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Paul Soukup S.J.

Father Soukup
Paul A. Soukup

Department Chair/Professor

 

A.B. in Philosophy, Saint Louis University, 1973
 
M.Div. in Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1978
 
S.T.M. in Theology, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1979
 
Ph.D. in Communication, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
 
Paul Soukup, S.J., serves as the head of the Communication Department, teaches courses in technology and communication, and does research on religious communication. He has authored or edited a number of books and works with both the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the American Bible Society on communication issues.
 
Paul A. Soukup, S.J., has explored the connections between communication and theology since 1982. His publications include Communication and Theology (1983); Christian Communication: A Bibliographical Survey (1989), Media, Culture, and Catholicism (1996), Mass Media and the Moral Imagination with Philip J. Rossi (1994), and Fidelity and Translation: Communicating the Bible in New Media with Robert Hodgson (1999). In addition, he and Thomas J. Farrell have edited four volumes of the collected works of Walter J. Ong, S.J., Faith and Contexts (1992-1999). These volumes have led him to examine more closely how orality-literacy studies can contribute to an understanding of theological expression. Most recently, he has published a book of Biblical meditations on communication, Out of Eden: 7 Ways God Restores Blocked Communication (2006) and edited a collection of essays applying Ong’s thought, Of Ong & Media Ecology: Essays in Communication, Composition, and Literary Studies (2012). Fr. Soukup currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Bible Society and recently served on the Board of Trustees at Loyola University of New Orleans.
Courses

Communication and Technology (COMM 012)
Quantitative Research Methods (COMM 110)
Communication Technology and Education (COMM 161B)
Communication and Theology (COMM 175A)
Senior Thesis (COMM 197)