William J. Cahoy

Associate Professor of Theology

B.A., Saint John's University, 1974
M.A.R., Yale Divinity School, 1976
M.Phil., Yale University, 1989
Ph.D., Yale University, 1989

Office: Luke Hall 210
Phone Number: 320-363-3182
Email: [email protected]

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Area of Focus
  • Systematic Theology

Research /Teaching Interest/Biography 
  • Søren Kierkegaard, 19th and 20th Century theology, Community


Special Committees/Organizations
  • Resource Consulting Team, In Trust
  • Advisory Comm., ATS Educational Models and Practices Project
  • Board of Directors and Treasurer, Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies,
  • Board of Directors, Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research;
  • Board of Trustees, Mount Mary College
  • Previous: Board of Directors, Louisville Institute; Commission on Accrediting of the Asso. of Theological Schools

  • Kierkegaard’s Concept of Revelation, Stephen Emmanuel (Albany: State Univ. of New York Press, 1996) Religious Studies Review, 23/2 (April, 1997):153
  • Salt, Leaven and Light: The Community called Church, T. Howland Sanks (New York: Crossroads, 1992) Worship, 71/1 (Jan., 1997):79-83.
  • Professing the Faith:  Christian Theology in a North American Context, Douglas John Hall (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1993) in Pro Ecclesia, 5/3 (Summer, 1996): 367-70.
  • Paul Tillich: A New Catholic Assessment, ed. R. Bulman & F. Parrella (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1994) Worship, 70/5 (Sept., 1996):471-74.
  • Verbum Caro:  An Encyclopedia of Jesus the Christ,  Michael O'Carroll C.S.Sp. (Collegeville: The Liturgical Press, 1992) Worship, 68/5 (Sept., 1994):458-60.

Talks and Papers
  • “God, Power, & Control:  Being Christian in a Secular Age,” Westminster Presbyterian, Minneapolis, Oct. 1, 2017.
  • “God, Power, & Leadership,” Alumni College, Saint John’s University, June 23, 2017
  •  “Power, Control, & Pluralism:  Being Church in a Secular Age,” Theology Day, Collegeville; Feb. 3 & 24, 2017; Scottsdale, AZ, Feb. 10; Minneapolis, Mar. 30; Maple Grove, MN, May 11.
  • “Theological Foundations of Community,” Keynote address Lilly Youth Theology Network, Indianapolis, Feb. 1, 2017.
  • “The Saint John’s Bible: Theology, Art & Imagination,” Pacific Lutheran Univ., Tacomah, WA, March 15, 2017; George Fox Univ., Newberg, OR, Jan. 19, 2017; Azusa Pacific School of Theology, 30th Anniversary Celebration, Azusa, CA, April 12, 2014.
  • Gaudium et Spes: An Introduction,” Vatican II & Ecumenism, St. John’s Univ., Oct. 19, 2015.

Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Religion; Søren Kierkegaard Society; Catholic Theological Society of America; Society for Arts in Religious and Theological Studies