Loyola University Chicago

Institute of Pastoral Studies

Faculty & Staff

Heidi Russell, PhD

Title/s: Associate Professor

Office #: WTC-LT #639

Phone: 312.915.7476

E-mail: hrussell@luc.edu

CV Link: CV_Heidi_Russell


PhD Marquette University

Having spent a number of years in ministry in a variety of settings, I am delighted to be teaching at IPS working with students who are preparing for various types of ministry in parishes, non-profit organizations, healthcare, retreat centers, etc. Theology comes alive when it informs and is informed by our everyday life experience.

Research Interests

My areas of research include Christian anthropology, Christology, Trinitarian theology, and a special interest in the relationship between science and theology, specifically in the fields of neuroscience and quantum physics. 

Selected Publications


Quantum Shift: Theological and Pastoral Implications of Contemporary Developments in Science, Liturgical Press, forthcoming October 2015.

The Heart of Rahner: The Theological Implications of Andrew Tallon’s Theory of Triune Consciousness.  Marquette University Press, 2009.

In process:

Source of All Love: Catholicity and the Trinity, Orbis Press, forthcoming Fall 2016.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

“From Being to Love: Reconceiving the Trinity in light of Jean Luc Marion’s Phenomenological Shift.”  Horizons 41 (2014), 22-48.

“Quantum Anthropology: Reimaging the Person as Body/Spirit,” Theological Studies 74 (2013), 934-959.

“Sanctity and Science: The Mysticism of Theologically Engaging Science,” Science and Theology 10 (2012), 249-258.

“Efficacious and Sufficient Grace: God’s One Offer of Self-Communication as Accepted or Rejected.” Philosophy and Theology 22 (2010), 353-372.

“Keiji Nishitani and Karl Rahner: A Response to Nihility,” Buddhist-Christian Studies 28(2008), 27-41.