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Matthew Lewis Sutton

Associate Professor
Theology and Religious Studies
Ph.D., Marquette University

Educational Background
Ph.D., 2007, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Catholic Systematic Theology
M.A., 2002, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, Systematic Theology
B.A., 1999, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, and the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) , Rome, Italy, Catholic Studies, Theology, and Philosophy

Matthew L. Sutton, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, earned his doctorate in Religious Studies with a specialization in Catholic Systematic Theology from Marquette University. He joined St. John's University Department of Theology and Religious Studies in 2008 and teaches courses in Christology, Trinitarian Theology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, and Christian Spirituality.

His research interests include integrating the valuable content of Mystical Theology with Catholic Systematic Theology and researching the theologies of Adrienne von Speyr and Hans Urs von Balthasar. He has published articles on the theologies of Karl Rahner, Maurice de la Taille, Adrienne von Speyr, and Hans Urs von Balthasar in New Blackfriars and International Journal of Systematic Theology. His most recent article published in New Blackfriars is "Hans Urs von Balthasar and Adrienne von Speyr's Ecclesial Relationship." He has co-edited a book with Inter-Disciplinary Press called On Suffering: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue on Narrative and Making Sense of Suffering. He has another co-edited book available soon with Orbis Press called Handing on the Faith. Available now is his major work on the thought of Adrienne von Speyr published by Fortress Press titled Heaven Opens: The Trinitarian Mysticism of Adrienne von Speyr. Currently, he is working on a book on Hans Urs von Balthasar's Trinitarian theology and the theology of Holy Saturday in dialogue with postmodernism called God Alone: A Theology of Compassion, available soon.

He has also participated in St. John's University's Faculty-In-Residence program at the Henley Road student residence.