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School of Theology and Ministry

Colleen M. Griffith

associate professor of the practice of theology and
faculty director of spirituality studies

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Contact Information
Office: 216
Email: colleen.griffith.1@bc.edu
Office Phone: 617-552-8444

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

Areas of Interest:
Historical spirituality, contemporary spirituality, theological anthropology with a special focus on a theology and spirituality of the body, method in spirituality, constructive theology, feminist theology.

About:
Colleen M. Griffith, Associate Professor of the Practice of Spirituality and Director of Spirituality Studies, holds her Doctorate in Theology from Harvard University Divinity School. She works at the intersection of theology and spirituality and her publications, public lectures and addresses reflect this intersection. In addition to her full time teaching, Colleen directs and oversees the Post-Masters Certificate Program in the Practice of Spirituality.

Courses:
Fall 2014
Theological Foundations in Practical Perspective (TMST 7057)
Spiritual Classics in Theological Perspectives (TMST 8043)

Spring 2015
Spirituality & Justice:Twentieth Century Writings (TMST 7025)
Theological Anthropology and the Body (TMST 8041)

Recent Publications:
PROPHETIC WITNESS: CATHOLIC WOMEN'S STRATEGIES FOR REFORM (Boston College Church in the 21st Century)This book was edited by Colleen M. Griffith and won first place for the 2010 Catholic Press Award in the Gender Issues category.

WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY in SPIRITUALITY IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION (Ligouri Press: 2006)
This opening essay in the anthology offers an analysis of spirituality today and offers a description of the relationship between spirituality and doctrine.

EDUCATION AND SPIRITUALITY in THE NEW WESTMINSTER DICTIONARY OF CHRISTIAN SPIRITUALITY (Louisville: John Knox Press, 2005)Considering education and spirituality as distinct though related enterprises, this entry looks at spiritual principles apparent in humanizing education.
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SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: FOSTERING A CLOSER CONNECTION in HORIZONS AND HOPES: THE FUTURE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION (NY: Paulist Press, 2003)Considering the purpose of catechetical education, this essay seeks to identify an informed spirituality as the goal of Christian religious education.

HUMAN BODILINESS: SAMENESS AS STARTING POINT in THE CHURCH WOMEN WANT (NY; Crossroad, 2002)
This essay offers critical response to the problematic complementarity anthropology regarding women and men that continues to enjoy so much favor.

SPIRITUALITY AND THE BODY in BODIES AT WORSHIP: EXPLORATIONS IN PASTORAL THEOLOGY (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 1999)
Working in a constructive vein, this essay investigates the role of the body in lived Christian faith and urges more intentional incorporation of the body in Christian liturgy.