses on the Environment." NCR Global Sisters Report. May 20, 2014. Available fromhttp://globalsistersreport.org/column/speaking-god/spirituality-environment/christianlensesenvironment-3081
  • "Charism: The ‘Strange Attractor' in Religious Life." The Occasional Papers (A Publication of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious) 43:1 (2014): 6-8.
  • "Incarnation as Emergence: A Transformative Vision of God and the Cosmos." The Heythrop Journal LIV (2013): 631-644.
  • "Grace: The Strange Attractor in an Evolving Cosmos." THEOFORUM 43 (2012): 199 - 218.
  • "Environment, Ecology, and Creation Theology: Visions and Revisions in the Christian Tradition." Liturgical Ministry 20 (Spring 2011): 57-67.
  • "An Evolving Vision of God: The Theology of John F. Haught." Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, 45:4 (December 2010): 897-904.
  • "‘As Christ, So We': Eucharist as Liturgy and Mission." Liturgical Ministry 18 (Fall 2009): 171-181.
  • "Transcendentals and Trinity" (with Charles Cassini). Heythrop Journal: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology 50:2 (2009): 658-668.
  • "Sacred Symbol as Theological Text." Heythrop Journal: A Quarterly Review of Philosophy and Theology 50:1 (2009): 58-73.
  • "Which of These Was Neighbour? Spiritual Dimensions of the US Immigration Question." The International Journal of Public Theology 2:2 (2008): 182-202.
  • "Evolutionary Theory and Theology: A Mutually Illuminative Dialogue." Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science 43:1 (2008): 9-18.
  • "Art and the Theology of God as Trinity: Exploring Belief and Praxis through Symbol." Bridges: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theology, Philosophy, History, and Science 14: 3 / 4 (Fall/Winter 2007): 191-218.
  • "The Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Paradigm." Theology and Science 5:3 (2007): 289-304.
  • "I Will Love Them Freely: A Metaphorical Theology of Hosea 14."American Journal of Biblical Theology 8:30 (2007). Available from http://www.biblicaltheology.com
  • "Midwifery as a Model for Ecological Ethics: Expanding Arthur Peacocke's Models of Man-in-Creation." Zygon 42, no. 2 (2007): 489-501.
  • "Christic Servanthood: A Transformative Model of Eucharistic Spirituality and Devotion." THEOFORUM 37:01 (2006) 65 - 84.
  • "A Procreative Paradigm of the Creative Suffering of the Triune God: Implications of Arthur Peacocke's Evolutionary Theology." Theological Studies 67:3 (2006) 542-66.
  • "Of Models and Metaphors: The Trinitarian Constructions of Sallie McFague and Elizabeth A. Johnson." THEOFORUM 33:2 (2002): 213-234.
  • "Feminist Theological Methodology: Toward a Kaleidoscopic Model." Theological Studies 62:2 (2001): 341-365.
  • "Banqueting: A Contemplative Stance toward Life." Sisters Today 72 (2000): 456 - 460. 2000.
  • "On Letting God Be God." Spiritual Life 46:1 (2000): 3 - 10.
  • "In Memory of Me." Spirit & Life 95:6 (2000): 21 - 24.
  • "With You is Wisdom." Spirit & Life 96:3 (2000): 20 - 26.
  • "Confirming the Faith of Adolescents." Celebration 29:5 (2000): 204 - 205.
  • "It's Not Just Confession Anymore." Religion Teacher's Journal 33 (2000): 8 - 9.
  • "The God Who Comes: An Advent Meditation." Catechist 33:3 (1999): 24 - 25.
  • "God, Language, and Human Experience." Sisters Today 71 (1999): 184 - 188.

MONOGRAPH IN A SERIES

  • "Beyond Dominion and Stewardship: Christian Lenses on the Environment," in "The Intrinsic Value of Nature." Resonances: Soundings from Law and Theology toward an Earth-Centered Jurisprudence 1 (2009): 16 - 26.
  • The Divine Welling Up and Showing Through: Teilhard's Evolutionary Theology in a Trinitarian Panentheistic-Procreative Paradigm. Lewisburg, PA: American Teilhard Association, 2007.

ESSAYS AND ENTRIES IN AN EDITED VOLUME

  • "Divine Creativity." In Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, edited by Anne L. C. Runehov and Lluis Oviedo, 639-642. Dordrecht, NL: Springer, 2013.
  • "Relational Ontology." In Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions, edited by Anne L. C. Runehov and Lluis Oviedo, 1974-1975. Dordrecht, NL: Springer, 2013.
  • "Trinitarian Panentheism and the Creative Suffering of God." In Seeking Common Ground: Evaluation and Critique of Joseph Bracken's Comprehensive World View, edited by Marc A. Pugliese and Gloria L. Schaab, 169-180. Marquette, WI: Marquette University Press, 2013.
  • "Beyond Dominion and Stewardship." In Exploring Wild Law: The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence, edited by Peter Burdon, 107-115. Adelaide, AU: Wakefield, 2011.
  • Entries: Faith Seeking Expression: Religious Beliefs and Traditions. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, 2012. (Revised and expanded second edition of Theology: Faith, Beliefs, Traditions). Additional Entries in the Second Edition:
    • Introduction to the Second Edition, vii-xiii.
    • Ch. 1: "The Exploration into God"
    • Ch. 14: "Theology of God as Trinity"
    • Ch. 16: "Theologies of Liberation" (with Jorge Presmanes, OP)
    • Ch. 17: "Living and Active! Theology in the 21st Century"
  • Entries: Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity (with Elizabeth A. Johnson), edited by Daniel Patte. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
    • God, Feminist Understanding of, 470-71.
    • Incarnation, Feminist Understanding of, 591.
    • Mary, the Virgin, 772-3.
    • Saints, Devotion to, 1124.
  • "Toward a God for Evolution: A Dialogue between Teilhard and Arthur Peacocke." In Rediscovering Teilhard's Fire, edited by Kathleen Duffy, 137-146. Philadelphia: Saint Joseph University, 2010.
  • "The Power of Divine Presence: Toward a Shekhinah Christology." In Christology: Memory, Inquiry, Practice: Proceedings of the College Theology Society 2002, edited by Anne Clifford and Anthony Godzieba, 92-115. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2003.

REVIEWS AND SHORTER NOTICES

  • Christianity in Evolution: An Exploration. Jack Mahoney. Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society 40: 2 (2013): 305-6.
  • I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality. Arthur Sutherland. International Journal of Public Theology 3:1 (2009): 115-6.
  • Nebuchadnezzar's Dream or the End of a Medieval Catholic Church. Roger Lenaers. Theological Studies 69:4 (2008): 961-2.
  • Grace and Humanness: Theological Reflections Because of Culture. Orlando O. Espín. Catholic Books Review (http://CatholicBooksReview.org) April 2008.
  • Feminist Theologies: Legacy and Prospect. Edited by Rosemary Radford Ruether. Theological Studies 69:1 (2008) 233.
  • The Trinity: Rediscovering the Central Christian Mystery. M. John Farrelly, O.S.B. Theological Studies 68:3 (2007): 703-4.
  • One World: The Interaction of Science and Theology. John C. Polkinghorne. Catholic Books Review (http://CatholicBooksReview.org) June 2007.
  • Science & Religion: A Critical Survey. Holmes Rolston, III. Catholic Books Review (http://CatholicBooksReview.org) February 2007.
  • Science and Creation: The Search for Understanding. John Polkinghorne. Catholic Books Review (http://CatholicBooksReview.org) November 2006.
  • The Future of Christology. Roger Haight. Catholic Books Review (http://CatholicBooksReview.org) August 2006.
  • Galileo, Darwin, and Hawking: The Interplay of Science, Reason, and Religion. Phil Dowe. Theological Studies 67:3 (2006) 712 - 713.
  • Science and Providence: God's Interaction with the World. John Polkinghorne. Catholic Books Review (http://CatholicBooksReview.org) January 2006.
  • The Cosmic Mystique by Henry A. Garon. America Magazine 195:5 (2006).

CONFERENCE SESSION REVIEWS

  • "God/Trinity." Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-seventh Annual Convention 67 (2012): 97-8; available from http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ctsa/article/view/2206.
  • "God/Trinity." Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-sixth Annual Convention 66 (2011): 132-3.
  • "Theology and Science." Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-fourth Annual Convention 64 (2009): 136-7.
  • "Women's Consultation in Constructive Theology." Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-third Annual Convention 63 (2008): 183-4.
  • "U.S. Hispanic/Latino/a Theology for Ministry." Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the Sixty-third Annual Convention 63 (2008): 139-40.
  • "Women's Consultation in Constructive Theology." Catholic Theological Society of America: Proceedings of the 62nd Annual Convention 62 (2007): 109-10.

JURIED PRESENTATIONS

International Conferences

  • “Mercy in an Evolving Cosmos.” Catholic Theological Society of America Conference, San Juan, PR. June 2016.
  • "Incarnation as Emergence: A Transformative Vision of God and the Cosmos." Catholic Theological Society of America Convention, Miami, FL, June 2013.
  • "Christic Servanthood: A Transformative Model of Eucharistic Spirituality, Discipleship, and Leadership." Catholic Theological Society of America Convention, Los Angeles, CA, June 2007.
  • "Evolutionary Theory and Theology: An Interactive Dialogue." Keynote at Symposium Honoring Arthur Peacocke, Zygon Center for Religion and Science, Chicago, IL. February 9, 2007.
  • "A Midwife Model-of-Care: Ecological Ethics toward an Evolving Cosmos." Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, July 2006.
  • "The Creative Suffering of the Triune God: The Impact of Evolutionary Insights on Christian Conceptions of God." Catholic Theological Society of America Convention 2006, San Antonio, TX, June 2006
  • "Illuminating Key Concepts in Evolutionary Theology: A Dialogue between Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Arthur Peacocke on a God for Evolution." Conference to Celebrate 50 Years of Teilhard Scholarship. Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA, November 2005.

National Conferences

  • "Mission Integration: A Cognitive and Reflective Process." (with Scott O'Brien, OP). 11th Biennial Colloquium of Dominican Colleges and Universities, June 19, 2010, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.
  • "Midwife Model of Care: Ecological Ethics for an Evolving Cosmos" College Theology Society Conference 2007, Dayton, OH, June 2007.
  • "Art and the Theology of God as Trinity: Exploring Belief and Praxis through Symbol." College Theology Society Conference 2006, Denver, CO, June 2006.
  • "The Power of Divine Presence: Toward a Shekhinah Christology." Graduate Student Essay Award Presentation, College Theology Society Conference 2002, Jamaica, NY; June 2002.
  • "Sin from the Underside: Feminist Perspectives on Hamartiology." American Academy of Religion Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference, New Brunswick, NJ.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

International Conferences

  • Panelist: "Ecology, Political Economy, and Christianity." International Videoconference sponsored by the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL, May 29, 2014.
  • Response to "When the Saints Come Marching Out: Same-Gender Relationships as an Embodiment of Christian Holiness," Catholic Theological Society of America Conference "For All the Saints," San Jose, CA, June 11, 2011.
  • "A Theology of Intimacy: Dwelling in the Word: Divine Revelation in the Cosmos." Presentation in the series Evolutionary Christianity (with M. Dowd), December 23, 2010. (http://evolutionarychristianity.com/blog/audio-downloads/).
  • Response to "Anxiety or Equanimity: Christoph Schönborn and Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Relationship of Natural Science and Christian Truth." Catholic Theological Society of America, "Impasse...and Beyond." Halifax, Nova Scotia. June 5, 2009.

National Events and Conferences

  • "Renewing the Vision: Christian Lenses on the Environment." St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal Award Lecture, Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH, November 11, 2015.
  • "God in an Evolving Cosmos." Six-day Retreat, Miramar Retreat Center, Duxbury, MA, July 25-31, 2015.
  • "Theology and Science in Context: Seeing from Where We Stand." Saint Mary's College of California, Moraga, CA; April 3, 2014.
  • "Science and Theology in Context: Seeing from Where We Stand." Evolution Weekend, Clarke University, Dubuque, IA; February 17, 2013.
  • Response to Panel on Trinity in Relation: Creation, Incarnation, and Grace in an Evolving Cosmos by Gloria L. Schaab. College Theology Society Conference, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, May 31, 2013.
  • Panel on Seeking Common Ground: Evaluation and Critique of Joseph Bracken's Comprehensive World View (Festschrift in Honor of Joseph Bracken, SJ). Edited by Marc Pugliese and Gloria L. Schaab. Marquette, WI: Marquette University Press, 2012. College Theology Society, June 1, 2012.

Regional Events and Conferences

  • "Divine Mercy in an Evolving World." Ninth Annual Spirituality Conference, House of Prayer Retreat Center. January 30, 2016.
  • "Dwelling in the Word: Divine Revelation in the Cosmos." Seek{ers} Community and Sanctuary, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Delray Beach. December 9, 2012.
  • Women's Lenten Day of Recollection: "Letting God Be God." Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Parish, Cutler Bay, FL, March 8, 2008.
  • Lenten Mission: "Banqueting through Lent." St. George Parish Community, Fort Lauderdale, FL, February 6-10, 2008.
  • Praying in the Heart of the Trinity." With Margie Thompson, SSJ, M.F.A., June 17-24, St. Mary's by the Sea Retreat House, Cape May Point, NJ
  • "Beyond Dominion and Stewardship: The Environment through the Lenses of Christian Theology." Conference on "Stewardship and the Environment," The Florida Center for Science and Religion, Lakeland, FL. February 2, 2007.
  • "Art as Theological Text." Jesuit Center for Spiritual Growth, Wernersville, PA.
  • Guest Speaker for Passion Sunday: The Brooklyn Oratory of Saint Philip Neri Lenten Vespers Series, Oratory Place at Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY.

HONORS AND AWARDS

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Medal Award (Outstanding Contributions in Theology to Church and World). Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati, OH. Presented November 11, 2015 (http://www.msj.edu/news/details/mount-to-honor-dr.-gloria-schaab-with-st.-elizabeth-seton-medal).

PROFESSIONAL OFFICES AND SERVICE

Dr. Schaab presently serves on the Advisory Board for the International Journal of Public Theology and as referee for the following scholarly publications: Theological Studies; Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science; Horizons: Journal of the College Theology Society; International Journal of Public Theology; Open Theology; and the annual volumes of the CTS. Her research and writings have been cited in in 39 scholarly publications and in 11 doctoral dissertations and ministerial theses.

COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate Courses

  • THE 201 - Theology: Faith, Beliefs, and Traditions
  • THE 308 - God and Suffering: Responses from the Jewish and Christian Traditions
  • THE 323 - Theology and Science: A Contemporary Dialogue
  • THE 330 - Approaches to God
  • THE 333 - Christian Understanding of God
  • THE 487 - Theology Seminar: Theological Reflections on Suffering [with M. J. Iozzio, PhD]

Independent Studies - Undergraduate

  • THE 499:S1 - The Holy Spirit in Christian Life
  • THE 499:S2 - Theology and Science in a Postmodern Age

Graduate Courses

  • THE 636 - Christology
  • THE 637 - Christian God and Human Response
  • THE 645 - Salvation, Eschatology, and Hope
  • THE 646 - Pneumatology, Grace, and Christian Life
  • THE 662 - Liberating Theologies [with Jorge Presmanes, OP, DMin]
  • THE 710 - Special Topics in Systematic Theology: God and Suffering
  • THE 710 - Special Topics in Systematic Theology: Theology of Charism

Independent Studies - Graduate

  • THE 701 - Mystery of God
  • THE 701G - Introduction to Systematics
  • THE 701G - Theology of the Holy Spirit
  • THE 701 - Pneumatology and Ecclesial Leadership