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Richard Miller

 


Richard Miller, Ph.D. (Boston College)
Associate Professor & Director of the M.A. in Theology program
Systematic Theology

Courses: (Spring 2014)
THL 100 (L, M, & O) Christianity in Context

Office Hours:
T & Th 9:00-11:00 a.m.; 12:30-2:00 p.m.

Contact:
Humanities 129
402-280-3618
Email

PLEASE NOTE:  the audio files from the June 18, 2011 conference entitled "Suffering in Christian Life and Experience" are posted at the bottom of this page. The program of speakers is found here. Thank you for your interest.


Research Interests:
Richard Miller's scholarly interests are several:  the problem of reconciling the Christian doctrine of providence with evil and human suffering; the notion of God as Mystery; the implications of the doctrine of the Trinity for ontology; the thought of Karl Rahner and Thomas Aquinas as resources for contemporary theology; and Catholicism and American public life.

Publications:

Books

Suffering in Christian Life and Experience, ed. Richard W. Miller (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, forthcoming  2013).

God, Creation, and Climate Change: A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis, ed. Richard W. Miller (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2010).
>>Winner of a 2011 Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada book award in the faith and science category.

Women Through the Ages:  Women and the Shaping of Catholicism, ed. Richard W. Miller (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2009).

We Hold These Truths:  Catholicism and American Political Life, ed. Richard W. Miller (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2008).

Prayer in the Catholic Tradition, ed. Richard W. Miller II (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2007).

Spirituality for the 21st Century:  Experiencing God in the Catholic Tradition, ed. Richard W. Miller II (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2006).

Lay Ministry in the Catholic Church:  Visioning Church Ministry Through the Wisdom of the Past, ed. Richard W. Miller II (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2005).

 

Articles & Chapters in Books

15. "The Church as Potential Key to Unlocking the Problem of Providence, Predestination, and Human Free Choice" in Believing in Community: Ecumenical Reflections on the Church, ed. P. De Mey, (Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Press, forthcoming 2012).

14. "The Eternal Plan of Divine Providence and the God Who Dialogues: The Contribution of John H. Wright, S.J.," in Sacra Doctrina: Insights from Young Theologians, ed. Anna Bonta Moreland and Joseph Curran in C21 Book Series ed. James F. Keenan, S.J., and Patricia Deleeuw (New York:  Herder & Herder, forthcoming 2012).

13. "Global Warming:  Why Aren't We More Worried?" Commonweal: A Review of Religion, Politics, & Culture (March 23, 2012)

12. "The Divine Purpose and Human Suffering" in Suffering in Christian Life and Experience, ed. Richard W. Miller (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, forthcoming  2013).

11.  "The Heart of Light:  God as Mystery," New Blackfriars, Vol. 82, No. 1039, May 2011, pp. 358-376.

10. "Global Climate Disruption and Social Justice:  The State of the Problem" in God, Creation, and Climate Change: A Catholic Response to the Environmental Crisis, ed. Richard W. Miller (Maryknoll, NY:  Orbis Books, 2010).

9. "The Mystery of God and the Suffering of Human Beings," Heythrop Journal L (2009), pp. 846-863.

8. "Pro-life Moral Principles and Pro-Life Strategies:  Expanding the Catholic Imagination and Response to Abortion," Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009.

7. "Hearing Women?s Voices," in Women Through the Ages:  Women and the Shaping of Catholicism ed. Richard W. Miller (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2009).

6. "Catholicism and American Political Life: A Response to the Current Tendency to Narrow Catholic Social Teaching," in We Hold These Truths:  Catholicism and American Political Life, ed. Richard W. Miller (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2008).

5. "Prayer in the Catholic Tradition" in Prayer in the Catholic Tradition, ed. Richard W. Miller II (Liguori, Missouri: Liguori Press, 2007).

4. "Spirituality and the Catholic Tradition" in Spirituality for the 21st Century: Experiencing God in the Catholic Tradition, ed. Richard W. Miller II (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2006).

3. "Lay Ministry in the Church" in Lay Ministry in the Catholic Church:  Visioning Church Ministry Through the Wisdom of the Past, ed. Richard W. Miller II  (Liguori, Missouri: Liguori Press, 2005).

2. "Problems and Challenges in the Contemporary Church" in The Catholic Church in the 21st Century:  Finding Hope for its Future in the Wisdom of its Past, ed. Rev. Michael J. Himes (Liguori, Missouri:  Liguori Press, 2004).

1. "The Dynamic of Form and Content in Anselm's Proslogion," in Saint Anselm: His Origins and Influence, ed. John R. Fortin (Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2001).

Last Updated: July 18, 2014