Corey Stephan

Curriculum Vitae

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8/27/21

Education

Current: Ph.D. in Religious Studies, Department of Theology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dissertation Title: Maximus the Confessor in Aquinas’s Christology
Directors: Mark Johnson, Ph.D. & Marcus Plested, D.Phil.

2017: M.T.S., Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

2015: B.A., Summa Cum Laude, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
Majors: Theology & Classical Languages; Minor: Spanish
Summa Oral Presentation: “The Integration of Theology & Classics”

Language Skills

Greek: Classical, Koine, & Byzantine (advanced reading)

Latin: Classical, Medieval, & Ecclesial (advanced reading; moderate writing & speaking)

Spanish (advanced reading, writing, & speaking)

German (advanced reading)
High Pass on Harvard Divinity School’s German Reading Exam (May 2017)

Syriac (elementary reading)

Professional Memberships

North American Patristics Society (NAPS)

Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)

Association for Computers and the Humanities (ACH)

Awards, Grants, & Fellowships

2021: Hank Fellowship in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, Hank Center for the Catholic Intellectual Heritage, Loyola University Chicago

2021: North American Patristics Society’s Dissertation Progress Grant

2021: ULINE Cybersecurity Training Opportunity Grant, Center for Cyber Security & Awareness, Marquette University

2019: Graduate School Research Travel Award, Marquette University

2018: Outstanding Student Paper Prize, 2018 Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society
Paper: “Integrated Selves in the Image of the Trinity: The Mundicordes in Book 8 of St. Augustine’s De Trinitate”

2018: Graduate School Research Travel Award, Marquette University

2017–2022: Teaching Assistantship, Marquette University

2016: Individual Conference Grant, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Student Forum

2016: Individual Conference Grant, Boston College Graduate Student Association

2015–2017: Dean’s Fellowship, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry

2015: Partnership-in-Learning Grant, University of St. Thomas
Advisor: Mark DelCogliano, Ph.D.

2014: Collaborative Inquiry Grant, University of St. Thomas
Advisor: Mark McInroy, Ph.D.

2014: Theta Alpha Kappa’s Undergraduate Achievement Award

2011–2015: Aquinas Scholars Honors Program, University of St. Thomas

All Semesters: Dean’s List, University of St. Thomas

Publications

Refereed

2021

“Catechisms, Communion, and Latin Scholastic Reception of Byzantine Thought: St. John Damascene’s De fide orthodoxa in St. Bonaventure’s Breviloquium.” Nova et Vetera. Fall 2021.

Book Reviews

2021

Michael W. Lucas’s Absolute FreeBSD (3rd Edition): A Scholar’s Review,” FreeBSD Journal, July/August.

Kantzer Komline, Han-Luen. Augustine on the Will: A Theological Account. Thomistica. August 14.

2018

Blackwell, Ben C. Christosis: Engaging Paul’s Soteriology with His Patristic Interpreters. Theological Studies, vol. 79, 3: pp. 683-684. August 22.

Stock, Brian. The Integrated Self: Augustine, The Bible, and Ancient Thought. Theological Studies, vol. 79, 2: pp. 435-437. May 29.

Trade / Other

2021

FreeBSD for the Writing Scholar,” FreeBSD Journal, January/February.

2018

Meditations on the Lord’s Prayer for Good Friday,” Vulgate Media (vulgatemedia.com), March 28.

Hans Urs von Balthasar and Praying with the Church Fathers,” Vulgate Media (vulgatemedia.com), March 1.

Conference Activity

Papers Presented

2021

Et superiorum et posteriorum’: Difficulties Dating St. Augustine’s De consensu evangelistarum,” The 2021 Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, Hyatt Regency of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois (Virtual), May 26

“‘The Power to Save Perfectly’: John Damascene’s De fide orthodoxa 58 & 59 as Mediators of Maximian Soteriology,” Hope and Death, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida (Virtual), February 11

FOSS for the Professional Historian: Optimizing a Multisource Historical Research Workflow in BSD or GNU/Linux with a Tiling Window Manager and Manuscripts Galore,” Free and Open Source Software Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM) 2021, Brussels, Belgium (Virtual), February 6

2020

Medium tenens: Summa Theologica III, Q. 2, A. 6 & the Transcendence of Orthodoxy,” Aquinas and the Crisis of Christology, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida, February 8

2019

Puer Jesus proficiebat’: Aquinas’s Disagreement with the Damascene on the Hypostatic Union and Soteriology in Luke 2:52,” Aquinas the Biblical Theologian, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida, February 9

2018

“Integrated Selves in the Image of the Trinity:
 The Mundicordes in Book 8 of St. Augustine’s De Trinitate,” The 2018 Annual Meeting of the North American Patristics Society, Pre-Dissertation Research Workshop, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, May 24–26
*Outstanding Student Paper Prize Recipient

“St. John Damascene’s De Fide Orthodoxa in St. Thomas Aquinas’s De Unione Verbi Incarnati,” Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, Florida, January 25

2017

“‘Not One Iōta of the Law Will Pass’ or be Changed: St. John Damascene’s De Hymno Trisagio (Chapters 1–7) and Liturgical Orthodoxy,” The Pappas Patristics Institute’s 13th Annual Archbishop Iakovos 
Patristics Graduate Student Conference, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, March 4

“The Holy Mass as Wholly Beautiful: Transformational Aesthetics in the Liturgical Theology of Dom Prosper Guéranger,” Lumen et Vita Fall Symposium 2016, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, November 10

2016

“Different Biblical Versions Show Distinct Christological Truths: St. Jerome’s Commentary on Isaiah and the Servant Songs,” Patristic, Medieval, & Renaissance Conference 2016, Villanova University, Radnor, Pennsylvania, October 15

“St. John Damascene’s De Fide Orthodoxa in St. Bonaventure’s Breviloquium: A Case Study in Medieval Reception of Byzantine Thought,” Florovsky Symposium 2016, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, May 7

“Tongues Can Save or Damn: St. Gregory the Great’s Fortieth Gospel Homily and the Priority of Moral Exegesis,” The Pappas Patristics Institute’s 12th Annual Archbishop Iakovos
 Patristics Graduate Student Conference, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, March 5

Service as Respondent

2017

Porcu, Zachary. “The Letter Kills but the Spirit Gives Life: Challenging Our Hermeneutical Presuppositions via Origen’s Biblical Exegesis,” The Pappas Patristics Institute’s 13th Annual Archbishop Iakovos 
Patristics Graduate Student Conference, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, March 3

2016

Jenks, Sarah. “Typology in the Hymns of St. John of Damascus: A Case of Patristic Biblical Interpretation,” The Pappas Patristics Institute’s 12th Annual Archbishop Iakovos
 Patristics Graduate Student Conference, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, March 5

Undergraduate

2014

“John of Damascus on the Resurrection: The Eschatology of the Last Church Father,” Theology Major Capstone, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, May 5 (Advsior: Rev. Fr. Steven McMichael, OFM, S.T.D.)

Guest Lecture

2017 : “Roman Catholic Liturgy After Trent,” Reformations Class (RS 423), Edgewood College, Madison, Wisconsin, November 28. Instructor of Record: Jill Kirby, Ph.D.

Professional Experience

2021

Teaching Assistant to Mark Johnson, Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2020

Teaching Assistant to Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Teaching Assistant to Rev. Julian Hills, Th.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2019

Teaching Assistant to Rev. Fr. Joseph Ogbonnaya, Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Letter and Spirit Institute, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Steubenville, Ohio

2018

Teaching Assistant to Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Letter and Spirit Institute, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, Steubenville, Ohio

2017

Teaching Assistant to Alexandré Martins, Ph.D., Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2015–2016

Research Assistant to Fr. Brian Dunkle, S.J., Ph.D, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

2013–2015

Tutor, Theology Department, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Academic Service

2012–2015: President, Theology Club, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

Ministry

2014–2015: Volunteer Chair, Liturgical Choir, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

2013–2015: Singer, Schola Cantorum, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

2011–2015: Singer, Liturgical Choir, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota

2010–2012: Junior Counselor, Camp Survive, Diocese of Duluth, Virginia, Minnesota

2006–2011: Lector, Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Duluth, Minnesota