Adjunct Assistant Professor in Systematic Theology
Director, Robert J Schreiter, CPPS Institute for Precious Blood Spirituality
B.A., Vanderbilt University, TN
M.A., Catholic Theological Union, IL
PhD, Loyola University, IL
Kevin Considine’s scholarship explores interpersonal and social reconciliation through naming, understanding, narrating, and participating in God’s work of healing the wounds of the “sinned-against” through intercultural perspectives. He interprets woundedness as a form of analogical connection for understanding the wounds of others and participating in God’s work of healing the wounds and their effects in individuals, groups, and societies.
Considine earned a B.A. in English from Vanderbilt University in 2002 and his first employment post-graduation was in social work and youth development with The Atlantic Street Center in Seattle, WA. He earned a M.A. in Theology (’08) from CTU under the mentorship of Robert J. Schreiter and continued his studies in systematic theology at Loyola University Chicago, completing his doctorate of philosophy in 2013 with an investigation of Catholic understandings of salvation by connecting of the soteriology of Edward Schillebeeckx with Korean and Korean-American philosophies and theologies of “Han” using a method of intercultural hermeneutics. Before coming to CTU, he was Assistant Professor of Theology at Calumet College of St. Joseph, a theology teacher at Marian Catholic High School, and an adjunct professor at Catholic Theological Union.
Considine is a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America. His first book, Salvation for the Sinned-Against, focused on reinterpreting Catholic doctrines of salvation. He has written chapters in several edited collections and his scholarly essays have appeared in Interreligious
Studies and Intercultural Theology, Horizons, Tijdschrift voor Theologie, New Theology Review, Open Theology, and Black Theology: An International Journal and he has contributed to several periodicals and journals that include the National Catholic Reporter, and U.S. Catholic.
Salvation for the Sinned-Against: ‘Han’ and Schillebeeckx in Intercultural Dialogue. (Pickwick/Wipf and Stock, 2015).
“Solidarity with the Sinned-Against: A Reflection upon Cultural Hybridity, Racialization, and Transmitting the Christian Faith.” In Reconciling Cultures and Generations: Reflections on Today’s Church by Korean American Catholics. Paul Bechtold Library Press, 2018.
“Bandaged Hand in Hand: Crossing Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust through an Analogy of the Wound.” In The Role of Religion in Peacebuilding: Crossing Boundaries of Prejudice and Distrust, eds. Pauline Kollontai, Sue Yore, and Sebastian Kim. (Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018).
“From Han to Mystical-Political Praxis: Intercultural Hermeneutics and Schillebeeckx’s Soteriology.” In Grace, Governance and Globalization, eds. Martin G. Poulsom, Lieven Boeve, Stephan van Erp. Studies in Edward Schillebeeckx. (Bloomsbury, Feb. 2017).
“Han: An Intercultural Theological Anthropology?” Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, Vol 6, No. 2 (2022): Forthcoming.
“Can “Dangerous Memories” be Communicated? Extending Insights from the Intercultural Theology of Robert J. Schreiter into Dialogue with Subculture and Racialization.” Interreligious Studies and Intercultural Theology, Vol 3, No. 1-2 (2019): 47-62.
“To Resist the Gravity of Whiteness: Communicating Racialized Suffering and Creating Paschal Community through an Analogia Vulneris.” Black Theology: An International Journal, Vol 15, no 2 (August 2017): 136-155.
“Violence, Terrorism, and the Problem of Hu-Han.” New Theology Review, Vol 29, no.2 (March 2017): 39-41.
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“The Power and Limits of Revolutionary Love: A Dialogue between Martin Luther King and Kim Chi-Ha.” Open Theology, Vol. 2 (2016): 986-999.
“The Han of the “Sinned-Against”: A Global Sensus Fidei in the Pope Francis Era” New Theology Review, Vol 27, no. 2 (March 2015): 38-46.
“‘Making Possible what is Necessary for Human Salvation’: Edward Schillebeeeckx’s Political Holiness as Response to the ‘Sinned-Against’” Tijdschrift voor Theologie (Second Prize, Edward Schillebeeckx Essay Prize. 2014.)
“Kim Chi-Ha’s Han Anthropology and its Challenge to Catholic Thought” Horizons: The Journal of the College Theology Society, 41, no. 1 (June 2014): 49-73.
“Han (恨) and Salvation for the Sinned Against.” New Theology Review, Vol 26 no 1 (2013): 87-89
“A Collective Black Liberation in the Face of Honorary White Racism: A Growing Edge for U.S. Black Liberation Theologies.” Black Theology: An International Journal Vol 8 no 3(2010): 286-306
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