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Bill McDonough

United States
Institution St. Catherine University
Position Professor of Theology
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Recent Publications
  • “Can religion help heal a world broken by trauma?: Etty Hillesum as our ancestor in the qahal goyim,” in Klaas Smelik, Jr., editor, The Lasting Significance of Etty Hillesum's Writings (Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2019)
  • Translator from the German: Seasons of Grace: A Spiritual Companion to the Liturgical Year, by Walter Kasper (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2018)
  • “Etty Hillesum as Moral-Theological Guide: From Fear to Love’s Givenness and At-Riskness,” in Klaas A.D. Smelik, Meins G. S. Coetsier and Jurjen Wiersma, editors, The Ethics and Religious Philosophy of Etty Hillesum (Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2017), 90-118
  • "Review of Kathryn Lilla Cox, Water Shaping Stone: Faith, Relationships, and Conscience Formation,” in Commonweal Magazine (October 7, 2016): 34-35
  • Translator from the German: Faith: Practices, Models, and Sources of the Spirit, by Walter Kasper (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2016)
  • Translator from the German: Accepting the Mystery: Scriptural Reflections for Advent and Christmas, by Walter Kasper (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2016)
  • “Gaudium et Spes on the Gospel as ‘lux et vires’ for our lives: The divine condescensio and Catholic morality” Heythrop Journal (October 2015)
  • “Right the First Time: Benedict XVI on Communion for the Remarried,” in Commonweal Magazine (February 6, 2015): 16-19
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Active in the Society of Christian Ethics (1990-present)
  • Board Member, Collegium--Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life of the Assn of Catholic Colleges and Universities (2014-2020)