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 Social Dynamics of Teaching with Case Studies: How My Students Rediscovered the Joy of Learning"
  • "Why Propaganda Need No Longer Pass for History"
  • "Designing an Online Course: Notes for a Tutor"

  • C. Letters of Appreciation and of Recommendation

  • 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 28 Oct 03 from Prof. Emeritus Joseph Martos, Bellermine University
  • Letter of 01 March 2012 from Prof. Ursula King

  • D. Syllabi
  • H07 Women in Islam--CSVC course
  • H31 Violence against Women--CSVC course
  • H33 Ecology, Women, and the Future of the Earth--CSVC course
  • H60 Patriarchies of the Past: Masculinities for the Future--CSVC course
  • World Religions: A Dialogue Across Boundaries
  • Art 340 Ceramics -- Cultural, Technical, and Hands-On Introduction to the Production of Ceramic Art
  • The Power of Spontaneous Joy & Healing: Interpretative Dancing Gone Wild

  • E. Ongoing Research and Works in Progress
  • The Truths of Christianity & the Truths of Science--Polanyi's Joint Foundations for Reliable Knowing
  • The Necessity of Faith for a Successful Scientist and the Necessity of Discovery for a Successful Believer
  • The Experience and Theology of Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Suffering--Historical Roots and Contemporary Reevaluations

  • F. 2007-2015 Founder, course designer, teacher trainer, and software technician for Gender and Women's Studies at Catherine of Siena Virtual College
  • Catherine of Siena College today = https://www.roehampton.ac.uk/catherine-of-siena/
  • 2012 Progress Report: Visions of Empowerment = https://didache.info/PDFs/2012_progress_report_r.pdf
  • 68 published papers = https://catherinecollege.academia.edu/
  • 26 Course Descriptions = https://didache.info/PDFs/CourseDescriptions.pdf
  • Indian Women Theologians'Forum = https://catherineofsienacollege.wordpress.com/


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    Curriculum Vitae for Aaron Milavec

    USA address:
    1649 Sutton Ave.
    Cincinnati, OH 45230 USA

    Current Asian Studies address:
    XIN LONG ROAD 1111
    SPRING CITY BLDG 69 APT 102
    SHANGHAI 201101 CHINA
    +86 150.0084.2274 iphone


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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 (The Edwin Mellen Press, 1984).


    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; 2007-2015; 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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  • Dr. Luca Badini Confalonieri, Director of Research, invited me to be a research fellow with the Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, UK, July 2019 to the present


  • Rev. Shaji George Kochuthara invited me to present a guest lecture at his four-day International Conference, "Vatican II, the Papacy, and Freedom of Religious Inquiry - Inflicting Pain in order to Impose 'Orthodoxy,'" Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal (Bangalore, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram, Bangalore, India 560029, 02 Feb 2013).

  • 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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  • How the mission of Jesus in Hades expanded during the first three centuries(2021) (Academia Letters with discussion, October, 2021)

  • Does the Bible require that marriage be limited to one man and one woman? Four Case Studies (Wijngaards Institute for Catholic Research, November 2019)

  • 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 Moral Issues (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, in preparation for 2022)

  • Didache Research at the Crossroads, Studia Traditionis Theologiae, vol. nn (UK: Brepols,in preparation for 2022)

  • In 2016, I was a man on fire. During each of the twelve months, I was able to produce, edit, and publish (Amazon eBooks) one new eBook. Click on the titles below to view a cover design and synopsis. Currently I am in the process of finding hardcopy publishers for each of the following titles:

    THE ARCHBISHOP’S WATER MAKES MIRACLES [serious fiction eBook, 2016]

    EVE AS THE PIONEER OF ADAM’S SALVATION [eBook, 2016]

    THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS WITHOUT THE CRUCIFIXION OF JESUS [eBook, 2016]

    KEVIN KUKLA'S KLAPTRAP -- CATHOLIC TEACHING ON SEXUALITY GONE BESERK [eBook, 2016]

    SENSE AND NONSENSE OF PIUS IX: The History, Meaning, and Triumph of Moderate Interpretations of Papal Infallibility [eBook, 2016]

    SEVEN ERRORS OF OUR CATHOLIC BISHOPS: Why our Bishops Lost their Bearings after Vatican II and How our Church Can Get Back on Track with Your Help and the Help of Pope Francis [eBook, 2016]

    WHAT JESUS WOULD SAY TO SAME-SEX COUPLES (revised and expanded): Nonviolent Resistance to the Christian Taliban [eBook, 2016 + paperback, Amazon Books, 2019]




  • "The Distress Signals of Didache Research - Quest for a Viable Future," The Didache: A Missing Piece of the Puzzle in Early Christianity, ed. by Jonathan A. Draper and Clayton N. Jefford. SBL Early Christian Literature Series, edited by Gail O'Day (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2015).

  • "Collegiality Versus Papal Abolutism Following Vatican II," Revisiting Vatican II: 50 Years of Renewal, Vol. II, ed. Shaji George Kochuthara, Bangalore: Dharmaram Publications, 2014, 322-334.

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

  • "The Legend of the Three Companions in the Light of its Sources" (18 pp.) & "St. Clare and her Negligent Brother Francis" (22 pp.), (submitted for publication 2021)

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

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

  • "Fr. Menezes' 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

  • "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 February 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.

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  • The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, December 2003) xxi + 112 pages, soft cover
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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 by the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church

  • "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.

  • "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.

     



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