Loyola University Chicago

Department of Theology


Death of Dennis Martin, Ph.D.

Dennis, D. Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology, died suddenly on Monday October 25, 2015. Dr. Martin joined the Theology Department faculty in 1991. A Fulbright scholar at the University of Tübingen (1976–77), he taught at the Associated Mennonite Seminaries in Elkhart, Ind., before coming to Loyola. His main research focus was medieval monastic history and spirituality, with secondary interests in the Reformation (particularly the Anabaptist and Mennonite traditions) and in contemporary Catholicism (John Paul II, Hans Urs von Balthasar, hagiography and popular religion). Dr. Martin served generously as the Theology Department’s Assistant Chair from 2008 until his death and taught thousands of students over his 24 years at Loyola. He is survived by his wife, Carol, and two brothers. Services were held on Sunday, November 1.

A memorial mass will be held on Thursday December 10th at 5:15 in Madanna Della Strada. 

Condolences may be sent to Carol Martin, 4543 N. Bernard Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.