Welcome Dr. Bradford Manderfield08.20.18
Meet Dr. Bradford Manderfield in his words.
“I am originally from Dayton, OH and first came to Cincinnati in 2005, after completing a Masters in Theology at Boston University. For three years I taught at St. Edmund Campion in Cincinnati before teaching Classics and Philosophy at Ohio University and Hocking Hills College. After two years in Athens, OH, I moved to Leuven, Belgium, to pursue a doctorate in Systematic Theology and Medieval Mysticism. In particular, I focused on the late-medieval visionary Julian of Norwich and her Patristic and Scholastic influences. I also studied the pedagogical role of Julian’s work within a largely illiterate culture. The latter subjects led me to deepen my study of churches as symbolic spaces, the liturgy, the Eucharist, and illuminated manuscripts. Other scholarly interests include early Church history, Patristic theology, as well as medieval monasticism and theology.
Since finishing my doctorate and returning to Cincinnati, I have taught at St. Meinrad Seminary, where I have been privileged to teach monks, lay people, and permanent deacons. I am grateful to be teaching at The Athenaeum of Ohio / Mount St. Mary’s Seminary where the rule of prayer (lex orandi) and the rule of belief (lex credendi) converge. I am looking forward to teaching seminarians and lay students, all of whom are seeking to bring Christ more deeply into their own lives and the lives of others. It is inspiring to be in a city and a seminary profoundly influenced by its Catholic heritage and also aspiring to strengthen that Catholic identity and mission for the future. In the Fall semester I will be teaching Ecclesiology and Church History. In the Spring I will teach Catechism (Doctrine), Ecclesiology, and Mariology and Eschatology.”
Welcome Dr. Manderfield!