Theology Department Faculty

Brian Robinette

Associate Professor

Selected Publications


The Difference Nothing Makes: Creation, Christ, Contemplation. University of Notre Dame Press, 2023. 

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

Recent Articles and Book Chapters

“Towards a Contemplative Theology: In Dialogue with Bernard Lonergan.” 50th Anniversary of Method in Theology (in press).

“‘He is Risen, He is Not Here’: The Phenomenon of the Resurrection.” In Handbook on Phenomenology and Theology. Ed. Joseph Rivera & Joseph O’Leary. London: Routledge, 2023, 88-97.

“Aesthetic and Spiritual Exercises, In and Beyond the Classroom.” Co-authored with Daniel M. Callahan. In Curriculum by Design: Innovation and the Liberal Arts Core. Ed. Mary Crane. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2023, 123-31.

“Theology After the Death of God.” In The T&T Clark Companion to Political Theology. Ed. Rubén Rosario Rodríguez. London: Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, 2020, 161-75.

Amoris Laetitia and the Nones.” In Amoris Laetitia: A New Momentum for Moral Formation and Pastoral Practice. Ed. James Keenan. Mahwah: Paulist Press, 2018, 86-94.

“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.