Catholic Studies & Social Thought — Theology and Religious Studies
Erin  Brigham

Erin Brigham

Adjunct Professor

Prof. Brigham teaches in the areas of Catholic theology and ethics. Her research focuses on theological questions that emerge in moments of dialogue especially ecumenism, contemporary Catholic ecclesiology, and religion in the public sphere. She completed her PhD at the Graduate Theological Union with her dissertation on the implications of Jürgen Habermas's critical theory on ecumenical dialogue. Her published works include: Sustaining the Hope for Unity: Ecumenical Dialogue in a Post-modern World (Liturgical Press, 2012),"Centers for Catholic Studies and the Public Voice of Religion," in The Journal of Catholic Higher Education, Issue 30:2 (Spring 2012),"Creating a Public Space Through Service-Learning," in Teaching Theology and Religion, Vol 15/2 (April 2012), "Caritas in Veritate and Critical Theory: Locating Religion in the Public Sphere," Horizons, Vol 38/1 (Spring 2011),"Communicative Action as an Approach to Ecumenical Dialogue," Ecumenical Review, Vol 60/5 (July 2008), and "A Habermasian Approach to Ecumenical Ecclesiology," Journal of Ecumenical Studies Vol 44/4 (Fall 2009). She is currently writing a textbook on Catholic social thought that integrates service-learning pedagogy.

Courses Offered
  • Catholic Social Thought