Deborah Savage, Ph.D.

Deborah Savage, Ph.D.

Clinical Faculty; Philosophy and Pastoral Ministry (2008)


Degree(s):

Ph.D., Marquette University, Wisconsin, 2005
M.A., University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, 1998
B.A., San Jose State University, California, 1978

Office Location: Fr. Charles Froehle Administration Bldg., Room 132

Phone: (651) 962-5061

Fax: (651) 962-5790

Email:

Mailing Address:

The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity
University of St. Thomas
2260 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105

Curriculum Vitae: View PDF


Areas of Teaching and Research

  • Neo-Thomism
  • Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II
  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Theology of the Body
  • Philosophy
  • Systematic Theology

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Published Works:

“When the Starting Place is Lived Experience: The Pastoral and Therapeutic Implications of John Paul II’s Account of the Person,” Journal of Christian Bioethics, Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality, Volume 26, Issue 3, December 2020, Pages 269–297.

“Redeeming Woman: A Response to the ‘Second Sex’ Issue from within the Catholic Exegetical Tradition.” Religions, Special Issue: “Feminism from the Perspective of Catholic Theology.” Ed., Dr. Tracey Rowlands. August, 2020.

“The Return of the Madman: Nietzsche, Nihilism, and the Death of God, circa 2020”  Catholic World Report. Online, August 10 edition.

“Women in Seminary Formation: The Promise and the Challenge,” Inside the Vatican (Online edition, June 1, 2020).

 “Masculinity and the Gift of Self,” Priestly Formation and Integrative Healing. Institute for Priestly Formation, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. September 2019.

 “Rethinking Humanae Vitae,” First Things, Fall 2018.

 “Rethinking Humanae Vitae,” Why Humanae Vitae is Still Right, Ed., Janet Smith, Ignatius Press, July 2018.

“From Monday to Sunday: The Eucharist and the Work of Human Hands,” Humanum Review, Issue no. 3, 2017.

“More Than Just a Paycheck: The Dignity of Work,” Humanum Review, Issue no. 1, 2017.

“The Human Person and Sexual Difference: Response to Professor Blanca Castilla de Cortazar,” Ruolo Delle Donne Nella Chiesa, (Rome, Italy, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2017.) 115-124.

“Man, Woman and the Mission of the Laity,” Church Life Journal, University of Notre Dame, October 24, 2016.

“Woman as Prophet: a Feminism for the 21st Century,” Woman as Prophet in the Home and in the World, (Lanham, Maryland, Lexington Books, September 2016.) 45-64.

“Diagnosing Violence: A Response to Christine Horner,” Church Life Journal, University of Notre Dame, July 19, 2016.

“Adam’s Gift: Man and the Order of Creation,” Humanum Review, Issue no. 3, 2016.

“Women’s Work,” Catholic Rural Life Journal, Vol. 57, No. 4, Fall 2015. 

“At the Heart of the Matter: The Centrality of Lived Experience in Wojtyla’s Integral Account of the Person,” Living the Truth in Love, St. Ignatius Press, 2015.

“The Genius of Man,” Promise and Challenge: Catholic Women Reflect on  Feminism, Catholicism, and the Church, OSV Press, February 2015. 

“The Nature of Woman in Relation to Man: Genesis 1 and 2 Through the Lens of the Metaphysical Anthropology of Thomas Aquinas,” Logos: a Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Winter, 2015 Volume 18:1. 

Christifideles Laici: an Introduction,” John Paul II Speaks to Women, ed. Brooke Deeley, Catholic University Press, September 2014, pp. 186 – 189. 

“Woman as Knower,” Lonergan Review, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2014. 

“The Centrality of Lived Experience in Wojtyla’s Account of the Person,” Annals of Philosophy, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin,

December, 2013, Volume LXI: 4. 

“Metaphysical Realism as the Foundation of Environmental Stewardship and Economic Development,” Nova et Vetera, February, 2012 Volume 10:1. 

“Women and Catholic Social Thought” Catholic Social Thought: American Reflections on the Compendium.” Lexington Books, 2009, pp. 155 – 170. 

 “The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person in Laborem Exercens.” Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy, Center for Research in Values and Philosophy at Catholic University of America, 2008, pp. 199 – 220.

The Subjective Dimension of Human Work: The Conversion of the Acting Person According to Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II and Bernard Lonergan. Publisher: Peter Lang: January, 2008

Introduction to Dorothy Sayers’ “Are Women Human?,”   Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, Fall 2005 Vol. 8:4, 158-164. 

“Is Creating Wealth a Virtue?” Bridges, Volume 8, Spring/Summer 2001, 1-

32.

Other Publications: 

“Corporate Social Responsibility is Good Business,” co-authored with Arnie Weimerskirch, Minneapolis Star Tribune, September, 2006.

Book Review: Finding God Again: Spirituality for Adults by John J. Shea, Bridges, Volume 13 Numbers 1& 2, Spring/Summer 2006, 182-184.

Book Review: The Vocation of Business: Social Justice in the Market Place by John Medaille, Markets and Morality, Spring, 2008

Book Review: Toward a Theology of Work by Jane Seybold – Clegg, Markets and Morality, Spring, 2009 

Book Review: He Became Poor: the Poverty of Christ and Aquinas’s Economic Teachings, St. Austin Review, September, 2011

Book Review: Abandoned! St. Austin Review, Fall, 2014, Volume 15:1

Book Review: The Artist and the Trinity: Dorothy Sayers’ Theology of Work by Christine Fletcher, Markets and Morality, Fall, 2014, Volume 17:2

Book Review: The Holy Family: Model, Not Exception, by Mary Shivanandan, Nova et Vetera, November 2020.

Book Review: The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, by Carl Trueman, Catholic World Report, November 29, 2020 on-line edition.

Article: “Is There a Masculine Genius?” The Catholic Servant, January 2015

Presentations & Accomplishments:

Presented “Women as Prophet: a Feminism for the 21st Century” at the Diocesan Women’s Conference for the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey. March, 2015; at the International Theology of the Body Congress, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2014; also “Woman as Prophet” at the Siena Symposium conference, July 2013.

Presented “The Nature of Women in Relation to Man” to the faculty at the University of Lubljana, Slovenia in June 2015 and at a conference on Bernard Lonergan in Oxford, England, July 2013.

Presented The Christian Vision of the Human Person through the Lens of Pope St. John Paul II” for the Faith and Reason Series, St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul Minnesota, November, 2014.

Keynote speaker presenting “Complementarity as Mission: Man, Woman, and the Culture of Life” at the International Theology of the Body Congress in Philadelphia on July 9, 2014.  Also presented “The Complementarity of Man and Woman” at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Stillwater, Minnesota, February, 2013; for the Culture of Life Speaker Series, Duluth, Minnesota, June, 2012; at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Marshall, Minnesota, October, 2011; and at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN, November, 2010.

Presented “Living as a Catholic Family in Today’s Society” at the CCW Province Convention, New Ulm, Minnesota, June 21, 2014.

Presented “Is there a Masculine Genius? (Yes)” at the Women in the Church Symposium, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, D. C., May, 2014.

Presented “John Paul II Speaks to Women” at the Council of Catholic Women, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, April, 2014.

Presented “John Paul II and the Divine Mercy” at the Theology on Tap, Edina Minnesota, April, 2014.

Presented “The Mission of the Laity” for the St. Thomas Moore Society, University of St. Thomas Law School, St. Paul, Minnesota, March, 2014 and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Staff Retreat New Brighton, Minnesota, August, 2010.

Presented “Meditation on the Eucharist and the Work of Human Hands” at St. Hubert’s Catholic Church, Chanhassen, Minnesota, March, 2014 and at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Staff Retreat New Brighton, Minnesota, August, 2010.  Also “The Eucharist and the Work of Human Hands” at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Staff Retreat, St. Michael, Minnesota, August, 2010.

Presented “Moral Relativism and the Crisis of Western Culture” at the Theology on Tap, St. Paul Minnesota, February, 2014. Also “Relativism” at the St. Michael’s Parish, Stillwater, Minnesota, November, 2013.

Participated in mini-synod by the Diocese of Phoenix to discuss “Masculine Identity and Mission.” 2014-2015.

Presented Preparing for the Coming of the Christ: Only Say the Word and My Soul Shall Be Healed” at the St. Paul Cathedral Morning of Recollection, St. Paul, Minnesota, December, 2013.

Presented “The Catholic Woman as Leader” at the Catholic Women’s Leadership Club, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, September, 2013.

Presented “The Significance of Mulieris Dignitatem” for the Evening of Reflection on the Anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem, Siena Symposium, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, August, 2013.

Presented papers on “Women and Knower” at a conference on Bernard Lonergan in Oxford, England, July 2013.

Presented “Views from the Real World: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Marriage Debate” at Epiphany Parish, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, October, 2012.

Presented “The Human Person and the Recovery of Culture” for Catholic Educators Training, Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis, July, 2012 and annually.

Presented “Religious Liberty and the Equality of Women.” for Fortnight for Freedom, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, June, 2012.

Presented “Women’s Work” at St. Francis-St. James Parish, St. Paul, Minnesota, March, 2012 and as part of the Faith and Work Breakfast series at St. Olaf’s Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN, March, 2011.

Presented a paper, “Through the Lens of Aquinas’s Theory of the Soul: The Nature of Woman in Relation to Man,” on two occasions: the first as featured speaker at the Siena Symposium Fall Colloquium the second at a one-day conference at the Maryville Institute in Birmingham, England, in January, 2012.

Gave the reflections, titled “By the Grace of God: Conversion in St. Paul,” at the First Saturday Morning Retreat at the Cathedral of St. Paul, January 7, 2012.

Gave the lecture “Catechesis on the Theology of the Body.” January, 2012.

Presented “Complementarity and the Feminine Genius” for the Theology I Formation Session, SPSSOD, St. Paul, Minnesota, November, 2011.

Presented “On the Mission of the Laity” at St. Odelia’s Catholic Church, Vadnais Heights, Minnesota, November, 2011.

Appointed Program Director for the Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry for three years, beginning July 1, 2011.

Assisted in organizing three conferences: “The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church,” “Nature as Norm,” and the Siena Symposium, all during summer 2011.

Presented “The Beauty of the Feminine Genius, at Home and in the World” at the New Ulm Diocesan Women’s Convention, Redwood Falls, Minnesota, April, 2011 and for the New Ulm Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s Conference and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, St. Anthony, Minnesota, March, 2010.

Gave the lecture “Humanae Vitae, Roe vs. Wade and the Gospel of Life.” at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN, January, 2011 and at Lumen Christi Catholic Community, St. Paul, Minnesota, January, 2010.

Presented “The Virtues at Work” at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Staff Retreat New Brighton, Minnesota, August, 2010.

Presented “What is Prayer?” at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, March, 2010.

Served as a dissertation reader for the Maryville Institute in Birmingham, England, and reviewed several manuscripts for publication for the Catholic University of America 2010-2011.

Participated in a symposium at Boston College on Catholic feminism 2010-2011.

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