Faculty Directory

Theresa A. O'Keefe

Associate Professor of the Practice of Youth and Young Adult Faith

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Contextual Education

Spring 2019

Contextual Education
Identity: From Discovery to Integration

Other Courses

Educating for Justice and Peace
Mission, Curriculum and Pedagogy: Teaching High School Religion
The Practice of Ministry with Youth and Young Adults

Selected Publications

"Growing Up Alone: The new normal of isolation in adolscence," Journal of Youth Ministry, Vol 13, no. 1 (Fall 2014), 63-84.

"Companioning Adolescence into Adulthood: Schools as communities of care and growth," in At the Heart of Education: Chaplaincy, Guidance and Pastoral Care (Dublin:  Vertias Publications, 2014).

"Book Review: When God Shows Up: a history of Protestant youth ministry, by Mark Senter," Religious Education, Vol. 107, No. 2, April 2012.

"Relationships across the Divide: An instigator of transformation," Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010.

Learning to Talk: Conversation across Religious Difference," Religious Education Journal, Vol 104, No 2 (2009).

"The Same but Different: the culture in which our adolescents live," Journal of Youth and Theology, Vol. 7, no. 2 (November 2008), 41-59.

Coming to Know the Other ­ Coming to Know Oneself: A study of Jewish-Catholic dialogue at the congregational level - APRRE/REA (2004) The report of a qualitative research study on an experience of Jewish-Catholic interreligious learning on the congregation level, focusing on the workings of conversation in that setting - how it worked and what it accomplished.

Concerns About Covenant: A critique of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger's Many Religions One Covenant - BC Website (2002) A review and an analysis of Cardinal Ratzinger's theology of covenant and its implications for relations with non-Christian religions, particularly Judaism.