Phyllis Kaminski

Faculty Profiles

Phyllis Kaminski

Phyllis Kaminski

Religious Studies
Gender Womens Studies
154 Spes Unica Hall


"Inquire of the ancient earth and she will always reply to you with bread and wine."

Paul Claudel

Phyllis Kaminski teaches two courses in the Sophia Program: Speaking of God and  Catholic Faith and Life. Her upper level seminars include Theology for Ministry and Life and a religious studies/gender studies seminar: Becoming Women. Among her publications are "What the Daughter Knows” in Encountering Transcendence: Contributions to a Theology of Christian Religious Experience and "Seeking Transcendence in the Modern World,” in Catholicism Contending with Modernity.


PhD, Toronto School of Theology
MA, Fordham University
MS, Georgetown University
BA, College of Notre Dame

Research Interests 

  • Theological anthropology
  • Spirituality

Courses Recently Taught 

  • RLST 101: Speaking of God
  • RLST 261: Catholic faith and life
  • RLST 362: Becoming women
  • RLST 476: Theology for ministry I: theory

Professional Memberships 

American Academy of Religion,
Catholic Theology Society of America
College Theology Society
National Women's Studies Association
Society for the Study or Christian Spirituality