Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Faculty & Staff

Heidi Russell, PhD

Title/s:  Associate Professor

Office #:  WTC-LT #639

Phone: 312.915.7476


CV Link: CV_Heidi_Russell


Having spent a number of years in ministry in a variety of settings, I am delighted to be teaching at IPS working with students who are preparing for various types of ministry in parishes, non-profit organizations, healthcare, retreat centers, etc. Theology comes alive when it informs and is informed by our everyday life experience.


  • PhD Marquette University

Research Interests

My areas of research include:

  • Christian anthropology
  • Christology
  • Trinitarian theology
  • Special interest in the relationship between science and theology, specifically in the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics

Selected Publications


  • Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity, Orbis Press, 2017.
  • Quantum Shift: Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science, Liturgical Press, October 2015.
  • The Heart of Rahner: The Theological Implications of Andrew Tallon’s Theory of Triune Consciousness.  Marquette University Press, 2009.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

  • “From Being to Love: Reconceiving the Trinity in light of Jean Luc Marion’s Phenomenological Shift.”  Horizons 41 (2014), 22-48.
  • “Quantum Anthropology: Reimaging the Person as Body/Spirit,” Theological Studies 74 (2013), 934-959.
  • “Sanctity and Science: The Mysticism of Theologically Engaging Science,” Science and Theology 10 (2012), 249-258.
  • “Efficacious and Sufficient Grace: God’s One Offer of Self-Communication as Accepted or Rejected.” Philosophy and Theology 22 (2010), 353-372.
  • “Keiji Nishitani and Karl Rahner: A Response to Nihility,” Buddhist-Christian Studies 28(2008), 27-41.