Faculty & Staff
Eileen M. Daily, Ph.D., J.D.
PhD, Boston College, Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, 2001
JD, Suffolk University Law School, 1986
My academic interest and pastoral-theological research are primarily:
-Christian art as a source and path for religious education
-Adult faith formation
-Adolescent and adult faith formation in a secular, media culture
-Experiential learning in the religious context
-Faith formation as a dynamic process related to the dynamism in other complex systems
In addition, I try to keep abreast of Continental philosophy as it might have an impact on religious education.
I am interested especially in speaking on:
-Art and theology
-- How to read Christian images
-- Theology of icons and other images
-- History of icons and the icon controversies
-- Christian history told through its art
-- Discipleship lessons through Christian art
-- Spirituality and Christian art (this is experiential and retreat-like rather than a talk)
-Adolescent faith formation opportunities in cyberspace
-Cultural change for an engaged commitment to adult faith formation
-Experiential learning for adult spirituality
Dr. Daily was awarded a Loyola University Summer Research Stipend Award for summer 2009. The title of her proposal is "Teaching Visual Literacy and Theological Reflection on Art to Ministers".