William T. Cavanaugh

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William T. Cavanaugh
Born1962 (age 56–57)
Academic background
Alma mater
ThesisTorture and Eucharist in Pinochet's Chile (1996)
InfluencesJohn Milbank[1]
Academic work
School or traditionRadical orthodoxy

William T. Cavanaugh (born 1962) is director of the Center for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, a center studying the Catholic Church in the Global South, and professor of Catholic studies at DePaul University where he has been teaching since 2010.[2][3] He 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.[4]

Prior to his appointment at DePaul, he has taught at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota for 15 years. He has also spent two years working in Santiago, Chile, for church.[3] Cavanaugh has published numerous books and articles, some of which have been translated to several languages.[4][5] Along with Jim Fodor, Cavanaugh is an editor of the journal Modern Theology.[6]


  • 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.


  1. ^ Rowe, Terra S. (2016). "Grace and Climate Change: The Free Gift in Capitalism and Protestantism". In Dahill, Lisa E.; Martin-Schramm, James B. Eco-Reformation: Grace and Hope for a Planet in Peril. Eugene, Oregon: Cascade Books. p. 263. ISBN 978-1-4982-2546-5.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b "William Cavanaugh | Faculty | Catholic Studies | Academics | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences | DePaul University, Chicago". las.depaul.edu. Retrieved 2018-04-28.
  4. ^ a b "Profile Page". Berkeley Electronic Press. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  5. ^ "William Cavanaugh Books". Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Modern Theology Editorial Board". Wiley. Retrieved 2018-12-26.