William T. Cavanaugh

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William T. Cavanaugh
Born1962 (age 57–58)
NationalityAmerican
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisTorture and Eucharist in Pinochet's Chile (1996)
Doctoral advisorStanley Hauerwas[1]
InfluencesJohn Milbank[2]
Academic work
Discipline
Sub-discipline
School or traditionRadical orthodoxy
Institutions

William T. Cavanaugh (born 1962) is an American Roman Catholic theologian, known for his work in political theology and Christian ethics.

Biography[edit]

Cavanaugh received his Bachelor of Arts degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame in 1984, and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in 1987. He later attended Duke University, where he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in religion in 1996. His areas of specialization are in political theology, economic ethics, and ecclesiology.[3]

Cavanaugh taught at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota for 15 years. He also spent two years working in Santiago, Chile.[4] In 2010, he was appointed to DePaul University, where he is currently professor of Catholic studies and director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, a center studying the Catholic Church in the Global South.[5][4]

He has published numerous books and articles, some of which have been translated to several languages.[3][6] Along with Jim Fodor, Cavanaugh is an editor of the journal Modern Theology.[7]

Publications[edit]

  • Cavanaugh, William. Torture and the Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 1998.
  • Cavanaugh, William. Theopolitical Imagination. New York: T&T Clark, 2003.
  • Scott, Peter and William Cavanaugh, eds. The Blackwell Companion to Political Theology. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2004.
  • Cavanaugh, William. Being Consumed: Economics and Christian Desire. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2008.
  • Cavanaugh, William. The Myth of Religious Violence: Secular Ideology and the Roots of Modern Conflict. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Cavanaugh, William. Migrations of the Holy. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2011.
  • Cavanaugh, William, Jeffery W. Bailey, and Craig Hovey, eds. An Eerdmans Reader in Contemporary Political Theology. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2012.
  • Cavanaugh, William. Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement With a Wounded World. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans Publishing, 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ King, Mike. "Review of Torture and Eucharist: Theology, Politics, and the Body of Christ, by William T. Cavanaugh" (DOC). Mike King. Retrieved 6 May 2019.
  2. ^ Rowe, Terra S. (2016). "Grace and Climate Change: The Free Gift in Capitalism and Protestantism". In Dahill, Lisa E.; Martin-Schramm, James B. (eds.). Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-4982-2546-5.
  3. ^ a b "Profile Page". Berkeley Electronic Press. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  4. ^ a b "William Cavanaugh | Faculty | Catholic Studies | Academics | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences | DePaul University, Chicago". las.depaul.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  5. ^ 1962-, Cavanaugh, William T. (2011). Migrations of the holy : God, state, and the political meaning of the church. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co. ISBN 9780802866097. OCLC 670238205.
  6. ^ "William Cavanaugh Books". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  7. ^ "Modern Theology Editorial Board". Wiley. Retrieved 2018-12-26.