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Dr. Elizabeth A. Dreyer

Professor of Religious Studies
edreyer@fairfield.edu
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 319
p: x3127
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B.A., Rosary College
M.A., Xavier University
Ph.D., Marquette University

Current Research Interests

Research interests include:

  • Theology of the Holy Spirit
  • Theology of the Trinity
  • Lay Spirituality
  • History of Christian Spirituality
  • Medieval women mystics
  • Medieval theology and spirituality
  • Theologies of the cross
  • Franciscan Spirituality/Bonaventure
  • Ignatian spirituality

Lifelong scholarly commitments include:

  • The creative, critical recovery of the Christian tradition for contemporary theology and spirituality
  • Knowledge and expansion of the role of women in Christianity
  • The relationship of theology and spirituality
  • Spirituality as an academic discipline
  • The role of the affections in the spiritual life
  • The integration of intellect and the affections in the theological task

Courses Taught

  1. RS 10: Intro to Religious Studies
  2. RS 60: RS Sem:Who is the Holy Spirit
  3. RS 202: Finding God in All Things