Theology Graduate Student Achievements

View a list of our current graduate students and their personal webpages.

The following are some of the accomplishments of our graduate students:

Prestigious Fellowships

Notable Publications

  • Matthew Briel. “Gregory the Theologian, Logos and Literature.” Studia Patristica. 67 (2013): 207-214.
  • Emily Cain. “Form and Function: The Role of Biography in Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Moses” in Portraits of Moses in Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity (Pretoria, T & T Clark Library of Biblical Studies, Forthcoming). Also “Knowledge Seeking Wisdom: A Pedagogical Pattern for Augustine’s De trinitate” in Studia Patristica LXX, Vol. 18, ed. Markus Vinzent et al (Leuven: Peeters, 2010), 257-264.
  • Allan T. Georgia. “Translating the Triumph: Reading Mark’s Crucifixion Narrative Against a Roman Ritual of Power.” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 36 (2013): 17-38.
  • Brendan McInerny. “Sharing in Triune Glory: Balthasar’s Theological Aesthetics and Deification,” Cithara: Essays in the Judeo-Christian Tradition, vol. 52, number 1, November 2012.
  • John David Penniman. “‘The Health-Giving Cup’: Cyprian’s Ep. 63 and the Medicinal Power of Eucharistic Wine,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 23.2 (forthcoming Summer 2015).

Academic Awards and Grants

  • Jennifer Illig. "Marks in the Margins: The Afterlife of the Manuscripts of English Wycliffite Sermons." Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Communitas Paper Competition Winner (2013).
  • Brianne Jacobs. Visiting Scholar at the Forschungsinstitut für Philosophie Hannover in Germany (Spring 2014).
  • Christine McCarthy. Fr. John McCloskey, SJ, Summer Research Grant (2014), Santander Universities Summer Travel Grant (2013).
  • Brendan McInerny. Second place winner of the 2011 Goodwin Prize for Excellence in Theological Writing for “The Splendor of the Kingdom: The Celebration of the Eucharist, Liturgical Art, and Christian Discipleship.”
  • Alexander Miller. Lumen Christi Graduate Seminars in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition Scholarship (2014).
  • John David Penniman. Alumni Dissertation Fellowship (2014).
  • Alexander Perkins. North American Patristics Society Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for “Exemplifying Resistance: Tertullian’s Use of North African History in the Apologeticum and Ad Martyras.” (2014)

Additional Achievements

  • Sarah Spieldenner (MA 2014), Director of Pastoral Care at the Brooklyn Hospital Center.