C. Matthew Phillips

C. Matthew Phillips

Associate Professor of History

Social Science Department

Office: Jesse 217
Office phone: 402-643-7444
Email: Matthew.Phillips@cune.edu


Ph.D., Saint Louis University
M.A., Mississippi State University
B.A., Mississippi College

Courses taught

World Civilization I, World Civilization II, Europe Since 1914, Renaissance and Reformation, Early and Medieval Christianity, History of Russia


Visit Dr. Phillips' Historia et Memoria blog at wp.cune.edu/matthewphillips/

Phillip's research interests include medieval monasticism, the crusades, and Luther’s theology of the cross. Recent presentations include:

Crux a cruciatu dicitur: Preaching Self-Torture as Pastoral Care in Twelfth Century Religious Houses.” In Pastoral Care in the Late Middle Ages, ed.   R.J. Stansbury. Brill, 2010, pp. 285-309.

“Crucified with Christ: The Imitation of the Crucified Christ and Crusading Spirituality,” In Crusades: Medieval Worlds in Conflict. An International Symposium at Saint Louis University, February 2006, Eds. Thomas F. Madden, James Naus, and Vincent Ryan. Ashgate, 2010, pp. 25-33

“The Thief’s Cross: Crusade and Penance in Alan of Lille’s Sermo de cruce domini.” Crusades 5 (2006): 143-56.

Ad Vindicandum Iniuriam Crucis: Devotion to the Cross and Crusade Preaching,” Thirty-Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, (May 2004).

Crux Caritatis: John of Liège’s Use of Bernard of Clairvaux’s Sententiae in His Sermo de sancta cruce,” Thirty-Eighth International Congress on Medieval Studies, (May 2003).

Noster ordo crux est: Preaching the Cross in Twelfth-Century Religious Communities,” Thirty-Seventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, (May 2002).

O magnum crucis misterium: The Cross, Crusading and Conversion in Alan of Lille’s Sermo de cruce Domini,” Thirty-Ninth Annual Midwest Medieval History Conference, (September 2000).