Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology

Matthew Kemp







4th Year PhD Student

Scholarly Interests

Thought of John Henry Newman, Trinitarian Theology, Ecclesiology, Ecumenism, Political theology, Patristic & Medieval theology

Dissertation Director

Mark McIntosh, Ph.D.


“More, Thomas,” “Rules, Religious,” and “Sulpician Spirituality” in Dictionary of Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2011)


“The Eucharistic Body Politic: Recovering the Church as a Political Body.” Duke Graduate Conference in Theology, Duke Divinity School, September 30, 2016


“Commemorating the Reformation: Churches Looking Together Toward 2017 – and Beyond,” Annual Conference of the North American Academy of Ecumenists, September 23-25, 2016

Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, May 26-28, 2016

“The Challenge of God: Continental Philosophy and the Catholic Intellectual Heritage,” April 14-16, 2016


Loyola University Chicago
Ph.D. – Integrative Studies in Ethics and Theology
Anticipated May 2020

Nashotah House Theological Seminary
M.Div., cum laude, 2013

North Park University
B.A. – Biblical and Theological Studies, Philosophy; summa cum laude, 2009

Teaching/Other Activities

Research Assistant, Loyola University Chicago, Fall 2015-present
Dr. Hugh Nicholson, Dr. Susan Ross (Fall 2016), Dr. John McCarthy (Fall 2015-Spring 2016)

Faculty Assistant, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, Fall 2010-Spring 2013
Rev. Dr. Thomas Holtzen

Student Leadership

Representative to the Graduate Student Advisory Council, Fall 2016-present
Graduate Theology Student Caucus member, Fall 2015-present


Ordained in the Episcopal Church, 2014-present
Curate, St. Paul’s by-the-Lake, Chicago, IL, 2015-present
Curate, Christ Cathedral, Salina, KS, 2014-2015
Volunteer Chaplain, Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS, 2013-2014
Director of Education and Outreach, Christ Cathedral, Salina, KS, 2013-2014
Seminarian Intern, St. Anskar’s Episcopal Church, Hartland, WI, 2011-2012