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School of Theology and Ministry

Margaret E. Guider, O.S.F.

associate professor of missiology

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Contact Information:
Office: 313
Email: guider@bc.edu
Office Phone: 617-552-6518; 815-725-8735, ext. 105

Address:
Boston College
School of Theology and Ministry
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Areas of Interest:
Teaching interests include Global Christianity, World Mission Studies, Contextual Theologies, Contemporary Issues in Religion, Culture & Society, Mariology and Franciscan Spirituality. Current research focuses on U.S. Franciscan Missionary Activity in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa; Consecrated Life in the 21st Century; Mission, Identity and Charism in Catholic Higher Education.

About:
Sr. Guider joined the Weston Jesuit Faculty in 1990. She is the author of Daughters of Rahab: Prostitution and the Church of Liberation in Brazil (Fortress, 1996) and editor of Doing What Is Ours to Do: A Clarian Theology of Life (Franciscan Institute, 2000). Sr. Guider is past-president of the American Society of Missiology and a member of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the American Academy of Religion. She has served as a Trustee of the University of St. Francis and Siena College and as a resource person for various religious congregations, missionary societies and Catholic institutions. She is a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Mary Immaculate (Joliet, IL) and recently served as the Congregation’s Vice-President and Councilor for Mission from 2008-2012.

Courses:
Fall 2013

TM 534- The Church
TM 638- Seminar: Global Catholicism in the 21st Century

Spring 2014

TM 646- Ecclesial Ministry
TM 818- Ministry for Missions Seminar

Other Courses
TM 557- Consecrated Life in the 21st Century
TM 559- Discipleship: Perspectives of the 20th Century Theologians
TM 801- Mariology
TM 802- Theology, Education and Liberation

Recent Publications:
“Reconciliation within and among Religious Communities.” Horizon 37:3 (2012).

“Let Your Light Shine.” C21 Resources. Spring, 2011.

“Missionary Activity 1910-2010: A Roman Catholic Perspective.” With Thomas Grenham, S.P.S. Atlas of Global Christianity. Kenneth R. Ross, ed. Edinburgh: 2010.