B. Kevin Brown, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Religious Studies

B. Kevin Brown, Ph.D. is Lecturer of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University. He received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston College (with minor concentration in theological ethics) and his M.A. and B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. Dr....

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Systematic Theology, Boston College

M.A., Theology, Loyola Marymount University

B.A., Political Science and Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

 

Courses Taught

RELI 228 Catholicism

RELI 232 Global Christologies

RELI 276 Principles of Christian Ethics

RELI 545 Church History


B. Kevin Brown, Ph.D. is Lecturer of Religious Studies at Gonzaga University. He received his Ph.D. in systematic theology from Boston College (with minor concentration in theological ethics) and his M.A. and B.A. from Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Brown researches primarily in the areas of ecclesiology, Catholic sexual abuse, theologies of ministry and discipleship, feminist and liberation theologies, ecumenism, the Second Vatican Council, and the work of Sandra Schneiders. His work has been published in Vision of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church and So You Say You Want a Revolution?: 1968-2018 in Theological Perspective. In 2020, he and Drs. Megan K McCabe and Michelle Wheatley received a grant through Fordham University’s initiative, Taking Responsibility: Jesuit Educational Institutions Confront the Causes and Legacy of Sexual Abuse, to organize and host a seminar style conference exploring the intersection of racism, colonialism, and white supremacy in cases of Catholic sexual abuse in historically marginalized communities. At Gonzaga, he teaches Catholicism, Principles of Christian Morality, and Global Christologies: Jesus of Nazareth in Global Perspective and a graduate level course in Church History. He currently serves as the editor of the Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America.
Peer Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
(forthcoming) “Confronting and Resisting Clericalism as Social Sin.” In Gathered Together: Theology in a Post-Traumatic Church, edited by John N. Sheveland. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2022.

“Prophecy and the Paschal Imagination: Sandra Schneiders’ Challenge to Ecclesial Spirituality.” In You Say You Want a Revolution?: 1968-2018 in Theological Perspective, edited by Susan Paulik Babka, Elena Procario-Foley, and Sandra Yocum, 170-181. The Annual Publication of the College Theology Society, 2018, Vol. 64. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2019.

“The Local and Universal Churches: Expressing Catholicity through Reciprocity.” In Visions of Hope: Emerging Theologians and the Future of the Church, edited by Kevin J. Ahern, 191-212. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013.

Blog Posts
“Confronting Whiteness as the Risen Body of Jesus.” Daily Theology, October 21, 2020. https://dailytheology.org/2020/10/21/confronting-whiteness-as-the-risen-body-of-jesus/

with Megan K. McCabe. “The Problem with Lists: Accountability and the Clergy Sexual Abuse Crisis.” Daily Theology, March 25, 2019. https://dailytheology.org/2019/03/25/the-problem-with-lists-accountability-and-the-clergy-sexual-abuse-crisis/.

“Clericalism, Conversion, and Church Reform.” Daily Theology, August 27, 2018. https://dailytheology.org/2018/08/27/clericalism-conversion-and-church-reform/.

“Becoming God’s Spoken Word: Elizabeth and the Communion of Saints.” Daily Theology, November 5, 2014. http://dailytheology.org/2014/11/05/becoming-gods-spoken-word/.

General Audience Articles
“To Speak Boldly: Pope Francis’ Use of Parrhesia.” For Catholic News Service, a national wire service, September 2019. The article appeared in Catholic media across the United States.

“The Bishop of Rome: Presiding over the Churches in Charity.” For Catholic News Service, a national wire service, March 2019. The article appeared in Catholic media across the United States.

Research

Systematic Theology, Ecclesiology (Ministry & Order, Authority & Power, Synodality & Methods of Dialogue, Clericalism, Ecclesiology & Racism), Catholic Sexual Abuse, Second Vatican Council, Missiology & Discipleship, Liberation & Feminist Theologies, Theology of Sandra M. Schneiders, Theology of Jon Sobrino, Ecumenism, Ecological Theology, Christian Spirituality, Catholic Social Thought and Solidarity, Practical Theology