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James B. Nickoloff

James B. Nickoloff

Adjunct Faculty
Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union; S.T.L., Jesuit School of Theology, M.Div., Western School of Theology

James B. Nickoloff is Associate Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where he taught Catholic systematic theology from 1989 to 2009.  He holds the Ph.D. in systematic theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA), the S.T.L. from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and the M.Div. from the Weston School of Theology (Cambridge, MA). He is currently Adjunct Professor of Theology at Barry University in Miami, Florida.  He has lived and worked for extended periods outside the United States, including three years in Andong, Korea as a Peace Corps Volunteer; two years in Kingston, Jamaica as a Jesuit; and two years in Lima, Peru, where he wrote his doctoral dissertation.  These experiences have profoundly shaped his faith, his theology, and his political views.  Besides Holy Cross and Barry, he has taught at Boston College, Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, MA, Santa Clara University in California, the University of Miami, and the Jesuit Theological College in Melbourne, Australia. 

He is the editor of Gustavo Gutiérrez: Essential Writings (1996) and the co-editor with Orlando Espín of An Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007).  He has also published analytical essays on ecclesiology, the theological vision of Gutiérrez, and the various theologies of liberation.  He teaches on-line courses in christology and ecclesiology/mariology at C.T.U.