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Rev. James Bacik

Rev. James Bacik

Visiting Scholar
M.A., Athenaeum of Ohio; M.S., Fordham University; D.Phil., University of Oxford, England.


Fr. James Bacik’s scholarly interests have always been in support of his pastoral duties as a diocesan priest and campus minister.  His dissertation on Karl Rahner, published as Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery, has been a springboard for his continuing interest in Christian anthropology, the theology of revelation, and Christian spirituality.

Fr. James Bacik, is pastor emeritus of Corpus Christi University Parish and Adjunct Professor of Humanities at the University of Toledo. Among his many publications are: A Light Unto My Path. Crafting Effective Homilies (Paulist, 2006); Catholic Spirituality, its History and Challenge (Paulist Press, 2002); The Gracious Mystery (St. Anthony Messenger Press, 1987), Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery: Mystagogy According to Karl Rahner (University of Notre Dame Press, 1980).  Fr. Bacik also served as the writer for the committee that produced the 1985 pastoral letter on campus ministry from the U.S. Bishops, Empowered By The Spirit: Campus Ministry Faces the Future.

Fr. Bacik is teaching The Theology and Spirituality of Karl Rahner.