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Department ofReligious Studies

Eugene Schlesinger

Eugene Schlesinger
Eugene R. Schlesinger


Eugene Schlesinger received his B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and his M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC before spending five years in pastoral ministry. His pastoral work raised questions about the relationship between the church's life of worship (liturgy) and its engagement with the world around it (mission), which in turn drove him to pursue doctoral studies at Marquette University. This in turn ignited his love for teaching, especially at the undergraduate level. Dr. Schlesinger specializes in twentieth-century Catholic thought with a particular focus on developments in liturgical and sacramental theology and their impact on the Christian church. His current research itinerary explores the centrality of a theology of sacrifice for understanding Christian existence.


TESP 4: The Christian Tradition
TESP 50: Catholic Theology: Foundations
PLIT 235: Sacraments of Healing
PMIN 297: Sacraments & Liturgy


Missa Est! A Missional Liturgical Ecclesiology. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.

“The Integrative Role of Sacrifice in the Theology of Henri de Lubac.” Forthcoming from International Journal of Systematic Theology 20:3 (2018) 1–21.

“A Trinitarian Basis for a ‘Theological Ecology’ in Light of Laudato Si’.” Theological Studies 79:2 (2018) 339–355.

The Sacrificial Ecclesiology of City of God 10.” Augustinian Studies 47:2 (2016) 137–155.