Marian Maskulak

Associate Professor
S.T.D., 2008 Regis College, Toronto, Theology and SpiritualityPh.D., 2005 University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Theology and SpiritualityS.T.L., 2002 Regis College, Toronto, Theology and SpiritualityM.A., 1990 Fordham University, Religious EducationB.S., 1976 Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, Secondary Education – Mathematics

American Academy of Religion
Catholic Theological Society of America
College Theology Society
International Association for the Study of the Philosophy of Edith Stein
Theta Alpha Kappa – National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology

Courses taught at St. John’s University

Undergraduate Courses:

THE 1000 C    Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach
THE 2110        Reading the Old Testament
THE 2200       The Mystery of God
THE 2400       Christian Spirituality and Mysticism
THE 3240       Women and Theology
THE 3400       Spirituality of the Educator
THE 4990       Seminar

HON 1050 C  Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach
HON 2400      Christian Spirituality and Mysticism
Graduate Courses:

THE 430         Women and the Christian Tradition
THE 532         Christian Spirituality in Historical Perspective
THE 835         Christian Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry


Edith Stein.  Classics of Western Spirituality.  NY: Paulist Press, 2016. [edited volume]

Edith Stein and the Body-Soul-Spirit at the Center of Holistic Formation. NY: Peter Lang Publishers, 2007.

Book Chapters and Articles

“Religion and Leadership: Taking Some Cues from Focolare’s ‘Inundations’” In Religious Studies Scholars as Public Intellectuals. Edited by Sabrina MisirHiralall, Christopher Fici, Gerald Vigna. NY: Routledge 2018, 109-119.

Foreword to Listening to Edith Stein: Wisdom for a New Century. (456 pages) Edited by Kathleen Haney. Washington, DC: ICS 2018, ix-xiii.

“The ‘Becoming’ Human Being in Relationship in the World of Social Media.” In Edith Steins Herausforderung heutiger Anthropologie [Edith Stein’s Challenge to Contemporary Anthropology]. Edited by Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz and Mette Lebech. Heiligenkreuz, Austria: Be & Be Verlag 2017, 106-123.

“A Spirituality of Reconciliation: Lessons from Rwanda.” New Blackfriars 98 no. 1077 (September 2017): 521-538.

“Science and Theology: Toward a Steinian Perspective” in Edith Stein: Women, Social-Political Philosophy, Theology, Metaphysics and Public History. Edited by Antonio Calcagno. NY: Springer 2016, 153-166.

“Edith Stein¹s Trinitarian Ontology.” In Edith Stein: Intersubjectivity, Humanity and Being: Edith Stein’s Phenomenology and Christian Philosophy. Edited by Mette Lebech and John Haydn Gurmin. Bern: Peter Lang 2015, 269-287.

“The Monks of Tibhirine: Mission, Interreligious Dialogue, and Conversion.”  Cistercian Studies Quarterly 49 No. 1 (2014): 83-106

“The Mission and Dialogue of Encounter.”  Missiology: An International Review 41 No. 4 (October 2013): 427-437.

“Edith Stein: A Proponent of Human Community and a Voice for Social Change.”  LOGOS: A    Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture Vol.15.2 (Spring 2012): 64-83.

“Julian of Norwich and the God of No Blame and No Wrath.”  Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in History Vol. 17 No. 2 (Winter 2011): 71-87.

“The Love Mysticism of Bernard of Clairvaux and Julian of Norwich.”  Review for Religious: A   Journal of Catholic Spirituality Vol. 69 no. 4 (October 2010): 357-376.

“Balancing Some Tensions in the Work of Hildegard of Bingen.”  Magistra: A Journal of Women’s Spirituality in History Vol. 16 no. 1 (Summer 2010): 38-59.  

“Job’s Difficult Transformation.” Review for Religious: A Journal of Catholic Spirituality Vol.  68.3 (2009): 276-288

“Edith Stein and Simone Weil: Reflections for a Theology and Spirituality of the Cross.” Theology Today Vol. 64 no. 4 (January 2008): 445-457.

Book Reviews:

Review of Supper at Emmaus: Great Themes in Western Culture and Intellectual History, by Glenn W. Olsen, Washington DC, The Catholic University of America Press, 2016 (325 pages). Heythrop Journal 60 no. 2 (March 2019): 319-320. 

Review of The Edge of Words: God and the Habits of Language, by Rowan Williams. (204 pages). London, Bloomsbury Press, 2014. The Heythrop Journal 58 no. 6 (November 2017): 990-992.

Review of Lived Experience from the Inside Out: Social and Political Philosophy in Edith Stein, by Antonio Calcagno, Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press, 2014 (231 pages). PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture 11 no. 2 [Electronic journal] (Fall/Winter 2016): 119-123.        

Review of Mystics in Spite of Themselves: Four Saints and the Worlds They Didn¹t Leave, by  Robert A. Herrera. William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010,
The Heythrop Journal Volume 55 No. 2 (March 2014): 334-335.

Review of The Evidence for God: Religious Knowledge Reexaminied, by Paul K. Moser, Cambridge University Press, 2010.  The Heythrop Journal 55 No.1
(January 2014):143-144.

Review of God in the Dark: Suffering and Desire in the Spiritual Life, by Susan R. Pitchford, Liturgical Press, 2011.  Horizons: The Journal of the
College Theology Society
 40 No.1 (June 2013): 151-152.

Review of Talking about God: The Concept of Analogy and the Problem of Religious Language, by Roger M. White.  The Heythrop Journal 54 no. 2 (March 2013): 320-321.

Review of Divine Revelation and Human Practice: Responsive and Imaginative Inspiration, by Tony Clark.  The Heythrop Journal  54 no. 2 (March 2013): 325-326.

Review of Franciscans at Prayer, Medieval Franciscans Vol. 4., edited by Timothy J. Johnson.  The AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education (January 2008): 133-136.

Review of Saint Francis of Assisi,  by Ivan Gobry. The AFCU Journal: A Franciscan Perspective on Higher Education (January 2007): 93-94.