John Slattery

Postdoctoral Research Associate (2018)

John Slattery


Ph.D., Systematic Theology and the History & Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame
M.A.T.S., Systematic Theology, Saint Paul School of Theology
B.S., Computer Science, Georgetown University


John Slattery is a recent doctoral graduate in Systematic Theology and the History & Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. His dissertation, "Old Science, New Problems: A Theological Analysis of Rev. John Zahm’s Attempt to Bridge Evolution and Roman Catholicism," engages a multidisciplinary method of investigating the relationship between theology and science by focusing on the philosophical conceptions of science on the part of Rev. John Zahm, an American evolutionist in the late 19th century, as well as on the part of the members of the Vatican’s Sacred Congregation of the Index who censured Fr. Zahm’s work. Slattery is transforming this dissertation into a book, currently under review with University of Notre Dame Press.  

He is also the editor of a new edited volume on the relationship between theology and science, under contract Bloomsbury/T&T Clark, entitled Christian Theology and the Modern Sciences. The book focuses both on the history of theological understandings of science, nature, and the earth, as well as on highlighting novel approaches to contemporary discussions of theology and science from Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox perspectives. In 2012, Slattery helped begin the popular academic theology blog,, which has over 10,000 followers and over 700,000 lifetime views. Slattery served as co-editor of the blog from 2012-2016 and continues to be a regular contributor and technical editor.


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