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Matthew G. Kuhner

Interim Dean & Assistant Professor

 

Saint Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry

Education

  • PhD - Ave Maria University

                 (Systematic Theology)​

  • MTS - Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

  • BA - DeSales University

                 (Philosophy; Theology)​

Publications 

  • "The 'Aspects of Christ' (Epinoiai Christou) in Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans," in Harvard Theological Review 110:2, 195 - 216. 

  • "Ignatius of Antioch's Letter to the Ephesians 19:1 and the Hidden Mysteries: A Trajectory of Interpretation from Origen to Thomas Aquinas," in Journal of Theological Studies 68:1, 93 - 120.

  • "The Lesser Light is Not Dimmed: On the Significance of Thomas Aquinas' Treatise on the Incarnation for the Relationship between Nature and Grace," Angelicum 93:4, 751 - 783.

  • "A Luminous and Splendid Truth: On the Mystery of Predestination in Matthias Scheeben," in The Heythrop Journal 57:5 [available online - awaiting print publication]

  • "Catholic Ecclesiology and Hans Urs von Balthasar: The Unity-in-Difference of the Marian and Petrine Principles of the Church," in Princeton Theological Review 19:1, 21 - 37. 

  • Book Reviews:

    • Christ's Descent into Hell: John Paul II, Joseph Ratzinger, and Hans Urs von Balthasar on the Theology of Holy Saturday, by Lyra Pitstick ​(Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2016). In Journal of Jesuit Studies 5:1, 186 - 189. 

    • Heaven Opens: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr, by Matthew Lewis Sutton (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2014). In Nova et Vetera 15:2, 692 - 696.

    • Figuring Out the Church: Her Marks and Her Masters, by Aidan Nichols, OP (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2013). In Pro Ecclessia 25 (Spring), 243 - 246. 

    • Cicero and the Rise of Deification at Rome, by Spencer Cole (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). In The Heythrop Journal 57 (January), 221. 

    • The Divinization of Caesar and Augustus: Precedents, Consequences,Implications, by Matthew Koortbojian (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013). In The Heythrop Journal 57 (January), 222.

    • On the Meaning of Sex, by J. Budziszewski (Wilmington, DE: ISI Books, 2014) in Humanum Review: Issues in Family, Culture, & Science (Issue Three). Co-authored with Michelle Kuhner.

    • The Ethics of Organ Transplantation, ed. by Steven J. Jensen (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2011). In Humanum Review: Issues in Family, Culture, & Science (Issue Three). Co-authored with Michelle Kuhner. 

Areas of Interest

  • Theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar

  • Christology (Historical and Systematic)

  • Marriage and Human Sexuality (especially John Paul II's Theology of the Body)

  • 20th century Catholic Theology

  • Catechesis and Evangelization