John K. Downey

Dr John K. Downey
AddressReligious Studies Department
Post Office Box 57
Spokane, WA

Professor of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University Graduate Program of Religious Studies

Dr. John K. Downey (Ph.D., Marquette) is Professor of Religious Studies (Foundational Theology & Political Theology) at Gonzaga University where he has taught for 20 years. Before coming to Gonzaga he taught in the Program in Religious Studies at the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He also served as Director of Education and Staff Theologian at the University of Illinois Newman Foundation. Other faculty appointments include Spokane Falls Community College, Mount Mary College, Cardinal Stritch College, and Marquette. His recent work includes several translations and editing LoveR17;s Strategy: The Political Theology of Johann Baptist Metz. He is co-editor of Missing God: Cultural Amnesia and Political Theology. His current project is “Canticle of Memory: Francis of Assisi as Mystical and Political.” Special interests: foundational theology and method, political theology, higher education and pedagogy, linguistic philosophy, human rights, interdisciplinary dialogue, liberation theologies, Wittgenstein, Lonergan, Tracy, Metz.

Areas of Interest

Religious Studies;

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