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Stephen M Fields


Associate Professor


Department of Theology
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Associate Professor of Theology (with tenure), since 2000.
Assistant Professor, from 1993.

Graduate seminars: Nature and Grace (also majors' seminar); Transcendental Thomism.
Majors' seminars: History of Christian Thought I and II; Systematic Theology; Christian Theology of Pluralism.
Intermediate courses: John Henry Newman (also graduate seminar); Christian Mysticism; Catholic Vision of Love; Augustine-Anselm-Bonaventure-Aquinas; Truth, Relativism, and the Natural Law.
Basic course: Problem of God.

Entered the Jesuit order at Wernersville, PA 1977.
Ordained deacon 1985; priest 1986.

Awarded Fulbright Grant to Germany 1991-92.

The Loyola Chair, Fordham University, Spring 2009.
The Donald I MacLean Chair, St Joseph's University, Fall 2006.
Bannan Foundation visiting professor, Santa Clara University, 1996-97.

The Dorothy M Brown Award 2013 (election by undergraduates of Georgetown College, School of Foreign Service, McDonough School of Business, and School of Nursing and Health Studies for commitment to their educational and extracurricular advancement).
Alpha Sigma Nu (National Honor Society of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, elected 1973).
The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (inducted as Distinguished Member, 2013).
The Varsity "G" for Service to Athletics.
The Vicennial Medal 2013 (for twenty years' service).

Who's Who in America 2003.

The Academy of Catholic Theology (elected 2012).
President, the Jesuit Philosophical Association 1996-97.

Board of Trustees, Theological Studies, 2000-08.
Board of Directors, the Georgetown Jesuit Community 1999-2005.
Chair, the Higher Education Advisory Committee, Maryland Province Jesuits 2004-08.


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  • PhD (1993) Yale University, Philosophy of Religion
  • MPhil (1990) Yale University,
  • MA (1988) Yale University,
  • STL (1987) Weston Jesuit School of Theology, Pontifical Faculty
  • MDiv with distinction (1986) Weston Jesuit School of Theology,
  • MA (1983) Oxford University,
  • MA (1981) Fordham University, Philosophy
  • BA (1977) Oxford University (Pembroke College), English Language and Literature
  • AB summa cum laude (1974) Loyola College, English


  • French (speak, read, write)
  • German (speak, read, write)
  • Greek, Ancient (to 1453) (read)
  • Latin (read)