Brendan Sammon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Specialization: Systematic Theology
Office: 130B Bellarmine Hall
Phone: (610) 660-1858
Fax: (610) 660-3217
Email: bsammon@sju.edu


Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Education

  • Ph.D. The Catholic University of America  
  • M.A. (Theo.) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • M.A. (Rel. St.) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • B.A. Loyola University Maryland

Professional Experience

Member of the American Academy of Religion, The Catholic Theological Society of America, The American Catholic Philosophical Association, The Metaphysical Society of America, The American Society of Aesthetics; Reviews Editor for the journal Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosophy, and Politics

Courses Taught

TH 154 Faith and Justice in the Catholic Tradition

TH 350 The Beauty of God

TH 370 Theology of Disability

TH 355 Beauty and Consciousness at the Moview

Publications

  • The God Who is Beauty: Beauty as a Divine Name in Thomas Aquinas and Dionysius the Areopagite (Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013)
  • Called to Attraction: An Introduction to the Theology of Beauty (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2017)
  • Co-editor Desmond and Theology (South Bend, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017).
  • “Theology, Art, and the Beautiful Bridging of Difference,” in Theology Syndicate, Oct/Nov, 2014.
  • “The Reawakening of the Between: William Desmond and Reason’s Intimacy with Beauty,” in Desmond and Theology: The Donation of William Desmond to Contemporary Theology, forthcoming.
  • “Beauty and the Good in Dionysius the Areopagite,” in Beauty and the Good: Past Interpretations and Their Contemporary Relevance. Edited by Alice Ramos, forthcoming.
  • “Redeeming Chenu: A Reconsideration of the Neoplatonic Influence on Aquinas’s Summa TheologiaeHeythrop Journal, forthcoming.
  •  “Hillbillies at the Gates: Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt’s Thomas Aquinas: Faith, Reason, and Following Christ,” Radical Orthodoxy: Theology, Philosohpy, and Politics, Vol. 3, no. 1 (Sept. 2015), 88–103.

Research

Systematic and Historical Theology; Theological Aesthetics; Metaphysics/Philosophiscal Theology; Theological Anthropology; Theology of Disability