Monika K. Hellwig

Monika K. Hellwig (1929���2005) was an internationally renowned scholar, teacher, and theologian. Born in Breslau, Germany in 1929, she earned her B.A. at the University of Liverpool in England and moved to the United States to continue her education at the Catholic University of America, where she earned her M.A. in 1956 and her Ph.D. in 1968. Dr. Hellwig taught at Georgetown University for over 30 years, ending her career as the Landegger Distinguished Professor of Theology. She also served as a visiting lecturer at numerous universities, including the University of Notre Dame, Boston College, and the Princeton Theological Seminary.

Dr. Hellwig���s writings include topics such as building relations among Christians, Muslims, and Jews, post-Vatican II ecclesiology, Christology, the sacraments, Catholic social thought, and liberation theology. She was a pioneer in ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, fostering peace and justice through education and communication. Hellwig served on the editorial board for distinguished journals, including Theological Studies and Journal of Ecumenical Studies. In 1984, she was the recipient of the John Courtney Murray Award from the Catholic Theological Society of America, and in 1994, she received the Theodore M. Hesburgh Award from the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities. As president of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, she led over 200 Catholic institutions in their response to Pope John Paul II���s apostolic constitution on Catholic higher education, Ex Corde Ecclesiae.

Selected Publications:

Original Selfishness: Original Sin and Evil in the Light of Evolution (Ashgate 2006)

The Modern Catholic Encyclopedia (Liturgical Press, 2004)

Continuing the Journey: Celebrating 40 Years of Vatican II (Ave Maria Press, 2002)

Enhancing Religious Identity: Best Practices from Catholic Campuses (Georgetown University Press, 2000)

What Are the Theologians Saying Now? A Retrospective on Several Decades (Christian Classics, 1992)

A Case for Peace in Reason and Faith (Liturgical Press, 1992)

Role of the Theologian (Sheed & Ward, 1987)

Christian Women in a Troubled World (Paulist Press, 1985)

Jesus: The Compassion of God (Michael Glazier, 1985)

Sign of Reconciliation and Conversion (Michael Glazier, 1982)