Nicholas M. Healy

Nicholas Healy is professor of theology and religious studies at St. John's University in Queens, New York. His research interests involve the ways in which ecclesiology intersects with ethnographic and sociological inquiries to inform what becomes the "concrete church." Some of his published works include Hauerwas: A (Very) Critical Introduction (Eerdmans, 2014), Thomas Aquinas: Theologian of the Christian Life (Ashgate, 2003), and Church, World and the Christian Life: Practical-Prophetic Ecclesiology (Cambridge University Press, 2000).


Volume 123

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Guests on Volume 123: Nicholas M. Healy, on some of the practical and theological weaknesses in the writings of Stanley Hauerwas; Christian Smith, on the spiritual lives of emerging adults raised within the Roman Catholic Church and taught at Catholic schools; James K. A. Smith, on Charles Taylor's explanation (in The Secular Age) of how modern culture came to unlearn the theistic assumption of the West; Esther Lightcap Meek, on why pitting "objectivity" against "subjectivity" in describing the nature of knowledge isn't helpful, and on why all knowing involves making a commitment; Richard Viladesau, on the relationship between formal, propositional, academic theology and the theological expressions found in works of art and music; and Jeremy Begbie, on why theologians should be more interested in how music and modernity have interacted.