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William J. Cahoy

Associate Professor of Theology

B.A., Saint John's University, 1974
M.A.R., Yale Divinity School, 1976
M.Phil., Yale University, 1989
Ph.D., Yale University, 1989

Office: Luke Hall 210
Phone Number: 320-363-3182
Email: [email protected]

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Area of Focus
  • Systematic Theology

Research /Teaching Interest/Biography 
  • SØren Kierkegaard, 19th and 20th Century theology, Community

  • "Hospitality," Abbey Banner, Fall, 2016.
  • "A Community of Disciples: How the Church Benefits from the intentional Community Movement," Bearings Online, September,8,2016
  • In the Name of the Church: Vocation and Authorization for Lay Ecclesial Ministry, editor (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2012)
  • "A School for the Lord's Service: Benedictines, Wisdom and the Liberal Arts," Listening, Winter 2010 45:19-35
  • "Why Theology? Catholic Reflection on TwentyYears of Literature on Theologcal Education," Resources in American Christianity at
  • "A Sense of Place and the Place of Sense." In Professing in the Postmodern Academy; Faculty and the Future of the Church-Related Colleges, 73-111. Edited by Stephen R. Haynes. Waco: Baylor Universtiy Press, 2002

Special Committees/Organizations
  • Board and Treasurer, Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies,
  • Board of Directors, Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research;
  • Board of Trustees, Mount Mary College
  • Previous: Board of Directors, Louisville Institute; Commission on Accrediting of the Association of theological Schools