Employment Files for Aaron Milavec
for viewing/printing at www.didache.info/CV.htm

A. Curricula Vitae
  • Curriculum Vitae as Theologian
  • Curriculum Vitae as Ceramic Artist
  • My Skills as a Software Programmer/Website Developer

    B. The Art of Teaching

  • "My Philosophy as a Teacher in a Nutshell"
  • "My Philosophy as a Ceramics Teacher in a Nutshell"
  • "Improving your Greatest Resource--your Faculty"
  • "The Allure of Case Studies: From Paper to Electronic Media"
  • "Why Propaganda Need No Longer Pass for History"

    C. Letters

  • Letter of 10 Feb 03 from Dr. Doane, University of Victoria
  • Letter of 12 Dec 02 from Pastor Anderson, St. Paul Lutheran Church
  • Letter of 10 Oct 01 from Dr. Richard Gelwick, Professor Emeritus
  • Letter of 28 Oct 03 from Prof. Emeritus Joseph Martos, Bellermine University

    D. Syllabus

  • World Religions
  • Art 340 Ceramics -- Cultural, Technical, and Hands-On Introduction to the Production of Ceramic Art

    E. Books in Preparation

  • The Truths of Christianity & the Truths of Science--Polanyi's Joint Foundations for Reliable Knowing
  • The Experience and Theology of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Suffering--Historical Roots and Contemporary Reevaluations

    F. Forthcoming Events



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    Curriculum Vitae for Aaron Milavec

    2739 Queenswood Drive
    Cincinnati, OH 45211
    email: Moderator@fuse.net
    tel: 513-481-2303


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    A. Professional Formation

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    1968 Awarded S.T.B. summa cum laude, in Biblical and Dogmatic Studies from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

    1973 Awarded Th.D. in Systematic and Historical Theology with a concentration in NT Studies from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley)

    1976 Immersion within a Conservative Synagogue for one year; studies in classical Jewish hermeneutics with Dr. Matthias Gehatia

    1978-79 Sabbatical Year given over to extended New Testament and Rabbinic Studies in preparation of my first book, To Empower as Jesus Did; summer studies in Rabbinic Judaism with Rabbi Israel Schneider (Jerusalem)

    1980 Four-week intensive workshop in the application of Jungian analysis to the Gospel narratives at the Guild for Psychological Studies (San Francisco)

    1982-83 Studies in Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism in preparation for the 1982 and 1983 Youth Seminar on World Religions; theological exchanges with Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists resulting in my second book, A Pilgrim Experiences the World's Religions


    B. Grants

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    1974 Postgraduate Faculty Fellowship awarded by the Association of Theological Schools for research with Professor Michael Polanyi in Oxford, England; developed Polanyi's post-critical epistemology and sociology of knowing and applied it to the role of sacrament, initiation rites, and sacred scriptures within a religious tradition

    1984 Grant awarded by the University of Chicago for participation in the seminar, "What is a Classic?" plus extended research in the archives of The Joseph Regenstein Library on the life and letters of Michael Polanyi

    1986 Grant awarded as a "working scholar" within the Consultation of Jewish and Christian Scholars by the Institute for Judaeo-Christian Research at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland) and the American Jewish Congress (USA)

    1988 Faculty Fellowship awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the summer research seminar, "The Analysis of Religious Systems: The Case of Ancient Judaism," directed by Professor Jacob Neusner at the Judaic Studies Center, Brown University

    1989 Faculty Fellowship awarded jointly by the Lilly Endowment Grants and the Athenaeum of Ohio for research on "The Oral Transmission and Oral Logic of the Didache"

    1992 Research Grant awarded by the Association of Theological Schools for advanced study of the interplay of Christianity and Judaism: "The Didache: Rediscovering Christianity Within a Jewish Matrix"

    1997 Team Teaching Grant with Pastor Marjorie Anderson awarded by the Louisville Institute--a Lilly Endowment Program for the Study of American Religion: "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep--Broadening Our Prayer Experiences"

    2002-03 Visiting Research Fellow in the Center for Religion and Society; University of Victoria, B.C.; "Polanyi's Epistemology and Sociology of Science as Providing Common Ground for Science and Theology"

    2005 Visiting Research Fellow in The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago-"The Experience and the Theology of Suffering: Historical, Cultural, and Theological Reflections from within the Three Religions of Abraham," within the context of the NEH Summer Institute, "The Early Islamic World."

    2008 Research Fellowship, "Francis and Clare--Probing the Mutual Influence of Two Kindred Spirits," awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities for the summer research seminar, "St Francis of Assisi and the 13th Century," directed by Dr. William R. Cook (Rome, Siena, Assisi)


    C. Employment in Theology

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  • Catherine of Siena Virtual College, worldwide; 2007+; Joint Vice-President & Course Designer

  • United Theological Seminary, Dayton, OH, 2005-2008; Adjunct Professor of World Religions

  • University of Victoria, B.C.; Canada, 2002-2003; Research Fellow on the Interface of Science and Religion

  • EasyGreek Software, Piqua, OH; 1996-2002; founder and director of an educational software design and consultation firm -- "Soul-Searching and Mind-Bending Interactive Software"

  • The Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH; 1984-1996; Professor of Church History and Historical Theology

  • Carthage College, Kenosha, WI; 1983-1984; Visiting Professor of New Testament Studies and Scholar in Residence

  • Sacred Heart School of Theology, Hales Corners, WI; l979-1982; Associate Professor of Early Church and Patristic Studies

  • St. Leonard's College, Centerville, OH; 1972-1978; Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology


    D. Professional Appointments

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  • Guest lecture, "The Mission of Jesus and the Mission of the Father within the Didache's Way of Life," [Click on title to view the entire lecture.] Departmental Research Seminar (UK, University of Nottingham, 16 November 2011 )

  • Appointed to give the inaugural lecture, "Faith, Hope, and Life of Christian Communities before the Written Gospels-Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of the Didache," for the Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society (Riverside, CA; La Sierra University: 13 Jan 2004)

  • Guest lecture, "Where, When, and for Whom Was the Didache Created?" at the International Specialist Conference (Tilburg, Netherlands: 07 April 2003)

  • Appointed chair of the new program unit, "The Didache in Context: 50-90 CE," at the Annual Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature (2003-2005)

  • Associate Editor for Explorations, the bimonthly theological journal of the College Press (1982-2003)

  • Appointed to give a major address at the 2nd Annual Conference on "The Practical Use of Instructional Technology in the College Environment" (Cincinnati, OH; 16 Feb 96).

  • Appointed to give the 1996 Keenan Lecture, the endowed lectureship of Spalding University (Louisville, KY)

  • Appointed to give the 1988 Schmidt Lectures, an endowed lectureship directed toward advancing Catholic-Jewish exchange and relations in the region of Louisville, KY

  • Awarded an N.E.H. Faculty Fellowship for advanced studies in Formative Judaism with Professor Jacob Neusner (summer of 1988)

  • Appointed as a theological consultant for the Abrahamic Accord, a project directed toward fostering Jewish-Christian understanding and dialogue within the episcopal dioceses of Southern Ohio and Rhode Island (1987-1989)

  • Elected President of the Louisville Region Section of the College Theology Society (1987-1989)

  • Appointed as a working scholar in the Consultation of Jewish and Christian Scholars sponsored by the Institute for Judaeo-Christian Research at the University of Lucerne (Switzerland) and the American Jewish Congress (1986)

  • Appointed to the Faculty Affairs Committee that formulated procedures for faculty promotions, grievances, dismissal, and retrenchment (1984-19786); reappointed to formulate a faculty pay scale and process for peer evaluation (1986-1988)

  • Appointed as Coordinator of Inter-faith Experiences during the 1983 and 1984 Seminar on World Religions

  • Working scholar within the Theological Commission of the Milwaukee Chapter of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue responsible for drafting official statements and fostering local dialogue (1979-83)

  • Founded and successfully co-directed with my wife the Institute for Gospel Study and Psychodrama (1977-1979)


    E. Publications in Theology

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  • "Didache at the Crossroads: Reflections on Recent Directions in Research," The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity, ed. by Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford. SBL Seminar Papers (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014).

  • "Papal Politics, Paul VI, and Vatican II: The Reassertion of Papal Absolutism," e-International Relations (28 July 2013)

  • Didache Research at the Crossroads, Studia Traditionis Theologiae, vol. nn (UK, Brepols, 2014) in preparation

  • "The Legend of the Three Companions in the Light of its Sources" (18 pp.) & "St. Clare and her Negligent Brother Francis" (22 pp.), Franciscan Studies (submitted for publication 2012)

  • "Forgiveness of Sins without Jesus," Asian Horizons 6/1 (2012) 136-150.

  • The Experience and Theology of Suffering--Historical, Cultural, and Theological Reflections from within the Three Religions of Abraham (in preparation)

  • How the Thrill of Scientific Discovery and the Transformative Power of Religious Experience Share the Same Human Dynamic: Michael Polanyi's Postmodern Foundations for Embodied Knowing (in preparation)

  • Jesus Meets the Press: Fresh Answers for Today's Issues (in preparation)

  • "Reflections on the Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests," Asian Horizons 4/1 (2010) 179-191.

  • "Fr. Menezesí Biography of Muhammad Reconsidered," Theological Review of Episcopal Academy 4 (Jan. 2008)

  • "A Catholic Father Advises his Daughters Regarding the Soft Spots in Mulieris Dignitatem," Mother Pelican: A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability 4/2 (2008)

  • Salvation Is from the Jews: Reflections on Saving Grace within Judaism and on Messianic Hope within Christianity (Liturgical Press, 2007) xviii + 201 pp., Soft cover--synopsis--feedback

  • "Public Recognition, Vanity, and the Quest for Truth: Reflections on 'Polanyi vs. Kuhn'" Tradition & Discovery 33/2 (2006-2007) 37-47.

  • "The Last Kiss," Journal of Pain & Palliative Care 21/3 (2007) 43-44 (with responses, pp. 45-47).

  • "How Acts of Discovery Transform our Tacit Knowing Powers in both Scientific and Religious Inquiry," Zygon 42/2 (2006) 465-486.

  • "A Rejoinder [to the response of Prof. Tuckett to my 2003 article]" Journal of Early Christian Studies 13:4 (2005) 519-521.

  • "The Didache--A Window on Gentile Christianity before the Written Gospels," The Fourth R 18/3 (May/June, 2005) 7-11, 15-16.

  • "The Return to Humility and Truth in our Relationship with Judaism," Journal of Ecumenical Studies (Spring, 2005)

  • "Polanyi's Epistemology and Sociology of Science as Accounting for How Faith and Discovery Perform Embodied Heuristic Functions that Enable the Advancement of Science and Theology," Process Perspectives 27/1 (Spring 2004)

  • "Gibson's Passion as a Flawed Profession of Faith," A Path for Jews and Christians
    (http://ecumene.org/SHOAH/Mel_Gibson's_Passion_Milavec.html -- 22 Februrary 2004)

  • "Where, When, and for Whom Was the Didache Created?," Matthew and the Didache: Two Documents from the Same Jewish-Christian Milieu? Proceedings of the International Specialist Conference (Tilburg, Netherlands: 07 April 2003). Ed. by Huub van de Sandt. Assen: Royal Van Gorcum. Pp. 63-84.

  • "The Purifying Confession of Failings Required by the Didache's Eucharistic Sacrifice," BTB 33/3 (Summer, 2003) 64-76.

  • "Synoptic Tradition in the Didache Revisited," Journal of Early Christian Studies 11/4 (Winter, 2003) 443-480.

     
  • The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, December 2003) xxi + 112 pages, Soft cover-- press release
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  • The Didache: Faith, Hope, and Life of the Earliest Christian Communities, 50-70 C.E. (New York: Paulist Press, November 2003) xxxvii + 981 pages, Cloth -- interview -- synopsis -- awards -- review

  • "Further Reflections on the Torn Veil," Sophia 8/2 (Winter, 2002) 216-219.

  • "Religious Pedagogy from Tender to Twilight Years: Parenting, Mentoring, and Pioneering Discoveries by Religious Masters as Viewed from within Polanyi's Sociology and Epistemology of Science," Tradition and Discovery 23/2 (1997) 15-36.

  • "How the Didache Attracted, Cooled Down, and Quenched Prophetic Fire," Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 19 (1996) 103-117.

     
  • Scripture Sleuth: Faith Journeys for Inquiring Adults--eight interactive electronic case studies for personal explorations in the early church distributed by Liguori Faithware (1998). Reviewed by Phil Mullins, "EasyGreek Case Studies: Soul Journeys for Inquiring Adults" Tradition and Discovery 21/3 (1994-1995) 33-34.

  • When Jesus Favored Women--an interactive electronic case study with "artificial intelligence" that enables user to receive feedback/advice and, when finished, to engage in a heart-to-heart dialogue with the "guardian angel" guiding his/her progress (Piqua: EasyGreek Software, 1998)

  • Case One: Peter as Innovator--an interactive electronic case study published on the Web: http://info.apnpc.com.au/swlib/Home_Hobby/Religion/000FNX.html

  • Professional Edition--a software tool that enables teachers to personalize both the content and the functioning of EasyGreek Software Electronic Case Studies; results can be compiled by Microsoft Visual Basic 3.0 for use in a private PC or on a server in a computer lab (Piqua: EasyGreek Software, 1997)

  • The Struggle for Papal Infallibility at Vatican I (1869-1870)--an interactive electronic case study that enables students to explore the issues and debates of the council against the backdrop of Italian and American politics (Piqua: EasyGreek Software, 1997)

  • The Suffering Savior Dressed in Medieval Experience--an interactive electronic case study that enables students to explore the creative genius of Anselm, the Archbishop of Canterbury (1093-1109), in constructing a theology of the atonement admirably reflecting the social relations and values of early medieval society (Piqua: EasyGreek Software, 1997)

  • The Social and Theological Origins of the First Crusade (1095-1204)--an interactive electronic case study that enables students to examine both Christian and Muslim accounts of the origins, recruitment, and conduct of knights undertaking the first crusade (Piqua: EasyGreek Software, 1997)

  • "What Jesus Might Say to John Paul II on the Occasion of his Definitive Exclusion of Women from Presbyterial Ministry," electronic publication on web page of the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church
    http://www.womenpriests.org/teaching/jesus.htm

  • "Religious Pedagogy From Tender to Twilight Years: Parenting, Mentoring, and Pioneering Discoveries by Religious Masters as Viewed from within Polanyi's Sociology and Epistemology of Science," Tradition and Discovery 23:2 (1996-1997) 15-36. http://www.mwsc.edu/~polanyi/cvr-html/23-2crv.htm

  • "What Peter Might Say to John Paul II on the Occasion of his Definitive Exclusion of Women from Presbyterial Ministry," Explorations 15/2 (1996) 79-94. http://www.womenpriests.org/teaching/peter.htm

  • "The Economic Safety Net in the Didache," Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 16 (1996) 73-84.

  • "The Saving Efficacy of the Burning Process," The Didache in Context: Essays on its Text, History, and Transmission, ed. by Clayton N. Jefford (Leiden: Brill, 1995) 131-155.

  • "A Parable," The Cincinnati Judaica Review 5 (1995) 101.

  • "The Social Setting of `Turning the Other Cheek' and `Loving One's Enemies' in Light of the Didache," Biblical Theological Bulletin 25/2 (Fall, 1995) 131-143.

     
  • Exploring Scriptural Sources: Rediscovering Discipleship (Sheed & Ward, 1994; Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) 202 pp.

  • "Distinguishing True and False Prophets: The Protective Wisdom of the Didache," Journal of Early Christian Studies 2/2 (Summer, 1994) 117-136.

  • "'If I Join Forces with Mr. Kuhn. . .': Polanyi and Kuhn as Mutually Supportive and Corrective," Polanyiana (Budapest) 3/1 (1993) 56-74. Reprinted in Richard Gelwick, ed., From Polanyi to the 21st Century (Proceedings of a Centennial Conference, Kent State University, The Polanyi Society, 1997) 224-259.

  • "The Birth of Purgatory: Evidence of the Didache," Proceedings of the Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society 12 (1992) 91-104.

  • "The Miracles of Jesus in a Cross-Cultural Perspective," Explorations 11/1 (1992) 69-96.

  • "Disappearance of Jewish Blood Guilt," Cincinnati Judaica Review 2 (1991) 66-75.

  • "The Identity of `the Son' and `the Others': Mark's Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen Reconsidered," Biblical Theological Bulletin 20/1 (1990) 30-37.

  • "Mark's Parable of the Wicked Husbandman as Reaffirming God's Predilection for Israel," Journal of Ecumenical Studies 26/2 (1989) 289-312.

  • "The Pastoral Genius of the Didache: An Analytical Translation and Commentary," Religious Writings and Religious Systems, Volume II, ed. by Jacob Neusner et al. (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1989) 89-126.

  • "A Fresh Analysis of the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen in the Light of Jewish-Catholic Dialogue," Parable and Story in Judaism and Christianity, ed. by Clemens Thoma and Michael Wyschogrod (New York: Paulist Press, 1989) 81-117.

  • "The Heuristic Circularity of Commitment and the Experience of Discovery: A Polanyian Critique of Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions" Tradition and Discovery 16/2 (1989) 4-19.
    http://www.mwsc.edu/~polanyi/cvr-html/16-2cmr.htm

  • "The Office of the Bishop in Origen," Raising the Torch of Good News: Catholic Authority and Dialogue with the World, ed. by B.P. Prusak (Lanham: University Press of America, 1988) 13-24.

  • "Polanyi's Understanding of Religion Reconsidered," Convivium 22 (1986) 4-14.

  • "Jesus as Homeowner: Matthew's Perspective," New Testament Perspectives, ed. by William P. Frost (Dayton: College Press, 1984), pp. 46-60. Also published in Explorations 1/3 (1983) 11-20.

     
  • A Pilgrim Experiences the World's Religions: Discovering the Human Faces of the Hidden God (Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1983) 86 pp.

  • "Diary of a Pilgrim to Communist China," Explorations 3 (1983)

     
  • To Empower as Jesus Did: Acquiring Spiritual Power Through Apprenticing (Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1982) 460 pp.

  • "Is God Arbitrary and Sadistic? Anselm's Atonement Theory Reconsidered," Schola 4 (l981) 45-94.

  • "Matthew's Integration of Sexual and Divine Begetting," Biblical Theological Bulletin 8 (1978) 108-116.

  • "Modern Exegesis, Doctrinal Innovations, and the Dynamics of Discipleship," Anglican Theological Review 60 (1978) 55-74.

  • "The Bible as Inspiring and Authorizing Incompatible Doctrines and Practices," Église et théologie 7 (1976) 189-218.

  • "The Bible, the Holy Spirit, and Human Powers," The Scottish Journal of Theology 29 (1976) 215-235.


    F. Book Reviews

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  • "Fr. Menezesí Biography of Muhammad Reconsidered," Theological Review of Episcopal Academy 4 (Jan. 2008)

  • Allan J.P. Garrow, The Gospel of Matthew's Dependence on the Didache (London: T&T Clark International, 2004) in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 67 (2005)146-147.

  • Raymond Schwager, Jesus in the Drama of Salvation: Toward a Biblical Doctrine of Redemption (Maryknoll: Crossroad, 1999) in Homiletics 27/1 (summer 2002) 22-27.

  • James H. Charlesworth, ed., Jesus' Jewishness: Exploring the Place of Jesus within Early Judaism in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 29/1 (1992) 121-122.

  • Harold Coward, Sacred Word and Sacred Text (New York: Orbis, 1988) in Dialogue and Alliance 5/3 (1991) 76-80.

  • Hayim Goren Perelmuter, Siblings: Rabbinic Judaism and Early Christianity at Their Beginnings (New York: Paulist, 1989) in New Theological Review 4/1 (1991) 107-108.

  • Gabriel Josipovici, The Book of God (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988) in Interpretation 44/3 (1990) 318; http://www.yale.edu/yup/books/043201.htm

  • Terry Callan, Forgetting the Root (N.Y.: Paulist, 1986) in New Catholic World 231 (1988) 83-84.

  • Walter Kasper, The God of Jesus Christ (N.Y.: Crossroad, 1986) in Interpretation 41/2 (1987) 212-214.

  • Francois Refoulé, ". . . et ainsi tout Israël sera sauvé, Romains 11, 25-32 (Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1984) in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 22/4 (1985) 797.

  • Francis Schüssler Fiorenza, Foundational Theology: Jesus and the Church (New York: Crossroad, 1984) in Interpretation 40/3 (1986) 331-332.

  • Ellis Rivkin, What Crucified Jesus? (Nashville: Abingdon, 1984) & Geza Vermes, Jesus and the World of Judaism (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 21 (1984) 565-566.

  • Eugene B. Borowitz, Contemporary Christologies: A Jewish Response (N.Y.: Paulist, 1980) in Journal of Ecumenical Studies 19 (1983) 308.

  • John T. Pawlikowski, Christ in the Light of Christian-Jewish Dialogue (Ramsey, N.J.: Paulist Press, 1982) in New Catholic World 226 (1983) 137f.

  • Raymond A. Moody, Jr., Life After Life and Reflections on Life After Life (N.Y.: Bantam Books, 1975 and 1977) in Schola 2 (1979) 125-130.

  • Huston Smith, Forgotten Truth (N.Y.: Harper & Row, 1976) in Saint Anthony Messenger 84/10 (1977) 44-46.

  • Bernard Häring, Evangelization Today (Notre Dame: Fides, 1974) in Saint Anthony Messenger 83/9 (1976) 46-48.


    G. Professional Addresses and Blogs

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  • "A Catholic Father and Grandfather advises his daughters and granddaughters regarding Mulieris Dignitatem," blog (29 Aug 2012)

  • "A Letter to a Bishop relative to the evils of contraception and the merits of natural family planning," blog (28 Aug 2012)

  • "Merging Academia and Wikipedia," blog response (26 Feb 2009)

  • "Polanyi's 'Cosmic Field'--Prophetic Faith or Religious Folly?" Personal Knowledge at 50 [Years] Conference (juried paper: Chicago, 13-15 June 2008)

  • "The Distress Signals of Didache Research -- Quest for a Viable Future" Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, The Didache in Context (Philadelphia, PA: 21 Nov 2005)

  • "Gentile Identity in the Didache Communities as Early Signs of the Parting of the Ways," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, The Didache in Context (San Antonio, TX: 23 Nov 2004)

  • "The Necessity of Faith for a Successful Scientist and the Necessity of Discovery for a Successful Believer," CRIS Science and Faith Seminar Series, 2003-2004 (Azusa, Azusa Pacific University: 14 Jan 2004)

  • "Faith, Hope, and Life of Christian Communities before the Written Gospels-Unlocking the Hidden Secrets of the Didache," Inaugural Lecture of the Theta Alpha Kappa National Honor Society (Riverside, CA; La Sierra University: 13 Jan 2004) press release

  • "Polanyi's Epistemology and Sociology of Science as Accounting for How Faith and Discovery Perform Embodied Heuristic Functions that Enable the Advancement of Science and of Theology," guest lecture at the Process Studies Center (Claremont, CA; Claremont Graduate School: 12 Jan 2004)

  • "A New Paradigm for Recovering the Origins and Use of the Didache," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, The Didache in Context (Atlanta, GA: 23 Nov 2003)

  • "Polanyi's Epistemology of Discovery as Applied to Science, Religion, and Astrology," Polanyi Society Annual Meeting (Atlanta, GA: 22 Nov 2003) http://www.mwsc.edu/orgs/polanyi/MIlavecppr111103.pdf

  • "Where, When, and for Whom Was the Didache Created?" an invitational paper presented at the International Specialist Conference (Tilburg, Netherlands: 07 April 2003) http://www.didache.info/PDFs/TILBURGrev.pdf

  • "Cosmology, Education and Sustainability: Is There a Fit?" an invitational e-dialogue sponsored by Royal Roads University (Victoria, B.C., 27-29-31 Jan 2003)333.

  • "Apprenticeship in the Way of Wisdom within the Apocalyptic-Orientated Didache Communities," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Wisdom and Apocalyptic in Early Judaism Section (Toronto, CA: 25 November 2002)

  • "How the Thrill of Scientific Discovery and the Transformative Power of Religious Experience Share the Same Human Dynamics" (University of Victoria, British Columbia: 09 Oct 2002)

  • "The Return to Humility and Truth in our Relationship with Judaism," Regional Meeting of the College Theology Society (Cincinnati, OH: 23 March 2002)

  • "An Analysis of the Christian Expectation of God's Coming at the End of Time based upon Polanyi's Epistemology of Knowing in the Physical Sciences," Polanyi's Post-Critical Thought and the Rebirth of Meaning (Chicago, IL: 08 June 2001)

  • "Salvation Is from the Jews-An Urgent Proposal," Regional Meeting of the College Theology Society (Cincinnati, OH: 24 March 2001)

  • "Fasting, Feasting, and the Theology of Baptism in the Didache," Regional Meeting of the College Theology Society (Cincinnati, OH: 11 September 1998)

  • "Feverish Foretaste of the Earthly Kingdom in the Didache's Eucharist," Regional Meeting of the College Theology Society (Cincinnati, OH: 12 September 1997)

  • "Security Against Exploitation: `Give to everyone asking you' (Did 1:5)," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature, Social History of Formative Christianity and Judaism Section (New Orleans, LA: 24 November 1996)

  • "The Economic Safety Net in the Didache Community," Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (Pittsburg, PA: 11 April 1996)

  • "Tempted as We Are (Heb 4:15): What Jesus' Human Experience Can Tell Us About Sexuality," Keenan Lecture (Spalding University, Louisville, KY: 07 March 1996)

  • "Success Story: Moving from a Creative Idea to a Commercial Product," 2nd Annual Conference on the Practical Use of Instructional Technology in the College Classroom (Cincinnati, OH: 06 February 1996)

  • "Religious Conversations for the Future Church," 10th Interseminary Conference (Cincinnati, OH: 19 January 1996)

  • "Religious Pedagogy from Tender to Twilight Years: Parenting, Mentoring, and Pioneering Discoveries by Religious Masters as Viewed from within Polanyi's Sociology and Epistemology of Science," Annual Meeting of the Polanyi Society (Philadelphia, PA: 18 November 95)

  • "The Social Setting of `Turning the Other Cheek' and `Loving Ones Enemies'," Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (Philadelphia, PA: 19 Nov 95)

  • "Sexuality: A Return to Jesus for a New Direction in the Church," Regional Meeting of the College Theology Society (Cincinnati, OH: 09 September 1995)

  • "Soul Journeys for Inquiring Adults," a demonstration workshop of my electronic Case Studies at the 1st Annual Conference on the Practical Use of Instructional Technology in the College Classroom (Cincinnati, OH: 25 February 1995)

  • "Bordercrossings: Explorations in Christian-Jewish Encounters," a team-taught program presented by The Academy for Adult Interfaith Studies in conjunction with Kinshasha Azariah, John Schmieding, and Mary Lou Vera (Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH: 29 March to 24 May 1995)

  • "Trade Secrets for Typing Greek," The Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (Akron, OH: 15 April 1994)

  • "Theological Inquiry and Deep Learning in the College Classroom: My Case Study Methodology," for the Louisville Region Annual Meeting of the College Theological Society (Cincinnati, OH: 09 September 1994)

  • "The Confession of Failings Prior to the Weekly Eucharist in the Didache," to the Louisville Region Annual Meeting of the College Theological Society (Cincinnati, OH: 10 September 1993)

  • "How and Why the Didache Checked Unruly Prophets," The Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society (Pittsburg, PA: 16 April 1993)

  • "Global Responsibility and Interfaith Communion," Annual Interfaith Celebration (Cincinnati, OH: September 27, 1992)

  • "The Birth of Purgatory: Evidence of the Didache," Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society, Annual Meeting (Columbus, OH: April 3, 1992)

  • "If I Join Forces with Mr. Kuhn. . . ," International Polanyi Conference, Kent State University (Kent, OH: April 12, 1991)

  • "Jews and Judaism: Dropping our Stones, Eating their Bread," 72nd Annual Ohio Pastors Convocation (Columbus, OH: January 30, 1991)

  • "The Pastoral Apocalypse of the Didache," Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (New Orleans, LA: November 19, 1990)

  • "Religious Miseducation: The Case of the Parable of the Wicked Husbandmen," 1990 Assembly of World Religions (San Francisco, CA: August 16, 1990)

  • "The Origins of Purgatory: An Examination of the Didache's Apocalypse," College Theological Society, Louisville Region (Fort Wright, KY: September 22, 1990)

  • "From Nostra Aetate to the 1985 Notes: Critical Reflections on What Has Been Said, on What Might Have Been Said, and on What Still Needs to be Said and Done," University of Cincinnati, Council for Jewish Affairs (Cincinnati, OH: January 7, 1990)

  • "An Oral Interpretation of the Didache," College Theological Society, Louisville Region (Fort Wright, KY: September 23, 1989)

  • "Mark's Parable of the Wicked Husbandman as Reaffirming God's Predilection for Israel," Society of Biblical Literature, Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL: November 21, 1988)
    · "The Pharisaic Plot `to destroy him' (Mark 3:6): What Can Be Learned from the Divergent Gospel Traditions?" Society of Biblical Literature, Consultation on Passion Narrative and Tradition in Early Christianity (Chicago, IL: November 22, 1988)

  • "The Heuristic Circularity of Commitment and the Experience of Discovery: A Polanyian Critique of Thomas Kuhn's Structure of Scientific Revolutions," American Academy of Religion, Annual Meeting (Chicago, IL: November 19, 1988)

  • "What Jacob Neusner Taught Me," College Theological Society, Louisville Region (Cincinnati, OH: September 23, 1988)

  • "Who Is Responsible for the Death of Jesus?" The 1988 Schmidt Lectures (Louisville, KY: April 18, 1988)

  • "Pharisaic Involvement in the Death of Jesus: To What Extent Is the New Testament Historically Reliable?" College Theology Society, Louisville Region (Cincinnati, OH: September 25, 1987)

  • "The Dynamics of Religious Empowerment," College Theology Society, Louisville Region (Cincinnati, OH: September 26, 1986)

  • "Holiness and Organization: Challenges to the Patristic Church," College Theology Society, Annual Meeting (Cincinnati, OH: May 30, 1986)

  • "The Source and Limitations of Episcopal Authority According to Origen," Origen Colloquium (Notre Dame University: April 13, 1986)

  • "The Authority of Masters to Interpret the Classics: The Twin Functions of Ecclesial Authority," College Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Newport, RI: May 31, 1985)

  • "The Task of Christology Beyond 1984," College Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Milwaukee, WI: June 1, 1984)

  • "Soft Spots in David Tracy's Analysis of the Reception and Interpretation of the Christian Classics," College Theological Society, Regional Meeting (Terra Haute, IN: April 6, 1984)

  • "Star Wars and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest as Modern Athanatian Christologies," American Academy of Religion, Midwest Region (Terra Haute, IN: April 7, 1984)

  • "Empowering Others and Being Empowered," Wisconsin Personnel and Guidance Association, Annual Meeting (Oconomowoc, WI: October 28, 1983)

  • "The Limits of Miraculous Accreditation in Matthew's Gospel," American Academy of Religion, Midwest Region (Lake Geneva, WI: April 9, 1983)

  • "The Cinderella Fallacy: To Empower as Jesus Did," College Theological Society, Annual Meeting (Detroit, MI: June 6, 1982)

  • "Reclaiming the Human Dynamics Undergirding Spiritual Empowering," American Academy of Religion, Upper Midwest Region (St. Paul, MN: April 16, 1982)

  • "The Pharisees: Bad Guys or Divinely Inspired Forerunners?" (February 10); "How the Jesus Movement Burst Out of its Jewish Shell" (March 17); "How the Early Church of Radical Pacifists Turned its Face Toward Holy Wars" (April 24); The 1982 Dennis L. Landon Lectures (Pilgrim Christian Church; Brookfield, WI)

  • "The Social and Historical Context of Jesus' Teaching," 6th National Workshop on Christian-Jewish Relations (Milwaukee, WI: October 27, 1981)

  • "Matthew's Distrust of Miraculous Accreditation," American Academy of Religion, Upper Midwest Region (St. Paul, MN: April 12, 1980)

  • "Experiencing God as an Acquired Art," American Academy of Religion, Upper Midwest Region (St. Paul, MN: April 11,1980)

  • "The Use of Isaiah 53 Within Early Christianity," Regional Meeting of Catholic-Jewish Dialogue (Milwaukee, MN: December 6, 1978)

  • "How Is the Crucifixion Efficacious," College Theological Society, Louisville Region (Centerville, OH: September 23, 1977)

  • "The Phenomenology and Epistemology of Discovery," American Academy of Religion, Midwest Region (Chicago, IL: February 19, 1977)

  • "The Bible as Inspiring and Authorizing Incompatible Doctrines and Practices," Ohio Theological Colloquium (Centerville, OH: October 23, 1976)

  • "Our Image of God Must Change," Advanced Seminar in Theology and the Sciences (Chicago, IL: May 27, 1976)

  • "The Transmission and the Transmutation of Beliefs Based Upon the Scriptures," American Academy of Religion, Southeastern Region (Nashville, TN: March 20, 1976)

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