Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Faculty

Rita George-Tvrtkovic, Ph.D.

Rita George-Tvrtković

Assistant Professor (theology)

Kindlon 149
e-mail | rgeorge-tvrtkvic@ben.edu
office | 630.829.6266
fax | 630.829.6251



Education


Ph.D. (theology), University of Notre Dame | 2007

 

M.T.S. (theological studies), Weston Jesuit School of Theology | 1997

 

B.A. (anthropology), University of Tulsa | 1994

 

Research Interests

Dr. Tvrtković is a historical theologian specializing in the medieval period. Research interests include medieval Christian-Muslim-Jewish relations, pilgrimage literature, medieval women “vernacular” theologians, contemporary Catholic interreligious dialogue, and comparative theology (Islam).

 

Recent and Forthcoming Publications

Books

A Christian Pilgrim in Medieval Iraq: Riccoldo da Montecroce's Encounter with Islam. Medieval Voyaging Series (Turnhout: Brepols Publishing, 2012).


Nicholas of Cusa and Islam: Polemic and Dialogue in the Late Middle Ages, ed. Ian C. Levy, Rita George-Tvrtković, and Donald F. Duclow (Leiden: Brill, forthcoming 2014).


Articles

"After the Fall: Riccoldo da Montecroce and Nicholas of Cusa on Religious Diversity." Theological Studies 73.3 (September 2012): 641-662.

 

"Hildegard's Hexaemeron: Biblical Exegesis in Light of the Rule." American Benedictine Review 64:3 (December 2013): 412-427.


Chapters

"Riccoldo da Montecroce on bismillah and salawat" in Ritus infidelium: Miradas interconfesionales sobre las prácticas religiosas en la Edad Media, ed. José Martínez Gázquez and John Tolan (Madrid: Collection de la Casa de Velázquez, 2013).

 

"Islam," chapter (co-authored with Zeki Saritoprak) in World Religions - A Comparative Theological Approach, ed. Wilhelmus Valkenberg (Winona, Minn.: Anselm Academic, 2013).

 

Courses Taught

HNRS 230 | Baptism of Europe (Honors)

 

THEO 102 | Theology of Justice

 

THEO 104 | Faith and Science

 

THEO 225 | Pilgrimage

 

THEO 235 | Interreligious Dialogue

 

THEO 270/370 | Benedictine Wisdom Tradition

 

THEO 391 | Theology of Thomas Aquinas

 

WRIT 101 | Person in Community