Loyola University Maryland

Department of Theology

Joshua R. Brown

Recent publications:

  • “Towards Filial Love: Reconsidering Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Theme of Christological Obedience in Light of Early Confucian Philosophy,” in The Heythrop Journal, forthcoming.
  •  “Christ the Ritual Sage: Reading Hebrews with St. Thomas and Xunzi,” in Nova et Vetera, forthcoming. (This article is currently under pro forma peer review. The essay won first prize at a conference which entails guaranteed publication in Nova et Vetera.)
  • “Strange Companions? Hans Urs von Balthasar as a Resource for Comparative Theology,” in Theological Studies, forthcoming.
  • “Christ’s “Symphonic” Obedience: Exploring Balthasar’s Archetypal Experience through Han Confucianism,” in Pro Ecclesia, forthcoming.
  •  “The Jaded Millennial: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Chinese Students,” ACPA Convention Continued Blog. Co-authored with Jamie Chong Brown. Published as peer-reviewed blog entry on June 4, 2015.
  • “‘Son of Heaven’: Developing The Theological Aspects of Mengzi’s Philosophy of the Ruler.” In Chinese Ethics and Political Philosophy (tent.), ed. G. Alexus McLeod, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press, 2017.
  • “Comparative Political Theology: Sample Texts and Course Objectives for a Course on Christianity and Chinese Religions.” In process; scheduled to appear in Teaching Interreligious Encounters, eds. Marc Pugliese and Alexander Hwang, forthcoming from Oxford Press in AAR Teaching Religious Studies series.

Rennae Wigton


A conversation with a passionate Loyola professor and an internship with Helping up Mission inspired Rennae to pursue a graduate degree in theology