Joseph Stoutzenberger

PhD

Professor, Religious Studies
Courses Taught

World Religions
Basics of Catholic Faith
Christian Morality
Jesus the Christ
Gospel of Peace and Justice
Jr./Sr. Seminar: Special Topics: Vatican Council II

Teaching Focus or Philosophy

In my teaching I endeavor to engage students in critical and analytical conversations about religious concerns. I invite students to examine their own life experiences and personal worldviews in light of the particular topics covered in a course.

Publications

The Human Quest for God: An Overview of World Religions
You Are My Friends: Gospel Reflections for the Journey
Placemat Prayers: Mealtime Blessings, Especially for the Sick
An Invitation to Catholic Faith: Exploring the Basics
Light in the Darkness: Francis of Assisi as Model for Today's Catholics (Co-Author, Publication date: June 1, 2014)

Additional Info

For over thirty years I have written numerous textbooks for use in Catholic high schools. These texts have been used in schools across the United States and Canada. An earlier book I wrote was translated into Chinese by a publishing house in Taiwan. Writing textbooks has challenged me to present complex material in clear and simple language. It has also influenced my teaching style of being attentive to the starting points of students and using the knowledge and wisdom found in the study of religion to help them grow in a deeper understanding of God, the world, and themselves.

Joseph Stoutzenberger
Contact
Office: 321 HFH
Phone: 267-341-3553