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Peter Nguyen, SJ, SJ, PhD

Associate Professor

Peter Nguyen, SJ

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College of Arts and Sciences
Theology
Jesuit Community

Peter Nguyen, SJ, SJ, PhD

Associate Professor

Father Peter Nguyen, S.J., is an Associate Professor of Theology at Creighton University. He holds a Ph.D. in Theology from St. Michael’s College and an S.T.D. (Doctorate in Sacred Theology) from Regis College, both at the University of Toronto. He also holds an M.Div. and S.T.L. from Boston College and an M.A. in Social Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. He earned his B.A. in Religion and the Humanities at the University of Chicago. 
Fr. Peter’s research interest is in the areas of the theology of Christian martyrdom, the interaction of trinitarian and Christological teachings, and the history and philosophy of totalitarianism. His other research interest involves developing a theology of the saints relying on the works of the Swiss theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Canadian theologian Bernard Lonergan.
 
He is the author of Against the Titans: Theology and the Martyrdom of Alfred Delp, published by Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, and several articles. Alfred Delp, a German Jesuit, was martyred by the Nazis at the end of World War II. Fr. Peter is currently on academic research leave and is working on a monograph on the anti-totalitarian witnesses of Edith Stein and Alfred Delp. Stein was one of the most controversial and intriguing women to be canonized as a saint. She was a Jewish convert, brilliant philosopher, educator, and feminist. Unfortunately, she was arrested by the Nazis and died in Auschwitz in 1942.
 
Fr. Peter enjoys being a teacher in the classroom because it offers him a chance to exercise a dimension of his Jesuit priesthood—the ministry of the Word. In addition to his scholarly interests and passion for teaching, Fr. Peter gives preached retreats.

Fr. Peter is a brown belt in the martial arts of jiu-jitsu and competes in grappling tournaments.
 

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Research Focus

Father Peter Nguyen is a theologian who works in the areas of the theology of Christian martyrdom, the interaction of trinitarian and Christological teachings, and the history and philosophy of totalitarianism. His other scholarly interests involve developing a theology of the saints relying on the writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar and Bernard Lonergan.

Department

Theology

Position

Associate Professor