Jennifer Newsome Martin

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Jennifer Newsome Martin is an assistant professor in the Program of Liberal Studies with a concurrent appointment in the department of theology. Martin is a systematic and historical theologian with areas of specialization in 20th century Roman Catholic systematic theology, particularly trinitarian and eschatological discourses, theological aesthetics, religion and literature, Catholic retrieval, and the nature of tradition. Martin's most recent research engages the religious character of modern philosophical thought, particularly in the German Idealist and Romantic traditions, as well as pre- and early Soviet era Russian religious philosophy. Her first book, Hans Urs von Balthasar and the Critical Appropriation of Russian Religious Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015) analyzes the submerged presence of modern speculative Russian religious thinkers on the aesthetic, historical, and eschatological dimensions of the theology of Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar. Other work has appeared in Modern Theology, Spiritus, Church Life, and Christianity and Literature.