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Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ

Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, is an assistant professor of theology at Marquette University. His areas of interest are theology and literature, the theological turn in phenomenology, fundamental theology, as well as atheism and secularity. His doctoral dissertation, “Attunements to Grace in the Writings of Virginia Woolf and Marilynne Robinson,” was directed by the Rev. Dr. Graham Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford (Christ Church).

Recent essays include a treatment of Intersubjectivity in Nicholas of Cusa’s “De Visione Dei,” and a theological reading of domesticity in Marilynne Robinson’s first novel “Housekeeping.”  Future work includes an essay on religious belief in Virginia Woolf’s seminal novel, “A Voyage Out.”

Fr. Simmons is a Marquette alumnus (’04), having majored in classics as well as Spanish language and literature. He joined the Society of Jesus in 2006 and was ordained a priest in 2017.

Resources by Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ

On this episode of the AMDG podcast, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson talks with Fr. Joe Simmons, SJ, about theology, science, poetry and more.

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