Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Catherine (Cathy) Buescher

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EMAIL

cbuescher@luc.edu

STANDING

4th Year PhD Student

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Ethics of belief; theological anthropology; relation between theology and science, particularly the effects of advances in neuroscience and cognitive science on the perennial mind-body problem

PRESENTATIONS

“Cognitive Science of Religion, Theism and Freedom: An Investigation into Compatibility.” The Genesis of Concepts and the Confrontation of Rationalities Conference, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la Neuve, Belgium, October 8, 2015.

“Suffering: A Catholic-Buddhist Dialogues.” Engaging Particularities XIII: New Directions in Comparative Theology, Interreligious Dialogue, Theology of Religions, and Missiology Conference, Boston College, Boston, March 26, 2015.

“Do We Have a Soul? Answers from Substance Dualism, Eliminative Physicalism and Nonreductive Physicalism and Their Implications for Christian Theology.” Theta Alpha Kappa Panel: Is My Brain Killing My Soul, Loyola University Chicago, February 19, 2014.

CONFERENCES

“Christology: Interdisciplinary Perspectives,” 13th Annual Loyola University Chicago/Marquette Graduate Theological Colloquium, February 21, 2015. Respondent to Ashley Smith's “A Christologically Shaped Lens for the Discussion of Disability: Rethinking the Able-Normative Theological Vision.”

“Theology and Ethics in the Midst of Ecological Concern,” 12th Annual Loyola University Chicago/Marquette Graduate Theological Colloquium, February, 15, 2014.

EDUCATION AND AWARDS

Loyola University Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D. – Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology
Anticipated May 2019

Fordham University, New York, NY
M.A. – Theology, summa cum laude, 2013

Creighton University, Omaha, NE
B.S. – Elementary Education, summa cum laude, 1993

  • 1993 All University Christian Leadership Award
  • 1993 Arts and Sciences Senior Award
  • 1993 Father Eugene F. Gallagher Award
  • 1993 Father Raymond J. Bishop Award
  • 1992 Father Schloemer Leadership Award, Junior Class