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Mary Christine Athans, BVM

Mary Christine Athans, B.V.M.

Adjunct Professor
M.A., Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley; S.T.L. Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley; M.A. (Theology) University of San Francisco; M.A. (History) Catholic University of America

Christine Athans, B.V.M., is Professor Emerita at the Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity of the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota), and adjunct faculty at CTU and Loyola University, Chicago.

Before doctoral studies, in addition to teaching she served as Executive Director of the North Phoenix Corporate Ministry, a cluster of five Protestant churches, one Catholic church, and two synagogues (one Conservative and one Reform), located in Phoenix, Arizona. She coordinated the interfaith activities of the seven congregations as they worked together in education, social justice, liturgy, and communication.  Her “grass roots” interfaith experience proved to be invaluable. 

She is the author of The Coughlin-Fahey Connection: Father Charles E. Coughlin, Father Denis Fahey, C.S.Sp. and Religious Anti-Semitism in the United States, 1938-1954 (New York: Peter Lang, 1991); To Work for the Whole People: John Ireland’s Seminary in St. Paul (New York: Paulist Press,  2002); and In Quest of  the Jewish Mary (Orbis Books, 2013).

At CTU she teaches “Catholicism in the U.S.: Historical and Theological Perspectives.”