Jennifer Newsome Martin

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Assistant Professor
Program of Liberal Studies

B.A., Point University

M.T.S., Ph.D., The University of Notre Dame

Research Profile

Jennifer Newsome Martin (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame, 2012) is a systematic theologian with areas of research interest in 19th and 20th century Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox thought, trinitarian theology, theological aesthetics, religion and literature, French feminism, ressourcement theology, and the nature of religious tradition. Her first book, Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015) engages the religious character of modern philosophical thought, particularly in the German Idealist and Romantic traditions, as well as pre- and early Soviet era Russian religious philosophy, analyzing the submerged presence of modern speculative Russian thinkers on the aesthetic, historical, and eschatological dimensions of the theology of Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. It was one of 10 winners internationally of the 2017 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise (formerly the John Templeton Award for Theological Promise). She is also the co-editor of An Apocalypse of Love:  Essays in Honor of Cyril O’ Regan (Herder & Herder, 2018). Other work has appeared in Modern Theology, Communio: International Catholic Review, and in a number of edited volumes and collections of essays. She is currently working on a second book project that treats repetition, poetics, and theologies of history in mainly French ressourcement theology, tentatively titled “‘Recollecting Forwardly’: The Poetics of Tradition.” She serves on the editorial board of the journal Religion & Literature, and is on the administrative team for the Hans Urs von Balthasar Consultation in the Catholic Theological Society of America as well as steering committees for Christian Systematic Theology and Eastern Orthodox Studies in the American Academy of Religion. She joined the Program of Liberal Studies faculty in 2012.

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Jennifer Newsome Martin

Contact Information

215 O'Shaughnessy Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN 46556-5639
574-631-7221
Jennifer.N.Martin.225@nd.edu