Listed below are the publications and presentations of the faculty members in our department for the academic year. These contributions reflect the faculty's commitment to professional growth and development, as well as the desire to share with others the results of our individual and collective work. It is hoped that this service to the academic community will further the mission of DeSales University to provide a Catholic education in the tradition of Christian Humanism.
Larry Chapp, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Systematic Theology)
"Who Is the Church?: The Personalistic Categories of Balthasar's Ecclesiology" -- published in Communio: International Catholic Review, Summer 1996.
The God Who Speaks: Hans Urs von Balthasar's Theology of Revelation -- published by Catholic Scholars Press, November 1996.
"The Nature of Sin and Repentance in Catholic Theology" -- a presentation at the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding (Muhlenberg College), on May 22, 1997.
"The Role of Lay Praxis in the Ecclesiology of Hans Urs von Balthasar" -- a paper delivered at the annual meeting of the College Theology Society, held at the University of San Diego, June 1997.
Rev. Thomas F. Dailey, O.S.F.S., S.T.D. (Dept. Chair / Assoc. Professor - Biblical Theology)
"A Politically Correct Jesus?" -- two workshop presentations for the Department of Religious Education in the diocese of Allentown (October 1996).
participant in the first national conference of the Cardinal Newman Society, on "Pope John Paul II and Catholic Higher Education," in Crystal City, VA (October 19-20, 1996).
"Questions about Catholicism" -- three workshop presentations for the Continuing Education program at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish (March 1997).
"Job as an Icon for Theology" -- published in Perspectives in Religious Studies, volume 23/3 (Fall 1996), pages 247-254.
Brian M. Kane, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Moral Theology)
An Analysis of Jus ad Bellum in Twentieth Century Papal Just War Thought - published by Catholic Scholars Press (1997).
"Personhood, War and Peace according to John Paul II" -- a presentation at the annual conference of the Wisconsin Institute, held at Ripon College, October 1-3, 1996.
Gregory Kerr, Ph.D. (Associate Professor - History of Philosophy)
editor of the Maritain Notebook (official newsletter of the American Maritain Association).
panelist for "Catholic Philosophy in the 21st Century" -- a forum at St. Joseph's University (Philadelphia), November 16, 1996.
invited speaker in the Classical Lecture series at Loras College (Dubuque, Iowa) -- on "Magical Seducation: Does Art Really Benefit the Viewer?"
"Deconstruction and Artistic Creation: Maritain and the Bad Boys of Philosophy" -- in Postmodernism and Christian Philosophy (Catholic University of America Press, 1997).
"Greek Philosophers for the Young" -- a guest lecture to sixth graders at So. Lehigh Middle School, November 13, 1996.
Rev. John F. Harvey, O.S.F.S., S.T.D. (Lecturer - Moral Theology)
The Truth about Homosexuality: The Cry of the Faithful -- "a comprehensive view of the issues involved in homosexuality," published by Ignatius Press (San Francisco), 1996.
Carmina Magnusen, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor - Sacramental Theology)
"On the Sacramental Theology of Edward Kilmartin" - a paper delivered at the annual meeting of the College Theology Society, held at the University of San Diego, June 1997.
Rev. Alexander T. Pocetto, O.S.F.S., Ph.D. (Senior Vice President / Professor - Spirituality)
"What Is Spirituality?" -- a presentation to the staff of Rodale Press (October 11, 1996).
"Character and the Catholic College" -- a presentation to the Serra Club (November 6, 1996).
"Salesian Spirituality: A Spirituality of Imperfection" -- a series of retreat presentations in Childs, MD (April 4-6, 1997)
"Salesian Spirituality for the 21st Century" -- a presentation at the Salesian Conference in Bangalore, India (May 1997)
William Urbine, D.Min. (Adjunct Instructor - Pastoral Theology)
On Life and Love: A Guide to Catholic Teaching on Marriage and Family (co-authored with William Seifert) -- revised edition, published by Twenty-Third Publications (Mystic, CT).