Theology Department Faculty

Brian Robinette

Associate Professor



Selected Publications


Grammars of Resurrection: A Christian Theology of Presence and Absence. New York: Crossroad/Herder, 2009.

The Difference Nothing Makes: Creation, Christ, Contemplation (in progress).

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“Amoris Laetitia and the Nones,” Amoris Laetitia: A New Momentum for Moral Formation and Pastoral Practice. Ed. James Keenan, S.J. (Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2018).

“Undergoing Something from Nothing: The Doctrine of Creation as Contemplative Insight,” in The Practice of the Presence of God: Theology as Way of Life. Ed. Martin Laird and Sheelah Treflé Hidden. London: Routledge, 2017, 17-28.

“Contemplative Practice and the Therapy of Mimetic Desire,” Contagion: Journal of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture, 24 (2017): 73-100.

“Does Darwin Have a Future? Pain, Suffering, and Death at Eastertide,” Theological Studies 77.2 (2016): 474-78.

“La puissance d’un dépouillement sans limites repenser : repenser la creatio ex nihilo avec Stanislas Breton,” trans. Claire Vajou, Transversalités, Octobre-Décembre, n˚ 135 (2015): 43-53.

“Deceit, Desire, and the Desert: René Girard’s Mimetic Theory in Conversation with Early Christian Monastic Practice.” In Violence, Transformation, and the Sacred. Ed., Margaret R. Pfeil & Tobias L. Winright. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books (2012): 130-143.

“The Difference Nothing Makes: Creatio Ex Nihilo, the Resurrection, and Divine Gratuity.” Theological Studies 72 (2011): 525-57.

“Heraclitean Nature and the Comfort of the Resurrection: Theology in an Open Space.” Logos 14:4 (2011): 13-38.