John J. Markey, O.P.



  • Office: Oblate School of Theology
  • Office Hours: Varies by semester
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  • Phone: 210-341-1366 x 288


  • Ph.D. Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, Philosophy/Theology 1997
  • M.Div. Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, Berkeley, CA, Theology 1991
  • M.A. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Systematic Theology 1986 Summa Cum Laude
  • B.A. University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, Theology and History 1984 Magna Cum Laude


Professor Markey teaches in areas of theology, spirituality and philosophy and specializes in foundational theology, systematic theology, ecclesiology and contemporary spirituality. He also works in the areas of the history of philosophy, medieval philosophy, 20th century European philosophy and American pragmatism, particularly the work of Josiah Royce. He is currently working in the area of contextual theology and spirituality focused on the US cultural context.

Academic interests

Father Markey is a priest and a member of the Order of Preachers (commonly referred to as the Dominicans).


2016 Who is God? Catholic Perspectives Through the Ages.  Winona, MN: Anselm Selections.

2014 Moses in Pharaoh’s House: A Liberating Spirituality for the USA. Winona, MN: Anselm Academic.

2003 Constituting Communion: The Theology of the Constitutions of the Church. New York: New City Press.


“Notes from the Road More Travelled: Doing Theology in a US Cultural Context.”  New Theology Review Vol 28, No. 2 (2016) 18-26.

“Communion as Salvation for J. M. R. Tillard, O.P. and Josiah Royce.” Science et Espirit: Revue de philosophie et de teologie 60:2 (2008).

Gaudium et Spes and the People of Thought and Science.” Spirituality 11:59 (2005): 67–70.

“Clarifying the Relationship Between the Universal and Particular Churches Through the Philosophy of Josiah Royce.” Philosophy & Theology 15:2: 299–320.

“George Washington, Napoleon, and John Paul II and the Future of the Vatican II Revolution.” Seattle Theology and Ministry Review 1/3 (2003): 14–25.

“Integrating Catholic Theology in the Dominant American Culture.” Chicago Studies 42/1 (2003): 5–16.

“Praxis in Liberation Theology: Some Clarifications.” Missiology: An International Review 13 (1995): 179–195.

“The ‘Problem’ of Homosexuality.” New Blackfriars 75:886 (1994): 476–488.

“Instrument of the Spirit: The Role of the Spiritual Director in the Writings of St. John of the Cross.” Studies in Formative Spirituality: Journal of Spiritual Formation 13 (1992): 19-28.

“The Contribution of Edward Schillebeeckx to a Theology of Preaching.” Homiletic (December, 1991).