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Andrew McCarthy (2009)
Assistant Professor, Humanities & Theology
B.S., U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
M.A., Spring Hill College
Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
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Areas of Study

Spirituality, Religion and Culture, Religion and Politics, Franciscan Studies, Religious Pedagogy

Areas of Teaching

Catholic Studies, Catholic Social Teaching, Pastoral Ministry, Humanities



Francis of Assisi as Artist of the Spiritual Life: An Object Relations Theory Perspective. Lanham, MD:

University Press of America, 2010.

Peer Reviewed Articles

“The Ink is Flowing: A Study of Religious Meaning in a Tattoo Culture.” Imaginatio et Ratio: A

Journal of Theology and the Arts 1.1 (2012).

“The Catholic Imagination.” Syllabus 1.1 (2012). Web.

“An Experiment in the Humanities: Transforming a Small New England College around a

                  Humanities Core.” (Co-authored with James Bidwell and Barbara Driscoll de Alvarado)

                  SUNY Buffalo Romance Studies Journal: Humanities at the Limit. Buffalo: SUNY

                  Buffalo, 2012.

“Measuring Transactional Analysis across Several Dimensions.” Exchange. New England Faculty

Development Consortium Journal. Fall 2010. Web.

Encyclopedia articles

“Saints, Christian.” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

“Discipline, Christian.” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

“Love Festivals.” Encyclopedia of Love in World Religions. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2008.

“Poverty.” New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition. Toronto: Gale, 2002.

“Poverty Movements.” (revision) New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2nd edition. Toronto: Gale, 2002.

Book Reviews

John C. Sivalon, MM. God’s Mission and Postmodern Culture: The Gift of Uncertainty. Maryknoll: Orbis, 2012.

Addison Hodges Hart. Taking Jesus at His Word: What Jesus Really Said in the Sermon on the Mount. Grand Rapids: Eerdman’s, 2012.

John W. Carlson. Words of Wisdom: A Philosophical Dictionary for the Perennial Tradition. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.

Mari Rapela Heidt. Moral Traditions: An Introduction to World Religious Ethics. Winona MN: Anselm Academic, 2010.

Ralph McMicheal. Eucharist: A Guide for the Perplexed. London: T&T Clark, 2010.

John Howard Yoder. The War of the Lamb. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2009.

Daniel Berrigan. No Gods but One. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 2009.

Brendan Byrne, A Costly Freedom: A Theological Reading of Mark's Gospel. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008.

Bill Kramer.  Unexpected Grace:  Stories of Faith, Science, and Altruism.  Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2007.

David Haye. Something There: The Biology of the Human Spirit. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2007.

Laura Swan, Editor. The Benedictine Tradition: Spirituality in History. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2007.

Trinh Xuan Thuan. Chaos and Harmony: Perspectives on Scientific Revolutions of the Twentieth Century. Philadelphia: Templeton Foundation Press, 2006.

Joan Mueller. The Privilege of Poverty: Clare of Assisi, Agnes of Prague, and the Struggle for a Franciscan Rule for Women. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.

Terrence G. Kardong. Day by Day with Saint Benedict. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2005.

Antje Jackelen. Time and Eternity: The Question of Time in Church, Science, and Theology. Philadelphia and London: Templeton Foundation Press, 2005.

Vincent P. Branick. First Corinthians: Building up the Church. Hyde Park, NY: New City Press, 2001.


“Are you Cold?”

“First Snow”

“Ode to a Sapling”

“Winter Noise”

Ishaan Literary Review 2 (Summer, 2012).


Presentations at national meetings: College Theology Society

“Strange Bedfellows: Religion, Politics, and Economics: A Response to Recent Literature on Psychology and Economics through John Paul II’s Centesimus Annus,” June 2010

“Loneliness and Lay Identity: A Psycho-social Consideration of the Effect of Loneliness on the Formation of Lay Identity,” May 2008


“Consumerism and the need for a transformational spirituality in the writings of Pope John Paul II and Erich Fromm,” June 2007

“Relational Images of Francis of Assisi,” June 2006

Presentation at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Meeting

“Spiritual Stories Written onto Our Bodies,” April 2011

Presentation at the Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning

“Transformative Learning Online: A Course Model to Facilitate Outcomes Based Student Engagement,” November 2011.