Area of Expertise
- The relationship between creativity and spirituality; religion and the visual arts; book and Biblical illustration/ illumination; printmaking; Benedictine oblate Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, and the Catholic Worker movement; Buddhist-Christian dialogue
Ph.D. in Christian Spirituality, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California (2017); M.T.S., Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (2008); B.A. in Humanities, Saint Martin's College (2001)
During the 1990s, Br. Luke pursued the life of the artist, working a variety of jobs and studying visual art at several institutions including the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He graduated from Saint Martin's University in 2001 and entered Saint Martin's Abbey. After taking solemn vows in 2006, he went to study for a Master's in Theological Studies at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. He recently completed his doctoral studies at Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California, writing his dissertation on the printmaker Fritz Eichenberg's illustrations for The Catholic Worker.
Areas of interest
The relationship between creativity and spirituality, religion and the visual arts, twentieth-century printmaking, Fritz Eichenberg (German-American printmaker), Sadao Watanabe (Japanese printmaker), the Catholic Worker movement, interreligious dialogue, Buddhist-Christian dialogue, Jewish-Christian dialogue, comparative theology, Christianity in Asia, Benedictine monasticism, Hildegard of Bingen, eschatology and apocalypticism.